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Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,INTRODUCTION 26. SOURCES 27,1 BRAHMA PURANA 28,1 1 LORD BRAHMA 28,1 1 1 A Profile of Brahmaji 28. 1 1 2 Scriptural Appearance of Brahmaji 28,1 1 3 Four Heads of Brahmaji 28. 1 1 4 White Beard of Brahmaji 28,1 1 5 Swan as a Vehicle 28. 1 1 6 Purpose of Holding Vedas 29,1 1 7 Rosary in Second Hand 29.
1 1 8 Kamandalu Coconut Shell Bowl 29,1 1 9 Seat of the Lotus 29. 1 2 GODDESS SARASVATI 29,1 2 1 Appearance of Sarasvati 29. 1 2 2 Significance of Book and Veena Lyre 30,1 2 3 Beaded Rosary 30. 1 3 LORD VISHNU 30,1 3 1 Appearance of Lord Vishnu 30. 1 3 2 Reflection of Scriptural Appearance 30, 1 3 3 Scientific Depiction of Vishnu s Appearance 30.
1 3 4 Why does Lord Vishnu rest on Sheshanaga 31,1 3 5 Why is Lotus in the Navel 31. 1 3 6 Why does Vishnu stay in the Sea of Milk 31,1 3 7 Reason for holding the Wheel 31. 1 3 8 Reason for holding the Conch 31,1 3 9 Purpose of Kaustubhamani 31. 1 3 10 Why does Lord Vishnu hold a Mace 32, 1 3 11 Why is Garuda Eagle the Vehicle of Vishnu 32. 1 4 GODDESS LAXMI 32, 1 4 1 Why Goddess Laxmi presses the feet of God 32.
1 4 2 Reason for Liquidity of Laxmi 32,1 4 3 Why is the owl the vehicle of Laxmi 32. 2 PADMA PURANA 33,2 1 SHRISHTIKHAND 33,2 1 1 The Beginning of Creation 33. 2 1 2 Lord Brahma s Life Span and the Chronological Order of the Eras 34. 2 1 3 The Four Prominent Castes 35,2 1 4 The Manifestations of Goddess Laxmi 35. 2 1 5 Sati gives up her Life 36, 2 1 6 The Origin of Deities Demons and Serpents 36. 2 1 7 The Origin of Marudganas 37,2 1 8 King Prithu and the Surya Dynasty 38.
2 1 9 Bashkali the Demon king 39,2 1 10 Sri Ram kills Shambuk 40. 2 1 11 Manifestation of Ganesh Kartikeya 40, 2 1 12 An Ideal Brahmin and the Significance of the Gayatri Mantra 41. 2 1 13 A Brahmin s Livelihood 42,2 1 14 Narottam The Brahmin 42. 2 1 15 The Significance of Rudraksha Amla Tulsi 44. 2 1 16 The Importance of Surya s Worship 44,2 2 BHUMIKHAND 44. 2 2 1 Different Types of Sin and Virtue 44,2 2 2 King Yayati propagates Vaishnava Dharma 45.
Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,2 2 3 Yayati marries Ashrubindumati 45. 2 2 4 Kunjal The Enlightened Parrot 46,2 2 5 Kunjal Preaches Vijjwal 46. 2 2 6 Kunjal Narrates about his Previous Birth 47,2 3 SWARGAKHAND 47. 2 3 1 Some Prominent Holy Places in Bharat Varsha 47. 2 3 2 Jambubarg River Narmada Amarkantak 48,2 3 3 Dharma Teertha Yamuna Snan 48. 2 3 4 Kashipuri Kapardishwar Gaya 49,2 3 5 Puranas The Embodiment of Sri Hari 49.
2 4 PATALKHAND 49, 2 4 1 Sheshnag narrates the Tales of Sri Rama s Return from Lanka 49. 2 4 2 Ravana The Mighty Demon 50, 2 4 3 Agastya Advises Sri Rama to Perform Ashvamedhya Yagya 51. 2 4 4 The Horse is Let Loose 51,2 4 5 Lav Fastens the Horse 51. 2 4 6 Lav Vanquishes the Whole Army 51,2 4 7 Lav Becomes Unconscious 51. 2 4 8 The Army Returns to Ayodhya 52,2 4 9 Sri Rama sends Laxman to bring Sita 52.
2 4 10 Sita Returns to Ayodhya 52,2 5 UTTARKHAND 53. 2 5 1 Badrik Ashram 53,2 5 2 The Descent of River Ganga 53. 2 5 3 Dasharatha Pacifies Shani 53,2 5 4 Qualities of a Vaishnava 53. 2 5 5 Indraprastha 54,2 5 6 Vaikunth The Abode of Lord Vishnu 54. 2 5 7 The Incarnations of Matsya and Kurma 54,2 5 8 NriSimha Incarnation 55.
2 5 9 Vaman Incarnation 55,2 5 10 Sri Rama s Birth 56. 2 5 11 Sri Rama Grows Up 56,2 5 12 Sri Rama s Exile 57. 2 5 13 Sri Rama s Coronation 57,2 5 14 Sri Krshna 58. 2 5 15 Killing of Kansa 59,2 5 16 Jarasandh 60,2 5 17 Abduction of Rukmini 60. 2 5 18 Sri Krshna s Queens 61,2 5 19 Anirudha Marries Usha 61.
2 5 20 The Decline of the Yadu Dynasty 62,2 5 21 Rituals of Vishnu Worship 63. 2 5 22 Lord Vishnu The Almighty God 64,2 5 23 Parashuram 64. 3 VISHNU PURANA 66,3 1 CHAPTER 1 PART 1 67, 3 1 1 Introduction and Origin of the Universe from Basic Elements 67. 3 1 2 Birth of Brahma and Salvation of Earth by Varaha 68. 3 1 3 Divisions of Earth and Origin of Cereals 69,3 1 4 Birth of Prajapatis and their Progeny 69. 3 1 5 Creation of Rudra and Omnipresence of Laxmi 70. 3 1 6 Dhruv s Migration to the Forest 71,3 1 7 Dhruv Pleases God with his Penance 72.
