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THE MATSYAMAHAPURANAM (TEXT IN DEVANAGRI TRANSLATION and NOTES IN ENGLISH VOLUME-I and 2)
THE MATSYAMAHAPURANAM (TEXT IN DEVANAGRI TRANSLATION and NOTES IN ENGLISH VOLUME-I and 2)
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CONTENTS
PART I
CHAPTER
1.- Benediction. At the end of the ling sacrifice, Saunaka and other Risis engaged in holy conversation asked Suta, well versed in Pauranic lores the cause of the Lord assuming the form of a fish, how did Mahadeva become Bhairava and Purari and for what reason did he become a mendicant. At that Suta told Saunaka and other Risis the reason of the Lord assuming the form of a fish and the meeting of Matsya and Manu1
2.- Then being ordained by the Lord, Manu tying his boat to the tentacles of the divine fish, using the serpent as rope, and saluting Janardana after the deluge was over, seated on the boat asked the Lord, who was in the form of the fish, the origin and the end of the Universe and the Laws of Gift and Sraddha and about the division of caste, etc. at that the Lord Narayana told him the origin of the Universe and its end7
3.- Manu's question to Matsya as to how the Lord Brahma became four-faced and how did he create the Universe. Then the origin from brahma of the Veda and the origin of marichi, the ten mental ones, and the origin of Daksa, the ten corporal ones, as told by Matsya, and the appearance of the five faces of Brahma in order to see the beauty of Satarupa and the narration of the origin of Swayumbhu and others11
4.- The description of the 1st Creation. Absence of sin on the part of Brahma by going to his own daughter. Manu's question to Matsya as to the Advisability of the marriage relations between Sagotras and their children. Matsya's answer to the effects that it does not tend to the welfare of mankind in discussing the propriety or otherwise of the actions and conduct of gods. Then Brahma, who was ashamed on account of this incestuous connection with his daughter, cursed Kamadeva that he should be ere long turned into ashes by Mahadeva and others in Satrupas. >From Vamadeva the origin of Brahmanas. Then the production of Priyavrata and Uttanapada in his wife Ananti by Manu of austere penance. From Uttanapada the birth of Dhruva by his wife Sunita. The attainment of the boon of getting a fixed place by Brahma as a result of his penances lasting for three thousand years. Dhrua produced a virtuous son in the daughter of Manu Dhanya. Sista produced Kripadi through Suchaya, daughter of Agni. The begetting of Daksa by the ten Prachetasa in Marisa, the daughter of Moon. Then the narration of the birth of 80 crores of beings. 16
5.- The description of the birth of gods and others. Then Daksa, seeing the final journey undertaken his thousand sons by advice of Narada, produced on Panchjavi. He produced another thousand sons known as Shavala. They, too, went the path of their brothers at Narada's instigations. Then after that he produced sixty daughters and gave then to Dharma and others. Then the birth of Kartikeya in the clumps of reed. And the description of the birth of all the different gods from those girls.22
6.- The description of Kasyapa's family 25
7.- The birth of sons of Ditis known as Marutas. There at Siawant-panchak, on the banks of Saraswati, Diti, whose sons were killed practising austere penances, in order to get sons performed in Lord Kasyapa appeared and offered her a boon. At that Diti asked for sons who would be killers of Indra and afflictors of all devas. Kasyapa, too. According to his vow, gave her the desired boon. Indra, hearing about Kasyapa's boon to Diti, feigning to serve her mother and finding a loop-hole, viz., that she went to sleep without washing her feet, entered the womb of Diti and cut her son by vajra into seven parts and again cut each of those parts into seven parts. Then determining that, by the virtue of the greatness of Krisna puja, she cannot be killed, appeased the awakened mother, saying 'Don't weep.' Let the Marutas become the participators of sacrifice and taking Diti on an aerial car went to Heaven along with Maruta and others. 29
8.- Treats of the anointment for kingship. Then Brahma, in the sovereignty of the earth, made Chandrama the lord of medicinal herbs, sacrifices, fasts and penances; Varuna of waters; Kubera of wealth; Visnu of all suns; fire of all vasus; Daksa of, prajapati; Indra of wind; Prahlada of demons; Yama of manes; Siva of demons and others; the Himalayas of mountains; the Ocean of waters; Chitraratha of gandharvas and others; Vasuka of serpents; Taksaka of other snakes; the Lion of other beasts; the Bull of the cows; and the Trees of the herbs. The devas Sadharma, Sankhapada, Ketumana and Hiranyaromana were made kings of all four directions, east, south, west and north respectively. They still protect the universe by ruling over the directions by destroying the enemies37
9.- The description of Manvantara. The order of names of those son38
10.- The description of Vena family. As Vena, the son of Sunetha, the daughter of Mrityu of anga Prajapati, was engaged in sinful deeds, the sages in order to bring about law and order approached him, but when the king did not pay heed to their counsel they killed him by their curse and being afraid of anarchy, the sinless Brahmanas churned his body by force. By churning his body the portion of evil qualities of his mother; and from the portion of his father appeared the right hand with great difficulty a most brilliant heavenly figure armed with bow and arrow and club of the name of Prithu. Being anointed by the Brahmanas he practised severe austerities and by the blessings of Vishnu became most powerful. Seeing the earth devoid of all righteous deeds Prithu prepared himself to burn her by his anger and who trembling took the form of a cow and began to run. She stopped and asked what to do. The king making Swayambhu Manu as the calf milked the cow with his own hands of the desired-for grains for all the world, moving or fixed. Then the description of how the sages milked the earth using the moon as the calf. 41
11.- The description of the meeting of Budha in the history o the lunar and solar races. Rajni, the daughter of Vivaswat a Raivat a brought forth Raivata, Prabha gave birth to Prabhat, Samjui, the daughter of Visvakarma, became the mother of Manu. She also gave birth to Yama and Yamuna, who were twins. Then Samjni, unable to bear the power of the Sun, producing one lady from her body known as Chhaya and directing her to stay near him went a way elsewhere. The sun mistaking her to be Samjna satisfied his desires. He produced from her Savarni Manu of the same Varna and Sani and Tapati and visti. Then Yama seeing that she pays more attention to her sons becoming angry threw a kick on his mother. Learning from the lips of twastra hat this is Chhaya and hearing "Samjna came to was in the form of Vadawa, uncalled and stayed in the country of Maru he being passionate going there in the form of a horse enjoyed with her. Samjna doubting that he was some one else threw his semen through her nostrils. The two Asirnis were born out or that seed. Vaivasata Many had ten powerful sons, Ikswaku and others, out of whom Ila, in order to win the, whose earth, visited all the countries and reached the garden of Sambhu and was transformed into a women by the curse of Siva. Budha, the son of the Moon, looks at her while wandering in the forest and desires to marry. She, too, lived with him for long.

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12.- The brothers of Ila set out in search of the king and reaching the hermitage of Budha aw the horse; "the splendour of the Meru" turned into a mare, and hearing the cause from the lips of Vasistha began to please Siva. The Lord Siva said that if the Ikswaku performed the sacrifice and Ila became a Kimpurusa. For one month assuming the form of a woman and for another that of man and staying in the house of Budha, Ila became pregnant. Pururava became the increaser of the lunar dynasty. Ila came to be called Sudumna after Kimprusa and from her were born three sons Utkala and others. He crowning Pururava in Pratisthana went to Ilavrita to enjoy the glory of the race of the sun52
13.- The description of the family of Vairaja Pitris. In those regions there were a group of three incorporeal and four corporeal beings. The Virajass disturbed in their Yoga practices attained Sanatana (old) regions and at the end of Brahma's day will again become Brahmvadins. They having attained Sankhya-Yoga obtained success in which there is no possibility of rebirth. Then follows the account that yogis should be fed by offerers at sraddha. Then follows the narration of the birth of two sons of Menaka and Krauncha of Himalaya born of Manasis daughter of the Pitris and of Mena three daughters were born, Uma, Ekaparna and Aparna, who were devoted to the practices of Yoga and repectively married to Rudra, Sita and Jaigisavya. Then in the sacrifice of Daksa his daughter sati not finding her husband invited among the hosts of gods asked why her husband was not called, was answered by Daksa that he was not considered worthy of being invited in the sacrifice as he is the source of all evil being, the author of destruction. Hearing that , out of anger desirous of destroying the body which she owed to him and cursing him, " You will be the only son of ten Pitris and as a Ksattriya you will obtain destruction at the hand of Rudra in a horse sacrifice." Having reconrse to Yogic power she consumed herself through her own Fire and daksa approaching her said "What is this"? "Re pleased" O omniscient one you should not leave me." Thus requested by Daksa she said. " What I have after our sacrifice is destroyed by Siva in order to please me you will be born of the ten Prajapatis and then out of my parts sixty daughters will be born to you." She then said to Daksa "By practising penance near me you will visit the several manifestations named Visalaksi and 107 others in 108 places such as Varanasi, etc., and by this you will obtain excellent Yoga, Then follows the 108 names o Gauri57
14.- The description of the family of Agnisvatta Pitris. Then the birth of Amavasya (New Moon). Achhoda, the daughter of the Pitris practising penance for a thousand divine years saw the Pitris come to her for granting her boon being pleased with her penance and being overcome by passion desired Amavasya. Fallen from her penance by this sinful desire and being ashamed and with her face downcast desired all the Pitris. The Pitris thus solieited granted her boons in these words. "Acting unlike the scion of a Pitri, you will be born in the world of the mortals as the daughter of the King Vasu and Marrying Parasara you will get a son named Badrayana. He will divide on e Veda into several parts, and bearing two Ksetraja sons Chitraugada and Vichitravirya, to king Santanu, a part of the sea and of the family of Purus. You will be known as Prausthapadi astaki in the Pitri loka and Satyavati on earth 63
15.- The description of the family of Barhisa Pitris. Then their daughter named Pivari while practising penance seeing the Lord who being pleased had come to her to offer a boon wanted a husband who would be possessed of Yoga, beauty and able to curb his passions. Then the Lord granted her a boon in these words "Suka, master of Yoga, son of Vyasa will be your husband and from him you will get a daughter, named Kritvi possessed of Yogic virtues, and will be the wife of the King of the Panchala, and the mother of Brahmadatta. Krisna, Gaura, Prabhu and Sambhu will be your sons, you will obtain Moksa with your husband after giving birth to these children." In the solar world there are the regions called Marichigarbhas where reside the Havismawas, the Pitris of kings. Or these Ksatriya Pitris, Yasoda was the Manasa daughter, she was the wife of Amsumana, who was the son of Panchajana. She became famous as the mother of Dilipa and grandmother of Bhagiratha. The description of the Pitris runs on. Then the description of silver plates, etc., which the Pitris were fond of. Then the mention of Masur, hemp and black mustard, etc., which are to be avoided in a sraddha. 65
16.- The ceremony of sraddha. Then Manu, hearing the description of the Pitris, asked Kesava : "On what day, how and when the sraddha is to be performed and what are the different kinds, what Brahmanas are to be fed and what are to be avoided on the sraddha day" Then the description of the duties to be performed and rules to be observed by the performers of sraddha and the guests to be fed according to Matsya. Then an account of the distribution of the balls of rice to goat, cows and Brahmanas.69
17.- Then the account of general auspicious ceremonies. Then the particular days and kind of sraddha to be performed. Then the various rices and the flesh of the different animals which please the manes and the period of times. Moreover which different portions of the Veda to be recited at the time. Moreover which different portions of the Veda to be recited at the time of feasting in sraddha. Then the right to the sraddha ceremonies of those who are not invested with the sacred thread. In this sraddha the worship of the Pitris to follow that of the Matris, and barley is to be used instead of sesame. Then the description of the rights of Sudras by the fruition of all their desires is obtained through gift76
18.- The description of Sapindikarana. Then the narration of asaucha of the four castes. Then the description of the duties beginning from the first day until the Sapindikarana ceremony. Then the account of Lepa and Bhakta Sapindaship84
19.- Then description of the fruition of the different sraddha. How are the havyas and kavyas to be offered what Brahmana reach what Pitris in the region of Death. Also the mention of the merits obtained by the performers of sraddha87
20.- The account of the ridicule of the ant in connection with the merit of sraddha89
