The Skanda Purana

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

This page describes Origin of eminent Devakhata which is chapter 45 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 forty-fifth chapter of the Arbuda-khanda of the Prabhasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

Chapter 45 - Origin of eminent Devakhāta

Pulastya said:

1. Then visit the welfare-causing and good centre of pilgrimage called the ‘Devakhata [Devakhāta]’ (i.e., God’s fame). All the gods here had acquired fame for themselves on their own.

2. O king! one who observes the Śrāddha ceremony here especially on the New Moon day when the Sun is believed to take its transit along four zodiac signs, attains that supreme position. His forefathers falling victims to their respective bad deeds are also facilitated to tide over the same.

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