by Vettam Mani | 1975 | 609,556 words | ISBN-10: 0842608222
Summary: This book contains the English articles of the Puranic encyclopaedia too large to display in the glossary.
The Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata have for centuries profoundly influenced Indian life and Culture. The well-known definition of a Purana as a work having five characteristic features (panca-lakshana) namely, primary creation, secondary creation, the genealogies, the ages of Manu, and the dynastic account.
Contents of this online book ( + / - )
The full text of the Puranic encyclopaedia 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: