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We have included Abbreviations in this part. Vasistha and other sages, Manu and the like of him and Parasurama. The Saptarsis Seven sages laid down Srauta and Smdrta dharmas.

Sri Brahmanda Puranam

Parasurama repeats the slaughter ofKsattriyas twenty-one times. Introduction Ixv ii Madhyamd: Lineage of Sages Secondly the present text is a rehp. In this section there is the summing 1. The year is his essence. Adhvaryava Black Yajurveda 4. The only relieving feature is that a person gets the fruit of his good act immediately in Kali-yuga. It contains a number of verses and chapters common to the Vdyu Purdna Va. Ixxviii Brahmanda Purana years: In Treta Yuga, there was only one Vedic Samhita.

All Manus and their paraphernalia Indra etc.

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Parasurama approaches Brahmnda, propitiates him and gets the secret of the perfect missile Chs. Siva cursed by Daruvana sages. The wives of six Saptarsis except Vasistha’s wife ArundhatI fed him and the god manifested six mouths to suck them and came to be known as Sanmukha Six-mouthed. Then the Pa j-vans important days in the transit of the moon such as first quarter, full moon, last quarter. Ixx Brahmanda Purana Parasurama takes his ladle brahmanea facing the north throws it and it goes and forms the sflrparaka Tirtha Nala-Sopara in Thana District of Maharashtra.


A city named Govardhana was built there by Rama. Siva’s mother-in-law did not approve of his unconventional ways. This has already been heard by you from Vyasa.

The holy sage Vasistha taught to his grandson, Paras- ara, the son ofSakti, this sacred Purana which is the nectar of the knowledge of reality. Strangely enough, birds, beasts and reptiles were non-existant.

The problem however will be discussed in the Introduction. Then only Varuna appears and concedes to vacate.

The succinct description of the Dvapara and Kali ages. The past and the future reigning members in the Svayambhuva Manvantara are recounted. Tantrism was very popular between 8th to 11th Cent. That Prajapati Lord of all creatures. But they disclose the names of two ancient authors on Music. The period is re-stated with reference to Saptarsi era years.

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There too, Visnu whose abode is waters Narayana is described as sleeping on the vast expanse of Cosmic Waters and he wished to lift up the submerged earth and assumed the form ofYajna-Varaha. Paftca-sarrwatsara-mayam Tugddhyaksam Prajdpatim V. Will be born Preceptor Yajiiavalkya; in the Family with his army he will ofParasara, conquer and extermi- son ofDeva- nate Mlecchas. He was requested by god Brahma to save the world from it. In the Treta Yuga sages declared to Indra that the slaughter of animals in a sacrifice was not dharma.

The critical Introduction, the lucid translation and comprehensive annotations are, in fact, his monumental contributions to the studies in Indology. ParvatI strongly complains against this.

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Introduction Ixix to Siva and wants to leave for her father’s house but is concili- ated by Radha. These 22 Barhadratha kings ruled for years. Their number and extent ofYugas as well as the Yuga called Krta are described. Name ofthe Veda Total No. Prakriyd, Anusahga, Upodghuta and Upasamhdra. The section on Lalitd Mdhdtmya starts with a ne-wMahgald- carana benedictory verses and a new pair of interlocutors, and the contents— manifestation ofGoddess Lalita to kill the Asura Bhanda, her marriage with Kamesvara Sivaglorification ofthe goddess Mahapadma and Kamaksl etc.

Jam- budvlpa and other islands continents are surrounded by seven oceans. After describing Pra- dhana, the OJ. Matsya Parana, G M Some of tiie details of the Sraddha ritual Sraddha Kalpa in Bd. When the Pratyahara’ withdrawal of the Universe is imminent, Bhiitas elements, both gross and subtle are anni- hilated, evolutes of Prakrti beginning with Mahat ahd ending with Visesas are destroyed.

Although these characteristics have been unanimously accepted as essential parts of the Puranas, ‘The Purana Texts that have come down to us hardly conform to this definition” Ike Hist, and Culture ofthe Indian People Vol.

He is cMcd Paramarsi I. Since you are worthy of being blessed, O holy lord, you have understood the principles.

The names Sarva, Bhima, Ugra indicate the terrific or des- tructive aspect ofRudra, while the rest, his auspicious nature.

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