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PURANA’S article by Padmanabhan Raghupathy

Submitted by on January 29, 2011 – 7:52 AMNo Comment

Following is an article written by Sri Padmanabhan Raghupathy, who is an avid reader of spiritual books. He is has an extensive knowledge on our Vedas/Puranas/Vedic Culture…etc and all other issues of religious significance.

PURANAS
The word PURANA means “Ancient”. The y are the religious stories , narrated to common men to make them understand about the “Higher Truth of Life”. Purana’s always emphasise on DEVOTION TO GOD.
There are 18 major PURANA’s. They don’t have specific date of composition or authouring. Following are the 18 Purana’s
1) BRAMHA PURANA
2) PADMA PURANA
3) VISHNU PURANA
4) SIVA PURANA
5) SRIMAD BHAGAVATH
6) NARADA PURANA
7) MARKANDEYA PURANA
8) AGNI PURANA
9) BHAVISHYAT PURANA
10) BRAHMA VAIVARTHA PURANA
11) LINGA PURANA
12) VARAHA PURANA
13) SKANDA PURANA
14) VAAMANA PURANA
15) KOORMA PURANA
16) MATSYA PURANA
17) GARUDA PURANA
18) BRAHMANDA PURANA
(Of these Puranas 10 are Saivites)
These all 18 Purana’s add upto “Four hundred thousand” (400000) “GRANTHA’S”. A Grantha is “Sloka” with 32 Syllables. These Puranas are classified into three categories viz…”VAISHNAVA” “SAIVA CULT” and “ SHAKTI CULT”. Paraasara father of “Vedavayaasa” was responsible for bringing out “Vishnu Purana”. “Shukaacharya” narrated “Srimad Bhagvath” to King “Pareekshit”. The “Durga Saptha Sati” story of Durga appears in “Markandeya Purana”

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