I got the following sloka in Sri Sri Sitarama-Kathamrita, a collection of gospels of Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath, by Kinkar Brahmanda (page 27):

kukkuta-swana-marjaran poshayanti dinatrayam/
iha janmani sudratwam mriah swaa chaavijaayate//

meaning :

If a twice-born keeps cock, dog or cat as pet for three consecutive days, he becomes sudra in this birth and born as dog in the next birth.

Could someone provide the source of this sloka?

  • Vishnu purana have similar verse with similar meaning but not exact. Feb 4, 2019 at 10:33
  • @Triyugi Narayan Mani yes u cd provide that
    – user17294
    Feb 4, 2019 at 10:36
  • Since it is about twice borns I removed the brahmin tag and added caste-system instead @ParthaBanerjee
    – Rickross
    Feb 4, 2019 at 10:39

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Vishnu Purana: Book 2: Chapter 6 has a similar verse which is slightly different but has a similar meaning.

mārjārakukkuṭacchāgaśvavarāhavihaṃgamān / (21.1)
poṣayannarakaṃ yāti tam eva dvijasattama // (21.2)


and a Brahman who vends Lac, flesh, liquors, sesamum, or salt, or one who commits violence, fall into the hell (where matter flows, or) Púyaváha; as do they who rear cats, cocks, goats, dogs, hogs, or birds.

  • The difference could be due to difference in purana recensions. Feb 4, 2019 at 17:56
  • @Sarvabhouma Yes it is possible. Feb 5, 2019 at 3:14

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