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Index of Select Subjects in the Series of Essence of Puranas

 

INDEX  OF  SELECT  SUBJECTS  IN  THE  SERIES  OF  ESSENCE  OF  PURANAS

( Annotations of Significant Naamas of the Dwaadasha Divya Sahasra Stotras  included))

Evolutionary Concepts:

Purusha-Prakriti, Maha Tawa-Brahmanda-Tri Murtis-Process of Creation: Brahmanda Purana; Maha Pralaya-Yagnya Varaha- Creation: Kurma Purana;Virat Purusha- Illusion, Primary and Secondary Creations and Manvantaras: Maha Bhagavata;

Kaala maana and Brahma Srishti:

Analysis of Atom and Time –Description of Planets and Lokas:Maha Bhagavata;  Concept of Time and Brahma Srishti :Vishnu Purana;  Brahma Srishti and Pancha Sargas: Kurma Purana;  Brahma’s Secondary Creation, his progeny and their Off-Spring : Brahma Vaivarta Purana; Concept of Time and Brahma Srishti: Padma Purana; Creation and Concept of Time: Agni Purana; Time Measurement and Life Span of Brahma and his Creations; Creation of Eight Vasus, Eleven Rudras, Twelwe Adityas,  Forty nine Maruganas and Fourteen Manus: Padma Purana;

Geneological Order of Manus and Raja Vamshas :

Maha Bhagavata; Outlines of Manvantaras-Pravaradhya and Varudhini, Swarochi and other Manus- Future Manus- Manvantata Phala Smriti- Accounts of Manus up to Vaivaswata: Markandeya Purana; Over view of Raja Vamshas in Yugas : Bhavishya Purana;

Surya and His Vamsha:

Origin of Aditya and Outline of Suya Vamsha- Surya Mahatmya, Avatarana, Dwadashadityas, Konarka and Puja [Suryashtottara included] : Brahma Purana;  Highlights of Surya Vamsha and Chandra Vamsha: Padma Purana; Surya Mahatmya and Ratha Saptami- Surya Stutis and Naama Stotras: Bhavishya Purana; Raja Vamsha Vivarana-description of Surya dynasity-Ikshwaku,Purukutsa, Sagara,Bhagiratha and Harischandra: Vishnu Purana; Surya Deva-Vedic Origin, Physical birth, wedding and descendents-Surya Mahatmya, Illustration of Rajavardhana and Surya Stuti and Highlights of Surya Vamsha: Markandeya Purana; Solar dynasty-Origin and Highlights: Devi Bhagavata; Harschandra an unparalelled example of Virtue and Truth-Bhagiratha a model of perseverance- Lord Rama the Epic Hero-Maha Bhagavata;

Chandra and Chandra Vamsha:

Budha, Pururava, Nahusha, Yayati, Yadu, Kuru and Shantana:  Vishnu Purana; Chandra’s Origin, wedding with Stars and Vamsha: Matsya Purana; Interplay of Primary Gunas -Chandra’s romance with Tara-Budha weds Ila and Pururava’s infatuation with Urvashi: Devi Bhagavata Purana;

Daksha and Progeny-Daksha Yagna - Sati Devi’s  Ashtadasha Peethas-Sati and Parvati Rupas- Shiva Parvati Kalyana, Birth of Gajaanana- Kartikeya/ Skanda

