The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Kshemaditya which is chapter 316 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 sixteenth chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 316 - Greatness of Kṣemāditya

Īśvara said:

1-3. The shrine of the well-known deity Kṣemāditya is situated within a distance of only five Gavyūtis to the east of Devakula in the middle of Śaṃbara Sthāna which is a holy spot.

If worshipped, the deity is the bestower of all desires. A man who views that deity, O goddess, on a seventh lunar day coinciding with a Sunday, should become the possessor and preserver of all objects of welfare. Thus the situation of the Tīrtha in the holy spot of Devakula has been told.

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