3 1 8 Tale of King Ven and Prithu 73, 3 1 9 Birth of Prachin Barhi Worship of God by Prachetas 75. 3 1 10 Marriage of Prachetas and Birth of Prajapatis 75. 3 1 11 Tale of Prahlad and Narasimha Incarnation 77. 3 1 12 Attempts to Kill Prahlad 79, 3 1 13 Description of Lord s Virtues by Prahlad and Protection of Prahlad by Sudarshan Chakra 79. Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,3 1 14 Appearance of the Lord 80. 3 1 15 Lineage of Kashyap s Other Wives and Origin of Marudgana 80. 3 1 16 The Description of Universal Order 81,3 2 CHAPTER 2 PART 2 82. 3 2 1 Description of Priyavrat s Lineage 82,3 2 2 Geographical Description 82.
3 2 3 Division of Bharat and Other Landmasses 83,3 2 4 Description of Other Dvipas 83. 3 2 5 Description of the Nether Worlds 84,3 2 6 Description of Hells 85. 3 2 7 Description of Celestial Worlds 85, 3 2 8 Order of the Sun the Stars and other Constellations 85. 3 2 9 Twelve Names of the Sun 86, 3 2 10 Description of Surya Shakti and Vaishnava Shakti 87. 3 2 11 Description of the Nine Planets 88,3 2 12 Life Sketch of Bharat 88.
3 2 13 Jadabharat Preaches the King 90,3 2 14 Tale of Ribhu and Nidaagh 90. 3 2 15 Ribhu Preaches Nidaagh 91,3 3 CHAPTER 3 PART 3 91. 3 3 1 Description of Manvataras 91, 3 3 2 Birth of Savarni Manu and Description of the Next Manvataras 92. 3 3 3 Description of Veda Vyasa and the Significance of BrahmaGyana 93. 3 3 4 Expansion of the Branches of the Rg Veda 93, 3 3 5 Description of the Branches of the Yajur Veda 94. 3 3 6 The Branches of the Sama Veda and the 18 Puranas 94. 3 3 7 Yama Gita 94,3 3 8 Duties of Four Classes of Society 95.
3 3 9 Description of Different Ashrams 95,3 3 10 Customs and Consecrations 96. 3 3 11 Description of Righteousness 96,3 3 12 Sanctification after Birth and Death 97. 3 3 13 Days for Monthly Oblations 97,3 3 14 Method for Oblations 97. 3 3 15 Do s and Don t during Oblation 98,3 3 16 The Battle of Gods and Demons 98. 3 3 17 Dialogue of Mayamoha with Demons 98,3 4 CHAPTER 4 PART 4 99.
3 4 1 Description of Vaivasvat Manu s Lineage 99,3 4 2 Description of Ikshvaku s Lineage 100. 3 4 3 Progeny of Mandhatr Ascend of Trishanku to Heaven and Birth of Sagar 102. 3 4 4 Description of Suryavansh 103, 3 4 5 Tale of Nimi and Description of his Lineage 104. 3 4 6 Description of Somavansh and the Tale of Pururava 105. 3 4 7 Birth of Jamadagni and Vishwamitra 106,3 4 8 Description of Kashyavansh 106. 3 4 9 Description of King Raji and his Sons 107,3 4 10 Tale of Yayati 107. 3 4 11 Description of Yaduvansh and the Tale of SahastrArjuna 107. 3 4 12 Description of Kroshtuvansh 108,3 5 CHAPTER 5 PART 5 108.
3 5 1 Puruvansh 108,3 5 2 Description of Kuruvansh 109. 3 5 3 Incarnation of Lord Krshna 110,3 5 4 Appearance of Lord in Devaki s Womb 111. 3 5 5 Killing of Putana and Salvation of other Demons 112. 3 5 6 The Sages Curse Yaduvanshis 138,3 6 CHAPTER 6 PART 6 140. 3 6 1 Descriptions of Dynasties in Kali Yuga 140,4 SKANDA PURANA 142. Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,4 1 MAHESHWAR KHAND 142.
4 1 1 Daksha s Animosity towards Lord Shiva 142,4 1 2 Sati jumps into the Sacrificial Fire 142. 4 1 3 Virtues of Worshipping Lord Shiva 143,4 1 4 Churning of the Ocean 143. 4 1 5 The Emergence of Ambrosia 144,4 1 6 Lord Brahma s Boon to Tarakasur 144. 4 1 7 Shiva tests Parvati s Devotion 144,4 1 8 The Arrival of the Sapta Rishis 145. 4 1 9 Birth of Kartikeya 145,4 1 10 Kartikeya Kills Tarakasur 146.
4 1 11 Virtues of Observing a Fast on Shiva Ratri 146. 4 1 12 Kartikeya s Sorrow 147,4 1 13 Killing of Pralamb 147. 4 1 14 Kaalbhiti s Austere Penance 147,4 1 15 Karandham s Queries 148. 4 1 16 Arunachal Shiva Linga 149,4 1 17 Lord Shiva The Sovereign Creator 149. 4 1 18 Execution of Shumbh Nishumbh and Mahishasur 150. 4 1 19 Parvati Receives Arunchaleshwar s Grace 151. 4 2 VAISHNAV KHAND 151, 4 2 1 Lord Varah satisfies Prithvi s Curiosity 151. 4 2 2 Lord Varah Mantra 151,4 2 3 Manifestation of Padmavati 152.
4 2 4 Padmavati becomes Lord Hari s Consort 152,4 2 5 King Parikshit 152. 4 2 6 Krshna Teertha 153, 4 2 7 Some Other Places of Pilgrimage on Venketachal Mountain 153. 4 2 8 Anjana s Penance at Akash Ganga Teertha 154, 4 2 9 Lord Vishnu Advises Lord Brahma to go to Purushottam Kshetra 154. 4 2 10 Markandeya Eulogizes Vishnu 154, 4 2 11 Holy Places in the vicinity of Purushottam Kshetra 155. 4 2 12 Vidyapati Eulogizes Lord NeelMadhava 157, 4 2 13 Indrayumna Leaves for Purushottam Kshetra 158.
