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Puranas -Compiled by the Dharmic Scriptures Team

Puranas -Compiled by the Dharmic Scriptures Team

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Puranas - hindu epics
A compact, English-only version of
the Major 18 Puranas in one document
Puranas - hindu epics
A compact, English-only version of
the Major 18 Puranas in one document

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Dharmo rakshati rakshitah (Dharma protects those who protect it)
The Puranas
 A compact, English-only version of the Major 18 Puranas in one document 
(overview of 18 Upa-Puranas,and 28 additional Puranas - TBD)
Issue 1, Draft 1Compiled by the Dharmic Scriptures TeamOctober 3, 2002
Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha (Let noble thoughts come from every side) – Rg Veda
 
Vishva Dharma ki Jay! (Victory to Universal Dharma!)
Index:
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................26SOURCES: ...........................................................................................................................................................271 BRAHMA PURANA .............................................................................................................................................28
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1.3.1 Appearance of Lord Vishnu ...................................................................................................................30 1.3.2 Reflection of Scriptural Appearance ......................................................................................................30 1.3.3 Scientific Depiction of Vishnu’s Appearance ..........................................................................................30 1.3.4 Why does Lord Vishnu rest on Sheshanaga? ........................................................................................311.3.5 Why is Lotus in the Navel? ....................................................................................................................311.3.6 Why does Vishnu stay in the Sea of Milk? .............................................................................................311.3.7 Reason for holding the Wheel ...............................................................................................................311.3.8 Reason for holding the Conch ...............................................................................................................311.3.9 Purpose of Kaustubhamani ...................................................................................................................311.3.10 Why does Lord Vishnu hold a Mace? ..................................................................................................32 1.3.11 Why is Garuda (Eagle) the Vehicle of Vishnu? ....................................................................................32 
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2.1.1 The Beginning of Creation .....................................................................................................................332.1.2 Lord Brahma’s Life-Span and the Chronological Order of the ‘Eras’ .....................................................342.1.3 The Four Prominent Castes ...................................................................................................................35 2.1.4 The Manifestations of Goddess Laxmi ..................................................................................................35 2.1.5 Sati gives up her Life .............................................................................................................................36 2.1.6 The Origin of Deities, Demons and Serpents ........................................................................................36 2.1.7 The Origin of Marudganas .....................................................................................................................37 2.1.8 King Prithu and the Surya Dynasty ........................................................................................................38 2.1.9 Bashkali, the Demon king ......................................................................................................................392.1.10 Sri Ram kills Shambuk ......................................................................................................................... 40 2.1.11 Manifestation of Ganesh & Kartikeya ...................................................................................................40 2.1.12 An Ideal Brahmin and the Significance of the Gayatri Mantra .............................................................412.1.13 A Brahmin’s Livelihood ........................................................................................................................42 2.1.14 Narottam The Brahmin .....................................................................................................................42 2.1.15 The Significance of Rudraksha, Amla & Tulsi ......................................................................................442.1.16 The Importance of Surya’s Worship .....................................................................................................44
Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha (Let noble thoughts come from every side) – Rg Veda
 
Vishva Dharma ki Jay! (Victory to Universal Dharma!)
2.5.1 Badrik-Ashram .......................................................................................................................................532.5.2 The Descent of River Ganga .................................................................................................................532.5.3 Dasharatha Pacifies Shani ....................................................................................................................532.5.4 Qualities of a Vaishnava ........................................................................................................................532.5.5 Indraprastha ..........................................................................................................................................542.5.6 Vaikunth – The Abode of Lord Vishnu ...................................................................................................542.5.7 The Incarnations of Matsya and Kurma .................................................................................................542.5.8 NriSimha Incarnation .............................................................................................................................55 2.5.9 Vaman Incarnation .................................................................................................................................55 2.5.10 Sri Rama’s Birth ...................................................................................................................................56 2.5.11 Sri Rama Grows Up .............................................................................................................................56 2.5.12 Sri Rama’s Exile ..................................................................................................................................57 2.5.13 Sri Rama’s Coronation .........................................................................................................................57 2.5.14 Sri Krshna ............................................................................................................................................58 2.5.15 Killing of Kansa ....................................................................................................................................592.5.16 Jarasandh ............................................................................................................................................60 2.5.17 Abduction of Rukmini ...........................................................................................................................60 2.5.18 Sri Krshna’s Queens ............................................................................................................................612.5.19 Anirudha Marries Usha ........................................................................................................................62 2.5.20 The Decline of the Yadu Dynasty .........................................................................................................62 2.5.21 Rituals of Vishnu Worship ....................................................................................................................632.5.22 Lord Vishnu The Almighty God .........................................................................................................642.5.23 Parashuram ........................................................................................................................................64
3.1.1 Introduction and Origin of the Universe from Basic Elements ................................................................67 3.1.2 Birth of Brahma and Salvation of Earth by Varaha ................................................................................68 3.1.3 Divisions of Earth and Origin of Cereals ................................................................................................693.1.4 Birth of Prajapatis and their Progeny .....................................................................................................693.1.5 Creation of Rudra and Omnipresence of Laxmi .....................................................................................693.1.6 Dhruv’s Migration to the Forest ..............................................................................................................713.1.7 Dhruv Pleases God with his Penance ...................................................................................................72 3.1.8 Tale of King Ven and Prithu ...................................................................................................................733.1.9 Birth of Prachin Barhi Worship of God by Prachetas .............................................................................743.1.10 Marriage of Prachetas and Birth of Prajapatis .....................................................................................75 3.1.11 Tale of Prahlad and Narasimha Incarnation .........................................................................................77 3.1.12 Attempts to Kill Prahlad .......................................................................................................................78 3.1.13 Description of Lord’s Virtues by Prahlad and Protection of Prahlad by Sudarshan Chakra .................79
Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha (Let noble thoughts come from every side) – Rg Veda

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