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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Trayodeva (त्रयोदेव).—By the agitation of the guṇas or qualities three gods with body came into being; the Rajas is Brahmā, Tamas Agni and Satva, Viṣṇu; the first had the duty of creation, the second Kāla and the third Udāsīna; these are three worlds, three Vedas and three fires, one dependent on the other; by their joint action the world progresses; (Advaita): three functions of Prajāpati as creator, destroyer and protector.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 5. 14-16 and 30-31.
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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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