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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmahatti (ब्रह्महत्ति).—Killing of a Brahmana; will burn even Indra;1 incurred by Balarāma when he killed Romahaṛṣaṇa and expiated by his destruction of Balvala at the request of the sages;2 by Vaiśampāyana and by Śiva;3 drinking of spirituous liquor equal to;4 released from, by observing Nakṣatrapuruṣam;5 released from, by vow of Śubhasaptami;6 by offering gṛhabali;7 got rid of at Benares; Sīva cut off the fifth head of Brahmā, but expiated the sin by his stay at Benares;8 to be got rid of by a bath in the Narmadā;9 expiation for; Vaiśampāyana guilty of.10

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 25. 48; Vāyu-purāṇa 50. 221; 61. 22; 101. 153; 105. 13; 108. 55.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 78. 23-40.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 16; III. 23. 62.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 25. 62.
  • 5) Ib. 54. 30.
  • 6) Ib. 80. 12.
  • 7) Ib. 90. 11; 93. 139.
  • 8) Ib. 182. 15; 183. 101.
  • 9) Ib. 186. 56; 192. 16; 227. 215.
  • 10) Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 5. 14.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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