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Garudapurana, aka: Garuda-Purana, Garuḍapurāṇa; 1 Definition(s)

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Purāṇa

Garuḍapurāṇa (गरुडपुराण).—A mahāpurāṇa comprising 19000 ślokas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 23: 13. 8: Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 6. 23.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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