Brahmapurāṇa

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Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 1989 - Religion - 596 pages
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Contents

Setting of the recitation of the Purana creation of the world
1
Distribution of sovereignties Prthuepisode
8
Story of Vivasvat and Samjna and their progeny
16
The lunar dynasty Amflvasu branch
25
The lunar dynasty contd The branches of Yayatis sons
31
The lunar dynasty contd Genealogy of Krsna
38
Story of the Syamantakajewel part 2
44
Description of Bharatavarsa
50
Story of Agastya teaching Apastamba
221
Sarama and the Panis
222
Story of Pippala Visvavasus sister
224
The Raksasas and the magic woman Ajaika Muktakesl
225
Story of Brahman Visnu and Sivas Liriga
226
Maudgalya and Visnu
227
Dispute between LaksmI and Poverty
228
Story of Madhuchandas familypriest of King Saryati
230

Description of the nether worlds
56
Description of the heavenly worlds Visnu and his Sakti
59
Narayana as Sisumara and the cycle of water
61
Places of pilgrimage
62
The dialogical setting for Brahmans narration
66
Description of Ondradesa on worship of the sun and of Ramesvara
69
Description of the land sacred to the sun Konarka Konaditya
70
On worship of the sun
71
The sun as highest deity his twelvefold shape Mitras instruction to Narada
73
Various aspects of the sun the 12 Adityas the 21 names of the sun
76
The birth of Vivasvat story of Samjfia and Martanda
79
On the origin of the sun the 108 names of the sun
80
Story of Satl the birth of Uma
81
Uma and Rudra her devotion to Rudra Siva as a child and the crocodile
84
Umas selfchoice the wedding of Siva and Uma
85
Praise of Siva by the gods
87
Story of how Kama was burnt by Siva Menas reproach of Siva
88
Destruction of Daksas sacrifice by Siva
89
Daksas hymn of the thousand names of Siva the distribution of fever
91
Description of Ekamraka worship of Siva
93
Description of Viraja description of Utkala
94
Story of Indradyumna
95
Story of Indradyumna contd The journey to the southern ocean
97
Story of Indradyumna contd The disappearance of Nllamadhava
98
Story of the disappearance of Nllamadhava Dialogue between Janardana Vasudeva and
100
Story of Indradyumna contd Description of Purusottamaksetra
101
Story of Indradyumna contd Construction of temple Indradyumnas horsesacrifice
102
Story of Indradyumna contd Indradyumnas anxiety
103
Story of Indradyumna contd Hymn to Visnu
104
Story of Indradyumna contd Making of the images
105
Story of Indradyumna contd Boons granted by Visnu
106
Markandeyaepisode The end of the cosmic cycle
107
Markandeyaepisode contd The Flood and the child in the figtree
108
Markandeyaepisode contd Markandeyas vision
109
Markandeyaepisode contdVisnus teachings
110
PaficatlrthaMahatmya
112
NarasimhaMahatmya
113
SvetamadhavaMahatmya
115
MatsyamadhavaMahatmya rules for bathing in the ocean
117
Prescriptions concerning worship
119
The ocean as holy place Samudrasnanamahatmya
121
On the importance of the month Jyestha
122
Bathing festival of Krsna Balarama and Subhadra
123
Description of the car festival
125
Description of Visnus world
127
PurusottamaksetraMahatmya
129
PurusottamaksetraMahatmya GautamIMahatmya
130
Prehistory to Sivas marriage with Parvatl
131
Account of the events at the weddingceremony
132
Story of Bali and Visnus three steps VamanaAvatara
134
Ganesas device to make Gautama bring down the Ganga
135
Gautamas hymn to Siva
138
The Gautaml Ganga on earth
139
Sivas account of the GautamI Ganga
140
Descent of the Bhaglrathl Ganga
141
Story of Visnu as boar lifting up the sacrifice
143
Story of the pigeon couple and the hunter
144
Story of Skandas lust
146
Story of the Krttikas and of Skandas birth
147
Birth of Hanumat and his halfbrother
149
Story of Yama neglecting his duty
150
Story of Indra and Ahalya
151
Varuna as teacher of Janaka and Yajnavalkya
153
Story of Vivasvat the surrogated Chaya and the birth of the Asvins
154
Story of Garuda and the snake Maninaga
155
Story of Jabali and the cows
156
Story of Sanajjata and his mother Mahl
157
Story of Visvamitra and Indra
158
Story of Sivas devotee Sveta who could not be taken away by Death
159
Sukra Usanas and the science of reviving the dead
160
Indra and Brahminmurder
161
How Kubera lost his kingdom and became lord of the north
162
Story of Agni and Jatavedas
163
Story of Prthusravas and his younger brother
164
Pururavas and Sarasvatl
166
Disturbance of Priyavratas horsesacrifice
167
Story of Hariscandra Rohita and Sunahsepa
168
Story of the first purchase of Soma
170
Story of the origin and distribution of the nectar of immortality
173
Story of Vrddhagautama and the old maid
175
Story of King Ila who became Ila the mother of Pururavas
176
The destruction of Daksas sacrifice Visnus discus swallowed by Siva
179
Story of Dadhlci and his son Pippalada
182
The Prince as Serpent
187
Siva and the Mothers fighting against the demons
189
The treacherous fifth head of Brahman
190
Ganesa and the obstacle at the Sattrarite of the gods
191
Sivas help to Sesa against the demons
192
Datta Atreya and Siva
194
The plants and Soma
195
The plants and Soma contd
196
Katha and his special gift to his teacher Bharadvaja
197
Stories of Dhanvantari and of Indra regaining his kingdom
198
