Puranic encyclopaedia

by Vettam Mani | 1975 | 609,556 words | ISBN-10: 0842608222

This page describes the Story of Shringavan included the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani that was translated into English in 1975. The Puranas have for centuries profoundly influenced Indian life and Culture and are defined by their characteristic features (panca-lakshana, literally, ‘the five characteristics of a Purana’).

Story of Śṛṅgavān


A mountain. It is situated to the north of the region called "Ilāvṛtta". Devī Bhāgavata, 8th Skandha refers to three mountains—Nīlagiri, Śvetagiri, and Śṛṅgavān—which are the sources of many rivers and which stand at intervals of 2,000 miles.

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(i) Arjuna crossed this mountain and entered Kuruvarṣa in the course of his triumphal campaign over the northern land.

(ii) This mountain is rich in minerals, is of outstanding brilliance, and is the abode of Siddhas and Cāraṇas. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 6, Verse 5).

(iii) Sañjaya spoke at length about this mountain to Dhṛtarāṣṭra. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 8, Verse 8).

(iv) This mountain is glorious enough to be remembered with reverence at dawn and dusk. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 165, Verse 32).

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