4 2 14 Indrayumna Reaches Ekamrachhetra 158,4 2 15 Indrayumna Eulogizes Lord NeelMadhava 159. 4 2 16 Narad Installs the Idol of NriSimha 159,4 2 17 Indrayumna Performs Ashvamedhya Yagyas 159. 4 2 18 Jaganath Idol is Carved Out 159,4 2 19 Consecration of the Idols 160. 4 2 20 Rath Yatra 161,4 2 21 Some Prominent Places of Pilgrimage 161. 4 2 22 The Majesty of Badri Kshetra 161,4 2 23 The Importance of Hindu Month Kartik 162.
4 2 24 The Importance of Holy Dips in Margashirsh 162. 4 2 25 The Significance of Charity made in Vaishakh 162. 4 2 26 Ayodhyapuri 163,4 3 BRAHM KAND 163,4 3 1 Rameshwar Kshetra 163. 4 3 2 Setu Bandh 163,4 3 3 Rameshwar Linga 164,4 3 4 DharmaRanya Kshetra 164. 4 3 5 Loss of Moral Values in Kaliyuga 165,4 3 6 The Significance of ChaturMasya Vrata 165. 4 3 7 Importance of Abstinence during Chaturmas 165. 4 3 8 Rituals Pertaining to Shodash Upachar 165,4 4 KASHI KHAND 166. 4 4 1 Vidhyachal Obstructs the Path of Surya 166, 4 4 2 Agastya orders the Vindhya Mountains to diminish their size 167.
4 4 3 Kashi The Sacrosanct Place of Pilgrimage 167. 4 4 4 Lord Kartikeya Describes the Majesty of Kashi 167. Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,4 4 5 The Origin of Kashi 168. 4 5 AVANTI KSHETRA KHAND 168,4 5 1 Sanat Kumar Glorifies Mahakaal Teertha 168. 4 5 2 Kapal Mochan 169,4 5 3 Various Names of Ujjainipuri 169. 4 5 4 The Grandeur of Avantipuri 170,4 5 5 The Descent of Narmada 170. 4 5 6 Narmada Marries Purukutsu 171,4 5 7 Manu Receives a Boon from Narmada 171.
4 5 8 Jamadagni receives Kaamdhenu 171,4 5 9 Description of Hell 172. 4 6 NAGAR KHAND 172,4 6 1 Trishanku cursed by Vashishth s Sons 172. 4 6 2 Vishwamitra Commences New Creation 173,4 7 PRABHAS KHAND 173. 4 7 1 Description of Puranas and Up puranas 174,4 7 2 Prabhas Teertha 174. 4 7 3 Somnath Linga 175,4 7 4 Different Names of Somnath 175.
4 7 5 Siddheshwar Linga and Siddha Linga 175,4 7 6 Chandra Deva Eulogizes Shiva 176. 4 7 7 The Significance of Getting One s Head Tonsured 176. 4 7 8 The Emergence of Sarasvati in Prabhas Kshetra 177. 4 7 9 Prabhas The Abode of Trinity Goddesses 177, 4 7 10 Dvarka Mahatmya Sages Queries to Prahlad 178. 4 7 11 The Sanctity of Dvarkapuri 178,5 SHIVA MAHA PURANA 180. 5 1 VIDYESHWAR SAMHITA 181,5 1 1 Sages Enquire 181. 5 1 2 Proposition and Means 181,5 1 3 Listening Kirtan Contemplation 182.
5 1 4 Greatness of Shiva Linga 182,5 1 5 The Deities go to Kailash Mountain 182. 5 1 6 Anaal Stambh The Pillar of Fire 182,5 1 7 Shiva Obliges Brahma 183. 5 1 8 Consecration of Maheshwar 183,5 1 9 Omkar 184. 5 1 10 Rituals of Shiva Worship 184,5 1 11 Sacred Pilgrimages of Shiva 184. 5 1 12 Conduct of the respective Castes 185,5 1 13 Types of Dharma 185.
5 1 14 Appropriate Place and Time for Worshipping Shiva 185. 5 1 15 Worshipping the Idol of Shiva 186,5 1 16 The Majesty of Pranav Panchakshar 186. 5 1 17 Worldly Bondage and Salvation 187,5 1 18 The Worship of Parthiva Linga 187. 5 1 19 Methods of Worshipping Parthiva Linga 187,5 1 20 Number of Parthiva Shivalingas 187. 5 1 21 Importance of Naivedya and Bilva Leaves 188. 5 1 22 The Majesty of Shiva s Name 188, 5 1 23 The Importance of Bhasma in Shiva s Worship 188. 5 1 24 Importance of Rudraksha 189,5 2 RUDRA SAMHITA 189.
5 2 1 Shrishti Khand 189,5 2 2 Victory of Narada over Kama 189. 5 2 3 Narada s Ego Subdued 190,5 2 4 Vishnu Preaches Narad 190. 5 2 5 Brahmaji Preaches Narad 190,5 2 6 The Origin of Vishnu 190. 5 2 7 Origin of Brahmaji 191, Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,5 2 8 Dispute Between Brahmaji Vishnuji 191.
5 2 9 Shabda Brahma 191,5 2 10 Shabda Brahma Tanu 192. 5 2 11 Shiva Enlightens Brahma Vishnu 192,5 2 12 Age of Brahma Vishnu Rudra 192. 5 2 13 The Methods of Worshipping Shiva 192,5 2 14 Acquiring of Shiva Lingas by the Deity 192. 5 2 15 Methods of Worshipping Shiva Linga 193, 5 2 16 The Virtues of Worshipping Shiva Methodically 193. 5 2 17 The Origin of Kailash Vaikunth 193,5 2 18 The Emergence of Rudra Avatar 193.
5 2 19 Creation 193,5 2 20 Gunanidhi The Brahmin s Son 194. 5 2 21 Gunanidhi s Salvation 194,5 2 22 Shiva Blesses Gunanidhi 195. 5 2 23 Shiva goes to Kailash 195,5 2 24 The Manifestation of Kama 197. 5 2 25 Brahma Curses Kamadeva 197,5 2 26 Kama Married Rati 197. 5 2 27 Sandhya does Penance 197,5 2 28 Sandhya Receives a Boon from Shiva 198.