Geneological order of Manu’s clan-Sati Devi and Lord Shiva-Details of Shakti Peethas- Reborn Daksha and Descendents- Mammoth churning of Ocean for Amrita: Maha Bhagavata; Genesis of Bramha’s Creations- Daksha Prajapati-Sati Devi, Maha Deva and  Shakti Peethas; Daksha’s curse to Chandra- Significance of Triteeya as the day of worship of Devi Gauri-Kartikeya’s worship on Shashthi- Rudra deva’s realisation of Maha Purusha-Kapala Vimochana and Rudra Vrata- Gokarneshwara Tirtha of Rudra Deva: Varaha Purana; Sati Devi’s self-immolation and her Shakti Pethaas: Matsya Purana; Sati Devis’s self sacrifice and destruction of Daksha Yagna; Links of Devis  Sandhya-Arundhati-Sati and Girija-Sati Devi’s wedding to Rudra Deva-Destruction of DakshaYagna by Veerabhadra-Devi Parvati’s wedding with Bhagavan Shiva- Birth of Kartikeya and end of Tarakasura; Anecdotes of Kartikeya and Ganesha : Shiva Purana; Sati’s immolation at Daksha Yagna, Shiva Parvati Kalyana and Vighneshotpatti : Linga Purana;  Devi Mahatmya- Sati and Parvati Rupas and Himavan’s Stuti (Sahasra Naama) to Parvati: Kurma Purana; Birth of Gajaanana: Varaha Purana; Kartikeya exterminates Taarakasura-His remorse- Skanda’s Vijaya Sthambha: Skanda Purana; Daksha Prajapati, Sati Devi, Maha Deva and Shakti Peethaas: Devi Bhagavata; Devastation of Daksha Yajna- Shiva Sahasra Naama: Bramha Purana; Ganeshopakhyana: Brahma Vaivarta Purana; Birth of Rudra and Brahma names Ashta Vibhutis of Shiva-Haalaahala and Neela kantha, Shiva as Fire column and Shiva Linga-Skanda’s birth –Encounter of Bhargava and Ganesha, Face off by Parvati: Brahmanda Purana;Ganesha Chaturthi Vrata, Origin and Procedure- Skanda Shashthi: Bhavishya Purana/ Skandopakhyana-Rati’s stuti to Shiva and Devas prayer to Skanda- Karmavatara, AmritaMathana, Kalakuta and Devi Mohini; Matsya Purana;

Shiva Mahatmya:

Series of Shiva’s victories over demons-Incar nations of Bhagavan Shiva-Dwadasha Jyotirlingas-Upa Lingas-Shiva Sahasra Nama-Significance of Maha Shiva Ratri: Shiva Purana; Shiva Tatwa and Pancha Mukha- Omkara related to Shiva’s body Parts- Origin of Shiva Linga-Extermination of Tripurasuras-Panchakshara Japa Mahatmya-Shiva Leelas-Vishnu krita Shiva Sahasra naama-Shiva Tandava- Shiva Vibhutis and Shiva Tatwa- Shiva Dhyna- Mandala Puja-Shiva Linga Pratishtha Vidhi-Shiva  Sahasra Naama: Linga Purana; Pradosha Vrata-Shata Rudreeyam-Procedure of Shiva Puja-Shiva Mantra, Shiva Raatri, Shiva Pradosha Vrata and Shiva Kavacha- Kashi Mahatmya-Prideof Vindhyachala suppressed bySage Agastya-Origin and Mahatmya of Kasi- Kedara etc.-  Skanda Purana; Glories of Ekamreshwara- Shiva’s defeat, Brahma’s blindness-Brahma’s seniority claim, Shiva beheads Brahma and atones and Kamakshi’s pardon: Kamakshi Vilasa Purana-Part of Markandeya Purana; Supremacy of Maha Deva over Maha Vishnu- Significance of Rudrakshas and Bhasma: Devi Bhagavata; Shiva Darshana-Pashupati, Pashu, Paasha and Prapti: Narada Purana;  ISHWARA GITA- Shiva Bhakti, Shiva Shakti, Shiva Tatwa and Shiva Tandawa- Ishwara Vibhutis-Shiva Linga Patana at Daru Vana- Brahma extols Shiva Mahima: Kurma Purana; Shiva’s boon to Shukra, Shiva Stuti- Tripuras harass Deva and Maha Deva destroys them- Andhakasura’s killing necessitated Shiva to create Matrikas: Matsya Purana; Nakshatras and Rashis in terms of Shiva’s body-Shiva Lingodbhava-Parvati weds Shiva, Devi Kaali transformed as Gauri and birth of Ganesha-Andhakasura’s obsession with Parvati and Prahlada’s Dharma bodha- Shivaya Vishnu Rupaaya, Shiva Rupaaya Vishnavey-Andhakasura’s extermination by Maha Deva and origin of Ashta Bharavas-Andhaka’s eulogies to Shiva- Shiva and Vishnu kill Jalodbhava and Origin of Sudarshana and Trishula: Vamana Purana; Avadhuta secured inspiration from Nature: Maha Bhagavata;Halaahala and Nilakantha, Shiva as a Fire Column of Fire and Shiva Linga: Brahmanda Purana; Devas

Vishnu Mahima:

