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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. – Triyugi Narayan Mani Feb 4 at 10:33
  • @Triyugi Narayan Mani yes u cd provide that – commonman Feb 4 at 10:36
  • Since it is about twice borns I removed the brahmin tag and added caste-system instead @ParthaBanerjee – Rickross Feb 4 at 10:39
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Vishnu Purana: Book 2: Chapter 6 have similar verse which is slightly different but having similar meaning.

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

Translation

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. – Sarvabhouma Feb 4 at 17:56
  • @Sarvabhouma Yes it is possible. – Triyugi Narayan Mani Feb 5 at 3:14

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