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geography of the Puranas

S. Muzafer Ali

geography of the Puranas

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Published by People"sPub. House in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Purānas,
  • India -- Historical geography

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. (208)-213.

    Statementby S. M. Ali.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 234 p. :
    Number of Pages234
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18896442M


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Book from the Archaeological Survey of India Central Archaeological Library, New Delhi. Book Number: Book Title: Geography of the Puranas Book Author: Ali, S.M. Book. The geography seems to be the chief subject of discussion from early times in connection with recreation; and many of the extant Puranas contain a few chapters each on these topics.

According to Puranic tradition, the earth consisted of seven dvipa or continents, namely: Jambu dvipa, Plaksa dvipa, Saimali dvipa, Kusa dvipa, Kraunca dvipa, Saka. The Geography of the Puranas. Syed Muzafer Ali 0 Reviews.

From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a cities coastal cosmogony Darya described Devakuta Devas Doab earth east eastern fact flows forests Gahga Gandhamadana Gandharvas Ganga geography Godavari hills Himalayas Himavat Hindukush identified included India Indus.

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The geography of the Puranas by S. Muzafer Ali,People's Pub. House edition, in Pages: Geography, Peoples and Geodynamics of India in Puranas and Epics: A Geologist's Interpretations [K.S. Valdiya] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Geography, Peoples and Geodynamics of India in Puranas and Epics: A Geologist's InterpretationsAuthor: K.S. Valdiya. Purana, (Sanskrit: “Ancient”) in the sacred literature of Hinduism, any of a number of popular encyclopaedic collections of myth, legend, and genealogy, varying greatly as to date and origin.

Puranas were written almost entirely in narrative couplets, in much the same easy flowing style as the two. Recommended Books. Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God: (Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book X) (Penguin Classics) ~ Anonymous Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas ~ Cornelia Dimmitt Buddha - The Gospel ~ Buddha.

Mysteries of the Sacred Universe ~ Richard L. Thompson. The Vishnu Purana (Text in Devanagari, English Translation & Notes Verse-Wise) 2 vol set.

Summary of Puranas Purana name Verses number Comments 1 A verses Contains encyclopedic information. Includes geography geography of the Puranas book Mithila (Bihar and neighboring states), cultural history, politics, education system, iconography, taxation theories, organization of army, theories on proper causes for war, diplomacy, local laws, building public projects, water distribution methods, trees.

Hence, the book entitled, “Geographical Descriptions in Visnu Purana” geography of the Puranas book nodoubt an attempt to unveil the geographical contents of the text of Visnu it seems to be quite vast, for which, the author has clearly demarcated its limit before giving the final shape of this work.

specifically in the field of Puranas verses Geography since. This book remains a landmark of scholarship and learned empathy, and reminds us of a much older and more profound India underlying the media-land of call centres and software firms.

From the Jacket Written by a geologist who read the texts of the Puranas and the Epics in Conjunction with a mass of studies on geological history of the larger Indian Continent and his own extensive field work in different parts of the country this illustrated book endeavors to demonstrate that the narratives by scholarly sages embodied in these ancient Sanskrit works do not represent.

The Puranas are infallible source of information of Indian history of religion, philosophy, culture and civilisation, polity of society, arts and crafts, architecture and inconography besides royal dynasties and period of their rule.

It was long felt that a comprehensive Index of the Puranas was a desideratum. Basically 18 maha puranas and 18 Upa Puranas. 18 Maha Puranas: Of these, six are Sattvic Puranas glorifying Vishnu; six are Rajasic, glorifying Brahma; six are Tamasic, glorifying Siva.

Vyasa, the son of Rishi Parasara, is said to be the author o. In this course we will be turning our attention to a body of Sanskrit texts known collectively as the Puranas. There are eighteen “major” Puranas and innumerable other works usually referred to as “minor” Puranas—a vast range of scriptural sources, and in truth there is virtually no one in the world today who can claim to be well-versed even in the eighteen major works.

Bhagavata-purana, (Sanskrit: “Ancient Stories of God [Vishnu]”) the most-celebrated text of a variety of Hindu sacred literature in Sanskrit that is known as the Purana and the specific text that is held sacred by the Bhagavata sect. Scholars are in general agreement that the Bhagavata-purana was probably composed about the 10th century, somewhere in the Tamil country of South India; its.

PURANAS Books direct from India. The Puranas are the richest collection of mythology in the world. Most of them attained their final form around A.D. but they. The Padma Purana (Sanskrit: पद्म पुराण) is one of the eighteen major Puranas, a genre of texts in is an encyclopedic text, named after the lotus in which creator god Brahma appeared, and includes large sections dedicated to Vishnu, as well as significant sections on Shiva and Shakti.

The manuscripts of Padma Purana have survived into the modern era in numerous. Puranas may also be described as a genre of important Hindu religious texts alongside some Jain and Buddhist religious texts, notably consisting of narratives of the history of the universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography/5(4).