Affinity of Vishnu and Lakshmi-Samudra Mathana, Emergence of Lakshmi and Amrita-Jagat Vyavastha and Vishnu Vibhutis: Vishnu Purana;Over-view of  Lord Vishnu’s Avataras-Procedure of Maha Vishnu Vrata-Varaha Deva’s rescue of Bhudeva-Samantraka Vishnu Puja-Illustrations of Vishnu Maya- Pundarikaaksha Mantra: Varaha Purana; Vishnu’s Avatara and Kurma and Lakshmi as Maya-Varaha Deva’s Avatara-Narasimha’s incarnation and Prahlada Bhakti-Shri Rama’s incarnation-Vamana Deva’s incarnation-Krishnavatara, Shiva Vishnu Identity: Kurma Purana; Bhagavan Vishnu’s incarnation as Nrisimha-Kalanemi’s termination by Vishnu-Incarnation of Vamana Deva and King Bali’s humiliation-Varaha Deva uplifts Prithvi from Rasatala –Kurmavataara, Amrita Mathana, Kalakuta and Devi Mohini- : Matsya Purana ; Nara Narayana and Prahlada- Vishnu Puja on Shukla Ekadashi and Vishnu Panjara Stotra- Bali’s victory of Trilokas, Vamana’s Avatara and Bali’s charity of Three feet-Virat Purusha Vaamana-Bhakta Prahlada’s Tirtha Yatras and legends related viz. Dundhu Daitya, King Pururava, Jalodhbhava and Origin of Sudarshana / Trishula, Gajendra Moksha-Vishnu Panjara- Bali Danava’s worship to Maha Vaamana: Vamana Purana; Virat Purusha-Devotion of Dhruva and Realisation-New Brihaspati Narayana kavacha to IndraNarayana-Narada Pancha Raatra-Was Vishnu partial against Daityas-Hiranya kashipu and Prahlada-Salvation of Gajendra the elephant king-Mammoth churning of Ocean for Amrit-Incarnation of Vaamana- Role of Satyavrata and Matsyaavataara- Harischandra an example of Virtue and Truth-Bhagiratha a model of pereseverence-Lord Rama the Epic Hero- Mahavishnu avatara as Krishna- Krishna’s vigorous drive of Spiritual Love- Narada’s futuristic vision-Krishna’s demolition of Kamsa and other demons-Rukmin’s abduction by Krishna- Shamanaka Mani- Satyabhama and Jambavati-Destruction of Narakasura- Aniruddha’s wedding with Usha- Krishn kills Sishupala-Sudama the boy friend of Krishna honoured-Maha Vishnu Darshana to Krishna and Arjuna-Bhasmasura outsmarted by Lord Vishnu-Great Rishis cursed Yadu Vamsha-Incarnations of Nara narayana,Dattatreya and Hayagreeva-Prabhasa Kshetra-Uddhava Gita-Destruction of Yadu Dynasity: Maha Bhagavata; Ekaamra,Purushottama Kshetras and Jagannatha Temple- Markandeyopaakhyaana, Pralaya Mukunda, Shiva and Krisna-Nrisimha,Sweta Madhava and Matsya Madhava- Shri Krishna Charitra in brief: Brahma Purana; Krishna creates Tri Murtis and Devis and grants euqual status to Shiva-Shri KrishnaStuti and Kavacha & Shiva Stuti and Kavacha-Maha Lakshmi: her exit from Swarga and restoration and Puja Vidhana[Shodashopachaaraas and Indra Stuti- SHRI KRISHNA LEELAAS and Mahatmya-Narayana Maharshi explains Shri Krishna Purusha and Prakriti Devi: Brahma Vaivartha Purana;  PARASHU RAMA CHARITRA: Brahma Purana; Brief on Primary Creatin by Maha Vishnu-Sacred Ganga from Vishnu’s feet to Earth by Bhagirath’s tenacity; Special Implication of Ekadasha Vrata, the Legend of King Rukmanda- Ugala Sahasra Naama of Radha-Krishna: Narada Purana; Markandeya attains ‘deerghaayu’ and enables Rama’s vision of ‘Aviyoga’-Lord Shri Rama’s Prayer to Maha Deva- Maha Pralaya, Vishnu kills Madhu Kaitabhas- King Yayati discards Indra’s offer to Swarga and prefers Vishnu Dhaama- Sage Chyavan’s encounter with Parrot Kunjal  (Vishnu Shata Namas)-Shri Rama’s departure from Lanka, his coronation and Rama Rajya- Shita’s paramdhaana and termination of Ramaavataara-Quick retrospective of Ram’s episodes till Ramana’s extermination- Krishna Leelaas at Vraja, Mathura, Dwarka, and Kurukshetra-Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Mahatmya- Matsya Kurma Varaha Nrisimha Vamana and Parashu rama Avataras-Vishnu Sahasra Naamaavali- Shri Rama Shata Naamaavali: Padma Purana;  Dashaavataaras-Lakshmi Stotra and benefits-Vishnu Panjara Stotra for Raksha-The Spirit of Bhagavad Gita: Agni Purana; Satya Narayana Vrata and six Kathas / episodes- Origin of Ravana and Hanuman- Narada’s experience of Vishnu Maaya: Bhavishya Purana; Vishnu killed Jalodbhava-Vishnu Swarupas in Kashmira- Parashu Rama, his killings of Kshatriyas and connection with Kashmira-Worship of Gautama Buddha and Brahmanas on Vaishakaha Purnima- Vishnu Sahasra Naama: Skanda Purana;                  

