Vayupurana, aka: Vāyupurāṇa, Vayu-Purana; 3 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण).—One of the eighteen Purāṇas. (See under Purāṇa).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण).—Contents of; originally narrated by Brahmā; or Pāśupata Yoga, origin of Linga, glorification of Nīlakaṇṭha; one who does not know this Purāṇa, though learned in all the Vedas and other branches, will not be a man of culture; the whole Purāṇa is full of the greatness of Maheśvara;1 narrator Vāyu;2 (see vāyavīya) .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Vāyupurāṇa (वायुपुराण).—Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas.
Derivable forms: vāyupurāṇam (वायुपुराणम्).
Vāyupurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāyu 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 Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
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The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 30 - The inauguration of the sacrificial cult < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)