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According to Yaska- An innovative thing irrespective of being its old is called Purana. Besides the eighteen Maha-Puranas, there are another set of the Purans known as upa-Puranas, which are more sectarian in nature. They are comparatively later in date having as well some historical background.

Nrsimha Purana occupies an important place among the upa-Purans and like other Puranas, this is also considered to be compiled by Vyasa. On the contrary, every Purana dwells at length on one or more particular subjects and in some, five primary topics-(1) Primary creation or cosmogony (2) Secondary creation (3) genealogy of gods and patriarchs (4) reigns of the Manus (5) history of the solar and lunar dynasties. Nrsimha Purana also depicts these five topics, viz. It contains various episode of the incarnation of Lord Visnu; especially incarnation of Lord Rama. There are sixty-five chapters, which describe all topics related with Purana. It describes the story of Rishi Markandeya's victory over death and Yamagita. The form of devotion, definition of a true devotee and the character of devotees like Dhruva's has been described in this Puran. Despite of it being small it is pregnant with meaning.

 

CONTENTS
Chapter 1 An assembly of hermits at Prayaga, description of he order of creation 1
Chapter 2 Description of the creation of world 7
Chapter 3 Creation of the world by Brahma and representation of nine types creation 9
Chapter 4 Anusarga 12
Chapter 5 Description of Rudra and other sargas the expansion of the children of the daughters of Daksa Prajapati 13
Chapter 6 An event of the birth of Agastya and Vasistha as the son of Mitravaruna 18
Chapter 7 Penance made by Markandeya for attaining the grace of Lord sri Hari recital of Mrtyunjaya strotra and conquest of death 22
Chapter 8 Yama prevents death and his Dutasa to visit the Devotees of lord Visnu, departure of the hellish organism to the abode of Lord Visnu 28
Chapter 9 Recitation of Yamastaka 32
Chapter 10 Marriage of Markandeya, birth of Vedasira performance of Penance under Akasayavata and recital of psalm by Markandeya lord give blessings and boon to him 34
Chapter 11 The sage Markandeya recites hymns to the lord Visnu 39
Chapter 12 A dialogue between Yama and Yami 44
Chapter 13 Power of chastity and conversation with a Brahmacari 48
Chapter 14 The importance of pilgrimages and four orders of life 53
Chapter 15 An elucidation of the world tree and the knowledge competent to demolish the same 55
Chapter 16 Description of attainment of emancipation by virtue of concentration on god Visnu 57
Chapter 17 The eight letter hymn and its magnificence 60
Chapter 18 The story of birth of Manu, Yama and Yami from the womb of Samjna and birth of Manu, Sani and Tapati from the womb of chaya and birth of Asvinikumaras 63
Chapter 19 A prayer comprising one hundred eight names of sun god by visvakarma 66
Chapter 20 Origin of Marutas 69
Chapter 21 Description of Suryavamsa 70
Chapter 22 Description of Candravamsa 71
Chapter 23 Description of fourteen Manvantaras 73
Chapter 24 Devotion of Iksvaku his departure for penance 76
Chapter 25 Penance performed by Iksvaku and attainment of Visnu's icon by Brahma 80
Chapter 26 Description of the generation of Iksvaku 86
Chapter 27 About Candra Vamsa 88
Chapter 28 Account of deeds performed by Santanu 90
Chapter 29 A description of the generation Santanu 94
Chapter 30 A description of Dvipas and the heaven 96
Chapter 31 A succinct description of Dhruva's account of deeds, the stars, plants and the nether region 101
Chapter 32 Description on Sahasranika, Sri Nrsimha worship and magnificence of god 113
Chapter 33 Great consequences for keeping the temple tidy. The story of king Jayadhvaja 115
Chapter 34 Magnificence of the worship of god Visnu 121
Chapter 35 Method of performing a lakh and crore Homas and their rewards 126
Chapter 36 Story pertaining to the incarnation of god 128
Chapter 37 Incarnation of Matsya and killing of Madhu and Kaitabha demons 129
Chapter 38 Incarnation of god Visnu as tortoise, shurning of ocean and Visnu's form of enchanting damsel 132
Chapter 39 Incarnation of Varaha, killing of Hiranyaksa 136
Chapter 40 Incarnation of Nrsimha accomplishments of Hiranyaksipu and Praise of gods 137
Chapter 41 Birth of Prahlada, his devotion fro Visnu and anxiety of Hiranyakasipu 142
Chapter 42 An episode of atrocities exercised by Hiranyakasipu on Prahlada 148
Chapter 43 Preaching by Prahlada to Daityas, drown into sea by Hiranyakaisu and apparent perception of god there 151
Chapter 44 Incarnation of Nrsimha and Hiranyakasipu approaching death 160
Chapter 45 An episode on an incarnation of Vamana 163
Chapter 46 Incarnation of Parasurama 167
Chapter 47 Incarnation of Rama, His birth and Marriage 171
Chapter 48 Rama exile, death of king Dasaratha and meeting of Rama with Bharata in the forest 182
Chapter 49 Jayanta punished by Rama, meeting with Sarabhanga, sutiksna and Agastya, Jatayu Killing and meeting with Sabari 194
Chapter 50 Friendship with Sugriva, murder of Bali, Sugriva leniency and his humiliation, search for Sita and Hanuman's steps in Lanka 204
Chapter 51 Hanuman entrance into Lanka, meeting with Sita and message to Rama after Lanka burnt into ashes 215
Chapter 52 Rama visit at sea-shore, shelter of Vibhisana, proposal to make him the king of Lanka, Ravana's defeat, slaughter of Kumbhakarna, Meghnada and other monsters, Coronation of Rama etc. 219
Chapter 53 An account of deeds performed by Sri Krsna and Balarama 228
Chapter 54 Account of deeds performed by Kalki and the Kalki religion 235
Chapter 55 Regain of the lost eye to Sukracarya by the grace of gods 240
Chapter 56 Installation of icon of Visnu 242
Chapter 57 Characteristics of devotees, Description of Haritasmrti, Duties of the Brahmanas 246
Chapter 58 Duties of Ksatriya and other. Description of first and Second mode of life. 249
Chapter 59 About the duties of Vanaprastha 258
Chapter 60 An account of ascetic 259
Chapter 61 The essence of Yoga 261
Chapter 62 Vedic hymns on Visnu and their place 263
Chapter 63 Indra's rescue from the female sex 265
Chapter 64 The supremacy of the devotee and an episode on Pundarika 277
Chapter 65 The holy places relating to the god and the names of god relating to those Pilgrim places 286
Chapter 66 Magnificence of other pilgrim place Sahyadri and Amalaka Grama 289
Chapter 67 Manasa-tirtha Fast 293
Chapter 68 Fruits of reading Nrsimha Purana and the fruits of listening 295