Sarva Devi Mahatmya

Devi Mahatmya-Maha Devi enables Vishnu to kill demons of Madhu and Kaitabha-Maha Devi destroys Mahishasura and his clan (Gratitude hymns to Devi included)-Shumbha and Nishumbha executed by Maha Devi ( Stotras of Ya Sarva Bhuteshu, Sarva Mangala Mangalye and Sarwa Swarupe Sarvesey)-Devi Mahatmya Phala Shruti-Shri Durga ‘Sapta Shloki’-Examples of Kaushiki and Anasuya: Markandeya Purana; Maha Vishnu remote controlled by Devi Bhagavati-Devi Bhagavati blesses Vishnu as Hayagriva-Devi Bhagavati’s Nirguna and Virupa Shakti-Physical manifestation of Maha Devi to Vishnu-Chain reaction ogf Ganga-Mahabhish-Ashta Vasus-King Shantanu-Pandavas and Kauravas and quick proceedings of Maha bharata- Maha Bhagavati allows vision of the dead at Kurukshetra battle- Vision of Maha Bhagavati to Trimurtis- Devi Bhagavati explains about her Vibhutis(Manifestations and Powers) and Gunas or Attributes / Characeristics-Amba Yagnya and Vishnu’s performance of the Yagnya-Surasena’s illustration of Maha Devi’s glories-Navaratri Celebrations, Methodology and Rewards-Maha Devi’s physical features- Maha Devi destroys Mahishasura-Shumbha Nishumbha slayed by Maha devi-Navavarana Puja and Names of / worship to Devis- Play of Maya and Narada’s wedding and womanhood-Magnifecenc of Shataakshi Maha devi- Ultimate Supremacy of Maha Devi- Maha Bhagavati’s Virat Swarupa-Portrayal of Prakriti-Prakriti and Purusha, integrated concepts-Worship of Vidya Devi Saraswati, Puja, Kavacha and hymns-Maha Vishu’s directives to Saraswati Ganga and Tulasi-Worship to Ganga-Worship toDevi Tulasi and Saalagramas- Devi Savitri on Karma,Bhakti, Sins and Vratas-Worship to Maha Lakshmi and her partial extensions-Worship to Radha Devi and Devi Durga-Shakti Rupas during Manvantaras-Sandhya Vandana and worship of Gayatri- Mani Dwipa the Abode of Devi Bhagavati- Gayatri Sahasra naama: Devi Bhagavati Purana;Gautami Ganga ( Godavari) Mahatmya: Brahma Purana; Krishna creates Tri Murtis and Devis-Maharshi Narayana defines Pancha Prakritis, their Kalas and manifestations-Devi Saraswati’s puja Vidhana and Kavacha-Yagnyavalkya Stuti to Saraswati and restoration of lost memory of Yajur Veda- Mutual curses of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Ganga land them in Bharata Varsha- Origin of Prithvi,worship to her and results of disrespect to her-Ganga: Bhagirath’s efforts, her puja and final restoration as Vishnu’s wife- Vedavati-Maya Sita-Draupadi and as Devi Tulasi-Devi Savitri’s Puju vidhana; Maha Lakshmi: her exit from Swarga and restoration and Puja Vidhana-‘Shodashopacharas’  and Indra Stuti included)- Worship to Swaha, Swadha, Dakshina, Shashthi, Mangala Chandi and Maanasa-Devi Durga’s Shodasha namas, Vyakhya, Stuti and Kavacha- Concept of Radha/ Krishna  Taatmya-Devi Rukmini’s wedding with Krishna and Sacred Union of Radha and Krishna: Brahma Vaivarta Purana; LALITOPAAKHYANA-KANCHI KAMAKSHI CHRITRA-LALITHA SAHSRA NAAMA-LALITHA  ‘TRISHATI ’ STOTRA: Brahmanda Purana; Explanation of Mantras, Maatrikaa Nyaasas-UGALA SAHASRA NAAMA OF RADHA-KRISHNA: Narada Purana; Ideal features of  Brahmanas and impact of Gayati Mantra-Significance of Rudraksha and Tulasi-Sita’s Paramdhama and termination of Rama Avataara; Padma Purana; Shri Lakshmi Stotra and benefits-Gayatri Mantra and Sandhya Vidhi: Agni Purana; Close association of Kashmira and Sati Devi-Origin of Vitasta and other rivers in Kashmira : Nilamatha Purana; Supremacy of Kriya Yoga coupled with Jaana and Bhakti Yoga: Shiva Purana; Varied Swarupas of Gayatri created by Maha Deva: Linga Purana; Mani- festation of Ashta Matrikas and worship on Ashami-Durga’s carnage of Vetrasura and her puja on Navami, Durga Stuti included-Cenisis of Gautami River and generosity of Vishnu to Sage Gautam- Manifestation of Brahmi-Vaishnavi and Rudrani-Significance of Vaishno Devi , Devi Stuti included- Tri Shakti Devi Rudrani, Chamundi Stuti included: Varaha Purana; Devi Mahatmya, Sati and Parvati Rupas and DEVI SAHASRA NAAMA- Matsya Purana; Parvati weds Shiva, Devi Kaali transformed as Gauri and birth of Ganesha- Katyayani destroys Chanda Munda, Raktabeeja and Shumbha Nikumbha:  Vaamana Purana; LAKSHMI AND SARASWATI SAHASRA NAAMAAS: Skanda Purana;