5 2 29 Sandhya s Birth her Marriage with Sage Vashistha 198. 5 2 30 Appearance of Spring Season Vasant Ritu 198. 5 2 31 The Creation of Marganas and Kama s Futile Attempts 199. 5 2 32 Dailogue Between Brahma Vishnu 199,5 2 33 Goddess Durga 199. 5 2 34 Daksha Worships Devi 199,5 2 35 Daksha Curses Narad 199. 5 2 36 Birth of Sati 200,5 2 37 Sati does Penance 200. 5 2 38 Brahmaji makes a request to Lord Shiva 200,5 2 39 Shiva Blesses Uma with a Boon 200. 5 2 40 Shiva Married Sati 200,5 2 41 Lord Brahma Faces the Wrath of Shiva 201.
5 2 42 Deformed Face of Brahma 201,5 2 43 Shiva Shakti as Husband Wife 201. 5 2 44 Shiva Shakti Depart for Himalya 201,5 2 45 The Importance of Devotion in Kaliyuga 201. 5 2 46 Sati s Doubt 202,5 2 47 Shiva does not see Sati as his consort 202. 5 2 48 Daksha s Animosity towards Shiva 202,5 2 49 Daksha Performs Yagya 203. 5 2 50 Sati s Arrival at the Oblation Site 203,5 2 51 Sati s Dishonor 203.
5 2 52 Sati Gives Up Her Life 203,5 2 53 Manifestation of Veerbharda Mahakali 203. 5 2 54 Veerbhadra Kali Assemble their Army 204,5 2 55 Daksha Experiences Inauspicious Signs 204. 5 2 56 Lord Vishnu Preaches Daksha 204,5 2 57 Daksha Gets his Head Severed 204. 5 2 58 Contention between Kshuva Dadhichi 204,5 2 59 Battle between Vishnu Dadhichi 205. 5 2 60 The Deities go to Lord Shiva 205,5 2 61 Daksha becomes Alive 206.
5 2 62 Daksha Organizes Yagya once again 206,5 2 63 Parvat Khand Himalya Marries Maina 206. 5 2 64 Maina gets Liberated from the Curse 206,5 2 65 Invocation of Ua 207. 5 2 66 Goddess Uma Consoles the Deities 207,5 2 67 Maina and Himalya Commence Penance 207. 5 2 68 Birth of Parvati 207, Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,5 2 69 Divine Childhood Plays of Parvati 207.
5 2 70 The Dreams of Parvati and Himalya 208,5 2 71 The Birth of Bhaum Mars 208. 5 2 72 Shiva Arrives at Himalya 208,5 2 73 Conversation between Parvati Shiva 209. 5 2 74 The Birth of Vajrang 209,5 2 75 Birth of Tarakasur and his Penance 210. 5 2 76 Tarakasur Relinquishes Heaven on the Advice of Lord Brahma 210. 5 2 77 Kamadeva Sent to Lord Shiva 210,5 2 78 Efforts of Kamadeva 210. 5 2 79 Kamadeva Reduces to Ashes 210,5 2 80 The Anger of Shiva Subsides 211.
5 2 81 Narada Preaches Parvati 211,5 2 82 Parvati does Penance 211. 5 2 83 The Deities go to Lord Shiva 212,5 2 84 Salutations Gives His Approval 212. 5 2 85 Parvati s Love for Shiva Tested by the Sapta Rishis 212. 5 2 86 Lord Shiva Tests Parvati 212,5 2 87 Parvati s Reply 212. 5 2 88 Shiva Reveals his True Identity 212,5 2 89 Shiva Demands Parvati as his Consort 213. 5 2 90 Shiva s Delusionary Power 213, 5 2 91 Shiva Instructs Sapta Rishis to Convince Maina Himalya 214.
5 2 92 Anaranya The King 214,5 2 93 Padma and Pippalad 214. 5 2 94 Himalya Sends Lagna Patrika 215,5 2 95 Lord Shiva Invites the Deities 215. 5 2 96 Lord Shiva s Marriage Procession 215,5 2 97 Shiva Divine Plays 215. 5 2 98 Maina s Wail 215,5 2 99 Himalya Bestows Parvati to Shiva 216. 5 2 100 Shiva Brings Back Kamadeva Alive 216,5 2 101 Shiva s Departure 216.
5 2 102 Kartikeya 217,5 2 103 Search for Kartikeya 217. 5 2 104 Kartikeya s Coronation 217,5 2 105 Kartikeya s Amazing Character 217. 5 2 106 The Battle 218,5 2 107 Killing of Tarakasur 218. 5 2 108 Killings of Pralamb Banasur 218,5 2 109 Ganesh 218. 5 2 110 Ganesha Defeats The Shivaganas The Deities 219. 5 2 111 Shiva Severes Ganesh s Head 219,5 2 112 Ganesh Becomes Alive 219.
5 2 113 Ganesha s Marriage 219,5 2 114 Yudh Khand Tripurasur The Three Demon 220. 5 2 115 The Deities Eulogize Shiva Vishnu 220,5 2 116 Emergence of Atheism 221. 5 2 117 The Deities Eulogize Lord Shiva 221,5 2 118 Killings of Tripurasurs 221. 5 2 119 The Deities Receive a Boon from Shiva 222,5 2 120 Lord Shiva Spares The Life of Indra 222. 5 2 121 Manifestation of Jaladhar 222,5 2 122 Battle Between Jalandhar The Deities 223.
5 2 123 Battle Between Lord Vishnu Jalandhar 223,5 2 124 Narad s Stratagem 224. 5 2 125 Battle Between Lord Shiva Jalandhar 224,5 2 126 Vrinda Gets Dishonored 224. 5 2 127 Killing of Jalandhar 225,5 2 128 The Deities Express Gratitude 225. 5 2 129 Manifestation of Amla Myrobalan Tulsi Basil and Malti 225. Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,5 2 130 Birth of Shankhachuda 225. 5 2 131 Shankhachuda s Marriage 225, 5 2 132 Shankhachuda Becomes the Ruler of All Three Worlds 226.
