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A Study of Selected Puranic Legends

Jena, Dr. Siddheswar

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Title: A Study of Selected Puranic Legends

Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Pages: 270
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The Purana-texts are full of innumerable myths and legends. The
study of Puranic legends is not only interesting but
also amply rewarding. For study of any Puranic myth
or legend the original text must have to be critically edited. Since all the Purana-texts are not yet critically edited, one has to be
very careful and cautious while dealing with the Puranic
legends. Otherwise one may not be in a position to understand and appreciate
them properly. This work presents a critical analysis of some important Puranic legends.


About the Author


Dr. Siddheswar Jena is, at present, working as the Head of the Deptt. of Sai1skrit at N.C.
Autonomous College, Jajpur. His outstanding
contribution to the field of Puranic study is Narasimha Purana-A Study and
English Translation of Narasimha Purana
published in the year 1987. His monograph titled Textual Correlation of Narasimha Purana with other Puranas and Sanskrit Texts published in 1997 shows the
textual borrowing of the Narasimha Purana from divergent sources. The present work contains a
thorough critical study of some Puranic legends.




myths and legends are found scattered over the Purana
literature. The Purana literature is vast and -it
abounds in a good deal of ancient myths and legends. In the oldest Puranas like the Vayu and Brahmanda, the myths seem to have a small beginning and as
such they are brief and incomplete to a great extent, but in the later versions
they have been expanded by the I Puranakara and have
attained their fi

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