Puranas. likes. Puranas. See more of Puranas on Facebook. Log InFollowers:   - Buy Geography, Peoples and Geodynamics of India in Puranas and Epics: A Geologist's Interpretations book online at best prices in India on Read Geography, Peoples and Geodynamics of India in Puranas and Epics: A Geologist's Interpretations book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders.5/5(1).

The geography of the Puranas. New Delhi: People's Pub. House. MLA Citation. All, S. Muzafer. The geography of the Puranas / by S. Ali People's Pub. House New Delhi Australian/Harvard Citation.

All, S. Muzafer.The geography of the Puranas / by S. Ali People's Pub. House New Delhi. Wikipedia Citation. The Puranas.

The Puranas are post-Vedic texts which typically contain a complete narrative of the history of the Universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of the kings, heroes and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology and geography. Geography of the Mahabharata. Bhagwan Singh Suryavanshi.

Ramanand Vidya Bhawan, - India - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What compilation confluence critical edition described Dey N.L. digvijaya district dvipas east evidently forest Ganga geographical data geography of India Godavari Gonds Gorakhpur Gorakhpur edition.

Puranas may also be described as a genre of important Hindu religious texts alongside some Jain and Buddhist religious texts, notably consisting of narratives of the history of the universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography.

The Puranas (Sanskrit: पुराण purāṇa, "of ancient times") are a genre of important Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religious texts, notably consisting of narratives of the history of the universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography.

Puranas usually give prominence to a particular. Just like people today write books on history and geography, the people during the vedic times also wrote books on ancient history (not necessarily only human history).

And these are called Puranas. Puranas are not only about person or dynasties, there are sthala puranas (about history of places), puranas about how universe was created and so on.

A spiritual history of the world's most religiously complex and diverse society, from one of Harvard's most respected scholars. India: A Sacred Geography is the culmination of more than a decade's work from the renowned Harvard scholar Diana L.

Eck. The book explores the sacred places of India, taking the reader on an extraordinary trip through the beliefs and history of this rich and /5(62). The Puranas A compact, English-only version of the Major 18 Puranas in one document (overview of 18 Upa-Puranas, and 28 additional Puranas - TBD) Issue 1, Draft 1 Compiled by the Dharmic Scriptures Team October 3, Ano Bhadraha Kritavayo Yantu.

The Puranas are a genre of important Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religious texts, notably consisting of narratives of the history of the universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography.

Puranas usually give prominence to a particular deity. Upanishad story: Control Yourselves, Be charitable, Be Merciful. by Madhu | velj. 26, | Stories about moral and spiritual instructions, Stories from Puranas.

All beings are the Children of the Prajaapathi, the Creator. The living beings can be categorized into three groups –. The author himself being a Mahayogi of the highest echelon, illustriously describes the sublime spiritual life of Lahiree Mahasaya in the book.

The book is actually part biography and part commentary on Lahiree Mahasaya’s life, on the Indian scriptures, including The Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. There is enough previously unpublished.

There being numerous Puranas, what should be the sequence of reading adheard, to make the history more understandable to human mind.

I will also like the sequence on basis of time, for example, Ramayan was of time before Mahabharat, so its likely to make linearity in time phase, I should read Ramayan afterwards Mahabharat.

Bottom Note: I know, all Puranas are dependent and can be read. In my book “Puranic Geography of Bharata-varsa” the original sanskrit verses found in several Puranas and the Mahabharata which describe the world as Sudarśana-dvīpa are analysed to uncover the truth about this description, and I discuss ways to use this information to identify the Earth’s continents and islands by their ancient.

Knowledge of Geography had b een enlightened in ‘ Puranas’ and number of eminent thinkers or scholars studied in this respect. But instead of these there are st ill remain some corner to b e. There are eighteen Puranas known to mankind as of today and together, they contain a complete narrative of the history of the Universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of great kings, noble heroes and demigods, and descriptions of cosmology and geography.

Geography in Puranas: Concept of Continents Place names reflect to physical divisions of a land, mostly surrounded by a water-body. This is revealed in toponymic studies of any : Ravindra Mundkur.

Vishnu Purana is the foremost Puranas among the eighteen great Puranas of ancient India. It is claimed that it conta verses where as the text as it is available today contains only verses. Book 2: Geography and Cosmology. Some topological details of the known world with mentions of lands, tribes, mountains and rivers.The Vishnu Purana is a primary sacred text of the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism, which today probably has more adherents than any other.

It is one of the canonical Puranas, a branch of post-Vedic sacred literature which was first committed to writing during the first millennium of the common era. The Puranas. The Shiv Puran is the purana dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the most important divinities in the Hindu way of life.

Several editions of the Shiv Puran are available in .