5 2 133 Shiva Assures the Deities 226, 5 2 134 Conversation Between Pushpadant Shankhachuda 226. 5 2 135 Shiva Proceeds with his Army 226,5 2 136 Shankhachuda Proceeds with his Army 226. 5 2 137 Battle Between the Deities and the Demons 226. 5 2 138 The Battle Between Shiva s Family Shankhachuda 226. 5 2 139 Strategy Employed to Kill Shankhachuda 226. 5 2 140 Lord Shiva Kills Shankhachuda 227,5 2 141 Tulsi Curses Lord Vishnu 227. 5 2 142 Killing of Hiranyaksha 227, 5 2 143 Lord Shiva Teaches The Secrets of Mrita Sanjivani Vidya to Shukracharya 227. 5 2 144 Andhak s Splendors 228,5 2 145 Battle Between Lord Shiva and Andhak 228.
5 2 146 Reemergence of Shukracharya 229,5 2 147 Killing of Gajasur 229. 5 2 148 Killing of Nirhaddaitya 229,5 2 149 Killing of Vidal and Utpal 230. 5 3 SHATRUDRA SAMHITA 230,5 3 1 Sadhojat 1 230,5 3 2 Naamdeva 2 230. 5 3 3 Tatpurush 3 230,5 3 4 Ghoresh 4 231,5 3 5 Ishan 5 231. 5 3 6 Eight Idols of Shiva 231,5 3 7 Shiva as Ardhanarishwar 231.
5 3 8 Various Incarnations of Vyasa and Lord Shiva 231. 5 3 9 Nandikeshwar 232,5 3 10 Bhairav Gets Liberated from his Sin 233. 5 3 11 Shiva Takes an Incarnation as Sharabh 233,5 3 12 Vishwanar Receives a Boon from Shiva 233. 5 3 13 Shiva s Incarnation as Grihapati 234,5 3 14 Grihapati s Penance 234. 5 3 15 Lord Shiva s Incarnation as Yaksheshwar 234. 5 3 16 Dash Avatar 10 Incarnations of Shiva 235,5 3 17 The Origin of Eleven Rudras 235. 5 3 18 Shiva s Incarnation as Durvasa 235,5 3 19 Incarnation of Hanuman 236.
5 3 20 Shiva s Incarnation as Mahesh 236,5 3 21 Lord Vishnu Creates Turbulences 236. 5 3 22 Shiva s Incarnation as Vrishabh 237,5 3 23 Killing of Vrittrasur 237. 5 3 24 Shiva s Incarnation as Yatinath 238,5 3 25 Shiva s Incarnation as Krshna Darshan 238. 5 3 26 Lord Shiva Appears as a Beggar 239, 5 3 27 Lord Shiva Appears in the Guise of Indra Sureshwar 239. 5 3 28 Sage Vyasa Advises the Pandavas to Worship Shiva 240. 5 3 29 Indra Appears before Arjun 240, 5 3 30 Lord Shiva Appears in the Guise of Kirat 241.
5 3 31 Kirat Blesses Arjun 241,5 3 32 The Twelve Jyotirlingas 241. 5 4 KOTI RUDRA SAMHITA 242,5 4 1 The Greatness of Upalingas 242. 5 4 2 Atri and Anusuya do Penance 243,5 4 3 The Greatness of Atri 243. 5 4 4 The Brahmin Woman Attains to Heaven 243,5 4 5 Mahabal Shiva Linga 244. 5 4 6 The Reason Behind Phallic Worship 244,5 4 7 The Origin of Batuknath 245.
Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,5 4 8 The Origin of Somnath 245. 5 4 9 The Origin of Mallikarjuna 246,5 4 10 The Origin of Mahakaleshwar 246. 5 4 11 The Origin of Omkareshwar 246,5 4 12 The Origin of Kedareshwar 247. 5 4 13 The Origin of Bheema Shankar 247,5 4 14 The Origin of Vishveshwar 247. 5 4 15 The Origin of Trayambakeshwar 247,5 4 16 The Origin of Baidyanath 248.
5 4 17 The Origin of Nageshwar Jyotirlinga 249,5 4 18 Establishment of Rameshwar 249. 5 4 19 The Origin of Dhushmesh Jyotirlinga 250,5 4 20 Lord Vishnu Receives Sudarshan Chakra 251. 5 4 21 Shiva Sahastranaam 251,5 4 22 The Greatness of Sahastranaam 251. 5 4 23 The Devotees of Shiva 251, 5 4 24 Austerities Fastings Connected with Shiva s Worship 251. 5 4 25 Mahashivaratri 252,5 4 26 Accomplishment of Shivratri Uddyapan 252.
5 4 27 The Greatness of Shivaratri 252,5 4 28 Different Stages of Liberation 253. 5 5 UMA SAMHITA 254,5 5 1 Conversation Between Krshna Upamanyu 254. 5 5 2 Sri Krshna Does Penance 254,5 5 3 Classification of Grave Sins 255. 5 5 4 The Description of Hell 255,5 5 5 Charity and its Importance 255. 5 5 6 The Description of the Netherworld Patal Loka 256. 5 5 7 Liberation From Hell 256,5 5 8 The Description of Seven Islands 256.
5 5 9 The Description of Planets 257,5 5 10 Categories of Austerity Tapa 257. 5 5 11 The Origin of Body 257,5 5 12 Purification of the Body 257. 5 5 13 Control over Death Ichchha Mrityu 257,5 5 14 The Descent of Ganga 258. 5 5 15 The Austerities of Ved Vyasa 258,5 5 16 Incarnation of Mahakali 258. 5 5 17 Incarnation of Mahalaxmi 259,5 5 18 Incarnation of Mahasarasvati 259.
5 5 19 Uma Warns the Deities 260,5 5 20 The Incarnation of Shakambari 260. 5 6 KAILASH SAMHITA 260,5 6 1 Classifications of Yoga 260. 5 6 2 Conduct of a Sanyasi 261,5 6 3 Methods of Shiva Worship 261. 5 6 4 The Greatness of Pranay Mantra 261,5 6 5 Initiation of a Sanyasi 261. 5 6 6 Last Rites of an Ascetic Sanyasi 262,5 7 VAYVIYA SAMHITA 262.