21.- The description of the greatness of Pitris in connection with the performance of sraddha. Then in that town they were born as the sons of Sudaridra, the Brahmana and they though of practising penance. Then Sudaridra prevented them by saying that to go out to the forest leaving an aged father behind was no virtue. Then the narration by the sons of their former births. Then the departure of the sons to the forest and the arrival of Sudaridra to the place. Then the worship o Visnu by Vibhraja, who was solicitous of getting a son. Then Vibhraja obtains a boon from the Lord. Then the arrival of Brahmadatta, the son, at the place where the ants were united. Then, at Brahmadatta's remembrance of the Lord to put an end to the quarrel which had ensued, and finding of the Lord in a dream. Meeting with the old Brahmana next morning and in course of their mutual conversation his remembrance of their mutual conversation his remembrance of their former birth. Repenting for his fall from yoga, giving that Brahmana some gift, he dismissed him. Then the installation of Visvaksen, his son on the throne, meeting of all at Manasa. Then mention o the merits of hearing the recital of the Pitris.92
22.- The end of the description of sraddha. Narration of the time of doing sraddha and the result of doing sraddha at the proper time. Accounts of the greatness of Gaya and other holy places and also about the gods. Description of Naimisa forest, also the result of performing sraddha on the banks of Sarayu, Iravati, Yamuna, Chandrabhaga and Venumati. The narration of the greatness of other holy rivers and accounts of gods, also signs of the time. Showing the production of kusa and black sesamun from the body of Visnu, also the result of hearing and reading of the greatness of holy places96
23.- The account of the fault of the Moon in the narration of the lunar dynasty. Then the description of the birth of the moon, his gaining superiority over the Brahmanas. Description of the Moon getting a boon from Visnu. In the Rajasuya sacrifices performed by the Moon Brahma and other gods became priests. After the conclusion of the sacrificial bath, desirous of seeing the Moon's face Laksmi and other new goddesses forsaking their respective husbands adored the Moon. Account of the fault of the Moon, and the description of Tara, also an account of the battle between the Moon and Siva. The meeting of Tara and Brihaspati103
24.- Beginning of the story of Yayati. Then the birth of Budha from Tara. Then the god's question put to Tara "Whose son is this?" On being answered that he was from the Moon, the latter accepted him.108
25.- Kacha obtains the knowledge of the elixir of life. Kacha goes to Sukra in order to obtain the knowledge of the elixir of life by the order of Indra and others. Out of spite for Kacha, and in order to protect themselves, the demons killed Kacha, who was grazing the cows, and gave its corpse to wolves and jackals. Sukra brought him to life and Kacha told him with a bow that he was killed by the demons. Then, again, he was killed while gathering flowers and again came to life by tearing the stomach. Kacha learns from Sukra the knowledge of restoring one to life. Narration of the faults of Brahmanas taking wine.115
26.- Both Kacha and Devayani curse each other. Then a debate between Kacha and Devayani. Devayani curses "You shall never accomplish this knowledge of sanjivani." Kacha curses "No son of a risi will accept you as his wife." Kacha goes to heaven.122
27.- Quarrel between Sarmistha and Devayani. Sarmistha puts on Devayani's dress. She throws Devayani into a well. Meeting of Nahusa and Devayani and her rescue from the well. When Yayati has gone, Devayani speaks to Ghurnika. Ghurnika communication the history of forest to Sukra. Sukra comes to forest. Conversation between Sarmistha and Sukra.125
28.- Talks between Sukra and Devayani Sukra counsels Devayani, but she refuses his advice.129
29.- Slavery of Sarmistha to Devayani. Kavya goes to Vrisaparvan and abuses him. Vrisaparvan says to Sukra as you are going away leaving us, then I shall throw myself into the ocean. Sukra replies "whether you enter the ocean or not, I cannot tolerate the insult to my daughter, so try to please my daughter." Conversation between Devayani and Vrisaparvan. Devayani enslaved to Sarmistha. Then Sukra goes to the capital with Devayani.130
30.- Devayani's marriage. In this connection she goes to the forest with a thousand of her maids for sporting. Yayati comes then. Their mutual conversation. Devayani's prayer to Yayati: "Please make me your wife." Devayani is given away to Yayati by Sukra. Yayati enters the house.133
Meeting of Yayati and Sarmistha. Yayati lives in Asoka grove making sarmistha, the daughter of Vrisaparvana, one of his thousand-maind servants, at the instance of Devayani. Devayani gets a so Conversation between Sarmistha and Yayati in the Asoka grove. Mention of the sons of wife's maid servants as no heir. Yayati gets a son from 'Sarmistha.138
32.-Sukra curses Yayati. Conversation between Sarmistha and Yayati. Yadu and Turvasu, sons of yayati, born of Devayani. The meeting between Devayani and Sarmistha. Yayati and Devayani go to Sukra. Sukra cursed Yayati that he would be at once stricken with decrepit old age. The removal of the curse to Yayati who sought the protection of Sukra. 140
33.- Puru agrees to take upon himself his father's senility. When Yadu did not consent to take upon himself his father's senility, Yayati cursed him, "You will be childless." Then Yayati curses Turvasu who is reluctant to take upon himself his father's decrepit old age. A like curse to Druhya, the second son, and Anu, the third son. The fourth, Puru, accepts his father's old age.145
34.- Puru installed on the throne. Yayati rules the country righteously on the removal of his old age. The endowment of youth from Puru. Yayati transfers the kingdom to Puru and goes out to the forest in the company of Brahmanas.147
35.- Yayati ascends heaven. His fall. His return to Heaven in company with King Vasumat.150
36.- Conversation between Indra and Yayati. Narration to Indra of the instructions imparted to Puru.151
37.- Astaka speaks to Yayati when he drops from heaven on the termination of his merits. Dialogue between Indra and Yayati and description of master.153
38.- Dialogue between Astaka and Yayati. Yayati speaks to Jastaka about Vedanta. Descriptions of the enjoyments he had.155
39.- Advice to Yayati. Astaka asks Yayati why did he come to enjoy the world while he was living in Paradise. Yayati's reply. Account of the origin of body. Getting a meritorious life through merits and a sinful life through sins. Account of penance and charity as means of attaining heaven. 158
40.-Yayati's account of different Asramas. Distinctive features of Munis162
41.- Yayati's refusal to ascend heaven through the merits of others. Account of the various regions of heaven. Dialogue between Pratardana and Yayati.165
42.- Salvation of Yayati. Dialogne between Yayati, Vasumala and others
43.- Description of the glory of Yadu. Kartavirya asks four boons from Datta. Pacifying the ocean by his thousand arms. Confinement of Ravana in Mahismati. Curse against Arjuna. Description of 100 sons of Kartavirya of whom five were warriors. The fruit of uttering the birth of Kartavirya.172
44.- The story of Kartavirya and others. Aditya comes to Kartavirya in the form of a Brahmana. Kartavirya gives food to him. Apava enters water. Description of the dynasty of King Krostu and Vidrbha. Chaitra became the wife of Jayamagha. Jayamagha, having no sons, got a victory in war. Then getting the daughter said to the queen through hear of her that she was a daughter-in-law. Then in due course she got a son Vidarbha by name. The fruit of uttering the description of the dynasty of Andhaka.177
45.- Beginning of the dynasty of Vrisni. Description of the Syamantak jewel. Acceptance of Satyabhama my Krisna. Description of Animitra dynasty.184
46.- Description of Vrisni dynasty. The birth of the Pandavas.188
47.- Sukra's curse on Asuras. The birth of Sri Krisna. The names of 16,000 wives and sons. The description of Nrisimha and other avatars. Sankara born to Bhargava for his austerities. Sukra's praise of Mahadeva. Meeting of Jayanti and Sukra. Brihaspati's deception of the Asuras in disguise of Kavya. Prahlada's narration before Sukra of the boon given by Lord. The description of the doings of Deva and Asura.190
48.- The description of the dynasty of Turvasu and its followers. Birth of Anga. Meeting of Dirghatama and Bali. The description of the family of Angas. Birth of Karna.216
49.- Description of the family of Purus. Birth of Bharadvaja from Brihaspati. Description of the Brihatksatra family. Account of the origin of Ugranyudha. Account of the dynasty of Ajamida.226
50.- Continuation of the description of the family of Puru and of the Ajamida family in this connection. Birth of Jarasandha. Description of Apadhyata and Devapi. Description of Santanu. Birth of Devavrata fro Santanu and Jahnavi. Birth of the progeny by Krisnadvaipayana on the wife of Chitravirya. Description of the curse of Vaisampayana to Pariksit and of the future family of Adhisoma Krisna.233
51.- Account of the family of Agni. The origin of Agni and its various names. The origin of Dhisnu.241
52.- The greatness of yoga. The excellence of Karmayoga over Jnanayoga. Ceremony of pancha yajna. One endowed with the 22 Propitious marks if without the qualities of self has no right to Moksa. The qualities of Self.
53.- The precedence of Puranas. Their number. The merit of making the gift of a Purana. Tho characteristic feature of a Purana. The distinctive marks of the excellent Puranas. The fruit of reading and hearing the precedence of the Puranas.249
54.- The vow of Naksatra Purusa. The fruits of that vow258
55.- The vow of Aditya Sayana and its fruit. This vow was observed even by Vasistha and others262
56.- The vow of Krisnastami. In what month Siva is to be worshipped by what name. One fasting on Krisnastami day is worshipped in the regions of "Siva being revered by the gods for 2,100 266
57.- The vow of Rohini Chandra Sayana. Discourse between the Lord and Narada. The rules for the performance of the different vows. The fruit of the vow268
58.- The rules about tanks. The dimensions of sacrificial posts. The fruit of staying in the water in the rainy days271
59.- The process of consecrating a tree. Attaining of svarga by planting trees.278
60.- The ordinance of Saubhagya Sayan. Description of Saubhagya Astaka. The various ways of worship by married women280
61.- Birth of Agastya. Process of his worship. Dialogue between Narada and Mahesvara. Birth of Agastya by the curse of Indra on fire and water286
62.- Vow of Ananta Tritiya. The various ways. The fruits of vows292
63.- The ordinance of Rasakalyani tritiya. In the month of magha salt must be given up. The narration of the fruit of a thousand agnistoma by giving golden lotuses.297
64.- The vow of Ardranandakari Tritiya- The various ways of worshiping the goddess along with Siva300
65.- Vow of Aksaya Tritiya. Its result304
66.- The vow of Sarasvata Description of Astatava. The process of vow and its fruit 305
67.- The Method of bathing in Solar and Lunar Eclipses307
68.- The ordinance of bathing on Saptami. The process of ablution for the prevention from death of infants and young men. The method of the ritual and its fruits.310
69.- Vow of Bhimadvadasi. The method and its fruit315
70.- Vow of Anangadana. Women question Dalabhya the duties of protiutes. The method of worshipping Kama.321
71.- The vow of Asunyasayanadvitiya. The vow to be performed to expiate sin if anybody goes to another wife either through cupidity or arrogance. It method328
72.- The vow of Angaraka. Dialogue between Pipplada and Yudhisthira. The discourse between Virochana and Bhargava. Birth of Virbhadra from the sweet of Mahadeva who was enraged and about to destroy the sacrifice of Daksa. After destroying the sacrifice when Virabhadra was going to annihilate the world he was prevented. He became the planet Mars. The process of this vow330
73.- The method of worshipping Brihaspati and Sukra336
74.- The vow of Kalyana Saptami. The worship is to be performed by calling the sun by different names according to the quarters East, etc. the process and its fruit.337
75.- The Visoka Saptami vow-Its method340
76.- The Phala Saptami vow-Its method341
77.- The vow of Sarkara Saptami-Its method343
78.- The vow of Kamala Saptami. Its method345
79.- The vow of Mandara Saptami.- Its method346
80.- The vow of Subha Saptami-Its method and the worship of a milch cow348
81.- The vow of Visoka Dvadasi.- Its method and worship of Laksmi353
82.- The Gift of Gudadhenu in the vow of Visoka Dvadasi and symbolical images of cows. The preparation of the dhenu and its presentation353
83.- The greatness of charity. Discourse between Narada and Sambhu. The description of ten mountains such as hill of Dhanyasaila, hill of gold. Praise of food.357
84.- The description of salt hill.-Its presentation362
85.- The description of the hill of raw sugar-The method of presenting it363
86.- The description of the mountain of gold. Its presentation364
87.- The mountain of tila.-Its origin from the body of Visnu and the method of giving that away365
88.- The description of gift of the mountain of cotton. The fruit of presenting it.366
89.- The mountain of Ghrita. The process of making the git and the origin of Ghrits366
90.- The mountain of gems. The process of giving that away368
91.- Mountains of silver. - The mountains to be made after the shape of Visnu, Brahma, or the Sun369
92.- Greatness of giving a mountain of Sugar and the story of Lilavati, the prostitute370
93.- The method of performing the homa Santi ceremony of the 9 planets. What particular offerings of raw sugar, cooked rice, etc., to what particular planets. The measure of fuel. The discription reservoirs for a homa with tea million offerings374
94.- Description of the form of the nine planets392
95.- The vow of Siva Chaturdasi. Discourse between Narada and Nandikesvara. The method of worshipping Siva. The fruit of reading and hearing the story of the vow394
96.- The greatness of giving up all fruits. The time when this vrata is to commence and the process of doing it.398
97.- The Sunday ordinance. The way of worshipping Sunday, and its fruits.403
98.- The process of bringing Sankranti to a close. The fruit of hearing and reading it404
99.- The ordinance of Visnu. The method of Vibhuti Dvadasi Vrat406
