[Advaita-l] Query

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu May 5 01:25:42 CDT 2016

> On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Shashwata Shastri via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> पिता स्बर्ग पिता धर्म पिताहि परन्तपः।
>> पितरि प्रीति-मापन्ने, प्रीয়न्ते सर्ब्ब-देबता ।।
>> This post may be a bit off topic, but I couldn't find a better place to
>> ask the question. Hence I posted it here.
>> Well the above mentioned verse itself has no problem. But I can not find
>> the proper source or the origin (i.e) Purana, Smriti or Itihasa. In
>> Padmapurana I found a very similar verse, but two of the words in the
>> verse are swapped.
>> पद्म पुराणम सृष्टिखन्डम ५०/९,
>> पिता धर्म्मःपिता स्बर्गःपिता हि परमं तपः।
>> पितरि प्रीतिमापन्ने प्रीয়न्ते सर्ब्बदेबताः।।
>> Can anyone please provide me the correct reference?

The Puranas for the most part have not been transmitted precisely.  If 
only two words are switched around the source may well be the Padmapurana 
and these are just textual variants.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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