Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jai Ambey Ma !!
Sage Suta describes the meritorious rewards of reciting or listening to the glories of Srimad Devi Bhagavatham/Devi Mahapuranam to the Rishis assembled in Naimisharanya, as the quintessence of Veda which would yields great merits to the worshipper.
The devoutness acquired listening to Srimad Devi Bhagavatham which compile 18,000 glorious verses would provide abundance of merits. The piety earned would destroy the sins committed, reading this glorious verse would be equivalent to the performance of several Ashwamedha Yaga. Whoever under the clutches of material world would be released and would engage into Dharmic ways of life, providing alms to the Vedic Brahmins abundantly and will remain in the Abode of Goddess Adi Shakthi. Whoever listens to the glories of Goddess Sri Adi Shakthi with utmost devotion from a Vedic Brahmin and undergo austerities, offers clothes, food and abundance of alms to Brahmin would be treated as Maharishi Veda Vyasa. Whoever worships virgin girls with saffron & sandal paste, ornaments and feed them with Payasanna would enjoy all the worldly pleasures and attain the merit of charity of land and remain in the Abode of Goddess Adi Shakthi. Whoever listens to the glories of Goddess Sri Adi Shakthi would be blessed with all the richness, Wisdom & Intelligence and virtuous offspring. Undoubtedly Goddess Lakshmi & Goddess Sri Saraswathi dwells in the place where worship of Srimad Devi Bhagavatham with utmost devotion takes place and a faithful devotee never undergoes the evil influence of Dâkinîs, Vetâlas, Râksasas or any evil spirit and reading the glorious verses sincerely would cure all the incurables.
During the days of Navaratri all the five sects of worshippers (Vaishnava, Shaiva, Saura, Ganapathya, Shakthi) can read the glorious Puranam, Vedic Brahmin should recite on regular basis to please Goddess Sri Gayatri, Women and Sudras should listen from a Vedic Brahmin.
Thus, Srimad Devi Bhagavatham/ Devi Mahapuranam Fourteenth Chapter of 12th skandham describes the devoutness acquired by the recitation of Devi Mahapuranam contains 18,000 verses composed by Maharishi Veda Vyas concludes here.
Jai Ameby Ma !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!