Nava Graha worship-Nakshatras and Rashis:  Mystery of Jyotisha Mandala,Sishumara, Dhruva, Clouds and Grahas-Rudimentary Concepts for the Study of Jyotisha: Brahmanda Purana; Sun, Planets, Dhruva, Sishumara, Skies and Sub Terrian: Devi Bhagavata; Description of Planets-Sisumara Planetary System- Description of Celestial Worlds: Maha Bhagavata; Features of Nava Grahas and Procedure of Nava Graha Shanti: Matsya Purana; Surya Aaraadhana and Agni Homa and Prayers to Dikpalakas , Nava Grahas etc-Nakshatras and Rashis in terms of Shiva’s body: Vaamana Purana; Bhurbhuvassuvahaadi Lokas, Surya, Shishumaara Chakra and Nava Grahas:Vishnu Purana ; Features of Nava Grahas, Procedure of Nava Graha Shanti: Matsya Purana;

Shraddhas: Shraaddha Vidhi Varnana- Sadaachaara Varnana/ Abdikaas: Brahma Purana; Pitras and Shraaddha Vidhana in brief- Pitru Bhakti leads to Vishnu Dham: Padma Purana;  (Skanda’s birth),  Pitru Vamsha and Shraaddhaas, Nakshatra Shraddha Phala, Agni Vamsha: Brahmanda purana; Shraaddha Prashamsha, Vivarana andVidhi: Vishnu Purana; Rituals of Shraaddha ( Amaavaasya Tarpana Mantras included)- Regular Annual Shraddha-Regulations concerning Last Rites /Pitru Yagna: Varaha Purana; Shraaddha Prakarana: Profile, Significance, Procedure and Do’s and Dont’s: Kurma Purana;Amavasya’s importance for Pitru Devatas- Highlights of Pitru Vamsha and Concept of Shraaddhas: Matsya Purana;

Tirthas: Ekaamra, Purushotthama Kshetras and Jagannatha Temple-Pancha Tirthas, Mahatmya , Puja Vidhana-Quick Review of Bharata Varsha’s Sacred Tirthas-Gautami Ganga- Konaraka and Puja: Brahma Purana; Pushkara Tirtha-Overview of prominent Tirthas of Bharat: Padma Purana; Tirtha Mahatmya: Agni Purana; Tirtha Yatras in Kashmira: Nilamata Purana; Tirtha Yatras: Kokamukha Tirtha, Badari Tirtha-Mandaara,Salagraama,Go Nishkramaka, Stuta Swaami Krishna Tirtha,Dwaraka Tirtha, Mathura Khsetra, Gokarna Tirthas- Mayapuri/Haridwar Tirtha-Kubjamaaraka(Hrishikesha) Tirtha-Goakarneshwara Tirtha of Rudra Deva: Varaha Purana; Vaaranaasi Mahima-Triveni (Prayaga Sangama)-Tirtha Mahima of Gaya, Pushkara, Saaraswata, Kalanjaara and many other Tirthas: Kurma Purana; Origin of Kurukshetra and its Mahatmya- Kedara Kshetra and Murasura Vadha-Bhakta Prahlada’s TirthaYatras and legends related there to viz. Dhundhu Daitya and Trivikrama, King Pururava, Jalobhava and origin of Sudarshana and  Trishula: Vamana Purana; DWADASHA JYOTIR LINGAS- Upa Lingas: Shiva Purana; Maha Saagara Gupta Kshetra- Some Tirthas of Repute- Arunaa chala-Venkataachala-Purushotthama-Badari Kshetra-Origin and Mahatmya of Kashi-Kashi Mahatmya  and Pride of Vindhyaachala suppressed by Agastya- Adodhya Mahatmya and  import of Tirthas around-Setu / Rameshwara Kshetra- Dharmaranya Mahatmya, Sadachati Brahmanas and Do’s and Don’ts- Manasa Tirtha- Avanti Kshetra Mahatmya-River Narmada’s Origin and Mahatmya- Origin of Nagara, Shankha Tirtha, Achaleshwara/ Siddheshwara Lingas-Most Significant Shiva Kshetras as identified by Shiva- Origin of Kedara Kshetra and its importance-Prabhasa Kshetra Mahatmya-Dwaraka Mahatmya: Skanda Purana; Bharata Varsha: its Mountains, Rivers nd Territories: Markandeya Purana; Brief Description of Oceans, Dwipas, Mountains and Rivers;

Vratas: Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Vratas from Margasirsha to Kartika Months- Vratas on specific days for special purposes- Special implication of Ekadasha Vrata/ the Legend of King Rukmangada: Narada Purana; Vratas on Pratipada, Dwiteeya and Triteeya Tithis- Ganesha Chaturthi Vrata, Origin and procedure of worship-  Naga Panchami Vrata, Origin and procedure of worship- Suggestions of anti snke bite Aoaushadhis-   Skanda Shashthi Vrata- Ratha Saptami Vrata-Satya Narayana Vrata and six ‘Kathas’/ episodes- Significance of Ananta Chaturdashi, Shri Krishna Janmaashtami, Madan Dwadashi, Muktaabharana, Go Vatsaa Dwadashi, Maha Navami/Vijaya Dashami Vratas : Bhavishya Purana; Pancha Vrata vidhi-Worship of Deities on select occasions in Kashmira- Phalguna Shukla Paksha Festival-Maha Shanti  on Chaitra Shukla Paksha- Chaitra Krishna Paksha Pishacha Puja-Gautama Buddha Puja on Vaishakha Pournami-Deity worship coinciding with month Star unions-Koti homa by the King of Kashmira: Nilamata Purana; Implication  of  Agni worship on Praatipada Tihis; Ashvini Kumars and their devotion on Dwiteeya-Significance of Triteeya as the day of worship to Devi Gauri- Ganesha Vrata on Chaturthi-Adulation of Naga Devatas on every Panchami- Kartikeya’s worship on Shashthis-Devotion to Surya on Saptamis (Aditya Hridayam included)- Ashta Matrika worship on Ashtamis- Durga Puja on Navamis- Dasha Disha Puja on Dashamis- Kubera Puja on Ekadashis- Adoration of Vishnu on Dwadashis-Dharma Purusha Puja on Trayodashis-Rudra Puja on Chaturdashis-Reverence to Pitras on Amavashyas- Worship of Chandra Deva on Pournamis- Dwadashi Vratas related to Vishnu’s ‘Dashaavataaraas’ (including ‘Shodashopachaaraas’- Padmanaabha Vrata and Dharani Vrata-Vratas for fulfillment of human desires-Procedure of Maha Vishnu Vrata-‘Sa Mantrak’ Vishnu Puja: Vishnu Purana; Significance of  Vratas, Procedure and fruits: Ananta Triteeya, Saraswata, Bhishma Ekaadashi and Shiva Chaturdashi-Overview of Sixty Vratas: Matsya Purana; Maha Shiva Ratri- Pashupata Vrata: Shiva Purana; Shiva Mandala Puja- Shiva Linga Pratishtha: Linga Purana; Pradosha Vrata and Udyapana: Skanda Purana; Amba Yagnya- Vishnu performs Amba Yagna-NAVA RATRI CELEBRATIONS- Procedure of worshipping Maha Devi-Naivedyas (offerings) for worship of Devi Bhagavati: Devi Bhagavata;

