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MARKANDEYA PURANA

Bhagwan Shiv

Devi Mahatmya Phala Shruti

Those who read or hear the eulogies about Maha Devi, particularly on Ashtami, Navami or Chaturdashi days would qualify human beings for diminishing sins, removal of poverty, as also safe-guarding against enemies, robbers, fire and water hazards, weapons, diseases, family unrest and general discontentment. The specific households, where ‘Devi Mahtatmya’ is observed, are never neglected by Devi; in fact She resides there for good. The auspicious timings when Pujas, Agni Karyas, Marriages, Festival Days, and such other propitious Functions are celebrated, Maha Devi doubles up happiness and satisfaction to those responsible for the house-holds.

Bhava kaaley Nrinaam saiva Lakshmi buddhi pradaa grihey,
Sevaabhaavey tatha Lakshmi vinashyayopjaayatey/
Stutaa Sampujita Pushpair gandhadhupaadibhistatha,
Dadaati vittham Putracscha Matim Dharmeygatim Shubham/

Having heard ‘Devi Mahatmya’, King Suratha and Vaishya Samadhi expressed sincere gratitude to Muni Megha and immediately left the hermitage to a River nearby and performed Tapasya t Maha Devi for three years and Maha Devi appeared before them and blessed them; She forecast to the King that soon he would regain his lost Kingdom and after a long successful Kingship would become the Eighth Manu Saavarni by the grace of Surya Deva. She blessed Vaishya Samadhi with ‘Purna Gyan’ so that his obsession and extreme attachment to his family would vanish and pursue a Dharmik life spreading knowledge to several followers and finally attain salvation thereafter.

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