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Title: 18 Skanda Purana about Navadvipa

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-07-16 18:13:35

 

Skanda Purana

 

(1) mayapurim* samashritya, kalau ye mam upasate;

sarva-papa-vinirmuktas, te yanti paramam gatim.

 

In the Skanda Purana the Lord says:, “They who in the age of Kali take full shelter of Shri Mayapura* and worship Me, become completely free from all sins and attain the supreme destination.”

 

(2) yat tirtham vartate shriman, navadvipe* vibhagasah;

tat-tirtha-mahima tatra, sata-koti-gunam kalau.

 

“In the age of Kali, the glories of all the other holy places in the universe are present hundreds and millions of times over in Navadvipa*.”

 

(3) yatha cintamaneh sangat, dhatu-mulyam pravardhate;

gaura-sangat tatha tirtha-mahatmyam parivardhate.

 

“As a metal’s value increases (becomes gold) with a cintamani-jewel’s touch, so the glory of any holy place increases with Lord Gaura’s touch.”

 

(4) godrumakhye* hareh sthane, vasanti ye narottamah;

sarva-papa-vinirmuktas, te yanti paramam padam.

 

In the Skanda Purana of Godruma-mahamtmya, it is said: “Those who reside in Lord Gaurahari’s abode named Godruma become the most exalted among human beings. Being completely freed from all sins, they attain the supreme abode.”

Padma Purana

 

kaleh prathama-sandhyayam, gaurango ’ham mahi-tale;

bhagirathi-tate* ramye, bhavishyami saci-sutah.

 

In the Padma Purana, the Supreme Lord affirms: “In the first sandhya of Kali-yuga, I will appear on the earth as Gauranga, in a beautiful place by the shore of the Ganges (*Navadvipa). I will become the son of Sacidevi and My complexion will be golden.”

Brahma Purana

 

kaleh prathama-sandhyayam, gaurango ’ham mahi-tale;

bhagirathi-tate* bhumni, bhavishyami sanatanah.

 

In the Brahma Purana, the Supreme Lord Himself declares: “In the first sandhya of Kali-yuga, I will appear on the earth as Gauranga, in a beautiful place by the shore of the Ganges (*Navadvipa). I will descend in My original eternal form and My complexion will be golden.”