1301-14031301. By taking
bath in the Madava, one gets the merit of (the gift of) thousand cows and
by seeing the river named Sandhya, one is freed from all sins.
1302. Not going
to the unfaithful, she approaches nicely one who is possessed of unfailing
vow. By merely seeing there the holy place of Agni, one is honoured in
the world of Agni.
is the river Citrapatha and so also Mrgananda and Mrga. One gets the merit
of (the gift of) a a hundred cows thtough every one of these, namely, Godavari,
Vaitarani, auspicious Mandakini, Candrabhaga and Gomati, the remover of
all sins and fears.
sins of a person who bathes at the place where the boly Citrapatha and
the great river Madava meet, are destroyed. Moreover, he attains heaven
and purifies his family. O king, these great rivers have been described
confluences are sacred and give heaven as award. Sacred is the mountain
Citrakuta where Uma was married.
is the celestial ointment by anointing the body with which, a mall becomes
possessed of a beautiful form and good gifts.
is Gavyasara and Pancagavyasara. O king, there are flve other (lakes) and
also the sacred Tailasara, the sacred Udvartanasara, the sacred Atasisara,
Siddharthakasara and the (lake filled witb the) water of tbe Myrobalan
fruit (amalakavari) . There is the holy Madhuparkasara and thc holy Usnodaka.
One obtains heaven by seeing every one of these.
1312. One is
honoured in heaven by climbing up the Citrakuta. There is a holy place
named Saptarsi which gives the fruit of all desires.
1313. The offering
of boiled rice to Saptarsi is more efficacious than (the performance of)
one thousand Asvamedhas, one hundred Rajasuyas and (the gift of) one lac
1314. O king,
funeral ceremonies, charity, recital of the name of the God, bath, sacrifice
and worship, all these become imperishable when performed at that place.
arrived at Vastrapada, one is honoured in the world of Rudra and after
reaching Chagalesvara, one gets one's desire fulfilled.
become an attendant of Rudra, one enjoys oneself in His company. By reaching
the source of Parosni, one obtains the merit of (the gift of) one thousand
bathing in Usnodaka one gets the merit of giving one thousand cows in charity
and having reached Sahasradhara, one is honoured in the world of Visnu.
1318-1320. Visnu, while stepping over the worlds, crcated that lake by means of his
foot, so it is called Kramasara as is the other place Visnupada. When the
god Brahma performed Vedic sacrifices there, then that Kramasara came to
be spoken of as the destroyer of all sins. When there was the abode of
the Naga Kaundinya, then that place became famous by the name Kaundinyasara
worshipping the gods and the manes, by seeing three beautiful peaks (named)
Brahma, Visnu and Mahesvara, and after having taken bath therein, one certainly
obtains the three worlds of those (gods) .
lord of the earth, one attains heaven a saves one's family by seeing the
sacrificial place of Brahma there. By seeing there the beautiful Ksirasara,
one is released from sins.
1324. By bathing
on the dark 14th after reaching the source of the Samara, one is freed
frorn all the sins and is honoured in the world of Rudra.
1325. I have
narrated to you the sacred places which are near and which remove the sins
of all. What else should I tell you ?"
(spoke): "O twice-born, with (your) sins burnt by austerites, tell me about
the prominent tirthas in Kasmira and about the merit which can be obtained
by taking bath in them."
(said): "The sacred great river named Kaundinya originating from the lake
Kramasara gives, through bath, the merit of (performing) Pundarika. And
the holy river Ksira is the giver of the merit of (the gift of) a hundred
cows. One gets the merit of (giving) one thousand cows by bathing in the
confluence of both of them.
1329. A man
becomes devoid of grief and possessed of wealth, by taking bath in the
Visoka and obtains the holy merit of (performing) Devasattra.
1330. O chief
of the kings, one gets the merit of (performing) Vajapeya, by taking bath
at the place where the Kaundini meets the Visoka.
1331. A man
gets (the merit of performing) the sacrifice Gosava, by taking bath at
Vrddhatirtha. Vasuki - the lord of the Bhujagas - is always present there.
1332. By bathing
in Devasara, a man obtains the world of gods and by bathing at Agnitirtha
he obtains the world of Agni.
1333. In the
south-eastern portion of Devasara is present the river named Sarasvati,
bathing in which, a man goes to heaven.
1334. A man
obtains the merit of (the gift of) a hundred cows by bathing in two tirthas,
one in front of Vinatasvami and the other near Kadrusvami.
