The Vishnu Purana, Book 2 of 6: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Forgotten Books)

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"The Vishnu Purana is a primary sacred text of the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism, which today probably has more adherents than any other. It is one of the canonical Puranas, a branch of post-Vedic sacred literature which was first committed to writing during the first millennium of the common era. Like most of the other Puranas, this is a complete narrative from the creation of the current universe to its destruction. The chronology describes periods as long as a hundred trillion (1014) years! It includes extensive sections on the genealogy of the legendary kings, heroes and demigods of ancient India, including those from the epics, the Mahabharata and Ramayana. There are fascinating descriptions of ancient Hindu cosmology and geography. Of general interest is a collection of stories about the boyhood adventures of Krishna and Rama, whom the Vaishnavas believe to be avatars of Vishnu. There are also references to Buddhism and Jainism, which help establish the date of composition of the work." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Chapter. I.; Chapter. ii.; Chapter. iii.; Topographical Terlists, From The MahÁbhÁrata; Chapter. iv.; Chapter. V.; Chapter. vi.; Chapter. vii.; Chapter. viii.; Chapter. ix.; Chapter. X.; Chapter. xi.; Chapter. xii.; Chapter. xiii.; Chapter. xiv.; Chapter. xv.; Chapter. xvi.; Endnotes

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org

Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

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