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Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,INTRODUCTION 26. SOURCES 27,1 BRAHMA PURANA 28,1 1 LORD BRAHMA 28,1 1 1 A Profile of Brahmaji 28. 1 1 2 Scriptural Appearance of Brahmaji 28,1 1 3 Four Heads of Brahmaji 28. 1 1 4 White Beard of Brahmaji 28,1 1 5 Swan as a Vehicle 28. 1 1 6 Purpose of Holding Vedas 29,1 1 7 Rosary in Second Hand 29.
1 1 8 Kamandalu Coconut Shell Bowl 29,1 1 9 Seat of the Lotus 29. 1 2 GODDESS SARASVATI 29,1 2 1 Appearance of Sarasvati 29. 1 2 2 Significance of Book and Veena Lyre 30,1 2 3 Beaded Rosary 30. 1 3 LORD VISHNU 30,1 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 31,1 3 5 Why is Lotus in the Navel 31. 1 3 6 Why does Vishnu stay in the Sea of Milk 31,1 3 7 Reason for holding the Wheel 31. 1 3 8 Reason for holding the Conch 31,1 3 9 Purpose of Kaustubhamani 31. 1 3 10 Why does Lord Vishnu hold a Mace 32, 1 3 11 Why is Garuda Eagle the Vehicle of Vishnu 32. 1 4 GODDESS LAXMI 32, 1 4 1 Why Goddess Laxmi presses the feet of God 32.
1 4 2 Reason for Liquidity of Laxmi 32,1 4 3 Why is the owl the vehicle of Laxmi 32. 2 PADMA PURANA 33,2 1 SHRISHTIKHAND 33,2 1 1 The Beginning of Creation 33. 2 1 2 Lord Brahma s Life Span and the Chronological Order of the Eras 34. 2 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 39,2 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 41. 2 1 13 A Brahmin s Livelihood 42,2 1 14 Narottam The Brahmin 42. 2 1 15 The Significance of Rudraksha Amla Tulsi 44. 2 1 16 The Importance of Surya s Worship 44,2 2 BHUMIKHAND 44. 2 2 1 Different Types of Sin and Virtue 44,2 2 2 King Yayati propagates Vaishnava Dharma 45.
Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,2 2 3 Yayati marries Ashrubindumati 45. 2 2 4 Kunjal The Enlightened Parrot 46,2 2 5 Kunjal Preaches Vijjwal 46. 2 2 6 Kunjal Narrates about his Previous Birth 47,2 3 SWARGAKHAND 47. 2 3 1 Some Prominent Holy Places in Bharat Varsha 47. 2 3 2 Jambubarg River Narmada Amarkantak 48,2 3 3 Dharma Teertha Yamuna Snan 48. 2 3 4 Kashipuri Kapardishwar Gaya 49,2 3 5 Puranas The Embodiment of Sri Hari 49.
2 4 PATALKHAND 49, 2 4 1 Sheshnag narrates the Tales of Sri Rama s Return from Lanka 49. 2 4 2 Ravana The Mighty Demon 50, 2 4 3 Agastya Advises Sri Rama to Perform Ashvamedhya Yagya 51. 2 4 4 The Horse is Let Loose 51,2 4 5 Lav Fastens the Horse 51. 2 4 6 Lav Vanquishes the Whole Army 51,2 4 7 Lav Becomes Unconscious 51. 2 4 8 The Army Returns to Ayodhya 52,2 4 9 Sri Rama sends Laxman to bring Sita 52.
2 4 10 Sita Returns to Ayodhya 52,2 5 UTTARKHAND 53. 2 5 1 Badrik Ashram 53,2 5 2 The Descent of River Ganga 53. 2 5 3 Dasharatha Pacifies Shani 53,2 5 4 Qualities of a Vaishnava 53. 2 5 5 Indraprastha 54,2 5 6 Vaikunth The Abode of Lord Vishnu 54. 2 5 7 The Incarnations of Matsya and Kurma 54,2 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 59,2 5 16 Jarasandh 60,2 5 17 Abduction of Rukmini 60. 2 5 18 Sri Krshna s Queens 61,2 5 19 Anirudha Marries Usha 61.
