Brahmavaivartapurana, aka: Brahmavaivarta-purana, Brahmavaivartapurāṇa; 3 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Brahmavaivartapurāṇa (ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण).—One of the eighteen Purāṇas. Sāvarṇi Manu taught this Purāṇa to Nārada. The theme of the Purāṇa is the story of Rathandhara. This Purāṇa contains eighteen thousand verses. It is stated in Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 272, that this Purāṇa is good to be given as a gift on the full moonday of the month of Māgha.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Brahmavaivartapurāṇa (ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण).—Brahmavaivartam, one among the Mahāpurāṇas and comprising 18,000 ślokas; deals with the Rathantarakalpa, Kṛṣṇamāhātmya, and Brahmavarāha; narrated to Nārada by Sāvarṇi; he who gives it on the Full Moon day of the Māgha month reaches Brahmaloka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 24; 13. 6; Matsya-purāṇa 53. 34-6; Vāyu-purāṇa 104 4. Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 22.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Brahma Vaivarta Purana, one of the major eighteen Puranas, a Hindu religious text of the 10th century AD, is divided into four parts. First part describes the creation of the universe and all beings, the second part relates to description and histories of different goddesses. The third part is mostly devoted to life and deeds of Ganesha, and the last part details the life and deeds of Krishna. The Padma Purana categorizes Brahma Vaivarta Purana as a Rajas Purana (Purana which represents dimness and passion).

Brahma Vaivarta Purana was written in Banga (ancient name for the region of Bengal).[citation needed] Recited by Suta to the sages at the forest of Naimisharanya. First part is called Brahma Khanda and describes Brahma and his sons, especially Narada. Second part called Prakriti Khanda deals with the goddesses or saktis who are manifestations of Prakriti. The third part, Ganesha Khanda, is about Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati. In this canto Ganesha's mother Parvati told Shani to ignore the curse and look at Ganesha. The fourth and last part is called Krsna Janma Khanda – a canto about birth and life of Krishna, Svayam bhagavan.(BVP 4.90.32–33 is quoted in Chanakya's Niti sastra 11.4.)

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