Reading or hearing the accounts of the first Manvantara of Swayambhu provides Dharma Prapti (Virtue); the second Manvantara of Swarochisha yields ‘Sarva Kamna Siddhi’ (Fulfilment of all desires); the third Mamvantara of Uouttama gives prosperity; the fourth Tamasa Manvantara endows with ‘Gyana Laabha’ (Profit of Knowledge); the fifth Raivata Manvantara grants ‘Buddhi’ (Mental Power) and ‘Swarupavati Stree’ (Beautiful Woman); the sixth Chakshsa Manvantara offers ‘Arogya Labha’ (Good Health); the seventh or the present Manvantara headed by Vivaswata Manu grants physical strength; the forthcoming eighth Manvantara of Surya Sawarna supplies Putra Poutra Labha (Good Progeny); the ninth Brahma Savarni Manvantara offers ‘Mahatmya’(Great Significance); the tenth Dharma Savarni Manvantara yields ‘Mangala’(propitiousness); the eleventh Manvantara of Rudra Savarni yields ‘Sumati’(Brain Power) and ‘Jaya’ (Victory); the twelfth Manvantara of Daksha Sawarni bestows Superiority of the entire Vamsa as also of Best Gunas or Features; the thirteenth Manvantara provides (the strength to destroy enemies) and Phala Shruti of the last and fourteenth Manvantara of Bhoutya gives Deva Prasada and Agnihotra Phala (Blessings of Devas, especially of Fire God).
Sri V.D.N.Rao and Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
Kamakoti.org presents the Essence of Puranas in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Compiled, Composed and Interpreted by V.D.N.Rao, Former General Manager, India Trade Promotion Organisation, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India The author can be contacted at [email protected]