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Definition of Purana

Purana
Purana Pu*ra"na, n. [Skr. pur[=a]?, properly. old, ancient, fr. pur[=a] formerly.] One of a class of sacred Hindoo poetical works in the Sanskrit language which treat of the creation, destruction, and renovation of worlds, the genealogy and achievements of gods and heroes, the reigns of the Manus, and the transactions of their descendants. The principal Puranas are eighteen in number, and there are the same number of supplementary books called Upa Puranas.

Meaning of Purana from wikipedia

- Jaina Puranas can be dated and their authors ****igned. There are one Maha Purana, 17 Mukhya Puranas (Major Puranas) and 18 Upa Puranas (Minor Puranas), with...
- Bhagavata Purana (Devanagari: भागवतपुराण; IAST: Bhāgavata Purāṇa) also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā-purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam or Bhāgavata, is one of...
- The Vishnu Purana (IAST: Viṣṇu Purāṇa) is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism. It is an important Pancharatra...
- The Garuda Purana is one of 18 Mahāpurāṇ of texts in Hinduism. It is a part of Vaishnavism literature corpus, primarily centering around Hindu god Vishnu...
- The Bhavishya Purana (Bhaviṣya Purāṇa, lit. "****ure Purana") is one of the eighteen major works in the Purana genre of Hinduism, written in Sanskrit....
- Shiva Purāṇa (ʃːvə pʊˈraːnə, Sanskrit: शिव पुराण; Śiva Purāṇa) is one of the eighteen major Purāṇas, a genre of Sanskrit texts in Hinduism, and part of...
- The Brahmanda Purana (Sanskrit: ब्रह्माण्ड पुराण, Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa) is a Sanskrit text and one of the eighteen major Puranas, a genre of Hindu texts. It...
- The Skanda Purana (IAST: Skanda Purāṇa) is the largest Mahāpurāṇa, a genre of eighteen Hindu religious texts. The text contains over 81,000 verses, and...
- Avatars' of Vishnu. The Agni Purana, Varaha Purana, Padma Purana, Linga Purana, Narada Purana, Garuda Purana, and Skanda Purana all provide matching lists...
- The Sri Kalki Purana (Sanskrit: कल्कि पुराण Sri Kalki Purāṇa) is a prophesied work in Sanskrit that details the life and times of Kalki, the tenth and...
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