The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Greatness of Rukmini which is chapter 332 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 thirty-second chapter of the Prabhasa-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 332 - Greatness of Rukmiṇī

Īśvara said:

1. Towards its (i.e. of Kālamegha) southern quarter, at a distance of five Dhanus, O my dear, there are, even today, Kuṇḍas of hot water, O lady of beautiful countenance.

2. On the eastern side of the Kuṇḍas, within a distance of twenty-five Dhanus there stands Goddess Rukmiṇī, the destroyer of all sins.

3. After taking a bath in the Kuṇḍa of hot water, destructive of ten million killings (murders), one should worship Goddess Rukmiṇī, the donor of gold. There is no break in the family for seven births in the case of women.

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