Mahapurana, aka: Mahāpurāṇa, Maha-purana; 1 Definition(s)
Mahapurana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Mahāpurāṇa (महापुराण) refers to one of the two classes of purāṇas.—The Mahāpurāṇas are classified into different categories—Vaiṣṇava, Brāhma, Śaiva etc. in proportion as they accord preferential treatment to Viṣṇu, Brahmā, Śiva and others.(Source): archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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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Search found 6 books and stories containing Mahapurana, Mahāpurāṇa or Maha-purana. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Śiva-mahāpurāṇa < [Chapter XXXVII - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Purāṇas]
Part 2 - Saiva Philosophy in the Vāyavīya-saṃhitā of the Śiva-mahāpurāṇa < [Chapter XXXVII - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Purāṇas]
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.1.21-23 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma: On the Earth]
Verse 2.7.151 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 5 - On the marriage of Satyavatī < [Book 2]
The Mahabharata - First Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)
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