100.- The continuation of the ordinances of Visnu. Discourse between Puspavahana and Prachetasa408
101.- The greatness of "Sasthi vrata (60 ordinances). The narration of gods in each vrata. The fruits of each413
102.- The fruit and the process of taking bath. The narration of the number of tirthas. The process of giving water to the manes and bathing the body in order to obtain Heaven. The process of offering water to the Sun423
103.- The greatness of Prayaga. Markandeya goes to Hastinapur427
104.- Showing the greatness of Prayaga. The fruits of remembering Prayaga429
105.- The result of dying at Prayaga. The greatness of the gift of the pale-red milch cow432
106.- The difference between the result and action at Prayaga434
107.- The different actions in the greatness of Prayaga. The greatness of Manasa Tirtha. The holy place on the north of Yamuna and south of Prayaga where all debts are discharged.439
108.- The fruit of fasting at Prayaga. Dialogue between Yudhisthira and Markandeya. The greatness of Yamuna441
109.- The sacredness of Prayaga among holy places. The narration of Somatirtha445
110.- The greatness of Prayaga among all the tirthas-its praise448
111.- End of the greatness of Prayaga450
112. The Fruit of hearing the greatness of Prayaga. The praise of Prayaga sung by Vasudeva451
113.- Narration of Dvipa and others. Description of Jambudvipa. Its mountains and varsas-Showing the varsas of Himalaya and others.454
114.- The position and situation of Bharata according to Nirukta. Description of the seven mountains, names of rivers and places. The description of Kimpurusa and Hari Varsa 462
115.- Pururava goes to practise penance in forest on account of his ugliness due to a former birth. Pururava sees river Iravati471
116.- Narration of Iravati473
117.- Narration of Himalaya476
118.- Narration of the hermitage on Himalaya. Description of the hermitage of Atri478
119.- Its measurement. Length and breadth. The image of Vasudeva established by Atri. The austerities of King Pururava484
120.- The King practised austerities and saw the pastimes of Gandharvas and nymphs. Dialogue between Pururava, Gandharva and Apsara. The King dreams and tells it to Atri488
121.- Description of Jambudvipa493
122.- Description Sakadvips. Its rivers and mountains500
123.- Narration of the 6th and 7th Dvipa-The measurement of the rivers, mountains and seas509
124.- The dimensions of the orb of the sun and moon in describing the sphere. The authority of Mount Meru. The dimensions of the earth. Description of the Equator. Mention of the time of Nagavithi515
125.- The movements of the Pole star, sun, moon and other planets. Mention of Gaja Mountain and the source of the clouds. Description of the position of the chariot of the sun525
126.- The course of the sun. The position of the gods and Gandharvas near the sun. The seasons, Description of the solar horses and of the lunar horses.531
127.- The description of chariot of Budha (Mercury) and Mars and the praise of the Pole star. The description of the starry column538
128.- The situation and respective positions of the planets in the Polar system. The three kinds of fire, viz., Pachak, etc. Mention of the rains at the head of the seasons. The places of the planets 540
129.- Orign of Tripura in the story of Tripura. Maya gets a boon from Brahma549
130.- The divisions of forts, ramparts, etc. of Tripura. Building of Tripura. Description of each city.552
131.- The great power of the three cities. Maya dreams a bad dream. Alaksmi enters the city. The Danavas vanquished by the gods give up truth and virtue and take to vicious courses555
132.- The gods enlogise Siva. Aditya and others take refuge in Brahma. The gods go to the place of Bhava (Siva) in company with Brahma559
133.- Building up of a strange chariot. Brahma and other gods describe the strength of the Asuras. Siva accepts the position of charioteer of the gods. The horses unable to bear the weight of Mahadeva fall on the ground. Eulogy of Hara by the Risis562
134.- Narada goes to Tripura and comes to Maya. Their discourse. Maya instructs the Daityas how to fight Mahadeva567
135.- Fight between the gods and "Asuras. The leaders of the army are stupefied by Maya's enchantment. Maya strikes Kumara570
136.- First the massacre of the demons, the dwellers of Tripura by the first army. The death of Vidyutaumali. Maya through magic creates a lake. Sankukarana says to Sankara that the lake revives the dead. Narayana taking the form of a bull drinks up the water of the lake created by Maya.578
137.- The siege of Tripura. The guard of the lake says to Maya that the lake has been drunk up by some one in the form of a bull. Maya goes to the sea with Tripura. Indra comes there to destroy Tripura.583
138.- Slaughter of Taraka. Description of the war between the gods and demons. When Sankara was fighting placing one foot on the back of a bull and the other on that of a horse from his tremendous weight, the bull and the horse lost their teeth and breasts. Since hen bulls and horses have no breasts and teeth. Vidyunmali's words to the gods.587
139.- Discourse between the demons and Maya. Ratr entered the body of Parvati. The amorous pastime of the Danavas593
140.- Burning of Tripura. Nandi kills Vidyunmali, Nandi says to Maya " since Tripura has met with such destruction you should leave the city." The sorrow of the wives and children. The fruit of reading and listening to this chapter598
141.- The group of pitris who take part in Sraddha when Vaila and Soma meet. The definition of Sinivali and Kuhu605
142.- The shorter period of a manuantara. The measure of time from the shortest to the longest. The number of the yugas and the number of the religions based on the Vedas and the 7 precious gems. The duties of Treta613
143.- The dawn of sacrifice. Vasu's partiality to the gods in the discourse on the risis and the gods. The risis course him. The source of the eternal religion620
144.- The duties of the yugas-Dwapara, etc., The profesions of people. The duration of their lives. Departure from the path of virtue of the future people in Kali624
145.- The measure of the body altering with the different yugas. Different duties in the different yugas. The height of animals., e.g., cows, etc. Definition of Acharyas and others. Definition of Yajnas. Definition of Ksettra and Ksettrajna. The names of risis632
146.- The killing of Taraka described in brief. In course of describing that in detail description of Vajra. Birth of Guha in the clumps of reeds. Discourse between his mother and Indra. Indra divides the womb of diti into seven parts and hence the birth of Maruta. Vajranga captures Indra and releases him at the request of Brahma. Vajranga's penance642
PART II.
147.- Origin of Taraka. Discourse between Vajranga and Varangi649
148.- Taraka obtains the boon. Preparation of the war between the gods and demons. Discourse between Brahma and Taraka. Brahma offers a boon to Taraka. Brihaspati advises Indra on the tactics of warfare. Such as conciliation, etc. it is decided to punish the Daityas. The army of the gods ready to fight.651
149.- Hand to hand fight between gods and demons660
150.- Kalnemi defeated in the great fight. Visnu gives up yoga-nidra and comes to the fight661
151.- The wheel killing the Grasana demon comes to the hand of Vis679
152.- Fight with Mathana an others. Gurutman sent to kill Mathana. Guruda (Garutmana) flies away with Visun.682
153.- Taraka wins. Slaughter of Jambha. Visnu slaughters the Daitya named Indra Vahana. Indra and others are captured.685
154.- Indra and the other gods praise Brahma. Brahma's discourse with Vayu. Night engaged to carry on the work of the gods. Indra says to Narada. "Try to unite Mahadeva with the daughter of the mountain." Conversation between Himalaya and Narada. The Counsel of the gods and burning of Madan. Rati praises Siva and Siva's Marriage. Viraka accepted as a son. Parvati practices penance.702
155.- Kalika goes to the place of Gauri's penance for becoming Gauri. The mutual censure of Uma and Maheswar.752
156.- The death of Adi. Brahma gives a boon to Adi. Girija's discourse with Kusumamodini, the presiding deity of the mountain. Adi adopts the form of Uma to deceive Siva. Sankara's discourse with the demon in the form of Uma755
157.- Curse on Viraka. Origin of the Lion from Devi's wrath. Brahma gives boon to Uma Devi758
158.- The birth of Kartikeya. Discourse between Viraka and Parvati. Praise of Viraka.760
159.- The gods prepare for the fight. They eulogize Kartikeya. Messenger sent to Raraka. Taraka sees ill omens764
160.- Kumara deals the death blow to Taraka. The fruit of reading and teaching this chapter.768
161.- Hiranyakasyapa practices penances and obtains many boons from Brahma. The gods come o Brahma hearing the terrific boons acquired by Hiranyakasyapa. Brahma says that Hiranyakasyapa will be killed by Visnu at the end of the penances. Hiranyakasyapa growing haughty by his boons oppressed the gods who approach Visnu. Visnu comforts them saying " I will kill him." Visnu adopts the form of a man-lion and goes to the metropolis of Hiranyakasyapa whose court is described at length. Visnu sees Hiranyakasyapa on the lap of Luxury.771
162.- Prahlada describes the lion as the source of the universe to Hirnyakasyapu. Hearing that Hiranyakasyapa orders the Daityas to capture the lion. Accordingly all those demons struck the lion with various weapons. Then Lord Visnu in the form of that lion scared those warriors and demons in a trice178
163.- The Daityas make fruitless attempts to kill the lion. Hiranyakasyapu, too, made likewise futile attempts. Site ominous to Daityas and propitious to the gods. Hiranyaksyapu armed with all sorts of weapon. The lion simply by means of his claws tore him to pieces. The lion praised by Brahma and others. Visnu goes out in his own form to his abode.781
164.- Manu asks Visnu in the Padmakalpa how was the world in the form of a lotus on the navel. Visnu in the orm of a fish begins to reply.789
165.- The Lord in the form of a fish relates to Manu in brief the dates of the four yugas, etc the narration of the final dissolution791
166.- He further relates to Manu it is Nrayana who adopting different forms, Bibhavasu, etc., reduced the whose world into one vast sheet of water and lived.793
167.- On this vast ocean Narayana took the form of a swan and from crane and others he created Brahma, Udgatri and Samaga. Markandeya born out of the belly of Bhagawan and seeing the resplendent Lord asks him who he was. Again he entered the belly and coming out of the mouth saw a boy concealed in the branches of a banyan tree. He approached the boy and enquired who he was. He replied that he was the Lord and his creator.795
168.- Desirous of keeping the universe afresh or agitating the ocean and creating the material elements- sound, etc., and sporting that war He created a lotus from His navel800
169.- The Lord creating the lotus produced the creator of the universe out of it. The masters of the Puranas say that lotus was the earth. The softer parts of this lotus are this earth and its harder parts are mountains802
170.- When Brahma was practising penance in that Lotus Madhu and Kaitavas the Daityas, tried to disturb him. The Lord taking them on his thigh crushed them.803
171.- When Brahma was doing penance again there came the Founder of Yoga, and Kapila, the founder of Sankhya. From Brahma are produced his mental sons, Sambhu, Bhu, Bhuvah and others and also of Daksya and Nagas. The fruit of hearing the history of the lotus.806
172.- Fight with Taraka and Maya after the slaughter of Vritra. The Lord Visnu seeing the gods come to him and ask for help, determined to kill Danavas. Visnu promised to deliver them from this difficulty and grant to them the Lordship of the three worlds. Propitious sight seen.811
173.- Hearing this promise of Visnu, Maya, Virochona, Hayagriva and other chief demons mustering their armies prepared for fighting blessings on them.815
174.- The gods also in order to meet the Daitya armies arranged their own troops ;under the leadership of Indra. Brihspati pronounces blessings on them818
175.- Great war between gods and demons. Praise of celibacy. Durva gets a boon from Brahma. Armed with this Durva crates an illusion to help the army of Maya and crush that of the gods. Indra requests Brahma to quench the illusory fire of Durva and also requests the moon born of the ocean to do the same822
176.- The Moon and Varuna, the lords of water, ordered by Indra consoled Maya and scared the demons a great deal. Seeing this Maya produced the illusion of Parvati Maya in the gods. After that the fire and wind ordered by the Lord Visnu annihilated the army of the demons. After that everything became calm and the demons became indifferent. Then Kalnemi, assuming the form of Trivikrama, pleased the demons and frightened the gods.828
177.- Kalanemi increased his strength, dimmed the splendour of all the gods from Indra downward, and, vanquishing everything by his prowess, making everything his own, shone like Brahma Prajapati, and the Daityas, too, praised him.832
178.- When Kalanemi made everything his own he, contrary to the law of Dharma, could not carry out the Vedas, Dharma, Forbearance, Truth and Laksmi. In not being able to attain these five things, he become angry and, wanting to enthrone himself in place of Visnu, went to him. He saw the Lord riding on Garuda and holding conch, quoit and club, and simply to cause destruction on himself and of the Danavas brandished his own club and by many sorts of words censuring Narayana enraged him. Kalanemi strikes at the chest of Narayana. He also strikes his club on he head of Garuda at which the Lord cut the hundred arms and hundred beads of Kalanemi and allowed Garuda to strike him down. Brahma praised Visnu. Visnu reinstates the gods in their former possessions and returns to his own abode along with Brahma836
179.- Slaying of Andhaka, the Asura. Sankara, in order to drink the blood of Andhak Asura, creates the Matris Maheavari and others. Appearance of Narisimgha at the request of Rudra to prevent the Matris from devouring the universe in contravention with the order of Sankara. After having drunk the blood of Andhak Asura, the Martis Mahesvari and others defeat the Rudra. Matris Narisimgh's instructions to Rudra Devata.842
180.- Greatness of Varanasi. Pingala got Ksetrapalahood and its consequent elevations. Siva and Gauri come to Varanasi. They see a garden in the way. Siva says to Gauri that Kuvera and others attain fruition on worshipping me. They visit Hari-ksetra an grant him boons849
181.- In the course of conversation between Sanat Kumara and Nandikesvara, some important sacred places are described858
182.- Skanda describes the field of Vimukta861
183.- The greatness of the Avimuktas described in the dialogue between Parvati and Mahesvara. Brahma having cut his fifth head commits Brahmahatya and comes to Sankara for expiation and the sin is removed by Sankara. The skull bursts out into thousand pieces and forms the sacred place of Kapala Mochana863
184.- Greatness of Avimukta872
185.- In the discourse between the Risis and Skanda, it is described that Vyasa, pressed with hunger after having practised penance for 12 years, gets no alms anywhere, but Sankara and Parvati in the guise of a relation give him food. Hari says to Vyasa as you are irritable, don't live here. Vyasa prays to Siva that in the Chaturdasi and Astami days he world be favoured with an accommodation. Greatness of Dandnayak and others.876
186.- The greatness of Narmada described in a dialogue between Markandeya and Yudhisthira. The greatnes of Amarkantaka882
187.- In the topic of the greatnes of Narmada is described that the Risis frightened by Banasur came to Siva for protection and help. Narada sent to disurb the minds of the women at Tripura. Anaupamya, the wife of Banasura, discourses with Narada. A hole is made in the city on account of the faithful wives of the city becoming faithless and hence losing their virtues at the instigation of Narada887
188.- Sankara moves about in order to destroy Tripura, being on his own grounds on the banks of Narmada. The piteous cries of the inhabitants of the town when it is being burnt by the fire of children takes the linga on his head and praises Siva. Hariible to gods. Description of Amarkantaka.891
189.- Description of the confluence of the Kaveri and Narmada. Kuvera becomes the lord of Yakas898
190.- The sacred places Yantresvara, Garjana, meghnada, etc.900
191.- The sacred places on the banks of Narmada, Sulabhedha, etc., numbering more than a hundred901
192.- In the topic on the greatness of Narmada is described the origin and greatness of the Sukla Tirtha911
193.- Pilgrimage to sacred places like Anaraka. The origin and greatness of the field of Bhrigu. The sacred places Airandi and Dhauta-papa. Description of Kankhal and other sacred places.914
194.- The sacred place of Ankusesvar and others. The sacred places Risi Kanya and Svarnavindu921
195.- The re-birth of Brahma, etc. the geneology of the Bhrigu925
196.- The geneology of Angira928
197.- The family of Atri.932
198.- The family of Visvamitra933
199.- The family of Kasyapa934
200.- The family of Vasistha936
201.- The family of Parasara Nimi and Vasistha curse each other. Mitra Varuna begets Vasistha and Agastya. Vasistha begets Sakti who begets Parasara, the father of Dvaipayna. The continuation of Prasara's line937
202.- The families of Agastaya, Pulaha, Kratu and Pulastya240
203.- Family of Dharma942
204.- Description of the song of Pitris943
205.- Praise of gift of a cow945
206.- Presentation of the skin of an antelope946
207.- Letting loose a bull. The marks of such a bull949
208.- Origin of Savitri. She hears from Narada of the future death of her husband and goes to the forest in her husband's company952
209.- Showing the beauty of the spring to his wife, Satyavana leaves her in a part of the forest and himself goes to another part of it954
210.- Suddenly Styavana is overcome with a pain in the head and lies down on the ground placing his head on his wife's lap. Then Dharmaraja comes with Kala and Mritvu and ensnaring the person of the size of the thumb from Satyavana's body departs for his own abode. Savitri finding her lord lifeless follows Dharmaraja and he, being pleased with her devotion to her husband, grants her the first boon957
211.- Again pleased with her dutiful word he grants her the second boon960
212.- She is likewise granted the third boon962
213.- Savitri's sweet words please Dharmaraja who restores her husband to life965
214.- Savitri returns to her father-in -law with her husband. His eye sight restored and he is re-instated on his throne. The fruit of reading and hearing this story.967
215.- Bhagavan Matsya describes to Manu the duties of an anointed king. The helpmates and wealth of a king.968
216.- The maintenance of officers of a kingdom977
217.- The collection of medicinal plants in well-protected forts described in course of the resources of the kingdom980
218.- In the same topic is described the prevention from different calamities.987
219.- The secret recesses for kings, etc., in the fort990
220.- The protection of the king993
221.- Fatality and human efforts. Activity above predestination. The effects of Satvika, Rajasika and Tamasika works997
222.- In the topic on king's duties - Conciliatory policy998
223.- In the same-the policy of creating differences999
224.- In the same-the policy of buying off1001
225.- In the same-the policy of repression which is praised. King's blame in dealing improperly with the innocent and the guilty1002
226.- The cause of king's impartiality towards potentates. The king's vow of Yama, etc., with respect to his people1003
227.- Punishment. Santapana expiation in stealing things of little value. Punishment in abhisansana, etc. Punishment in rude speaking. Punishment in stealing big animals. Punishment in killing women and children1005
228.- Special observance of peace1024
229.- The characters of kings in former births-of people whose towns are being destroyed1027
230.- In the topic on supernatural means of pacification the efficacy of worship1029
231.- In the same topic-mutilation by fire1030
232.- In the same - the means of removing dangers to trees1032
233.- Removal of drought and overflow1033
234.- In the same-dangers from reservoirs of water1034
235.- In the same- delivery of women1035
236.- In the same-unusual peace of offerings1035
237.- In the same-dangers to animals and birds1036
238.- In the same-removal of accidents1038
239.- Sacrifices to the Grahas. A lakh homas and a koti homas. The measure of alkunda. The materials and means, e.g., ritvik. The priests to be fed with ksira, etc., in the first month, etc. distribution of one's weight in gold at the close of the sacrifice.1039
240.- The discourse on taking a journey. The proper time of a journey described in the dialogue between Matsya and Man1043
241.- The movements in the different parts of the body as forecasting the success in a journey1045
242.- Dreams as foretelling the success of a journey1047
243.- Sights-propitious and ominous, at the time of starting1050
244.- Visnu's greatness. The manifestation of Vamana when Sakra and others were vanquished. Aditi practising difficult penances. Pleased the Omnipresent by sweet words in order to restore her own children to life. On Visnu asking her to solicit for the boon she liked most, she says "Let my son Vasava be the ruler of the three worlds." The Lord grants her he boon saying, "I shall be born from you by Kasyapa, and killing the demons, shall fulfil your request.1052
245.- The Lord appears in the form of a Vamana (dwarf). Learning that all the Asuras became weak through the prowess of the Lord, Bali asks his grandfather how that could be. Prahlada replies and he is the source of this entire universe. The same Vasudeva manifesting himself as the son of Kasyapa and Aditi will kill the Daityas, the burdens of this world, and make Indra and others happy. Bali says, "who, Grandsire, is this Hari, who is the dread of us all? I have got hundreds of heroes who will relieve this world, such as Viprachiti and others, who excel Vasudeva in power. Krisna is not half of any of them in strength. Prahlada curses him saying- " Since you are abusing Krisna, the god of your grandfather, you will ere long lose your sovereignty" At the solicitation of Bali, Prahlada says- "Be you His devotee from this day. Dwarf. Propitious signs on the advent of the Protector of the world. The gods give up their sorrow. Pleasant breezes blow. Thus self-manifested speaks of the different vratas and goes to the sacrifice celebrated by Bali.1056
246.- At Vamana's tread the whole earth shakes and Bali asks his preceptor Sukrcharyya-why the earth trembles and why the earth trembles and why the fires do not accept the offerings of the Asuras. He muses long and says, "In Kasyapa's house Visnu has taken birth. He comes to your sacrifice. The earth quakes at his strides, unable to bear his great weight. And on his approach the fires refuse your offerings." At this Bali feels delighted and asks his preceptor how the Lord ought to be received and entertained. Sukracharyya says-"The Lord comes in his 'Satva quality' to preserve creation and to crush you. Beware of making any promises to him, however small. Just say I am unable to give you anything" Bali replies, "How can I refuse the Lord anything when he directly profers a request ?
How can I say I have nothing to give you? Please do not stand in the way of my charity. You know I am his devotee. He will not kill me. Instantly He appears there in the form of the dwarf. At his sight the Daityas tremble and the sages worship him. Bali is greatly delighted and blesses his stars. All remain silent. Visnu pleases everybody. Seeing the modesty of the king of the Daityas Bali takes an "Argha" and approaching the Lord says, "I shall present you anything you ask for, even all my wealth or the whole world." At this the Lord says-" O king please give me three feet of ground for my worship of fire." Bali gives Him three feet of land. As the consecrating water falls on Vamana's hands, he displays his true form. Then assigning the three worlds to Indra and granting many a boon to Bali, establishes him on his throne.
1064
247.- Varaha's deeds in the dialogue between Arjuna and Saunaka. The dissolution of the world and its fresh creation1072
248.- The earth's praise of Visnu. Visnu adopts the form of Varaha. The Lord relieves the earth1075
249.- The immortality of the gods and the story of the Amrita. Sankara, Sukra and the Sanjivanividya. Request to the Mandara Hill. The gods and the Danavas praise Visnu. Churning of the milk ocean. Brahma and the gods praise Visnu and the gods are endowed with strength.1081
250.- The origin of Kala Kuta. The origin of Soma, Sri, Siva, Ucchaisravas, Kaustubha and Parijata. The origin o fire and the serpents Dundubha, etc. Discourse between Visnu and Kala kuta. Praise of Siva by gods and the Danavas. Discourse the deadly poison. The god and the Asuras dance and sing when the poison is drunk up1088
251.- Churning out the Amrita. Birth of Dhanvantari. The holding of the gem. The Lord in the form of a fair woman steals the Amrita from Asuras. Rahu beheaded. The war between the gods and the Asuras1093
252.- Bhrigu, Atri and Vasistha-the authors of the Vastu Sastras. Birth of Vastubhuta from the sweat of the brow of Siva in the fight with Andhaka1097
253.- The influence of the different months and asterisms. The different methods of making houses.1098
254.- The measure of a building. The nature of Chatuhsata Five sorts of royal palaces. The shape of the house of a prince1103
255.- The five kinds of pillars. The effect of having big trees like the banyan to the east of the house.1107
256.- On Vastu Vidya1109
257.- Ditto1112
258.- On the measurements of limbs of the images of the Devas1115
259.- The distinctive marks of an image. Its shapes and sizes1121
260.- Images where half is a god and half a goddess1123
261.- Images of Prabhakra, etc.1129
262.- Description of the pedastal. The mention of the fruit in cribbing the altar1134
263.- The distinctive features of the Linga. The nine sorts of Ling 1136
264.- The measurements Kunda etc., the placing of the image, etc., and their methods1138
265.- Method of adhivasana. The definition of an "Acharya." Fruit of adhivasana1142
266.- The ceremony of Pratistha. After the establishment ceremony of the image, the worship of the Acharya. Besmearing honey, etc., on succeeding days. The fault of moving an image once established. 1146
267.- The ceremony of bathing the god. The observance of the "seven-day festival" ceremony1152
268.-The ceremony of removing evils from buildings. Special offerings to special gods1155
269.- Palaces-their names and characteristics1158
270.- The signs of a "mandapa." Different names for mandapa. Their distinctive features.1163
271.- The future kings of the Iksvaku and Magadha families1166
272.- The reign of the Pulaka family. The names of the kings of the family1170
273.- The reigns of the Andhras, Yavanas and the Mlechchhas. The end of a Yuga. The origin of Kali Yuga1175
274.- The gift called Tulapurusadana Mahadana different sorts of Tulapurusadana1186
275.- Gift of Hiranyagarbha1194
276.- The method of giving away the Brahmanda. The fruit of doing, reading or listening to this account1196
277.- Gift of Kalpa tree. The fruit of hearing and reading this account1199
278.- Gift of a thousand cows. The fruit of hearing the account 1201
279.- Method of making gift of a golden milch cow. The proper Brahmana for such a gift1203
280.- Gift of a golden horse. The fruit of reading and hearing the account1205
281.- Method of making gift of a golden horse and chariot1206
282.- Gift of a golden elephant. The fruit of hearing and reading the account1208
283.- Gift of land with five ploughs1210
284.- Gift of the golden earth. The fruit of hearing and reading this account1212
285.- Gift of the universal wheel. The way of making the wheel1214
286.- Gift of a golden Kalpa-creper. The fruit of hearing reading this1216
287.- Gift of the seven seas. Its fruit1218
288.- Gift of the Ratnadhenu. Its fruit1219
289.- Gift of the pot representing the great elements. The fruit of reading and hearing this1221
290.- The account of the Kalpas. Their names and number. The fruit of hearing and reading the Brahma and the padma Puranas. The disappearance of the Lord Matsya, etc
