FREE Delivery
Delivery Ships in 1-3 days
Item Code: IDG088
Publisher: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Janakpuri
Language: English
Edition: 1995
Pages: 139
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.8" X 5.8"
Weight 310 gm
Fully insured
Fully insured
Shipped to 153 countries
Shipped to 153 countries
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
More than 1M+ customers worldwide
100% Made in India
100% Made in India
23 years in business
23 years in business
Book Description

About the Book:

Puranas form a rich and significant department of Sanskrit literature. They are rooted in the Vedic literature and as such they are closely connected with the Vedas. In their encyclopaedic character and contents they contain also myths and legends some of which are inherited from the Vedas. The Rgveda contains some hymns, which are known as "dialogue-hymns" ("samvada-suktas") or "akhyana-hymns"or "ballads" or "mythological ballads" and some of them have migrated to Puranas. The idea that Puranas complement the Vedas finds its expression in the principle of Uprhrmhana enunciated by the Mahabharata. In this role Puranas explain, amplify, complement and supplement the Vedic ideas/teachings in their own way. In the exegetic/explanatory function Puranas throw, some times, important light by playing a confirmatory and/or explanatory role in different ways. This is a time-honoured principle and is to be applied with due care and caution. The principle of Uprhrmhanais in different words a correlative study of Vedic and Puranic versions of myths and legends and ideas in the interpretational and developmental aspect. In a way it is a bifocal study. In this monograph an attempt is made to study some of the legends from this correlative point of view.

About the Author:

Prof. S.G. Kantawala is former Head of the Department of Sanskrit, M.S. University of Baroda and presently associated with the M.S. University as a Shastra Chudamani Scholar. He has also been the Dean, Faculty of Arts and the Director, Oriental Institute, M.S. University. He has been visiting fellow in some Indian Universities. As a Common wealth scholar, he visited Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K. and Torino, Italy. He has specialized in Puranic studies and has to his credit more than 150 research papers published in Indian and foreign journals, felicitation and commemoration volumes and encyclopaedias.




(2)Preface i
(3)Acknowledgments iii
(4)Contents v
I Introduction 1
II Legend of Pururavas and
Urvasi in the Bhagavata-Purana
III Yama-Yami-Dialogue 10
IV Pani-Sarama-Legend 26
V Brahma-Sarasvati Legend 39
VI Soma-Tara-Legend 50
VII The Pupil : The Embryo 54
VIII Naciketas-Legend 61
IX Krsna and the Goverdhana Hill 74
X Legend of Prthu-
Vainya in the Visnu-Purana
XI Flaming Pillar 104
XII Legend of Ani - Mandavya 119
N.B. : As the Abbreviations used in this
monograph are well known, its list is not given.

Sample Pages

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. What locations do you deliver to ?
    A. Exotic India delivers orders to all countries having diplomatic relations with India.
  • Q. Do you offer free shipping ?
    A. Exotic India offers free shipping on all orders of value of $30 USD or more.
  • Q. Can I return the book?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy
  • Q. Do you offer express shipping ?
    A. Yes, we do have a chargeable express shipping facility available. You can select express shipping while checking out on the website.
  • Q. I accidentally entered wrong delivery address, can I change the address ?
    A. Delivery addresses can only be changed only incase the order has not been shipped yet. Incase of an address change, you can reach us at help@exoticindia.com
  • Q. How do I track my order ?
    A. You can track your orders simply entering your order number through here or through your past orders if you are signed in on the website.
  • Q. How can I cancel an order ?
    A. An order can only be cancelled if it has not been shipped. To cancel an order, kindly reach out to us through help@exoticindia.com.
Add a review
Have A Question

For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Book Categories