 

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NARASIMHA PURANA

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2003
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8171102229
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Sanskrit Text, English Translation and Index of Verses
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According to Yaska- An innovative thing irrespective of being its old is called Purana. Besides the eighteen Maha-Puranas, there are another set of the Purans known as upa-Puranas, which are more sectarian in nature. They are comparatively later in date having as well some historical background.

Nrsimha Purana occupies an important place among the upa-Purans and like other Puranas, this is also considered to be compiled by Vyasa. On the contrary, every Purana dwells at length on one or more particular subjects and in some, five primary topics-(1) Primary creation or cosmogony (2) Secondary creation (3) genealogy of gods and patriarchs (4) reigns of the Manus (5) history of the solar and lunar dynasties. Nrsimha Purana also depicts these five topics, viz. It contains various episode of the incarnation of Lord Visnu; especially incarnation of Lord Rama. There are sixty-five chapters, which describe all topics related with Purana. It describes the story of Rishi Markandeya's victory over death and Yamagita. The form of devotion, definition of a true devotee and the character of devotees like Dhruva's has been described in this Puran. Despite of it being small it is pregnant with meaning.

 

CONTENTS
Chapter 1 An assembly of hermits at Prayaga, description of he order of creation 1
Chapter 2 Description of the creation of world 7
Chapter 3 Creation of the world by Brahma and representation of nine types creation 9
Chapter 4 Anusarga 12
Chapter 5 Description of Rudra and other sargas the expansion of the children of the daughters of Daksa Prajapati 13
Chapter 6 An event of the birth of Agastya and Vasistha as the son of Mitravaruna 18
Chapter 7 Penance made by Markandeya for attaining the grace of Lord sri Hari recital of Mrtyunjaya strotra and conquest of death 22
Chapter 8 Yama prevents death and his Dutasa to visit the Devotees of lord Visnu, departure of the hellish organism to the abode of Lord Visnu 28
Chapter 9 Recitation of Yamastaka 32
Chapter 10 Marriage of Markandeya, birth of Vedasira performance of Penance under Akasayavata and recital of psalm by Markandeya lord give blessings and boon to him 34
Chapter 11 The sage Markandeya recites hymns to the lord Visnu 39
Chapter 12 A dialogue between Yama and Yami 44
Chapter 13 Power of chastity and conversation with a Brahmacari 48
Chapter 14 The importance of pilgrimages and four orders of life 53
Chapter 15 An elucidation of the world tree and the knowledge competent to demolish the same 55
Chapter 16 Description of attainment of emancipation by virtue of concentration on god Visnu 57
Chapter 17 The eight letter hymn and its magnificence 60
Chapter 18 The story of birth of Manu, Yama and Yami from the womb of Samjna and birth of Manu, Sani and Tapati from the womb of chaya and birth of Asvinikumaras 63
Chapter 19 A prayer comprising one hundred eight names of sun god by visvakarma 66
Chapter 20 Origin of Marutas 69
Chapter 21 Description of Suryavamsa 70
Chapter 22 Description of Candravamsa 71
Chapter 23 Description of fourteen Manvantaras 73
Chapter 24 Devotion of Iksvaku his departure for penance 76
