Pretagrantha: 1 definition


Pretagrantha 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pretagrantha (प्रेतग्रन्थ).—A very ancient book of the Egyptians. There are only two books which can claim to be as old as the Ṛgveda, the most ancient treasure-book of mankind. One of them is Pretagrantha which the English people call the Book of the Dead. The other is Gilgamish of the Babylonians.

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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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