Somebody with the handle of jayatuvaishnavadharma at Quora says:

The dvaitins quote a pramana from the kurma purANa to justify this as follows:

raxitaM naiva shaknoShi svAtmAnamapi shaN^kara | yuddhe kiM jeShyasi tvaM mAM pUrvavR^ittaM mayochyate || yadA madbhaktashakrasya yaj~nadhvamsaH kR^itastvayA | tadA.ahaM te shirashChitvA tatkratU raxito mayA | tato mAM prArthayAmAsa manobhIShTAya pArvatI | tadA vai matprasAdena prANAn.h lebhe bhavAn.h shiva ||

Meaning: (Vishnu says:) Hey Shankara, you are not capable of protecting even yourself. How can you win over me in a war? I shall recount an old account (pUrvavR^ittaM). You came to ruin the yajna performed by my devotee, Indra. Then, I protected that Yajna, having got your head severed. Then, to obtain you back, Parvati prayed to me; after which, you got your life due to my grace.

I don't see it in the Kurma Purana at internet archive.

Is it really there?

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    Most of the Puranas have undergone insertion & deletion of content throughout their existence. Due to lack of availability of books in large numbers, it wasn't impossible for anybody with a good knowledge of Sanskrit to claim any random passage to be present in xyz purana. Madhvas are renowned for inserting verses that demonize Adi Shankara and Advaita & deify Dvaita doctrine within the Puranas. The examples are to be found in Padma Purana & Garuda Purana. Unless a Pauranik verse has been cross-checked by a third-party, it can't be considered authentic.
    – অনু
    Commented Apr 29, 2022 at 17:32
  • No. Not in the extant text
    – Vivikta
    Commented Apr 30, 2022 at 15:52
  • How absurd making their own verses. Tomorrow i can also declare myself as Veda-Vyasa. Lol. 🤣🤣🤣.. Commented Oct 1, 2023 at 14:42


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