5 7 1 The Origin of Vidya Knowledge 262,5 7 2 The Tale of Naimisharanya 263. 5 7 3 Time The Radiance of Shiva 263,5 7 4 Time Calculation 263. 5 7 5 Meditation 264,5 7 6 Rituals Connected with Shiva s Worship 264. 5 7 7 Pashupat Vrata and its Rituals 264,5 7 8 Introduction of the Universe 265. 5 7 9 Duties of a Brahmin 265,5 7 10 Chanting of Mantras 266.
5 7 11 Establishing Deities in the form of Alphabets within the Body 266. Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,5 7 12 Mental Worship of Shiva 266. 5 7 13 Method of Doing Mental Worship 266,5 7 14 Method of Performing Havan 267. 5 7 15 Auspicious Days for Performing Shiva Worship 267. 5 7 16 Desirable Rituals Kamya Karma 267, 5 7 17 Rituals Pertaining to Shiva Worship Shaiva Kamya Karma 268. 5 7 18 Installation of Shiva Linga 268,5 7 19 Classification of Yoga 268. 5 7 20 Hurdle in the Path of Yoga 268,5 7 21 Shiva Yoga 269.
5 7 22 SanatKumar Receive Shiva Gyan from Nandi 269. 6 VAMANA PURANA 271,6 1 INTRODUCTION 271,6 2 TALES OF LORD SHIVA 271. 6 2 1 Shiva Returns to Mandaar Mountain 271,6 2 2 Atonement of Lord Shankar 272. 6 2 3 Sati Gives up her Life 272,6 2 4 The Destruction of Daksha s Yagya 273. 6 3 TALES OF DEMONS 273,6 3 1 Andhak The Demon King 273. 6 3 2 Sukeshi s Queries 274,6 3 3 Sinful Deeds 274.
6 3 4 Jambudweep and Bharatvarsh 274,6 3 5 Dashaang Dharma 275. 6 3 6 The Rise and Fall of Sukeshi s Kingdom 275,6 4 TALES OF NAR NARAYANA 276. 6 4 1 Manifestation of Nar Narayana 276,6 4 2 Prahlad meets Nar Narayana 276. 6 4 3 Prahlad blessed by Nar Narayana 276, 6 5 MANIFESTATION OF VEGETATION FROM THE DEITIES 277. 6 6 MAHISHASURA 277,6 6 1 Mahishasura s Atrocities 277.
6 6 2 The Demons Chand and Mund 278,6 6 3 Killing of Mahishasura 279. 6 6 4 Reincarnation of Goddess Durga 280,6 7 TALES OF KING KURU AND KURUKSHETRA 280. 6 8 BALI THE DEMON KING 281,6 8 1 Deities go to Brahma Loka 281. 6 8 2 The Deities do Penance 281,6 8 3 Lord Narayana Blesses Kashyap 282. 6 8 4 Lord Vishnu Appears 282,6 8 5 Bali s Queries to Prahlad 282.
6 8 6 Manifestation of Lord Vaaman 282,6 8 7 Lord Vaaman s Demands 283. 6 9 SARASVATI RIVER 283,6 10 KURUKSHETRA 284,6 11 SAGE MANKANAK EULOGIZES SHIVA 284. 6 12 SOME SACRED PLACES OF PILGRIMAGE 284,6 12 1 Aushanas Tirtha 284. 6 12 2 Vashishtha pavah Tirtha 285,6 12 3 Kamyakvan Tirtha 285. 6 12 4 Sthanu Tirtha 285,6 13 SAGES TAKE LORD SHIVA S REFUGE 286.
6 14 GREATNESS OF STHANU TIRTHA 287, 6 14 1 The Greatness of Saanihitya Sarovar and Sthanu Tirtha 287. 6 14 2 Other Prominent Lingas 287,6 14 3 King Ven Birth of Prithu 287. 6 14 4 Ven Attains Heaven 288,6 15 THE ORIGIN OF BRAHMESHWAR S FOUR HEADS 288. 6 16 PRITHUDAK TIRTHA 288, Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,6 17 BIRTH OF UMA AND HER MARRIAGE TO SHIVA 289.
6 17 1 Mena gives birth to Uma 289,6 17 2 Lord Shiva sends Marriage Proposal 290. 6 17 3 Uma Marries Lord Shiva 290,6 17 4 Vishwakarma Constructs a Palace 291. 6 17 5 Killing of Nishumbh and Shumbh 292,6 17 6 Birth of Kaartikeya 293. 6 17 7 Kaartikeya Kills Taraka and Mahishasura 294. 6 17 8 Ritudhwaj Injures Paatalketu 295,6 17 9 Lord Shiva does Penance 295. 6 17 10 Lord Vishnu Kills Mura 296,6 18 DESCRIPTION OF HELLS 297.
6 19 KING DANDA AND ARAJA 297,6 19 1 Andhakasura The Demon 297. 6 19 2 Vishvakarma becomes a Monkey 298,6 19 3 Search for Chitrangada and Vedavati 299. 6 19 4 Sage Shukracharya Curses Danda 301,6 20 LORD SHIVA PREPARES FOR THE BATTLE 301. 6 20 1 Ganas Throng Mandar Mountain 301,6 20 2 The Battle Commences 302. 6 20 3 Shukracharya Uses Sanjeevani Vidya 302,6 20 4 Lord Shiva Kills Andhak 304.
6 20 5 The Origin of Marut Ganas 305,6 20 6 Marut Ganas of Different Manvataras 305. 6 20 7 Lord Vishnu Kills Kaalnemi 306,6 21 KING BALI 307. 6 21 1 Bali Rules Heaven 307,6 21 2 The Splendors of Bali 307. 6 22 MYTHOLOGICAL TALES 307,6 22 1 Dhundhu Performs Ashvamedhya Yagya 308. 6 22 2 Pururava Regains his Good Looks 308,6 22 3 The Description of Nakshatra Purusha 309.
