Any of a class of Sanskrit encyclopedic texts containing cosmogonic histories, legends of gods and heroes, and other traditional material.
Any of a group of 18 Hindu epics dealing with creation, the gods, genealogy, etc. in fables, legends, and tales.
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Origin of purana
Sanskrit purāṇamfrom neut. ofpurāṇa-old, prehistoricfrompurāof old, formerlyper1 in Indo-European roots
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Purana Sentence Examples
Of still later date are the popular developments of the modern cult of Krishna associated with Radha, as found in the Vishnu Purana.
Strange to say, however, no mention is as yet made by any of these works of Krishna's favourite Radha; it is only in another Purana - though scarcely deserving that designation - that she makes her appearance, viz.
It will become evident to any student of the romantic myths that they consist of different arrange 3 See also Vishnu Purana, i.
The Vishnu Purana says, "The house-holder is to remain at eventide in his courtyard as long as it takes to milk a cow, or longer if he pleases, to await the arrival of a guest."