Historical Elements in the Matsya Purana

by Chaitali Kadia | 2021 | 91,183 words

Summary: This essay studies the historical elements of the Matsya-purana: one of the typical eighteen Mahapuranas: Sanskrit texts that have recorded the ancient Indian cultural heritage, philosophy, religion, geography, etc. This Matsyapurana was originally written in 20,000 metrical verses and its content includes scientific topics such as architecture, details regarding ancient history, polity, religion and philosophy and the Indian subcontinent.

This research study on the Matsya Purana contains six chapters: (1) Introduction; (2-3) History and Historical elements; (4) Geography, dealing with the division of continents (Dvipas); (5) Cultural history; (6) Human history in the Matsya-Purana, including genealogy, lineages and dynasties.

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