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.
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.