2 5 20 The Decline of the Yadu Dynasty 62,2 5 21 Rituals of Vishnu Worship 63. 2 5 22 Lord Vishnu The Almighty God 64,2 5 23 Parashuram 64. 3 VISHNU PURANA 66,3 1 CHAPTER 1 PART 1 67, 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 69,3 1 4 Birth of Prajapatis and their Progeny 69. 3 1 5 Creation of Rudra and Omnipresence of Laxmi 70. 3 1 6 Dhruv s Migration to the Forest 71,3 1 7 Dhruv Pleases God with his Penance 72.
3 1 8 Tale of King Ven and Prithu 73, 3 1 9 Birth of Prachin Barhi Worship of God by Prachetas 75. 3 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 79, 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. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,3 1 14 Appearance of the Lord 80. 3 1 15 Lineage of Kashyap s Other Wives and Origin of Marudgana 80. 3 1 16 The Description of Universal Order 81,3 2 CHAPTER 2 PART 2 82. 3 2 1 Description of Priyavrat s Lineage 82,3 2 2 Geographical Description 82.
3 2 3 Division of Bharat and Other Landmasses 83,3 2 4 Description of Other Dvipas 83. 3 2 5 Description of the Nether Worlds 84,3 2 6 Description of Hells 85. 3 2 7 Description of Celestial Worlds 85, 3 2 8 Order of the Sun the Stars and other Constellations 85. 3 2 9 Twelve Names of the Sun 86, 3 2 10 Description of Surya Shakti and Vaishnava Shakti 87. 3 2 11 Description of the Nine Planets 88,3 2 12 Life Sketch of Bharat 88.
3 2 13 Jadabharat Preaches the King 90,3 2 14 Tale of Ribhu and Nidaagh 90. 3 2 15 Ribhu Preaches Nidaagh 91,3 3 CHAPTER 3 PART 3 91. 3 3 1 Description of Manvataras 91, 3 3 2 Birth of Savarni Manu and Description of the Next Manvataras 92. 3 3 3 Description of Veda Vyasa and the Significance of BrahmaGyana 93. 3 3 4 Expansion of the Branches of the Rg Veda 93, 3 3 5 Description of the Branches of the Yajur Veda 94. 3 3 6 The Branches of the Sama Veda and the 18 Puranas 94. 3 3 7 Yama Gita 94,3 3 8 Duties of Four Classes of Society 95.
3 3 9 Description of Different Ashrams 95,3 3 10 Customs and Consecrations 96. 3 3 11 Description of Righteousness 96,3 3 12 Sanctification after Birth and Death 97. 3 3 13 Days for Monthly Oblations 97,3 3 14 Method for Oblations 97. 3 3 15 Do s and Don t during Oblation 98,3 3 16 The Battle of Gods and Demons 98. 3 3 17 Dialogue of Mayamoha with Demons 98,3 4 CHAPTER 4 PART 4 99.
3 4 1 Description of Vaivasvat Manu s Lineage 99,3 4 2 Description of Ikshvaku s Lineage 100. 3 4 3 Progeny of Mandhatr Ascend of Trishanku to Heaven and Birth of Sagar 102. 3 4 4 Description of Suryavansh 103, 3 4 5 Tale of Nimi and Description of his Lineage 104. 3 4 6 Description of Somavansh and the Tale of Pururava 105. 3 4 7 Birth of Jamadagni and Vishwamitra 106,3 4 8 Description of Kashyavansh 106. 3 4 9 Description of King Raji and his Sons 107,3 4 10 Tale of Yayati 107. 3 4 11 Description of Yaduvansh and the Tale of SahastrArjuna 107. 3 4 12 Description of Kroshtuvansh 108,3 5 CHAPTER 5 PART 5 108.
3 5 1 Puruvansh 108,3 5 2 Description of Kuruvansh 109. 3 5 3 Incarnation of Lord Krshna 110,3 5 4 Appearance of Lord in Devaki s Womb 111. 3 5 5 Killing of Putana and Salvation of other Demons 112. 3 5 6 The Sages Curse Yaduvanshis 138,3 6 CHAPTER 6 PART 6 140. 3 6 1 Descriptions of Dynasties in Kali Yuga 140,4 SKANDA PURANA 142. Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,4 1 MAHESHWAR KHAND 142.
