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Definition of Puranas

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.

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- Jaina Puranas can be dated and their authors ****igned. There is 1 Maha Purana, 18 Mukhya Puranas (Major Puranas) and 18 Upa Puranas (Minor Puranas), with...
- Vishnu Purana like all Puranas has a complicated chronology. Dimmitt and van Buitenen state that each of the Puranas including the Vishnu Purana is encyclopedic...
- Tirtha-focussed Puranas. In records of land grants of the fifth century CE verses are quoted which occur only in the Padma, Bhavishya, and Brahma Puranas, and on...
- major Puranas, one entire chapter dedicated to each. This has been an important benchmark in comparison studies, and as evidence that the Puranas were...
- Bhagavata Purana is widely recognized as the best-known and most influential of the Puranas, and as a part of Vedic literature (the Puranas, Itihasa epics...
- The Padma Purana (Sanskrit: पद्मपुराण or पाद्मपुराण, Padma-purāṇa or Pādma-purāṇa) is one of the eighteen major Puranas, a genre of texts in Hinduism...
- Kalki mythologies are divergent between the Epic and the Puranas, as well as within the Puranas. In the Mahabharata, according to Hiltebeitel, Kalki is...
- Markandeya Purana (Sanskrit: मार्कण्डेय पुराण; IAST: Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa) is a Sanskrit text of Hinduism, and one of the eighteen major Puranas. The text's...
- title some of the books same and others differently. The Shiva Purana, like other Puranas in Hindu literature, was likely a living text, which was routinely...
- The Matsya Purana (IAST: Matsya Purāṇa) is one of the eighteen major Puranas (Mahapurana), and among the oldest and better preserved in the Puranic genre...