While concluding Siva Purana, Veda Vyasa affirmed that whoever reads or hears Siva Purana would indeed reap ample fruits. Whether it is an athiest or indolent, a stupid or egoistic, a non devotee or careless, any person reading or hearing even portions of the Purana rather casually would raise a flag of virtue.A non devotee would secure devotion and a devotee would obtain devotion in abundance. If a person reads or hears just once, the sins of long standing nature get burnt off instantly. On reading twice, the person becomes a staunch follower of Bhagavan Siva and reading thrice shall indeed reach the person to the abode of Siva. Etachhiva Puranam hi Sivasyatipriyam param /Bhukti mukti pradam Brahmasammitham Bhakti varadhanam/
Sri V.D.N.Rao and Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
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