1335. O giver
of honour, there is the goddess Samdhya, the holy river, by bathing in
which, sin is removed from the body and one goes to heaven.
Puskarini is another (holy place) which gives the merit equal to that of
the previous one. One is honoured in heaven after plunging with devotion
into the holy Brahmanakundika and after seeing the holy place bearing three
names Nilakunda, Vitastakhya and Sulaghata.
reached Vinasana, one gets the merit of (the performance of) Vajapeya.
Charity, funeral ceremonies and penance (performed) at Brahmanakundika
and Nilakunda, are stated to be imperishable. By bathing in Vitastonmajjana,
one obtains the merit of (giving ) one thousand cows.
1340. 0 lord
of the earth, by bathing in Pancahastsaka, one obtains the (merit of performing)
five sacrifices which a householder is required to perform daily.
is, verily, the remover of all sins. By bathing in Kapotaka, a man gets
the merit of giving a cow.
1342. O best
of the kings, Vitastonmajjana in the hermitage of Visnu in front of Nrsimha
is holy. One is honoured in the world of Visnu (by bathing in that).
merit of (the gift of) one thousand cows accrues for him who bathes in
the Dhyanadharini, and by bathing in the sin-destroying confluence of the
Vitasta and the Dhyanadharini, a man obtains the holy merit of (performing)
Vajapeya. Having entered the Dhyanadharini, the Vitasta disappeared at
1345. The river Visoka, concealing herself, reached that place soon. The merit of
Rajasuya is considered to accrue at the confluence of these two at Dhaumyasrama.
1346. By seeing Caturvedi, a man gets the merit of giving a daughter (in marriage).
at the Harsapatha, a human being obtains much gold.
1347. By reaching
the source of Trikoti, one is freed from all sins and having reached the
source of the Candravati, one is honoured in the world of the Moon.
1348. By bathing
in Devatirtha one becomes a god and gets a son. And by bathing in Trikoti,
a man is honoured in the world of the gods.
1349. By bathing
in Harsapatha, one is honoured in the world of Sakra and by bathing in
Candravati one gets the merit of (giving) ten cows.
is the river Harsapatha and so also is Candravati. The wise say that there
accrues (the merit of the performance of) Rajasuya at the confluence of
1351. The area
beginning from the confluence of Trikoti up to Raupycsvara Hara should
be regarded equal (in merit) to Varanasi or even more powerful.
1352. One attains
the world of Rudra by taking bath in Kapatesvara and is honoured in the
world of Rudra (by taking bath) in the holy Visalingahrada.
1353. O lord
of the earth, one attains the world of Rudra and saves one's family by
taking bath in the Vitasta in front of Vijayesvara.
1354. One is
honoured in the world of Visnu by taking bath in front of Pingalesa and
the same merit is stated to accrue from a bath at the hermitage of Khandapuccha.
1355. By taking
bath in Pundarika, a man gets the merit of (performing) Pundarika sacrifice
and by bathing in Surparka, one obtains the merit of the gift of cows.
1356. One who
gives food in charity at the confluence of the Vitasta and the Dhyanadharini,
gets merit which remains imperishable so long as there are the fourteen Indras.
the scred places are present, at that time, in the hermitage of Narasimha.
O lord of men, the area beginning from the confluence of the Vitasta and
the Dhyanadharini up to the worthy abode of the Naga Kalpasodasa is as
holy as Priayaga.
1359. By taking
bath in Gangodbheda near Bhedadevi, a man obtains the merit of bathing
in the Ganga and is honoured in heaven.
plunging in the holy Katha, one gets the merit of the gift of ten cows
and by badling in Aujasa in front of Dharmaraja, one does not reach the
state of misery and obtains the merit of (performing) Vajapeya.
1362. O king,
one enjoys endlessly, the meals offered after death at that holy place,
specially on the dark fifteenth of the month Asvayuj.
1363. One is
honoured in the world of Visnu by taking bath at Narayanasthana and a similar
merit is stated to accrue at Ramatirtha and Bhavotsa.
1364. By taking
bath at Sailaprstha and the holy place of Vaisravana, one is sure to possess
wealth, wherever he may be born.
bathed at Kamatirtha, a man obtains the fulfilment of his desires and having
bathed at Apasarastirtha, he becomes possessed of beauty.