4 1 1 Daksha s Animosity towards Lord Shiva 142,4 1 2 Sati jumps into the Sacrificial Fire 142. 4 1 3 Virtues of Worshipping Lord Shiva 143,4 1 4 Churning of the Ocean 143. 4 1 5 The Emergence of Ambrosia 144,4 1 6 Lord Brahma s Boon to Tarakasur 144. 4 1 7 Shiva tests Parvati s Devotion 144,4 1 8 The Arrival of the Sapta Rishis 145. 4 1 9 Birth of Kartikeya 145,4 1 10 Kartikeya Kills Tarakasur 146.
4 1 11 Virtues of Observing a Fast on Shiva Ratri 146. 4 1 12 Kartikeya s Sorrow 147,4 1 13 Killing of Pralamb 147. 4 1 14 Kaalbhiti s Austere Penance 147,4 1 15 Karandham s Queries 148. 4 1 16 Arunachal Shiva Linga 149,4 1 17 Lord Shiva The Sovereign Creator 149. 4 1 18 Execution of Shumbh Nishumbh and Mahishasur 150. 4 1 19 Parvati Receives Arunchaleshwar s Grace 151. 4 2 VAISHNAV KHAND 151, 4 2 1 Lord Varah satisfies Prithvi s Curiosity 151. 4 2 2 Lord Varah Mantra 151,4 2 3 Manifestation of Padmavati 152.
4 2 4 Padmavati becomes Lord Hari s Consort 152,4 2 5 King Parikshit 152. 4 2 6 Krshna Teertha 153, 4 2 7 Some Other Places of Pilgrimage on Venketachal Mountain 153. 4 2 8 Anjana s Penance at Akash Ganga Teertha 154, 4 2 9 Lord Vishnu Advises Lord Brahma to go to Purushottam Kshetra 154. 4 2 10 Markandeya Eulogizes Vishnu 154, 4 2 11 Holy Places in the vicinity of Purushottam Kshetra 155. 4 2 12 Vidyapati Eulogizes Lord NeelMadhava 157, 4 2 13 Indrayumna Leaves for Purushottam Kshetra 158.
4 2 14 Indrayumna Reaches Ekamrachhetra 158,4 2 15 Indrayumna Eulogizes Lord NeelMadhava 159. 4 2 16 Narad Installs the Idol of NriSimha 159,4 2 17 Indrayumna Performs Ashvamedhya Yagyas 159. 4 2 18 Jaganath Idol is Carved Out 159,4 2 19 Consecration of the Idols 160. 4 2 20 Rath Yatra 161,4 2 21 Some Prominent Places of Pilgrimage 161. 4 2 22 The Majesty of Badri Kshetra 161,4 2 23 The Importance of Hindu Month Kartik 162.
4 2 24 The Importance of Holy Dips in Margashirsh 162. 4 2 25 The Significance of Charity made in Vaishakh 162. 4 2 26 Ayodhyapuri 163,4 3 BRAHM KAND 163,4 3 1 Rameshwar Kshetra 163. 4 3 2 Setu Bandh 163,4 3 3 Rameshwar Linga 164,4 3 4 DharmaRanya Kshetra 164. 4 3 5 Loss of Moral Values in Kaliyuga 165,4 3 6 The Significance of ChaturMasya Vrata 165. 4 3 7 Importance of Abstinence during Chaturmas 165. 4 3 8 Rituals Pertaining to Shodash Upachar 165,4 4 KASHI KHAND 166. 4 4 1 Vidhyachal Obstructs the Path of Surya 166, 4 4 2 Agastya orders the Vindhya Mountains to diminish their size 167.
