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This lacuna is however indi- rectly supplied in V. Meru the Saptavarsa of Jambiidvlpa and closes with Kuruvarsa. Thus the four sections are briefly mentioned by relugu. Narada, the mental son of Brahma, engaged the extremely powerful sons ofDaJcsa in convex sation and destroyed them and was cursed as a result.

And our Purana converts tliem into iiuman years asThe Social structure based on fixed prescribed duties Varndsrama-dharma came to be established. Introduction lix The topic of Sraddha is so compreiiensively discussed that it covers the following topics ofDharma-Sastra viz.

This section describes the original state of equilibrium ofgunas qualitiesthe laying of the Golden Egg, the emer- gence ofthe creator lord Brahma from it.

Though the subject matter of Bd. Apararlca quotes 75 verses from Bd. The Puranas including Bd.

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Ritualistic sacrifice came in vogue in Treta. On being requested teluug by the sages then, the excessively intelligent Suta, endowed with humility, offered an excellent reply full ofmodesty thus: The verses are obviously adapted from Mt. At last the fame of the deity as a dispenser of all desires including sons, gold, longevity— in fact everything reached king Sudas.


The fact is that the Patriarchical system was well-established in the days of Mbh. Lomaharsana with great humility. Predominance of Buddhists, Jains, Kapalikas and atheists is predicted. The great blessing of the two types of Pitrs by means ofSrdddha; the Pitrs who have gone to the heaven and those who have had a downfall. Information about Heavenly bodies.

These are the three ‘meditated’ and Primary creations ibid. Toga Yoga as a philosophy is not directly discussed in the Bd. He was endowed with great devotion. This is the oldest pro-Bhargava account of the cause of Parasu- rama’s action. The detailed creative activity ofVaivasvata Manu is recounted.

Lalita Mahatmya of 40 chapters is thus a later accretion or an Appendix, as it is not mentioned in the NP. But I must acknowledge uprana the text ofthe identical and similar verses in Va. The narration ofthe tree of Brahman.

The narrative runs parallel to Bd. Hitherto twentyone volumes of the Series comprising English translation of Siva, Linga, Bhdgavata, Garuda, Ndrada and Kurma Purdnas have been published and released for sale. The two sections which complete this volume illustrate the two characteristics of a Mahapurana viz. Tliese Stotras may not puarna Tantric, but tliey siiow tiie influence ofRadiia cult. V Maury a Dynasty Op.

Only a critical edition of the text will nrahmanda to clarify it. I shall destroy the shrine of this Ganapati”. There was social equality. The movement ofthe chariots of the sun and others begins from Dhruva the pole star. Characteristics of Sages and of Mantras We have included Abbreviations in this part. The cause of non-mention of the Boar-incarnation is per- haps due to its detailed treatment in I. Siva swallowing poison At teugu end ofgod Brahma’s day, there is a deluge.


On this cosmographic topic SK.

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The Samvartaka fire burns down the four worlds viz. The grandsons ofDaksa ; the splendid progeny of his beloved daughter; the children procreated by Brahma and others and the children begot by the intelligent Daksa; the Savarna Manus who had resorted to Brahmanva are also recounted here. The Mantra is followed by Kavaca Protective charm with mystical syllables called Trailokya-Vijaya It is as it were a garland of the brahmandaa of Siva.

Vyasa seems to have taught this Purana presumably others also to his five disciples but Jaimini, Sumantu, Yaisampayana and Pailava Paila took interest in the Veda, leaving the preservation of the Teulgu Lore to Suta Lo Ro maharsana.

It contains a number of verses and chapters common to the Vdyu Purdna Va. 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.

The present Manu is Vaivasvata. Kavi language came to be edited and translated in Dutch by the great scholar Prof Dr.