1366. By bathing
at Rsitirtha, one becomes pure like a sage and by bathing in Vaitaram,
one does not reach the state of misery.
gets the merit of the gift of cows by arriving at Rsikulya, Devakulya,
Asvatirtha, Prabhasa, Varuna, Vahnitirtha, Candratirtha Nagatirtha, Cakratirtha
1369. A man
is honoured in heaven after having bathed at Madatirtha, Skandatirth and
arrived at Madhuri, one gets the merit of giving one prastha of sesame
in charity and by bathing in her confluence with Vitasta, one is removed
1371. One is
honoured in the world of Rudra by seeing the mountain Mahadeva after having
a plunge in the Mahuri in front of Tripuresa.
1372. By bathing
at Amaresa, a man may get the merit of (the gift of) a hundred cows and
by bathing in the Malini, one may get the merit of giving ten cows.
bathed at Pandavatirtha, one enjoys the merit of (performing) the five
sacrifices and having arrived at Uccesatirtha, one is honoured in the world
gets much gold by bathing in the water of the Ramahrada. O king, the merit
of (bathing) both at the confluence of the Malini with the Sindhu and at
the place where the Ramahrada meets the Sindhu is stated to be equal to
(that of the performance of) Rajasuya and Asvamedha.
1376. One gets
one thousand cows and becomes rich by taking bath at the place where the
Kanakavahini joins the Sindhu.
is the river Pavana. (There is also) the Rajobinduvinirmala, by taking
bath in which a man obtains the merit of performing) Pundarika. The merit
of (performing Rajasuya is considered to be accruing at the holy confluence
of these two rivers) . The area, beginning from that place and extending
up to Ciramocana is regarded as sacred as that of Varanasi.
1380. The sacred
place Cirapramocana is stated to be the provider of the way to heaven.
The presence of all the tirthas at that place has been mentioned by me.
their clothes there, the seven sages went to heaven. By bathing there,
even those who are sinners, go to heaven.
gets the merit of (the gift of) one thousand cows by taking bath in Sodara.
The merit of (the performance of) Rajasuya and Asvamedha is stated to accrue
from both (the places), for a person who visits the confluence ol the Kanakavahini
where meets also the holy river Kalodaka.
1384. The wise
say that by bathing in the confluence of the Sindhu and the Vitasta, specially
on the full-moon day of the month Prausthapada, one obtains the merit of
(the performance of) Asvamedha.
1385. One gets
the merit of (performing) Pundarika by taking bath in Patratirtha and saves
one's family through bath in the Apaga.
1386. By taking
bath in the lake Manasa, especially on the full-moon day of the month of Asadha, one gets the merit of (performing)
Agnistoma. There is no need
to doubt this.
obtains the merit of (performing) Vajapeya, (by bathing) in the lake Mahapadma.
A man gets the merit of (performing) Agnistoma by bathing in the holy river
Hiranya which takes rise from the Haramunda.
1389. One gets
the merit of (performing) Asvamedha, especially on full-moon day, (by bathing)
at the place where Hiranya meets the holy lake Mahapadma.
1390. By bathing
at Bahurupa, one is honoured in the world of Visnu. This, O best among
men, is stated to be the ment at Bahurupa.
king, the lord of men, it is stated by the sages - perceivers of true essence
- that the merit of the gift of ten cows accrues separately at each sacred
place, namely, the good sacred place Satasrnga, the sacred place of Vaisravana,
the sacred place near Bhurjasvami, the places sacred to the Vasus, the Rudras, the
Sadhyas, the Maruts, all the gods, tlse Bhrgus and the Angiras.
1394. The merit
of (the gift of) a hundred cows has been formerly stated for each of the
(two) places where the Biilasa and the Silama meet the Vitasta.
1395. The best
amongst men immediately purifies his family by taking bath at the place
where the river Kularani meets the Vitasta.
1396. One gets
the merit of (performing) Atiratra by having a plunge in Puskara and that
of Agnistoma by bathing at the holy place of the seven sages.
1397. A man
attains the world of Visnu and saves his family by reaching the sacred
place Varaha in the water of Vitasta.
1398. A man
surely obtains the world of Visnu by bathing in the water of the Vitasta
1399. For one
who is bathed in both (the rivers) at the place where the river Gotranadi
approaches the Vitasta, the merit of (the gift of) one thousand cows is
The river Madhuri is specially holy like Mathura. One obtains the merit
arising from the gift of a cow by taking bath in every one of these viz.
the Satanila, the Samala, the river Vimalodaka, the holy river Rahula;
the great river Srimadhya, the second Suddha, the Samula, the Surasa. A
man gets the merit of giving ten cows by plunging in the confluences of
all these (rivers) separately. Having bathed in Anantatirtha, one is honoured
in the world of the Nagas.