Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 16:101-110

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


The Killing of Baka, Kesi, and Pralamba, and the journey to Vrndavana

Chapter 16: Verse 101-110



101.In this way she should observe the vow for three months. O Narada, please hear what she should do on the day of pratista, when the vow is completed.

102.She should offer ninety thousand unbroken lotus flowers. Then she should feed a thousand brahmanas delicious sweet rice and pistaka cakes carefully cooked by a brahmana.

103.Then she should offer 9710 fruits, and then she should offer many kinds of delicious foods.

104.Then an expert brahmana should perfectly establish a sacred fire and offer into it ninety thousand oblations of sesame and ghee.

105.Then she should devotedly offer costly garments, delicious foods, fruits, sacred threads, flowers, scents and ninety laddu candies.

106.Then she should offer ninety jars of cool water. Completing the vow in this way, she should then offer daksina to the officiating priest.

107.Then she should offer the daksina described in the Vedas, that is she should give to the priest a thousand bulls with golden horns.

108.O brahmana, this three month vow I have described to you increases the good fortune of the performer’ husband and gives to her many very pious descendants.

109.By the power of this vow her husband becomes fortunate for a hundred births and for a hundred births she is the mother of saintly children.

110.She is never separated from her husband and children. Her husband and children become like her servants, faithfully following her orders.



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