291.- The subjects described in the Matsya Purana. The fruit of reading it.1225

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CONTENTS
PART I
CHAPTER
1.- Benediction. At the end of the ling sacrifice, Saunaka and other Risis engaged in holy conversation asked Suta, well versed in Pauranic lores the cause of the Lord assuming the form of a fish, how did Mahadeva become Bhairava and Purari and for what reason did he become a mendicant. At that Suta told Saunaka and other Risis the reason of the Lord assuming the form of a fish and the meeting of Matsya and Manu1
2.- Then being ordained by the Lord, Manu tying his boat to the tentacles of the divine fish, using the serpent as rope, and saluting Janardana after the deluge was over, seated on the boat asked the Lord, who was in the form of the fish, the origin and the end of the Universe and the Laws of Gift and Sraddha and about the division of caste, etc. at that the Lord Narayana told him the origin of the Universe and its end7
3.- Manu's question to Matsya as to how the Lord Brahma became four-faced and how did he create the Universe. Then the origin from brahma of the Veda and the origin of marichi, the ten mental ones, and the origin of Daksa, the ten corporal ones, as told by Matsya, and the appearance of the five faces of Brahma in order to see the beauty of Satarupa and the narration of the origin of Swayumbhu and others11
4.- The description of the 1st Creation. Absence of sin on the part of Brahma by going to his own daughter. Manu's question to Matsya as to the Advisability of the marriage relations between Sagotras and their children. Matsya's answer to the effects that it does not tend to the welfare of mankind in discussing the propriety or otherwise of the actions and conduct of gods. Then Brahma, who was ashamed on account of this incestuous connection with his daughter, cursed Kamadeva that he should be ere long turned into ashes by Mahadeva and others in Satrupas. >From Vamadeva the origin of Brahmanas. Then the production of Priyavrata and Uttanapada in his wife Ananti by Manu of austere penance. From Uttanapada the birth of Dhruva by his wife Sunita. The attainment of the boon of getting a fixed place by Brahma as a result of his penances lasting for three thousand years. Dhrua produced a virtuous son in the daughter of Manu Dhanya. Sista produced Kripadi through Suchaya, daughter of Agni. The begetting of Daksa by the ten Prachetasa in Marisa, the daughter of Moon. Then the narration of the birth of 80 crores of beings. 16
5.- The description of the birth of gods and others. Then Daksa, seeing the final journey undertaken his thousand sons by advice of Narada, produced on Panchjavi. He produced another thousand sons known as Shavala. They, too, went the path of their brothers at Narada's instigations. Then after that he produced sixty daughters and gave then to Dharma and others. Then the birth of Kartikeya in the clumps of reed. And the description of the birth of all the different gods from those girls.22
6.- The description of Kasyapa's family 25
7.- The birth of sons of Ditis known as Marutas. There at Siawant-panchak, on the banks of Saraswati, Diti, whose sons were killed practising austere penances, in order to get sons performed in Lord Kasyapa appeared and offered her a boon. At that Diti asked for sons who would be killers of Indra and afflictors of all devas. Kasyapa, too. According to his vow, gave her the desired boon. Indra, hearing about Kasyapa's boon to Diti, feigning to serve her mother and finding a loop-hole, viz., that she went to sleep without washing her feet, entered the womb of Diti and cut her son by vajra into seven parts and again cut each of those parts into seven parts. Then determining that, by the virtue of the greatness of Krisna puja, she cannot be killed, appeased the awakened mother, saying 'Don't weep.' Let the Marutas become the participators of sacrifice and taking Diti on an aerial car went to Heaven along with Maruta and others. 29
8.- Treats of the anointment for kingship. Then Brahma, in the sovereignty of the earth, made Chandrama the lord of medicinal herbs, sacrifices, fasts and penances; Varuna of waters; Kubera of wealth; Visnu of all suns; fire of all vasus; Daksa of, prajapati; Indra of wind; Prahlada of demons; Yama of manes; Siva of demons and others; the Himalayas of mountains; the Ocean of waters; Chitraratha of gandharvas and others; Vasuka of serpents; Taksaka of other snakes; the Lion of other beasts; the Bull of the cows; and the Trees of the herbs. The devas Sadharma, Sankhapada, Ketumana and Hiranyaromana were made kings of all four directions, east, south, west and north respectively. They still protect the universe by ruling over the directions by destroying the enemies37
9.- The description of Manvantara. The order of names of those son38
10.- The description of Vena family. As Vena, the son of Sunetha, the daughter of Mrityu of anga Prajapati, was engaged in sinful deeds, the sages in order to bring about law and order approached him, but when the king did not pay heed to their counsel they killed him by their curse and being afraid of anarchy, the sinless Brahmanas churned his body by force. By churning his body the portion of evil qualities of his mother; and from the portion of his father appeared the right hand with great difficulty a most brilliant heavenly figure armed with bow and arrow and club of the name of Prithu. Being anointed by the Brahmanas he practised severe austerities and by the blessings of Vishnu became most powerful. Seeing the earth devoid of all righteous deeds Prithu prepared himself to burn her by his anger and who trembling took the form of a cow and began to run. She stopped and asked what to do. The king making Swayambhu Manu as the calf milked the cow with his own hands of the desired-for grains for all the world, moving or fixed. Then the description of how the sages milked the earth using the moon as the calf. 41
11.- The description of the meeting of Budha in the history o the lunar and solar races. Rajni, the daughter of Vivaswat a Raivat a brought forth Raivata, Prabha gave birth to Prabhat, Samjui, the daughter of Visvakarma, became the mother of Manu. She also gave birth to Yama and Yamuna, who were twins. Then Samjni, unable to bear the power of the Sun, producing one lady from her body known as Chhaya and directing her to stay near him went a way elsewhere. The sun mistaking her to be Samjna satisfied his desires. He produced from her Savarni Manu of the same Varna and Sani and Tapati and visti. Then Yama seeing that she pays more attention to her sons becoming angry threw a kick on his mother. Learning from the lips of twastra hat this is Chhaya and hearing "Samjna came to was in the form of Vadawa, uncalled and stayed in the country of Maru he being passionate going there in the form of a horse enjoyed with her. Samjna doubting that he was some one else threw his semen through her nostrils. The two Asirnis were born out or that seed. Vaivasata Many had ten powerful sons, Ikswaku and others, out of whom Ila, in order to win the, whose earth, visited all the countries and reached the garden of Sambhu and was transformed into a women by the curse of Siva. Budha, the son of the Moon, looks at her while wandering in the forest and desires to marry. She, too, lived with him for long.

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12.- The brothers of Ila set out in search of the king and reaching the hermitage of Budha aw the horse; "the splendour of the Meru" turned into a mare, and hearing the cause from the lips of Vasistha began to please Siva. The Lord Siva said that if the Ikswaku performed the sacrifice and Ila became a Kimpurusa. For one month assuming the form of a woman and for another that of man and staying in the house of Budha, Ila became pregnant. Pururava became the increaser of the lunar dynasty. Ila came to be called Sudumna after Kimprusa and from her were born three sons Utkala and others. He crowning Pururava in Pratisthana went to Ilavrita to enjoy the glory of the race of the sun52
13.- The description of the family of Vairaja Pitris. In those regions there were a group of three incorporeal and four corporeal beings. The Virajass disturbed in their Yoga practices attained Sanatana (old) regions and at the end of Brahma's day will again become Brahmvadins. They having attained Sankhya-Yoga obtained success in which there is no possibility of rebirth. Then follows the account that yogis should be fed by offerers at sraddha. Then follows the narration of the birth of two sons of Menaka and Krauncha of Himalaya born of Manasis daughter of the Pitris and of Mena three daughters were born, Uma, Ekaparna and Aparna, who were devoted to the practices of Yoga and repectively married to Rudra, Sita and Jaigisavya. Then in the sacrifice of Daksa his daughter sati not finding her husband invited among the hosts of gods asked why her husband was not called, was answered by Daksa that he was not considered worthy of being invited in the sacrifice as he is the source of all evil being, the author of destruction. Hearing that , out of anger desirous of destroying the body which she owed to him and cursing him, " You will be the only son of ten Pitris and as a Ksattriya you will obtain destruction at the hand of Rudra in a horse sacrifice." Having reconrse to Yogic power she consumed herself through her own Fire and daksa approaching her said "What is this"? "Re pleased" O omniscient one you should not leave me." Thus requested by Daksa she said. " What I have after our sacrifice is destroyed by Siva in order to please me you will be born of the ten Prajapatis and then out of my parts sixty daughters will be born to you." She then said to Daksa "By practising penance near me you will visit the several manifestations named Visalaksi and 107 others in 108 places such as Varanasi, etc., and by this you will obtain excellent Yoga, Then follows the 108 names o Gauri57
14.- The description of the family of Agnisvatta Pitris. Then the birth of Amavasya (New Moon). Achhoda, the daughter of the Pitris practising penance for a thousand divine years saw the Pitris come to her for granting her boon being pleased with her penance and being overcome by passion desired Amavasya. Fallen from her penance by this sinful desire and being ashamed and with her face downcast desired all the Pitris. The Pitris thus solieited granted her boons in these words. "Acting unlike the scion of a Pitri, you will be born in the world of the mortals as the daughter of the King Vasu and Marrying Parasara you will get a son named Badrayana. He will divide on e Veda into several parts, and bearing two Ksetraja sons Chitraugada and Vichitravirya, to king Santanu, a part of the sea and of the family of Purus. You will be known as Prausthapadi astaki in the Pitri loka and Satyavati on earth 63
15.- The description of the family of Barhisa Pitris. Then their daughter named Pivari while practising penance seeing the Lord who being pleased had come to her to offer a boon wanted a husband who would be possessed of Yoga, beauty and able to curb his passions. Then the Lord granted her a boon in these words "Suka, master of Yoga, son of Vyasa will be your husband and from him you will get a daughter, named Kritvi possessed of Yogic virtues, and will be the wife of the King of the Panchala, and the mother of Brahmadatta. Krisna, Gaura, Prabhu and Sambhu will be your sons, you will obtain Moksa with your husband after giving birth to these children." In the solar world there are the regions called Marichigarbhas where reside the Havismawas, the Pitris of kings. Or these Ksatriya Pitris, Yasoda was the Manasa daughter, she was the wife of Amsumana, who was the son of Panchajana. She became famous as the mother of Dilipa and grandmother of Bhagiratha. The description of the Pitris runs on. Then the description of silver plates, etc., which the Pitris were fond of. Then the mention of Masur, hemp and black mustard, etc., which are to be avoided in a sraddha. 65
16.- The ceremony of sraddha. Then Manu, hearing the description of the Pitris, asked Kesava : "On what day, how and when the sraddha is to be performed and what are the different kinds, what Brahmanas are to be fed and what are to be avoided on the sraddha day" Then the description of the duties to be performed and rules to be observed by the performers of sraddha and the guests to be fed according to Matsya. Then an account of the distribution of the balls of rice to goat, cows and Brahmanas.69
17.- Then the account of general auspicious ceremonies. Then the particular days and kind of sraddha to be performed. Then the various rices and the flesh of the different animals which please the manes and the period of times. Moreover which different portions of the Veda to be recited at the time. Moreover which different portions of the Veda to be recited at the time of feasting in sraddha. Then the right to the sraddha ceremonies of those who are not invested with the sacred thread. In this sraddha the worship of the Pitris to follow that of the Matris, and barley is to be used instead of sesame. Then the description of the rights of Sudras by the fruition of all their desires is obtained through gift76
18.- The description of Sapindikarana. Then the narration of asaucha of the four castes. Then the description of the duties beginning from the first day until the Sapindikarana ceremony. Then the account of Lepa and Bhakta Sapindaship84
19.- Then description of the fruition of the different sraddha. How are the havyas and kavyas to be offered what Brahmana reach what Pitris in the region of Death. Also the mention of the merits obtained by the performers of sraddha87
20.- The account of the ridicule of the ant in connection with the merit of sraddha89