Chapter 25 Penance performed by Iksvaku and attainment of Visnu's icon by Brahma 80
Chapter 26 Description of the generation of Iksvaku 86
Chapter 27 About Candra Vamsa 88
Chapter 28 Account of deeds performed by Santanu 90
Chapter 29 A description of the generation Santanu 94
Chapter 30 A description of Dvipas and the heaven 96
Chapter 31 A succinct description of Dhruva's account of deeds, the stars, plants and the nether region 101
Chapter 32 Description on Sahasranika, Sri Nrsimha worship and magnificence of god 113
Chapter 33 Great consequences for keeping the temple tidy. The story of king Jayadhvaja 115
Chapter 34 Magnificence of the worship of god Visnu 121
Chapter 35 Method of performing a lakh and crore Homas and their rewards 126
Chapter 36 Story pertaining to the incarnation of god 128
Chapter 37 Incarnation of Matsya and killing of Madhu and Kaitabha demons 129
Chapter 38 Incarnation of god Visnu as tortoise, shurning of ocean and Visnu's form of enchanting damsel 132
Chapter 39 Incarnation of Varaha, killing of Hiranyaksa 136
Chapter 40 Incarnation of Nrsimha accomplishments of Hiranyaksipu and Praise of gods 137
Chapter 41 Birth of Prahlada, his devotion fro Visnu and anxiety of Hiranyakasipu 142
Chapter 42 An episode of atrocities exercised by Hiranyakasipu on Prahlada 148
Chapter 43 Preaching by Prahlada to Daityas, drown into sea by Hiranyakaisu and apparent perception of god there 151
Chapter 44 Incarnation of Nrsimha and Hiranyakasipu approaching death 160
Chapter 45 An episode on an incarnation of Vamana 163
Chapter 46 Incarnation of Parasurama 167
Chapter 47 Incarnation of Rama, His birth and Marriage 171
Chapter 48 Rama exile, death of king Dasaratha and meeting of Rama with Bharata in the forest 182
Chapter 49 Jayanta punished by Rama, meeting with Sarabhanga, sutiksna and Agastya, Jatayu Killing and meeting with Sabari 194
Chapter 50 Friendship with Sugriva, murder of Bali, Sugriva leniency and his humiliation, search for Sita and Hanuman's steps in Lanka 204
Chapter 51 Hanuman entrance into Lanka, meeting with Sita and message to Rama after Lanka burnt into ashes 215
Chapter 52 Rama visit at sea-shore, shelter of Vibhisana, proposal to make him the king of Lanka, Ravana's defeat, slaughter of Kumbhakarna, Meghnada and other monsters, Coronation of Rama etc. 219
Chapter 53 An account of deeds performed by Sri Krsna and Balarama 228
Chapter 54 Account of deeds performed by Kalki and the Kalki religion 235
Chapter 55 Regain of the lost eye to Sukracarya by the grace of gods 240
Chapter 56 Installation of icon of Visnu 242
Chapter 57 Characteristics of devotees, Description of Haritasmrti, Duties of the Brahmanas 246
Chapter 58 Duties of Ksatriya and other. Description of first and Second mode of life. 249
Chapter 59 About the duties of Vanaprastha 258
Chapter 60 An account of ascetic 259
Chapter 61 The essence of Yoga 261
Chapter 62 Vedic hymns on Visnu and their place 263
Chapter 63 Indra's rescue from the female sex 265
Chapter 64 The supremacy of the devotee and an episode on Pundarika 277
Chapter 65 The holy places relating to the god and the names of god relating to those Pilgrim places 286
Chapter 66 Magnificence of other pilgrim place Sahyadri and Amalaka Grama 289
Chapter 67 Manasa-tirtha Fast 293
Chapter 68 Fruits of reading Nrsimha Purana and the fruits of listening 295

 

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