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18-Puranas

18-Puranas

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----------------------- Page 1-----------------------Dharmo rakshati rakshitah (Dharma protects those who protect it)The PuranasA compact, English-only version ofthe 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, 2002Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha (Let noble thoughts come from every side) – Rg Veda----------------------- Page 2----------------------- Vishva Dharma ki Jay! (Victory to Universal Dharma!)Index:INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................26SOURCES: ...........................................................................................................................................................271 BRAHMA PURANA............................................................................................................................................ 281.1 LORD BRAHMA...................................................................................................................................................281.1.1 A Profile of Brahmaji.............................................................................................................................. 281.1.2 Scriptural Appearance of Brahmaji........................................................................................................ 281.1.3 Four Heads of Brahmaji......................................................................................................................... 281.1.4 White Beard of Brahmaji
 
........................................................................................................................ 281.1.5 Swan as a Vehicle................................................................................................................................. 281.1.6 Purpose of Holding Vedas..................................................................................................................... 291.1.7 Rosary in Second Hand......................................................................................................................... 291.1.8 Kamandalu (Coconut Shell Bowl).......................................................................................................... 291.1.9 Seat of the Lotus................................................................................................................................... 291.2 GODDESS SARASVATI.......................................................................................................................................... 291.2.1 Appearance of Sarasvati....................................................................................................................... 291.2.2 Significance of Book and Veena (Lyre)................................................................................................. 301.2.3 Beaded Rosary...................................................................................................................................... 301.3 LORD VISHNU.................................................................................................................................................... 301.3.1 Appearance of Lord Vishnu................................................................................................................... 301.3.2 Reflection of Scriptural Appearance...................................................................................................... 301.3.3 Scientific Depiction of Vishnu’s Appearance.......................................................................................... 301.3.4 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?.................................................................................................. 321.3.11 Why is Garuda (Eagle) the Vehicle of Vishnu?....................................................................................321.4 GODDESS LAXMI................................................................................................................................................ 321.4.1 Why Goddess Laxmi presses the feet of God?..................................................................................... 321.4.2 Reason for Liquidity of Laxmi................................................................................................................ 321.4.3 Why is the owl the vehicle of Laxmi?..................................................................................................... 322 PADMA PURANA............................................................................................................................................... 332.1 SHRISHTIKHAND..................................................................................................................................................332.1.1 The Beginning of Creation..................................................................................................................... 332.1.2 Lord Brahma’s Life-Span and the Chronological Order of the ‘Era