21.- The description of the greatness of Pitris in connection with the performance of sraddha. Then in that town they were born as the sons of Sudaridra, the Brahmana and they though of practising penance. Then Sudaridra prevented them by saying that to go out to the forest leaving an aged father behind was no virtue. Then the narration by the sons of their former births. Then the departure of the sons to the forest and the arrival of Sudaridra to the place. Then the worship o Visnu by Vibhraja, who was solicitous of getting a son. Then Vibhraja obtains a boon from the Lord. Then the arrival of Brahmadatta, the son, at the place where the ants were united. Then, at Brahmadatta's remembrance of the Lord to put an end to the quarrel which had ensued, and finding of the Lord in a dream. Meeting with the old Brahmana next morning and in course of their mutual conversation his remembrance of their mutual conversation his remembrance of their former birth. Repenting for his fall from yoga, giving that Brahmana some gift, he dismissed him. Then the installation of Visvaksen, his son on the throne, meeting of all at Manasa. Then mention o the merits of hearing the recital of the Pitris.92
22.- The end of the description of sraddha. Narration of the time of doing sraddha and the result of doing sraddha at the proper time. Accounts of the greatness of Gaya and other holy places and also about the gods. Description of Naimisa forest, also the result of performing sraddha on the banks of Sarayu, Iravati, Yamuna, Chandrabhaga and Venumati. The narration of the greatness of other holy rivers and accounts of gods, also signs of the time. Showing the production of kusa and black sesamun from the body of Visnu, also the result of hearing and reading of the greatness of holy places96
23.- The account of the fault of the Moon in the narration of the lunar dynasty. Then the description of the birth of the moon, his gaining superiority over the Brahmanas. Description of the Moon getting a boon from Visnu. In the Rajasuya sacrifices performed by the Moon Brahma and other gods became priests. After the conclusion of the sacrificial bath, desirous of seeing the Moon's face Laksmi and other new goddesses forsaking their respective husbands adored the Moon. Account of the fault of the Moon, and the description of Tara, also an account of the battle between the Moon and Siva. The meeting of Tara and Brihaspati103
24.- Beginning of the story of Yayati. Then the birth of Budha from Tara. Then the god's question put to Tara "Whose son is this?" On being answered that he was from the Moon, the latter accepted him.108
25.- Kacha obtains the knowledge of the elixir of life. Kacha goes to Sukra in order to obtain the knowledge of the elixir of life by the order of Indra and others. Out of spite for Kacha, and in order to protect themselves, the demons killed Kacha, who was grazing the cows, and gave its corpse to wolves and jackals. Sukra brought him to life and Kacha told him with a bow that he was killed by the demons. Then, again, he was killed while gathering flowers and again came to life by tearing the stomach. Kacha learns from Sukra the knowledge of restoring one to life. Narration of the faults of Brahmanas taking wine.115
26.- Both Kacha and Devayani curse each other. Then a debate between Kacha and Devayani. Devayani curses "You shall never accomplish this knowledge of sanjivani." Kacha curses "No son of a risi will accept you as his wife." Kacha goes to heaven.122
27.- Quarrel between Sarmistha and Devayani. Sarmistha puts on Devayani's dress. She throws Devayani into a well. Meeting of Nahusa and Devayani and her rescue from the well. When Yayati has gone, Devayani speaks to Ghurnika. Ghurnika communication the history of forest to Sukra. Sukra comes to forest. Conversation between Sarmistha and Sukra.125
28.- Talks between Sukra and Devayani Sukra counsels Devayani, but she refuses his advice.129
29.- Slavery of Sarmistha to Devayani. Kavya goes to Vrisaparvan and abuses him. Vrisaparvan says to Sukra as you are going away leaving us, then I shall throw myself into the ocean. Sukra replies "whether you enter the ocean or not, I cannot tolerate the insult to my daughter, so try to please my daughter." Conversation between Devayani and Vrisaparvan. Devayani enslaved to Sarmistha. Then Sukra goes to the capital with Devayani.130
30.- Devayani's marriage. In this connection she goes to the forest with a thousand of her maids for sporting. Yayati comes then. Their mutual conversation. Devayani's prayer to Yayati: "Please make me your wife." Devayani is given away to Yayati by Sukra. Yayati enters the house.133
Meeting of Yayati and Sarmistha. Yayati lives in Asoka grove making sarmistha, the daughter of Vrisaparvana, one of his thousand-maind servants, at the instance of Devayani. Devayani gets a so Conversation between Sarmistha and Yayati in the Asoka grove. Mention of the sons of wife's maid servants as no heir. Yayati gets a son from 'Sarmistha.138
32.-Sukra curses Yayati. Conversation between Sarmistha and Yayati. Yadu and Turvasu, sons of yayati, born of Devayani. The meeting between Devayani and Sarmistha. Yayati and Devayani go to Sukra. Sukra cursed Yayati that he would be at once stricken with decrepit old age. The removal of the curse to Yayati who sought the protection of Sukra. 140
33.- Puru agrees to take upon himself his father's senility. When Yadu did not consent to take upon himself his father's senility, Yayati cursed him, "You will be childless." Then Yayati curses Turvasu who is reluctant to take upon himself his father's decrepit old age. A like curse to Druhya, the second son, and Anu, the third son. The fourth, Puru, accepts his father's old age.145
34.- Puru installed on the throne. Yayati rules the country righteously on the removal of his old age. The endowment of youth from Puru. Yayati transfers the kingdom to Puru and goes out to the forest in the company of Brahmanas.147
35.- Yayati ascends heaven. His fall. His return to Heaven in company with King Vasumat.150
36.- Conversation between Indra and Yayati. Narration to Indra of the instructions imparted to Puru.151
37.- Astaka speaks to Yayati when he drops from heaven on the termination of his merits. Dialogue between Indra and Yayati and description of master.153
38.- Dialogue between Astaka and Yayati. Yayati speaks to Jastaka about Vedanta. Descriptions of the enjoyments he had.155
39.- Advice to Yayati. Astaka asks Yayati why did he come to enjoy the world while he was living in Paradise. Yayati's reply. Account of the origin of body. Getting a meritorious life through merits and a sinful life through sins. Account of penance and charity as means of attaining heaven. 158
40.-Yayati's account of different Asramas. Distinctive features of Munis162
41.- Yayati's refusal to ascend heaven through the merits of others. Account of the various regions of heaven. Dialogue between Pratardana and Yayati.165
42.- Salvation of Yayati. Dialogne between Yayati, Vasumala and others
43.- Description of the glory of Yadu. Kartavirya asks four boons from Datta. Pacifying the ocean by his thousand arms. Confinement of Ravana in Mahismati. Curse against Arjuna. Description of 100 sons of Kartavirya of whom five were warriors. The fruit of uttering the birth of Kartavirya.172
44.- The story of Kartavirya and others. Aditya comes to Kartavirya in the form of a Brahmana. Kartavirya gives food to him. Apava enters water. Description of the dynasty of King Krostu and Vidrbha. Chaitra became the wife of Jayamagha. Jayamagha, having no sons, got a victory in war. Then getting the daughter said to the queen through hear of her that she was a daughter-in-law. Then in due course she got a son Vidarbha by name. The fruit of uttering the description of the dynasty of Andhaka.177
45.- Beginning of the dynasty of Vrisni. Description of the Syamantak jewel. Acceptance of Satyabhama my Krisna. Description of Animitra dynasty.184
46.- Description of Vrisni dynasty. The birth of the Pandavas.188
47.- Sukra's curse on Asuras. The birth of Sri Krisna. The names of 16,000 wives and sons. The description of Nrisimha and other avatars. Sankara born to Bhargava for his austerities. Sukra's praise of Mahadeva. Meeting of Jayanti and Sukra. Brihaspati's deception of the Asuras in disguise of Kavya. Prahlada's narration before Sukra of the boon given by Lord. The description of the doings of Deva and Asura.190
48.- The description of the dynasty of Turvasu and its followers. Birth of Anga. Meeting of Dirghatama and Bali. The description of the family of Angas. Birth of Karna.216
49.- Description of the family of Purus. Birth of Bharadvaja from Brihaspati. Description of the Brihatksatra family. Account of the origin of Ugranyudha. Account of the dynasty of Ajamida.226
50.- Continuation of the description of the family of Puru and of the Ajamida family in this connection. Birth of Jarasandha. Description of Apadhyata and Devapi. Description of Santanu. Birth of Devavrata fro Santanu and Jahnavi. Birth of the progeny by Krisnadvaipayana on the wife of Chitravirya. Description of the curse of Vaisampayana to Pariksit and of the future family of Adhisoma Krisna.233
51.- Account of the family of Agni. The origin of Agni and its various names. The origin of Dhisnu.241
52.- The greatness of yoga. The excellence of Karmayoga over Jnanayoga. Ceremony of pancha yajna. One endowed with the 22 Propitious marks if without the qualities of self has no right to Moksa. The qualities of Self.
53.- The precedence of Puranas. Their number. The merit of making the gift of a Purana. Tho characteristic feature of a Purana. The distinctive marks of the excellent Puranas. The fruit of reading and hearing the precedence of the Puranas.249
54.- The vow of Naksatra Purusa. The fruits of that vow258
55.- The vow of Aditya Sayana and its fruit. This vow was observed even by Vasistha and others262
56.- The vow of Krisnastami. In what month Siva is to be worshipped by what name. One fasting on Krisnastami day is worshipped in the regions of "Siva being revered by the gods for 2,100 266
57.- The vow of Rohini Chandra Sayana. Discourse between the Lord and Narada. The rules for the performance of the different vows. The fruit of the vow268
58.- The rules about tanks. The dimensions of sacrificial posts. The fruit of staying in the water in the rainy days271
59.- The process of consecrating a tree. Attaining of svarga by planting trees.278
60.- The ordinance of Saubhagya Sayan. Description of Saubhagya Astaka. The various ways of worship by married women280
61.- Birth of Agastya. Process of his worship. Dialogue between Narada and Mahesvara. Birth of Agastya by the curse of Indra on fire and water286
62.- Vow of Ananta Tritiya. The various ways. The fruits of vows292
63.- The ordinance of Rasakalyani tritiya. In the month of magha salt must be given up. The narration of the fruit of a thousand agnistoma by giving golden lotuses.297
64.- The vow of Ardranandakari Tritiya- The various ways of worshiping the goddess along with Siva300
65.- Vow of Aksaya Tritiya. Its result304
66.- The vow of Sarasvata Description of Astatava. The process of vow and its fruit 305
67.- The Method of bathing in Solar and Lunar Eclipses307
68.- The ordinance of bathing on Saptami. The process of ablution for the prevention from death of infants and young men. The method of the ritual and its fruits.310
69.- Vow of Bhimadvadasi. The method and its fruit315
70.- Vow of Anangadana. Women question Dalabhya the duties of protiutes. The method of worshipping Kama.321
71.- The vow of Asunyasayanadvitiya. The vow to be performed to expiate sin if anybody goes to another wife either through cupidity or arrogance. It method328
72.- The vow of Angaraka. Dialogue between Pipplada and Yudhisthira. The discourse between Virochana and Bhargava. Birth of Virbhadra from the sweet of Mahadeva who was enraged and about to destroy the sacrifice of Daksa. After destroying the sacrifice when Virabhadra was going to annihilate the world he was prevented. He became the planet Mars. The process of this vow330
73.- The method of worshipping Brihaspati and Sukra336
74.- The vow of Kalyana Saptami. The worship is to be performed by calling the sun by different names according to the quarters East, etc. the process and its fruit.337
75.- The Visoka Saptami vow-Its method340
76.- The Phala Saptami vow-Its method341
77.- The vow of Sarkara Saptami-Its method343
78.- The vow of Kamala Saptami. Its method345
79.- The vow of Mandara Saptami.- Its method346
80.- The vow of Subha Saptami-Its method and the worship of a milch cow348
81.- The vow of Visoka Dvadasi.- Its method and worship of Laksmi353
82.- The Gift of Gudadhenu in the vow of Visoka Dvadasi and symbolical images of cows. The preparation of the dhenu and its presentation353
83.- The greatness of charity. Discourse between Narada and Sambhu. The description of ten mountains such as hill of Dhanyasaila, hill of gold. Praise of food.357
84.- The description of salt hill.-Its presentation362
85.- The description of the hill of raw sugar-The method of presenting it363
86.- The description of the mountain of gold. Its presentation364
87.- The mountain of tila.-Its origin from the body of Visnu and the method of giving that away365
88.- The description of gift of the mountain of cotton. The fruit of presenting it.366
89.- The mountain of Ghrita. The process of making the git and the origin of Ghrits366
90.- The mountain of gems. The process of giving that away368
91.- Mountains of silver. - The mountains to be made after the shape of Visnu, Brahma, or the Sun369
92.- Greatness of giving a mountain of Sugar and the story of Lilavati, the prostitute370
93.- The method of performing the homa Santi ceremony of the 9 planets. What particular offerings of raw sugar, cooked rice, etc., to what particular planets. The measure of fuel. The discription reservoirs for a homa with tea million offerings374
94.- Description of the form of the nine planets392
95.- The vow of Siva Chaturdasi. Discourse between Narada and Nandikesvara. The method of worshipping Siva. The fruit of reading and hearing the story of the vow394
96.- The greatness of giving up all fruits. The time when this vrata is to commence and the process of doing it.398
97.- The Sunday ordinance. The way of worshipping Sunday, and its fruits.403
98.- The process of bringing Sankranti to a close. The fruit of hearing and reading it404
99.- The ordinance of Visnu. The method of Vibhuti Dvadasi Vrat406
100.- The continuation of the ordinances of Visnu. Discourse between Puspavahana and Prachetasa408
