Whoever constructs or helps to construct a Vishnu temple will protect eight generations of fathers, grandfathers, and forefathers from falling into hell.

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This verse is found in the Vamana Purana 95.38

पञ्चनवतितमोऽध्यायः - वामनपुराणम्

पितामहस्य पुरतः कुलान्यष्टौ तु यानि च।
तारयेदात्मना सार्धं विष्णोर्मन्दिरकारकः।। ९५.3८

  1. And the Eight Generations before the grandfather and his own self he reclaims who gets a temple of Vishnu constructed.

English Translation by Digital India Government Library

One may also read the Hindi translation by Gita Press Gorakhpur from here.

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