should behave well with all his wives and take a bath in the sea at the Prabhasa
Tirtha where the river Sarasvati joins it and worship Mahadeva there; if he did so,
he would, during one half of the month, wane every day, but during the other half, wax
every day. Daksha finally told Soma not to disregard women and the Brahmanas.2
Since then, Prabhasa has been the foremost of all Tirthas.
Soma-so runs the legend-bathes there on every recurring day of the dark night and
regains his form and beauty.
2 Index to the names in the Mahabharata, p. 553, by