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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Brahmavaivartapurāṇa (ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण) refers to one of the eighteen Major Puranas according to the Matsyapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The lists of eighteen Mahāpurāṇas (e.g., brahmavaivartapurāṇa) and eighteen Upapurāṇas are not same everywhere, as some names are dropped in some references whereas some are included in others. It can be noticed that, except the Vāyuapurāṇa and the Śivapurāṇa, the names of the Mahāpurāṇas are similar in almost all the Purāṇas.

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

[«previous next»] — Brahmavaivartapurana in Dharmashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Brahmavaivartapurāṇa (ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण) should be donated (dāna) to a devotee to Viṣṇu according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the donation of the various Purāṇas to various recipients on different tithis along with the merits thereof are given in the ninth chapter.—[...] He, who donates the Brahmavaivartapurāṇa to a devotee to Viṣṇu, attains Brahmaloka.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Brahmavaivartapurana in Hinduism glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmavaivartapurana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Brahmavaivartapurāṇa (ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[Mackenzie Collection] 39. Io. 334. 2198. W. p. 132. Oxf. 20. 27^b. Paris. (B 8 [fragmentary]). Khn. 30. K. 26. Kh. 83. B. 2, 14. 16. Ben. 48. Kāṭm. 2. Rādh. 39. Haug. 46. 47. Oudh. Ix, 6. Np. V, 10. Viii, 20. Burnell. 189^b. Bhk. 13. Poona. 364. Brahmakhaṇḍa. Io. 339. 1314. L. 1252. Ben. 47. Tu7b. 14. Oudh. Vi, 2. Xvi, 46. Poona. 631. Ii, 25. Bhr. 53. Prakṛtikhaṇḍa. L. 1248. Bik. 190. 193. Ben. 47. Tu7b. 14. Oudh. Vi, 2. Np. Ix, 20. P. 21. Poona. Ii, 143. Kṛṣṇajanmakhaṇḍa. Io. 1308. L. 2917. Ben. 48. Tu7b. 14. Poona. Ii, 265. Gaṇeśakhaṇḍa. Io. 1096. L. 1253. Ben. 48. Tu7b. 14. NW. 476. Bhr. 35. Kāśīmāhātmyakhaṇḍa. Io. 339. Khn. 30. Ben. 48. Burnell. 189^b. Rice. 82. The Brahmavaivartapurāṇa is mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Varāhapurāṇa Oxf. 59^a, in Revāmāhātmya Oxf. 65^a, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b. Laghubrahmavaivarta. Quoted in Nirṇayasindhu. Brahmavaivarte Alaṃkāradānavidhi. Ben. 141.
—Nāgarakhaṇḍe (?) Ahiśakuṭimāhātmya. Burnell. 190^b.
—Ādiratneśvaramāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 63.
—Ekādaśīmāhātmya. W. p. 340. K. 22.
—Gaṅgāstotra. Paris. (B 227 Xxv).
—Gaṇeśakavaca. Paris. (D 34).
—Garuḍācalamāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 69.
—Ghaṭikācalamāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 70.
—Tapastīrthamāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 71.
—Tulākāverīmāhātmya. Burnell. 189^b.
—Pañcānandamāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 74.
—Paraśurāmam prati Śaṅkaropadeśaḥ. Poona. 361.
—Puṣpavanamāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 76.
—Bakulāraṇyamāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 82.
—Brahmāraṇyamāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 78.
—Muktikṣetramāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 80.
—Rādhoddhavasaṃvāda. Poona. 358.
—Vṛddhācalamāhātmya. Burnell. 190^a.
—Śravaṇadvādaśīvrata. Bhk. 25.
—Śrīgoṣṭhīmāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 87.
—Sarvapurakṣetramāhātmya. [Mackenzie Collection] 88.
—Svāmiśailamāhātmya. Burnell. 190^a.

2) Brahmavaivartapurāṇa (ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण):—Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 59. Oudh. Xx, 36. Peters. 4, 13. Stein 205 (Brahmakhaṇḍa, Prakṛtiº, Kṛṣṇajanmaº, Gaṇeśaº.). Brahmavaivartapurāṇe Kātyāyanīvratamāhātmya. Peters. 4, 13.
—Kācīmāhātmya q. v.
—Pañcakrośīmāhātmya. L. 4193. Oxf. 28^a.
—Purāṇamāhātmya in 32 chapters. Rgb. 161.
—Mūlaśāntividhāna. Stein 205.
—Lakṣapūjāvidhi. Fl. 23.
—Śaṅkarakavaca. Stein 205.
—Śivasahasranāman. Stein 205.
—Sarasvatīstotra. Stein 205.
—Sarasvatyupākhyāna. Rgb. 135.

3) Brahmavaivartapurāṇa (ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण):—Ulwar 806 (Kṛṣṇajanmakhaṇḍa, Gaṇapatikhaṇḍa, Prakṛtikhaṇḍa, Brahmakhaṇḍa).

4) Brahmavaivartapurāṇa (ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण):—Ak 122 (Kṛṣṇajanmakhaṇḍa). As p. 123 (complete). Cr. (defective). Cs 4, 59 and 60 (Gaṇeśakhaṇḍa). 4, 58. 270 (inc.). 309 (inc.) (all three Kṛṣṇajanmakhaṇḍa). Io. 334 (complete). 339 (Brahmakhaṇḍa). 1096 (Gaṇapatikhaṇḍa). 1308 and 2198 (Kṛṣṇajanmakhaṇḍa. L.. 236 and 237 (Brahmakhaṇḍa). 238 (Prakṛtikhaṇḍa 1-56). 239 (Kṛṣnajanmakhaṇḍa). 240 (fragment of the same). Peters. 5, 181-184 (complete). Brahmavaivartapurāṇe Ajā Bhādrapadakṛṣṇā. L.. 352, 19.
—Indirā Āśvinakṛṣṇā. L.. 352, 21.
—Kamalā Śrāvaṇakṛṣṇā. L.. 352, 17.
—Kāśīkedāramāhātmya. Bc 305.
—Kāśīmāhātmya. As p. 46. Cs 4, 57 (inc). Hz. 1159. Io. No. 3415.
—Kṛṣṇamāhātmya. Bd. 203.
—Nirjalā Jyeṣṭhaśuklā. L.. 352, 14.
—Pañcakrośīmāhātmya. Cs 4, 56.
—Pañcanadamāhātmya. Hz. 1160. Winternitz Catal. p. 244 (inc.).
—Yoginī Āṣaḍhakṛṣṇā. L.. 352, 15.
—Rāmaikādaśī Kārttikakṛṣṇā. L.. 352, 23. Kṛṣṇajanmakhaṇḍe Rādhikāṣoḍaśanāmāni. Ak 222.

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