This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated.1839 Excerpt: ... M ahadeo, are now alike in a state of
ruin: this could not have been the case when the Brahma Purana
celebrated their glories, and they would appear, at the time when
the Purana was compiled, to have divided the veneration of the
Hindus with their more fortunate competitor. The internal evidence
which the work offers, therefore, renders it exceedingly probable,
that it was composed in the course of the thirteenth or fourteenth
century, or after the worship of Jagannatha predominated, but
before Siva and the Sun had fallen into utter disrepute. The work
which is called the Uttara Khanda, or "Last portion" of the Brahma
Purana, is, as has been observed, always met with in a detached
form, and as an independent composition. The subjects of which it
treats, are also of a character wholly dissimilar from those of the
Brahma Purdna, and it is very obvious that there is no connexion
between the two. If there be any Purva Khanda, or prior section of
the Brahma Purana, of which the Uttara Khanda is a continuation, it
must be something very different from the work of which the
preceding summary has been given. The Uttara Khanda of the Brahma
Purana consists of thirtyseven chapters, containing about three
thousand stanzas. It is repeated by Saunaka to Satanika, as it was
formerly narrated by Agastya to Supratika, a sage. It so far merits
the denomination of Brahma Purina, that it has Brahmd for its hero:
commencing with his incestuous passion for Saraswati, and the birth
of a son, Sumridika, in consequence. Sumridika being offended with
his parent, creates, by arduous penance, the brood of Asuras 'or
Titans, by whom the gods are defeated, and Brahma is expelled from
heaven. Brahma, however, by propitiating Siva, is restored to his
dignity and power, and employs Viswak...
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|Country of origin:
Royal Asiatic Society of Ireland
||246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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