Story of Dasaratha and his dutiful son Rama
201
Dasarathas fight with the demons Dasaratha kills the Brahmin boy Ramas adventures Dasarathas redemption
204
Story of Indra and Diti
206
Story of Diti and Kasyapa Story of Indra and Maya Indra in Ditis womb Siva ends the conflict between Indra and Diti
208
The enmity between Anuhrada and Uluka
210
Competition between Agni and the waters
212
The sacrificer kidnapped by a demon
213
Story of Agni and Sivas semen the abduction of Suvarna
216
Stories about Indra
217
Story of Indra and Namuci Story of Indra and Mahasani Indra IndranI and Vrsakapi
218
Pailusas thirst and the sword of knowledge
231
Atreya as Indra
232
Prthu and the earth
234
Meghahasa and the gods
235
Ravana and Siva
236
Atreyi Angiras and Agni the fire
237
Discussion about the best way to liberation
238
Story of Yayati
239
Visvamitra and the Apsarases
240
Kanvas sacrificial fire getting extinct during the offering
241
Visnu as Narasimha
242
Jlgartis life after death and his redemption by Sunahsepa
243
Pururavas and Urvasl
244
The abduction of Tara
245
Praclnabarhis long reign and his obtaining a son from Siva
247
The earth as sacrificial gift turning into a lioness and exchanged for a cow
249
Rama and the Lirigas
250
The Angirasas and their mothers curse Agastyas teaching
251
Kadru and Vinata
253
Battle between gods and demons
255
Creation of the world from Brahmans primordial sacrifice
256
Story of Manyu helping the gods against the demons
260
Sakalya a devotee of Visnu and the Raksasa Parasu
261
Story of King Pavamana and the Ciccikabird
262
Marriage of the sungods ugly daughter Visti
264
Story of Sampati and Jatayu
266
The performance of King Abhistuts horsesacrifice
267
The hunter and the Brahmin as devotees of Siva
269
The good merchant and the treacherous Brahmin
270
The game of dice between Indra and Pramati
273
Confluence of the GautamI with the ocean
275
Visvarupas terrible sacrifice
276
Completion of the sacrifice performed by the sages
277
Brahmans teachings about dharma on the origin of the Ganga
279
Prehistory of the image of Vasudeva
283
On the greatness of Purusottamaksetra and the merit obtained there
284
Kanduepisode
285
Introduction to Krsnacarita
288
Description of the constituents and the development of the human body
289
Manifestations and incarnations of Visnu
290
Heavenly prelude to the incarnation of Visnu as Krsna
292
Birth of Krsna
293
Kamsas plans and thoughts
294
Kallyaepisode
295
Dhenukaepisode
296
Pralambaepisode institution of hillworship by Krsna
297
Govardhanaepisode encounter of Indra and Krsna
298
Krsna and the cowherds Aristaepisode
299
Kamsas plans against Krsna Kesinepisode
301
Akruras devotion to Krsna
302
Krsnas deeds in Mathura killing of Kamsa
303
Krsnas education Pancajanaepisode
305
Jarasamdhaepisode
306
Krsna and Mucukunda Baladeva in Gokula
307
Balarama forcing Yamuna to change her course
308
Marriage of Aniruddha killing of Rukmin
309
Narakaepisode
310
Krsna and Satyabhama in the world of the gods
311
Reconciliation of Krsna and Indra the Parijatatree on earth
312
Banaepisode contd
313
Paundraka claiming to be Visnu the burning of Kasi
314
Balaramas heroic deeds Release of Samba
315
Balaramas heroic deeds Dvividaepisode
316
Krsnas death
318
Manifestations of Visnu
320
The path to Yamas world the gates to his city
324
Punishment of the wicked in Yamas world description of hells
326
Reward of the righteous in Yamas world
330
The fate of the soul after death retribution for deeds by rebirth
331
Merit of giving food to Brahmins
335
On ancestral rites
336
Prescriptions for ancestral rites their effects
342
Prescriptions concerning articles to be employed and to be avoided Prescriptions concerning food forbidden during ancestral rites Prescriptions con...
348
On the proper conduct
350
Prescriptions concerning daily routines Prescriptions concerning cleaning Prescriptions concerning ancestral rites
355
Rules for the conduct according to caste and stage of life
356
Rise and fall within the caste system dialogue between Siva and Uma
358
On the effects of actions dialogue between Siva and Uma contd
360
On rebirth dialogue between Siva and Uma contd
362
Dialogue between Siva and the sages
363
On the destiny of Vaisnavas after death
365
Praise of singing while keeping vigil
366
Story of the devoted Candala and the Raksasa Story of the previous and the following rebirths of the Matanga
368
Episodes illustrating the manifestations of Visnus Maya
369
On the conditions during KaliYuga
371
The end of a cycle of Yugas and the return of KrtaYuga
374
On the dissolution of things
376
Description of occasional dissolution contd
377
On suffering and final release from existence absolute dissolution
379
Description of the practice of Yoga
380
On Samkhya and Yoga
381
On the opposition of action and knowledge
385
On liberation by knowledge
387
On the difference between Samkhya and Yoga on the practice of Yoga
389
On Samkhya and Yoga
390
Dialogue between Karalajanaka and Vasistha
393
On the worldly bondage and destiny of the soul
394
Dialogue between Karalajanaka and Vasistha contd
395
Vasisthas answer concerning Yoga
396
Dialogue between Karalajanaka and Vasistha contd
398
Dialogue between Karalajanaka and Vasistha contd
399
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