101.- The greatness of "Sasthi vrata (60 ordinances). The narration of gods in each vrata. The fruits of each413
102.- The fruit and the process of taking bath. The narration of the number of tirthas. The process of giving water to the manes and bathing the body in order to obtain Heaven. The process of offering water to the Sun423
103.- The greatness of Prayaga. Markandeya goes to Hastinapur427
104.- Showing the greatness of Prayaga. The fruits of remembering Prayaga429
105.- The result of dying at Prayaga. The greatness of the gift of the pale-red milch cow432
106.- The difference between the result and action at Prayaga434
107.- The different actions in the greatness of Prayaga. The greatness of Manasa Tirtha. The holy place on the north of Yamuna and south of Prayaga where all debts are discharged.439
108.- The fruit of fasting at Prayaga. Dialogue between Yudhisthira and Markandeya. The greatness of Yamuna441
109.- The sacredness of Prayaga among holy places. The narration of Somatirtha445
110.- The greatness of Prayaga among all the tirthas-its praise448
111.- End of the greatness of Prayaga450
112. The Fruit of hearing the greatness of Prayaga. The praise of Prayaga sung by Vasudeva451
113.- Narration of Dvipa and others. Description of Jambudvipa. Its mountains and varsas-Showing the varsas of Himalaya and others.454
114.- The position and situation of Bharata according to Nirukta. Description of the seven mountains, names of rivers and places. The description of Kimpurusa and Hari Varsa 462
115.- Pururava goes to practise penance in forest on account of his ugliness due to a former birth. Pururava sees river Iravati471
116.- Narration of Iravati473
117.- Narration of Himalaya476
118.- Narration of the hermitage on Himalaya. Description of the hermitage of Atri478
119.- Its measurement. Length and breadth. The image of Vasudeva established by Atri. The austerities of King Pururava484
120.- The King practised austerities and saw the pastimes of Gandharvas and nymphs. Dialogue between Pururava, Gandharva and Apsara. The King dreams and tells it to Atri488
121.- Description of Jambudvipa493
122.- Description Sakadvips. Its rivers and mountains500
123.- Narration of the 6th and 7th Dvipa-The measurement of the rivers, mountains and seas509
124.- The dimensions of the orb of the sun and moon in describing the sphere. The authority of Mount Meru. The dimensions of the earth. Description of the Equator. Mention of the time of Nagavithi515
125.- The movements of the Pole star, sun, moon and other planets. Mention of Gaja Mountain and the source of the clouds. Description of the position of the chariot of the sun525
126.- The course of the sun. The position of the gods and Gandharvas near the sun. The seasons, Description of the solar horses and of the lunar horses.531
127.- The description of chariot of Budha (Mercury) and Mars and the praise of the Pole star. The description of the starry column538
128.- The situation and respective positions of the planets in the Polar system. The three kinds of fire, viz., Pachak, etc. Mention of the rains at the head of the seasons. The places of the planets 540
129.- Orign of Tripura in the story of Tripura. Maya gets a boon from Brahma549
130.- The divisions of forts, ramparts, etc. of Tripura. Building of Tripura. Description of each city.552
131.- The great power of the three cities. Maya dreams a bad dream. Alaksmi enters the city. The Danavas vanquished by the gods give up truth and virtue and take to vicious courses555
132.- The gods enlogise Siva. Aditya and others take refuge in Brahma. The gods go to the place of Bhava (Siva) in company with Brahma559
133.- Building up of a strange chariot. Brahma and other gods describe the strength of the Asuras. Siva accepts the position of charioteer of the gods. The horses unable to bear the weight of Mahadeva fall on the ground. Eulogy of Hara by the Risis562
134.- Narada goes to Tripura and comes to Maya. Their discourse. Maya instructs the Daityas how to fight Mahadeva567
135.- Fight between the gods and "Asuras. The leaders of the army are stupefied by Maya's enchantment. Maya strikes Kumara570
136.- First the massacre of the demons, the dwellers of Tripura by the first army. The death of Vidyutaumali. Maya through magic creates a lake. Sankukarana says to Sankara that the lake revives the dead. Narayana taking the form of a bull drinks up the water of the lake created by Maya.578
137.- The siege of Tripura. The guard of the lake says to Maya that the lake has been drunk up by some one in the form of a bull. Maya goes to the sea with Tripura. Indra comes there to destroy Tripura.583
138.- Slaughter of Taraka. Description of the war between the gods and demons. When Sankara was fighting placing one foot on the back of a bull and the other on that of a horse from his tremendous weight, the bull and the horse lost their teeth and breasts. Since hen bulls and horses have no breasts and teeth. Vidyunmali's words to the gods.587
139.- Discourse between the demons and Maya. Ratr entered the body of Parvati. The amorous pastime of the Danavas593
140.- Burning of Tripura. Nandi kills Vidyunmali, Nandi says to Maya " since Tripura has met with such destruction you should leave the city." The sorrow of the wives and children. The fruit of reading and listening to this chapter598
141.- The group of pitris who take part in Sraddha when Vaila and Soma meet. The definition of Sinivali and Kuhu605
142.- The shorter period of a manuantara. The measure of time from the shortest to the longest. The number of the yugas and the number of the religions based on the Vedas and the 7 precious gems. The duties of Treta613
143.- The dawn of sacrifice. Vasu's partiality to the gods in the discourse on the risis and the gods. The risis course him. The source of the eternal religion620
144.- The duties of the yugas-Dwapara, etc., The profesions of people. The duration of their lives. Departure from the path of virtue of the future people in Kali624
145.- The measure of the body altering with the different yugas. Different duties in the different yugas. The height of animals., e.g., cows, etc. Definition of Acharyas and others. Definition of Yajnas. Definition of Ksettra and Ksettrajna. The names of risis632
146.- The killing of Taraka described in brief. In course of describing that in detail description of Vajra. Birth of Guha in the clumps of reeds. Discourse between his mother and Indra. Indra divides the womb of diti into seven parts and hence the birth of Maruta. Vajranga captures Indra and releases him at the request of Brahma. Vajranga's penance642
PART II.
147.- Origin of Taraka. Discourse between Vajranga and Varangi649
148.- Taraka obtains the boon. Preparation of the war between the gods and demons. Discourse between Brahma and Taraka. Brahma offers a boon to Taraka. Brihaspati advises Indra on the tactics of warfare. Such as conciliation, etc. it is decided to punish the Daityas. The army of the gods ready to fight.651
149.- Hand to hand fight between gods and demons660
150.- Kalnemi defeated in the great fight. Visnu gives up yoga-nidra and comes to the fight661
151.- The wheel killing the Grasana demon comes to the hand of Vis679
152.- Fight with Mathana an others. Gurutman sent to kill Mathana. Guruda (Garutmana) flies away with Visun.682
153.- Taraka wins. Slaughter of Jambha. Visnu slaughters the Daitya named Indra Vahana. Indra and others are captured.685
154.- Indra and the other gods praise Brahma. Brahma's discourse with Vayu. Night engaged to carry on the work of the gods. Indra says to Narada. "Try to unite Mahadeva with the daughter of the mountain." Conversation between Himalaya and Narada. The Counsel of the gods and burning of Madan. Rati praises Siva and Siva's Marriage. Viraka accepted as a son. Parvati practices penance.702
155.- Kalika goes to the place of Gauri's penance for becoming Gauri. The mutual censure of Uma and Maheswar.752
156.- The death of Adi. Brahma gives a boon to Adi. Girija's discourse with Kusumamodini, the presiding deity of the mountain. Adi adopts the form of Uma to deceive Siva. Sankara's discourse with the demon in the form of Uma755
157.- Curse on Viraka. Origin of the Lion from Devi's wrath. Brahma gives boon to Uma Devi758
158.- The birth of Kartikeya. Discourse between Viraka and Parvati. Praise of Viraka.760
159.- The gods prepare for the fight. They eulogize Kartikeya. Messenger sent to Raraka. Taraka sees ill omens764
160.- Kumara deals the death blow to Taraka. The fruit of reading and teaching this chapter.768
161.- Hiranyakasyapa practices penances and obtains many boons from Brahma. The gods come o Brahma hearing the terrific boons acquired by Hiranyakasyapa. Brahma says that Hiranyakasyapa will be killed by Visnu at the end of the penances. Hiranyakasyapa growing haughty by his boons oppressed the gods who approach Visnu. Visnu comforts them saying " I will kill him." Visnu adopts the form of a man-lion and goes to the metropolis of Hiranyakasyapa whose court is described at length. Visnu sees Hiranyakasyapa on the lap of Luxury.771
162.- Prahlada describes the lion as the source of the universe to Hirnyakasyapu. Hearing that Hiranyakasyapa orders the Daityas to capture the lion. Accordingly all those demons struck the lion with various weapons. Then Lord Visnu in the form of that lion scared those warriors and demons in a trice178
163.- The Daityas make fruitless attempts to kill the lion. Hiranyakasyapu, too, made likewise futile attempts. Site ominous to Daityas and propitious to the gods. Hiranyaksyapu armed with all sorts of weapon. The lion simply by means of his claws tore him to pieces. The lion praised by Brahma and others. Visnu goes out in his own form to his abode.781
164.- Manu asks Visnu in the Padmakalpa how was the world in the form of a lotus on the navel. Visnu in the orm of a fish begins to reply.789
165.- The Lord in the form of a fish relates to Manu in brief the dates of the four yugas, etc the narration of the final dissolution791
166.- He further relates to Manu it is Nrayana who adopting different forms, Bibhavasu, etc., reduced the whose world into one vast sheet of water and lived.793
167.- On this vast ocean Narayana took the form of a swan and from crane and others he created Brahma, Udgatri and Samaga. Markandeya born out of the belly of Bhagawan and seeing the resplendent Lord asks him who he was. Again he entered the belly and coming out of the mouth saw a boy concealed in the branches of a banyan tree. He approached the boy and enquired who he was. He replied that he was the Lord and his creator.795
168.- Desirous of keeping the universe afresh or agitating the ocean and creating the material elements- sound, etc., and sporting that war He created a lotus from His navel800
169.- The Lord creating the lotus produced the creator of the universe out of it. The masters of the Puranas say that lotus was the earth. The softer parts of this lotus are this earth and its harder parts are mountains802
170.- When Brahma was practising penance in that Lotus Madhu and Kaitavas the Daityas, tried to disturb him. The Lord taking them on his thigh crushed them.803
171.- When Brahma was doing penance again there came the Founder of Yoga, and Kapila, the founder of Sankhya. From Brahma are produced his mental sons, Sambhu, Bhu, Bhuvah and others and also of Daksya and Nagas. The fruit of hearing the history of the lotus.806
172.- Fight with Taraka and Maya after the slaughter of Vritra. The Lord Visnu seeing the gods come to him and ask for help, determined to kill Danavas. Visnu promised to deliver them from this difficulty and grant to them the Lordship of the three worlds. Propitious sight seen.811
173.- Hearing this promise of Visnu, Maya, Virochona, Hayagriva and other chief demons mustering their armies prepared for fighting blessings on them.815
174.- The gods also in order to meet the Daitya armies arranged their own troops ;under the leadership of Indra. Brihspati pronounces blessings on them818
175.- Great war between gods and demons. Praise of celibacy. Durva gets a boon from Brahma. Armed with this Durva crates an illusion to help the army of Maya and crush that of the gods. Indra requests Brahma to quench the illusory fire of Durva and also requests the moon born of the ocean to do the same822
176.- The Moon and Varuna, the lords of water, ordered by Indra consoled Maya and scared the demons a great deal. Seeing this Maya produced the illusion of Parvati Maya in the gods. After that the fire and wind ordered by the Lord Visnu annihilated the army of the demons. After that everything became calm and the demons became indifferent. Then Kalnemi, assuming the form of Trivikrama, pleased the demons and frightened the gods.828
177.- Kalanemi increased his strength, dimmed the splendour of all the gods from Indra downward, and, vanquishing everything by his prowess, making everything his own, shone like Brahma Prajapati, and the Daityas, too, praised him.832
178.- When Kalanemi made everything his own he, contrary to the law of Dharma, could not carry out the Vedas, Dharma, Forbearance, Truth and Laksmi. In not being able to attain these five things, he become angry and, wanting to enthrone himself in place of Visnu, went to him. He saw the Lord riding on Garuda and holding conch, quoit and club, and simply to cause destruction on himself and of the Danavas brandished his own club and by many sorts of words censuring Narayana enraged him. Kalanemi strikes at the chest of Narayana. He also strikes his club on he head of Garuda at which the Lord cut the hundred arms and hundred beads of Kalanemi and allowed Garuda to strike him down. Brahma praised Visnu. Visnu reinstates the gods in their former possessions and returns to his own abode along with Brahma836
179.- Slaying of Andhaka, the Asura. Sankara, in order to drink the blood of Andhak Asura, creates the Matris Maheavari and others. Appearance of Narisimgha at the request of Rudra to prevent the Matris from devouring the universe in contravention with the order of Sankara. After having drunk the blood of Andhak Asura, the Martis Mahesvari and others defeat the Rudra. Matris Narisimgh's instructions to Rudra Devata.842
