by G. V. Tagare | 1950 | 2,545,880 words
This page describes Principal Holy Places in Vastrapatha which is chapter 3 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 third chapter of the Vastrapatha-kshetra-mahatmya of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.
The Lord said:
1. In Vastrāpatha area there are crores of holy places. Yet I shall tell you the essence, of great glory.
6. The holy place is said to be spread over ten miles. Mṛgīkuṇḍa, destroyer of all sins, is just there only.
7. This is the holy place Vastrāpatha, the mine of jewels and minerals. O Goddess, I have told (this) to you again in brief.