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The Oriya translations of traditional Puranas, Represented To The Deepest Cornerstone

The Sarala Mahabharata in Oriya was written by Sarala Dasa, who also produced numerous other significant works, including the Sapta Kanda Ramayana, Chandi Purana, Valmiki Ramayana, Malasri Janana, and Mahalakshmi Vrata. The museum has already gathered all of these manuscripts. Oriya's reputation as a rich language has been cemented by Sarala Das' writings from the fifteenth century. Jagannatha Dasa transcribed the Bhagavata Purana, which has since become the Oriya people's version of the Bible. In the Bhagwat Purana narrative, Lord Shukdev Maharaj guides Parikshit toward salvation by guiding him along the road of devotion. The glow of love for Shri Krishna shines through in every phrase of the Bhagavata Purana. This book is a beautiful collection of knowledge-filled inspirational anecdotes and stories that include aspects of the following: siddha-bhakti, duality, maryada-marga (the road of modesty), and non-duality. Prior to the arrival of Sri Chaitanya in Puri, he finished this project in the Jagannatha temple. His command over Sanskrit literature allowed him to translate this work in a very clear and straightforward manner.

The essence of the Bhagavata Purana

In the Hindu custom of Vaishnavism, which praises Vishnu, the Bhagavata Purana is a broadly regarded book. Rather than the Vedic religion, which is introduced in the text, bhakti at last prompts self-information, freedom (moksha), and joy. Nonetheless, the Bhagavata Purana expresses that the world is saved from fiendish powers since Krishna's internal nature and outward type of Lord Krishna are equivalent to those of the Vedas.

The Bhagavata Purana covers a broad range of subjects, including dance, yoga, legend, cosmology, cosmology, genealogy, astronomy, geography, music, and culture. As the story opens, the dark forces now control the universe after defeating the virtuous devas and malevolent asuras.  A recurring motif in numerous legends is that truth reemerges as Krishna, who first establishes peace with the demons, comprehends them, and then creatively vanquishes them, restoring hope, justice, freedom, and happiness. 

The enigmatic Bhagavata Purana, which contains the Brahma component, is a knowledgeable Purana in many aspects. This is the most revered and adored literature in the Hindu religion, just as Bhagwat Puran is for the sacred writings. Each of the 12 Skandhas (parts) of this Purana recounts the history of one of Vishnu's 24 forms. The first skandha examines Bhakti yoga and dispassion. The 24 manifestations of Lord Vishnu are also covered in the information. The next section discusses the body's surrender brought on by yoga and the beginning of the regular creation. Ten topics are the main focus of Shrimad Bhagwat.

The Bhagwat Katha speaker ought to be a researcher, a student of the sacred texts, an admirer of the divine beings, merciful, and sweet-voiced. The individual portraying the Bhagwat ought to be completely knowledgeable in both the Vedas and the texts. Both the Brahmin and the visitors are expected to fast for seven days once the Bhagwat Katha is in progress. By worshiping Ganesh, Navagraha, Yogini, Kshetrapal, Batuk, Tulsi, Vishnu, Shankar, etc., one can honor Lord Narayan. The speaker and the audience should refrain from eating fast food, shaving, etc. on the days of Katha. During the Bhagwat Katha period, they should practice celibacy, embrace sattvic cuisine, and exhibit pure and non-violent behavior.

One accomplishes moksha by hearing the account of Shrimad Bhagwat. Bhagwat is believed to be the Kaliyugan manifestation of Lord Vishnu. When recalled with sincerity, it becomes identical to the award of billions of virtues. Indeed, even divine beings and goddesses long to hear the Bhagwat Katha. Simply by paying attention to Shrimad Bhagwat Katha is it conceivable to guarantee the prosperity of all creatures.


Q1. How old are the sacred Puranas?

The Puranas are known to be written down 1500 years ago.

Q2. Is the Ramayana a Purana?

The great epic, Ramayana is a part of Indian itihas, which even the Puranas are a part of.