6 22 4 Prahlad s Pilgrimage 309,6 22 5 Tales of Upamanyu and Shridama 310. 6 22 6 Gajendra and the Crocodile 310,6 22 7 The Greatness of Sarasvat Stotra 311. 6 23 BALI PERFORMS ASHVAMEDHYA YAGYA 311,6 23 1 Bali s Arrival at Kurukshetra 311. 6 23 2 Arrival of Lord Vaaman at Kurukshetra 312,6 23 3 Lord Vaaman s Demands 313. 6 23 4 Lord Brahma Worships Lord Vaaman 314,6 23 5 Bali Lives in Paatal Loka 314.
6 23 6 Bali s Queries to Prahlad 314,6 24 BENEFITS OF STUDYING VAMANA PURANA 315. 6 25 VAAMAN INCARNATION 315, 6 25 1 Indra does Penance to Atone for his Sins 315. 6 25 2 Bali Abuses Lord Vishnu 315,6 26 THE DEITIES RESTING DAYS 316. 7 MARKANDEYA PURANA 317,7 1 INTRODUCTION 317, 7 2 VARIOUS CREATIONS AND FAMOUS MYTHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS 317. 7 2 1 Birth of Four Birds 317,7 2 2 Birds Migrate to Vindhyachal 318.
7 2 3 Divine Plays of God 319,7 2 4 Draupadi s Five Husbands 319. 7 2 5 Expiation of Balaram 320,7 2 6 Killing of Draupadi s Sons 320. 7 2 7 King Harishchandra 321,7 2 8 The Stork and the Partridge 323. 7 2 9 Birth of Living Creatures 324, Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,7 3 DESCRIPTION OF DIFFERENT HELLS 324.
7 3 1 Introduction 324,7 3 2 Yamadoot and the King of Videha 325. 7 3 3 Description of Tortures in Hell 325,7 3 4 Attenuation of Sins 325. 7 4 FAMOUS MYTHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS 326, 7 4 1 Greatness of Being Chaste and birth of Durvasa Dattatreya Chandrama 326. 7 4 2 Dattatreya Preaches Kartaveerya Arjuna 327,7 4 3 Kuvalayashva and the Horse Kuvalaya 328. 7 4 4 Kuvalaya goes to Patal Loka Killing of Demon Patal Ketu and Marriage with Madalasa 328. 7 4 5 Separation of Madalasa 329,7 4 6 Madalasa is Reborn 330.
7 4 7 Ritudhwaj Reunites with Madalasa 330,7 4 8 Birth of Madalasa s Sons 331. 7 4 9 Preachings of Madalasa 331, 7 5 DUTIES OF PEOPLE BELONGING TO VARIOUS ASHRAMS 331. 7 5 1 Varnashram Dharma 331,7 5 2 Duties of a Grihastha Householder 332. 7 6 SHRADHA AND ITS RITUALS 333,7 6 1 Regular and Causal Duties 333. 7 6 2 Dos and Don t During a Shraadha 334,7 6 3 Auspicious Days and Months 334.
7 6 4 Forbidden and Permitted Items 335,7 7 KING ALARK AND HIS QUERIES ABOUT YOGA 336. 7 7 1 King Alark Receives a Ring 336,7 7 2 Wisdom of Alark 336. 7 7 3 Dattatreya Preaches Alark 337,7 7 4 Yogadhyay 337. 7 7 5 Perfection in Yoga 337,7 7 6 Daily Routine of a Yogi 338. 7 7 7 Description of Omkar 338,7 7 8 Description of Disastrous Traps 338.
7 7 9 Alark Masters Yoga and Penance of Jada and his Father 339. 7 8 THE UNIVERSE AND LORD BRAHMA S MANIFESTATION 339. 7 8 1 The Origin of the Universe 340,7 8 2 Lord Brahma s Life Span 341. 7 8 3 Natural and Flawed Creations 342,7 8 4 Creation of the Deities 342. 7 8 5 Copulative Creations 343,7 8 6 Daksha s Lineage 343. 7 8 7 Descendants of Duhsah 344,7 8 8 The Creation of Rudras 345. 7 9 THE VARIOUS MANAVANTARS 345,7 9 1 Swayambhuva Manavantar 345.
7 9 1 1 Jambudveep 346,7 9 1 2 The Origin of the Ganga 346. 7 9 1 3 A Description of Bharat Varsha 346,7 9 1 4 Tortoise Incarnation 347. 7 9 1 5 The Descriptions of Bhadrashva 347,7 9 1 6 The Description of Kimpurush Varsha 348. 7 9 2 The Beginning of Swarochish Manavantar 348,7 9 2 1 Varudhini s Modesty Breached 348. 7 9 2 2 His Marriage with Manorama 349,7 9 2 3 Swarochi s Other Marriages 349.
7 9 2 4 Swarochi s Reproachment 349,7 9 2 5 The Origin of Swarochish Manu 350. 7 9 2 6 Swarochish Manavantar 351,7 9 3 Auttam Manavantar Begins 351. 7 9 3 1 King Uttam Abandons his Wife 351,7 9 3 2 Brahmin s Wife Returns Home 352. 7 9 3 3 The Sage and King Uttam 352,7 9 3 4 The Birth of Auttam Manu 352. Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma,7 9 3 5 Auttam Manavantar 353.
7 9 4 Tamas Manavantar 353,7 9 5 Raivat Manavantar 353. 7 9 6 Chakshush Manavantar 354,7 9 7 Vaivasvat Manavantar 355. 7 9 8 The Sages of Saavarnik Manavantar 355,7 9 8 1 Killing of Madhu Kaitabha 355. 7 9 8 2 The Destruction of Mahishasura s Army 356,7 9 8 3 The Deities Eulogize Goddess Bhagwati 356. 7 9 8 4 Goddess Parvati and Shumbh s Messenger 357. 7 9 8 5 Killing of Dhumralochan 357,7 9 8 6 Killing of Chand and Mund 357.