4 4 3 Kashi The Sacrosanct Place of Pilgrimage 167. 4 4 4 Lord Kartikeya Describes the Majesty of Kashi 167. Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,4 4 5 The Origin of Kashi 168. 4 5 AVANTI KSHETRA KHAND 168,4 5 1 Sanat Kumar Glorifies Mahakaal Teertha 168. 4 5 2 Kapal Mochan 169,4 5 3 Various Names of Ujjainipuri 169. 4 5 4 The Grandeur of Avantipuri 170,4 5 5 The Descent of Narmada 170. 4 5 6 Narmada Marries Purukutsu 171,4 5 7 Manu Receives a Boon from Narmada 171.
4 5 8 Jamadagni receives Kaamdhenu 171,4 5 9 Description of Hell 172. 4 6 NAGAR KHAND 172,4 6 1 Trishanku cursed by Vashishth s Sons 172. 4 6 2 Vishwamitra Commences New Creation 173,4 7 PRABHAS KHAND 173. 4 7 1 Description of Puranas and Up puranas 174,4 7 2 Prabhas Teertha 174. 4 7 3 Somnath Linga 175,4 7 4 Different Names of Somnath 175.
4 7 5 Siddheshwar Linga and Siddha Linga 175,4 7 6 Chandra Deva Eulogizes Shiva 176. 4 7 7 The Significance of Getting One s Head Tonsured 176. 4 7 8 The Emergence of Sarasvati in Prabhas Kshetra 177. 4 7 9 Prabhas The Abode of Trinity Goddesses 177, 4 7 10 Dvarka Mahatmya Sages Queries to Prahlad 178. 4 7 11 The Sanctity of Dvarkapuri 178,5 SHIVA MAHA PURANA 180. 5 1 VIDYESHWAR SAMHITA 181,5 1 1 Sages Enquire 181. 5 1 2 Proposition and Means 181,5 1 3 Listening Kirtan Contemplation 182.
5 1 4 Greatness of Shiva Linga 182,5 1 5 The Deities go to Kailash Mountain 182. 5 1 6 Anaal Stambh The Pillar of Fire 182,5 1 7 Shiva Obliges Brahma 183. 5 1 8 Consecration of Maheshwar 183,5 1 9 Omkar 184. 5 1 10 Rituals of Shiva Worship 184,5 1 11 Sacred Pilgrimages of Shiva 184. 5 1 12 Conduct of the respective Castes 185,5 1 13 Types of Dharma 185.
5 1 14 Appropriate Place and Time for Worshipping Shiva 185. 5 1 15 Worshipping the Idol of Shiva 186,5 1 16 The Majesty of Pranav Panchakshar 186. 5 1 17 Worldly Bondage and Salvation 187,5 1 18 The Worship of Parthiva Linga 187. 5 1 19 Methods of Worshipping Parthiva Linga 187,5 1 20 Number of Parthiva Shivalingas 187. 5 1 21 Importance of Naivedya and Bilva Leaves 188. 5 1 22 The Majesty of Shiva s Name 188, 5 1 23 The Importance of Bhasma in Shiva s Worship 188. 5 1 24 Importance of Rudraksha 189,5 2 RUDRA SAMHITA 189.
5 2 1 Shrishti Khand 189,5 2 2 Victory of Narada over Kama 189. 5 2 3 Narada s Ego Subdued 190,5 2 4 Vishnu Preaches Narad 190. 5 2 5 Brahmaji Preaches Narad 190,5 2 6 The Origin of Vishnu 190. 5 2 7 Origin of Brahmaji 191, Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,5 2 8 Dispute Between Brahmaji Vishnuji 191.
5 2 9 Shabda Brahma 191,5 2 10 Shabda Brahma Tanu 192. 5 2 11 Shiva Enlightens Brahma Vishnu 192,5 2 12 Age of Brahma Vishnu Rudra 192. 5 2 13 The Methods of Worshipping Shiva 192,5 2 14 Acquiring of Shiva Lingas by the Deity 192. 5 2 15 Methods of Worshipping Shiva Linga 193, 5 2 16 The Virtues of Worshipping Shiva Methodically 193. 5 2 17 The Origin of Kailash Vaikunth 193,5 2 18 The Emergence of Rudra A.
Dharmo rakshati rakshitah Dharma protects those who protect it The Puranas A compact English only version of the Major 18 Puranas in one document

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