180.- Greatness of Varanasi. Pingala got Ksetrapalahood and its consequent elevations. Siva and Gauri come to Varanasi. They see a garden in the way. Siva says to Gauri that Kuvera and others attain fruition on worshipping me. They visit Hari-ksetra an grant him boons849
181.- In the course of conversation between Sanat Kumara and Nandikesvara, some important sacred places are described858
182.- Skanda describes the field of Vimukta861
183.- The greatness of the Avimuktas described in the dialogue between Parvati and Mahesvara. Brahma having cut his fifth head commits Brahmahatya and comes to Sankara for expiation and the sin is removed by Sankara. The skull bursts out into thousand pieces and forms the sacred place of Kapala Mochana863
184.- Greatness of Avimukta872
185.- In the discourse between the Risis and Skanda, it is described that Vyasa, pressed with hunger after having practised penance for 12 years, gets no alms anywhere, but Sankara and Parvati in the guise of a relation give him food. Hari says to Vyasa as you are irritable, don't live here. Vyasa prays to Siva that in the Chaturdasi and Astami days he world be favoured with an accommodation. Greatness of Dandnayak and others.876
186.- The greatness of Narmada described in a dialogue between Markandeya and Yudhisthira. The greatnes of Amarkantaka882
187.- In the topic of the greatnes of Narmada is described that the Risis frightened by Banasur came to Siva for protection and help. Narada sent to disurb the minds of the women at Tripura. Anaupamya, the wife of Banasura, discourses with Narada. A hole is made in the city on account of the faithful wives of the city becoming faithless and hence losing their virtues at the instigation of Narada887
188.- Sankara moves about in order to destroy Tripura, being on his own grounds on the banks of Narmada. The piteous cries of the inhabitants of the town when it is being burnt by the fire of children takes the linga on his head and praises Siva. Hariible to gods. Description of Amarkantaka.891
189.- Description of the confluence of the Kaveri and Narmada. Kuvera becomes the lord of Yakas898
190.- The sacred places Yantresvara, Garjana, meghnada, etc.900
191.- The sacred places on the banks of Narmada, Sulabhedha, etc., numbering more than a hundred901
192.- In the topic on the greatness of Narmada is described the origin and greatness of the Sukla Tirtha911
193.- Pilgrimage to sacred places like Anaraka. The origin and greatness of the field of Bhrigu. The sacred places Airandi and Dhauta-papa. Description of Kankhal and other sacred places.914
194.- The sacred place of Ankusesvar and others. The sacred places Risi Kanya and Svarnavindu921
195.- The re-birth of Brahma, etc. the geneology of the Bhrigu925
196.- The geneology of Angira928
197.- The family of Atri.932
198.- The family of Visvamitra933
199.- The family of Kasyapa934
200.- The family of Vasistha936
201.- The family of Parasara Nimi and Vasistha curse each other. Mitra Varuna begets Vasistha and Agastya. Vasistha begets Sakti who begets Parasara, the father of Dvaipayna. The continuation of Prasara's line937
202.- The families of Agastaya, Pulaha, Kratu and Pulastya240
203.- Family of Dharma942
204.- Description of the song of Pitris943
205.- Praise of gift of a cow945
206.- Presentation of the skin of an antelope946
207.- Letting loose a bull. The marks of such a bull949
208.- Origin of Savitri. She hears from Narada of the future death of her husband and goes to the forest in her husband's company952
209.- Showing the beauty of the spring to his wife, Satyavana leaves her in a part of the forest and himself goes to another part of it954
210.- Suddenly Styavana is overcome with a pain in the head and lies down on the ground placing his head on his wife's lap. Then Dharmaraja comes with Kala and Mritvu and ensnaring the person of the size of the thumb from Satyavana's body departs for his own abode. Savitri finding her lord lifeless follows Dharmaraja and he, being pleased with her devotion to her husband, grants her the first boon957
211.- Again pleased with her dutiful word he grants her the second boon960
212.- She is likewise granted the third boon962
213.- Savitri's sweet words please Dharmaraja who restores her husband to life965
214.- Savitri returns to her father-in -law with her husband. His eye sight restored and he is re-instated on his throne. The fruit of reading and hearing this story.967
215.- Bhagavan Matsya describes to Manu the duties of an anointed king. The helpmates and wealth of a king.968
216.- The maintenance of officers of a kingdom977
217.- The collection of medicinal plants in well-protected forts described in course of the resources of the kingdom980
218.- In the same topic is described the prevention from different calamities.987
219.- The secret recesses for kings, etc., in the fort990
220.- The protection of the king993
221.- Fatality and human efforts. Activity above predestination. The effects of Satvika, Rajasika and Tamasika works997
222.- In the topic on king's duties - Conciliatory policy998
223.- In the same-the policy of creating differences999
224.- In the same-the policy of buying off1001
225.- In the same-the policy of repression which is praised. King's blame in dealing improperly with the innocent and the guilty1002
226.- The cause of king's impartiality towards potentates. The king's vow of Yama, etc., with respect to his people1003
227.- Punishment. Santapana expiation in stealing things of little value. Punishment in abhisansana, etc. Punishment in rude speaking. Punishment in stealing big animals. Punishment in killing women and children1005
228.- Special observance of peace1024
229.- The characters of kings in former births-of people whose towns are being destroyed1027
230.- In the topic on supernatural means of pacification the efficacy of worship1029
231.- In the same topic-mutilation by fire1030
232.- In the same - the means of removing dangers to trees1032
233.- Removal of drought and overflow1033
234.- In the same-dangers from reservoirs of water1034
235.- In the same- delivery of women1035
236.- In the same-unusual peace of offerings1035
237.- In the same-dangers to animals and birds1036
238.- In the same-removal of accidents1038
239.- Sacrifices to the Grahas. A lakh homas and a koti homas. The measure of alkunda. The materials and means, e.g., ritvik. The priests to be fed with ksira, etc., in the first month, etc. distribution of one's weight in gold at the close of the sacrifice.1039
240.- The discourse on taking a journey. The proper time of a journey described in the dialogue between Matsya and Man1043
241.- The movements in the different parts of the body as forecasting the success in a journey1045
242.- Dreams as foretelling the success of a journey1047
243.- Sights-propitious and ominous, at the time of starting1050
244.- Visnu's greatness. The manifestation of Vamana when Sakra and others were vanquished. Aditi practising difficult penances. Pleased the Omnipresent by sweet words in order to restore her own children to life. On Visnu asking her to solicit for the boon she liked most, she says "Let my son Vasava be the ruler of the three worlds." The Lord grants her he boon saying, "I shall be born from you by Kasyapa, and killing the demons, shall fulfil your request.1052
245.- The Lord appears in the form of a Vamana (dwarf). Learning that all the Asuras became weak through the prowess of the Lord, Bali asks his grandfather how that could be. Prahlada replies and he is the source of this entire universe. The same Vasudeva manifesting himself as the son of Kasyapa and Aditi will kill the Daityas, the burdens of this world, and make Indra and others happy. Bali says, "who, Grandsire, is this Hari, who is the dread of us all? I have got hundreds of heroes who will relieve this world, such as Viprachiti and others, who excel Vasudeva in power. Krisna is not half of any of them in strength. Prahlada curses him saying- " Since you are abusing Krisna, the god of your grandfather, you will ere long lose your sovereignty" At the solicitation of Bali, Prahlada says- "Be you His devotee from this day. Dwarf. Propitious signs on the advent of the Protector of the world. The gods give up their sorrow. Pleasant breezes blow. Thus self-manifested speaks of the different vratas and goes to the sacrifice celebrated by Bali.1056
246.- At Vamana's tread the whole earth shakes and Bali asks his preceptor Sukrcharyya-why the earth trembles and why the earth trembles and why the fires do not accept the offerings of the Asuras. He muses long and says, "In Kasyapa's house Visnu has taken birth. He comes to your sacrifice. The earth quakes at his strides, unable to bear his great weight. And on his approach the fires refuse your offerings." At this Bali feels delighted and asks his preceptor how the Lord ought to be received and entertained. Sukracharyya says-"The Lord comes in his 'Satva quality' to preserve creation and to crush you. Beware of making any promises to him, however small. Just say I am unable to give you anything" Bali replies, "How can I refuse the Lord anything when he directly profers a request ?
How can I say I have nothing to give you? Please do not stand in the way of my charity. You know I am his devotee. He will not kill me. Instantly He appears there in the form of the dwarf. At his sight the Daityas tremble and the sages worship him. Bali is greatly delighted and blesses his stars. All remain silent. Visnu pleases everybody. Seeing the modesty of the king of the Daityas Bali takes an "Argha" and approaching the Lord says, "I shall present you anything you ask for, even all my wealth or the whole world." At this the Lord says-" O king please give me three feet of ground for my worship of fire." Bali gives Him three feet of land. As the consecrating water falls on Vamana's hands, he displays his true form. Then assigning the three worlds to Indra and granting many a boon to Bali, establishes him on his throne.
1064
247.- Varaha's deeds in the dialogue between Arjuna and Saunaka. The dissolution of the world and its fresh creation1072
248.- The earth's praise of Visnu. Visnu adopts the form of Varaha. The Lord relieves the earth1075
249.- The immortality of the gods and the story of the Amrita. Sankara, Sukra and the Sanjivanividya. Request to the Mandara Hill. The gods and the Danavas praise Visnu. Churning of the milk ocean. Brahma and the gods praise Visnu and the gods are endowed with strength.1081
250.- The origin of Kala Kuta. The origin of Soma, Sri, Siva, Ucchaisravas, Kaustubha and Parijata. The origin o fire and the serpents Dundubha, etc. Discourse between Visnu and Kala kuta. Praise of Siva by gods and the Danavas. Discourse the deadly poison. The god and the Asuras dance and sing when the poison is drunk up1088
251.- Churning out the Amrita. Birth of Dhanvantari. The holding of the gem. The Lord in the form of a fair woman steals the Amrita from Asuras. Rahu beheaded. The war between the gods and the Asuras1093
252.- Bhrigu, Atri and Vasistha-the authors of the Vastu Sastras. Birth of Vastubhuta from the sweat of the brow of Siva in the fight with Andhaka1097
253.- The influence of the different months and asterisms. The different methods of making houses.1098
254.- The measure of a building. The nature of Chatuhsata Five sorts of royal palaces. The shape of the house of a prince1103
255.- The five kinds of pillars. The effect of having big trees like the banyan to the east of the house.1107
256.- On Vastu Vidya1109
257.- Ditto1112
258.- On the measurements of limbs of the images of the Devas1115
259.- The distinctive marks of an image. Its shapes and sizes1121
260.- Images where half is a god and half a goddess1123
261.- Images of Prabhakra, etc.1129
262.- Description of the pedastal. The mention of the fruit in cribbing the altar1134
263.- The distinctive features of the Linga. The nine sorts of Ling 1136
264.- The measurements Kunda etc., the placing of the image, etc., and their methods1138
265.- Method of adhivasana. The definition of an "Acharya." Fruit of adhivasana1142
266.- The ceremony of Pratistha. After the establishment ceremony of the image, the worship of the Acharya. Besmearing honey, etc., on succeeding days. The fault of moving an image once established. 1146
267.- The ceremony of bathing the god. The observance of the "seven-day festival" ceremony1152
268.-The ceremony of removing evils from buildings. Special offerings to special gods1155
269.- Palaces-their names and characteristics1158
270.- The signs of a "mandapa." Different names for mandapa. Their distinctive features.1163
271.- The future kings of the Iksvaku and Magadha families1166
272.- The reign of the Pulaka family. The names of the kings of the family1170
273.- The reigns of the Andhras, Yavanas and the Mlechchhas. The end of a Yuga. The origin of Kali Yuga1175
274.- The gift called Tulapurusadana Mahadana different sorts of Tulapurusadana1186
275.- Gift of Hiranyagarbha1194
276.- The method of giving away the Brahmanda. The fruit of doing, reading or listening to this account1196
277.- Gift of Kalpa tree. The fruit of hearing and reading this account1199
278.- Gift of a thousand cows. The fruit of hearing the account 1201
279.- Method of making gift of a golden milch cow. The proper Brahmana for such a gift1203
280.- Gift of a golden horse. The fruit of reading and hearing the account1205
281.- Method of making gift of a golden horse and chariot1206
282.- Gift of a golden elephant. The fruit of hearing and reading the account1208
283.- Gift of land with five ploughs1210
284.- Gift of the golden earth. The fruit of hearing and reading this account1212
285.- Gift of the universal wheel. The way of making the wheel1214
286.- Gift of a golden Kalpa-creper. The fruit of hearing reading this1216
287.- Gift of the seven seas. Its fruit1218
288.- Gift of the Ratnadhenu. Its fruit1219
289.- Gift of the pot representing the great elements. The fruit of reading and hearing this1221
290.- The account of the Kalpas. Their names and number. The fruit of hearing and reading the Brahma and the padma Puranas. The disappearance of the Lord Matsya, etc
291.- The subjects described in the Matsya Purana. The fruit of reading it.1225
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