Kurmapurana, aka: Kūrmapurāṇa, Kurma-purana; 5 Definition(s)
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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Kūrmapurāṇa (कूर्मपुराण).—Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura remarks that only two khaṇḍas of the Kūrma Purāṇa are now available, namely the Pūrva-khaṇḍa and Uttara-khaṇḍa. Sometimes it is said that the Kūrma Purāṇa contains six thousand verses, but originally the Kūrma Purāṇa contained seventeen thousand verses. According to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, there are seventeen thousand verses in the Kūrma Purāṇa, which is one of the eighteen Mahā-purāṇas. The Kūrma Purāṇa is considered the fifteenth of these Mahā-purāṇas.Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kūrmapurāṇa (कूर्मपुराण).—One of the eighteen Purāṇas. (See under Purāṇas).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Kūrmapurāṇa (कूर्मपुराण).—A Mahā purāṇa of 18000 ślokas1 said in the presence of Indra containing anecdotes of Indradyumna and of Lakṣmīkalpa. Gift of, with a golden tortoise on the ayanas equals a gift of 1000 cows.2
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 24; 13. 8; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 23.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 53. 47, 49; Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 9.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
The Kurma Purana (कूर्म पुराण) is one of the eighteen Mahapurana, a genre of Hindu religious texts. It is believed to have been directly narrated by the Lord Vishnu to the sage Narada, and it contains the details about the Kurma Avatar. Narada is believed to have stated the contents of this Puranas to Suta, who narrated this Purana to an assembly of great sages. The Padma Purana categorizes Kurma Purana as a Tamas Purana (Purana of darkness or ignorance)
The printed editions of this text are divided into two bhāgas (parts),
- the Pūrvabhāga
- and the Uttarabhāga.
The Pūrvabhāga has 53 chapters and the Uttarabhāga has 46 chapters.
According to the tradition, the Kūrma Purāṇa originally consisted of four saṃhitās (sections):
- the Brāhmī Saṃhitā,
- the Bhāgavatī Saṃhitā,
- the Saurī Saṃhitā
- and the Vaiṣṇavī Saṃhitā.
The extant text would correspond to the Brāhmī Saṃhitā.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
Kūrmapurāṇa (कूर्मपुराण).—one of the eighteen Purāṇas.
Derivable forms: kūrmapurāṇam (कूर्मपुराणम्).
Kūrmapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kūrma and purāṇa (पुराण).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
15. The Kūrma Purāṇa < [Preface]
Classification of the Purāṇas < [Preface]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.2.304 < [Part 2 - Devotional Service in Practice (sādhana-bhakti)]
Verse 2.1.242 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 26 - The Origin of the Liṅga-Image of Śiva < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 29 - Cycle of Yugas: characteristics of Yugas < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 2 - The Position of the Pañcarātra Literature < [Chapter XVI - The Pañcarātra]
Part 8 - Bhikṣu’s criticism of the Sāṃkhya and Yoga < [Chapter XXII - The Philosophy of Vijñāna Bhikṣu]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)