The Padma Purana

by N.A. Deshpande | 1951 | 1,261,945 words | ISBN-10: 8120838297 | ISBN-13: 9788120838291

Summary: The English translation of the Padma Purana, one of the largest of the eighteen major puranas. It contains detailled information regarding ancient Indian society, traditions, geography, as well as religious pilgrimages (yatra) to sacred places (tirthas), instructions on ancestor worship (shraddha) and the traditional Puranic view on the creation of the universe (cosmogony).

The Padma Purana contains at least 50,000 Sanskrit metrical verses, with some of the content dating back to at least the 4th century CE. It is notable for its inclusion of parts of the Ramayana, large sections containing pilgrimage guides, and its dedication to both Vishnu and Shiva/Shakti.

Original Sanskrit title: Padmapurāṇa (पद्मपुराण) or Padma-purāṇa (पद्म-पुराण).


Contents of this online book ( + / - )

The full text of the The Padma Purana in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index:

Disclaimer: These are translations of Sanskrit texts and are not necessarily approved by everyone associated with the traditions connected to these texts. Consult the source and original scripture in case of doubt.


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