Brahma Vaivarta Purana
Chapter 16: Verse 111-120
The Killing of Baka, Kesi, and Pralamba, and the journey to Vrndavana
112.I will now describe to you this best of vows, a vow described in the Sama Veda, a vow followed by our mothers.
113.Making Agastya Muni her priest, Svayambhuva Manu’s wife, Satarupa, followed this vow in the beginning.
114.O sage, the Devahuti followed this vow, then Caruhuti followed it, and then, making Pulastya Muni her priest, Srutyukta followed it.
115.Making Kratu Muni her priest, Rohini followed this vow. Rati also devotedly followed this vow. Her priest was Gautama Muni.
116.Brhaspati’s wife, Tara, devotedly followed this vow, performing it with great opulence. Her priest was Vasista Muni.
117.Seeing what Brhaspati’s wife had done, Saci also performed this vow with great opulence. Her priest was Brhaspati.
118.Then Svaha performed the vow with opulence greater than all others. Her priest was Marici Muni.
119.O brahmana, when she saw this, Goddess Parvati, with folded hands, humbly bowed head, and a cheerful demeanour, spoke to Lord Siva.
120.Sri Parvati said: O master of the universe, please give me permission to follow the best of vows, a vow to please the Lord we worship.