7 9 8 7 Killing of Raktabeej 358,7 9 8 8 Killing of Nishumbh 358. 7 9 8 9 Killing of Shumbh 358,7 9 8 10 Devi Stotra 359. 7 9 8 11 Goddess Bhagwati Blesses the Deities 359, 7 9 8 12 Goddess Bhagwati Blesses Surath and the Vaishya 359. 7 9 8 13 Savarna Manavantar 360,7 9 9 Rauchya Manavantar 360. 7 9 9 1 Birth of Rauchya Manu 360,7 9 9 2 Ruchi Advised to get Married 361.
7 9 9 3 Ruchi Eulogizes his Ancestors 361,7 9 9 4 Ancestors Bless Ruchi 361. 7 9 10 The Beginning of Bhautya Manavantar 362,7 9 10 1 Birth of Martandadev 362. 7 10 MANIFESTATION OF THE SUN GOD ADITYA AND THE VEDAS 363. 7 10 1 Lord Brahma Eulogizes Surya 363, 7 10 2 Progeny of Kashyap Prajapati and Aditi s Eulogy of Divakar 363. 7 10 3 Aditi gives birth to Aditya 364,7 10 4 Vishwakarma Eulogizes Aditya 364. 7 10 5 Rajyavardan s Subjects Eulogize Aditya for their King s Long Life 364. 7 10 6 Martandadev and his Descendants 365,7 11 FAMOUS MYTHOLOGICAL TALES 365.
7 11 1 King Prishadhna 365,7 11 2 Prince Nabhag 366. 7 11 3 Curse of Sage Pramati 366,7 11 4 Agastya s Brother Curses Kripavati 366. 7 11 5 Bhalandan and Vatsapri 367, 7 11 6 The Kingdoms of Pranshu Prajaati and Khanitra 368. 7 11 7 King Khanitra 368,7 11 8 King Vivinsha 368,7 11 9 King Khaninetra 369. 7 11 10 Karandham 369,7 12 KING AVEEKSHIT 369, 7 12 1 Birth of Aveekshit and Abduction of Vaishaalini 370.
7 12 2 Aveekshit gets defeated in Battle 370, 7 12 3 Liberation of Aveekshit and his Disenchantment 370. 7 12 4 Aveekshit Promises his Father to get Married 371. 7 12 5 Aveekshit Rescues Vaishalini 371,7 12 6 Aveekshit Marries Vaishalini 372. 7 13 KING MARUT 372,7 13 1 Birth of Marut 372,7 13 2 Marut Ascends the Throne 373. 7 13 3 A Hermit Advises Marut on behalf of Veera 373. 7 13 4 The Serpents take the Refuge of Bhamini Vaishalini 373. 7 13 5 The Hermit s Sons Come to Life Again 374,7 14 KING NARISHYANT 374. 7 14 1 Sumana Chooses Dama as her Husband 374,7 14 2 Killing of Narishyant 375.
7 15 KING DAMA AND HIS MARRIAGE WITH SUMANA 375,7 15 1 Dama Vows to Kill Vayushmaan 375. 7 15 2 Killing of Vayushmaan 376, Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda. Vishva Dharma ki Jay Victory to Universal Dharma, 7 16 THE BENEFITS OF LISTENING TO THE MARKANDAYA PURANA 376. 8 VARAHA PURANA 377,8 1 LORD VARAH ENLIGHTENS PRITHVI 377. 8 1 1 Prithvi s Queries 377,8 1 2 Priyavrata Attains to Heavenly Abode 379.
8 1 3 Ashvashira s Unification with Lord Narayana 380. 8 1 4 King Vasu and Sage Raimya Unite with Sri Hari 381. 8 1 5 Matsya Avatar 383,8 1 6 King Durjay 383,8 2 SHRADDH RITUALS 384. 8 2 1 Pitras and the Significance of Shraddh 384, 8 2 2 The Appropriate Time for Performing Shraddh 385. 8 2 3 Shraddh Kalpa 385, 8 2 4 How to Invite Brahmins to a Shraddh Ceremony 385. 8 2 5 Number of Brahmins 385,8 2 6 Types of Shraddh 385. 8 2 7 Shraddh Mantra 386,8 2 8 The Rituals of Pinda Daan 386.
8 2 9 Balivaishva Deva 386,8 3 THE MANIFESTATION OF VARIOUS DEITIES 386. 8 3 1 Agni 386,8 3 2 Ashwini Kumars 386,8 3 3 Goddess Parvati 387. 8 3 4 Lord Ganapati 387,8 3 5 Nag Devta 388,8 3 6 Kartikeya 388. 8 3 7 Lord Aditya 388,8 3 8 Ashta Matrikas 388,8 3 9 Goddess Durga 389. 8 3 10 Dash Dishas 389,8 3 11 Kuber 389,8 3 12 Lord Vishnu 389.
8 3 13 Dharma 390,8 3 14 Lord Rudra 390,8 3 15 Tanmatras 390. 8 3 16 Chandra Ma 390, 8 4 AUSTERITIES RELATED WITH LORD VISHNU S INCARNATIONS 391. 8 4 1 Matsya Dvadashi Vrata 391,8 4 2 Kurma Dvadashi Vrata 391. 8 4 3 Varah Dvadashi Vrata 391,8 4 4 NriSimha Dvadashi Vrata 391. 8 4 5 Vaman Dvadashi Vrata 391,8 4 6 Jamadagnya Dvadashi Vrata 391.
8 4 7 Kalki Dvadashi Vrata 392,8 4 8 Padmanabh Dvadashi Vrata 392. 8 4 9 Dharni Vrata 392,8 4 10 Buddha Dvadashi Vrata 392. 8 5 SOME OTHER AUSTERITIES 392,8 5 1 Shubh Vrata 393. 8 5 2 Dhanya Vrata 393,8 5 3 Kanti Vrata 393,8 5 4 Saubhagya Vrata 393. 8 5 5 Avighna Vrata 393,8 5 6 Shanti Vrata 394,8 5 7 Kaam Vrata 394.
8 5 8 Aarogya Vrata 394,8 5 9 Putra Prapti Vrata 394. 8 5 10 Shaurya and Sarva Bhaum Vrata 394,8 6 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DHENU DAAN 395. 8 6 1 Til Dhenu Daan 395, Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu Vishwataha Let noble thoughts come from every side Rg Veda.


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