The Skanda Purana

by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words

This page describes Greatness of Marudarya Devi which is chapter 315 of the English translation of the Skanda Purana, the largest of the eighteen Mahapuranas, preserving the ancient Indian society and Hindu traditions in an encyclopedic format, detailling on topics such as dharma (virtous lifestyle), cosmogony (creation of the universe), mythology (itihasa), genealogy (vamsha) etc. This is the three hundred fifteenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 315 - Greatness of Marudāryā Devī

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Īśvara said:

1-2. Thereafter, O great goddess, a pilgrim should go to the shrine of the highly lustrous Marudāryā. It is situated within half a Krośa from there (i.e. Ṛṣitīrtha) on the western side.

A man should strenuously worship the goddess who has already been worshipped by Maruts. She is the bestower of all desired benefits.

A devotee should worship her during the Mahānavamī festival and also the preceding seventh lunar day. For an easy fulfilment of all desires he should do the worship with sweet scents, flowers etc. in accordance with the injunctions.

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