Veda-Vedangas: Origin of Yagnas, Rishis and Vedas-Brahmanda Purana; Six Vedangas viz. Siksha/ Sangita, Kalpa, Vyakarana, Nirukta,Chhanda , Jyotisha- Shukha Deva’s mamtery of Vedangas: Narada Purana;  A brief on Vedas and Puranas- Agni Purana ; Vedas- Sourcing Material of Supreme Energy- Vedic Routes of Achieving the Union-Original Propagation of Vedas: Maha Bhagavata Purana; Veda Vriksha, Vedavyaasaas, Veda Vibhajana, Veda Vedangas and Puranas: Vishnu Purana; Origin of Vedas: Shiva Purana;

Yoga: The Proven way of Moksha Praapti: Narada Purana; Rudiments of Yoga Practice: Agni Purana; Rudiments of Yoga Practice, Yoga Mahima and re-emphasis of the Oneness of Shiva Narayana: Kurma Purana;  Ashtanga Yoga-Pashupati Yoga: Linga Purana-Yogadhyaaya, Yoga Siddhi-Yogaacharya: Markandeya Purana; AshtangaYoga-Rules and Regulations: Devi Bhagavata Purana; Yoga-Eight Stages of Yoga: Maha Bhagavata;

Agni:  Agni Vamsha: Brahmanda Purana; Agni Kunda Nirmana Vidhi and Shodashopachaaraas to Agni Deva: Bhavishya Purana; Creation of Agni Deva, his several names and implication of worship: Varaha Purana; Description of Agni Vamsha and Origin of Mainline Agnis: Matsya Purana;

Maharshis : Outlines of Yagnas, Rishis and Vedas-Highlights of Kashyapa Vamsha: Conflict of Virtue and Evil: Brahmanda Purana;Mutual curses of Brahma and Narada and Brahma’s  ineligibility of worship-Narada as Gandharva, his yogic death and further births-Narada’s darshan of Narayana Maharshi- Maharshi Narayana defines Pancha Prakritis, their Kalaas and manifestations: Yagnya valkya Stuti to Saraswati and restoration of his lost memory of Vedas; Brahma Vaivarta Purana; Playof Maya: Narada’s wedding, womanhood- Maharshi Veda Vyasa and son Shukha Maha Muni –How King Janaka convinces Shuka Muni to marry-Muni Shuka;s wedding and Salvation thereafter-Genesis of Matsyagandhi / ( Parashara Maharshi and Chain action of Ganga-Mahabhisha-King Shantanu-Bhishma-Veda Vyasa-Pandavas-Maha Bharata-Janamejaya’s Sarpa Yagnya stopped by Sage Asita)- Sage Bhrigu’s curse to Maha Vishnu-Sages Vashishtha and Vishwamitra- Personality clashes of Sages and Kshatriyasviz. Nimi vs. Vasishtha, Yayati and Shukracharya, Haiyahas and Bhargavas: Devi Bhagavata;Shuka Deva’s mastery of Vedas- and Upadeshas by Janaka and Sanat Kumara:Narada  Purana; Significance of Pushkara Tirtha and Muni Ashramas in the vicinity-Agastya Muni dries up Oceans and enables to destroy demon Kalanemi-Saptarshis censure self indulgence and accept daanas for essentials-Markandeya attains Deerghayu and enables Rama’s vision of Aviyoga-Sage  Chyavana’s encounter with Parrot Kunjal-Sacred Parrot narrates its previous birth’s account to Sage Chyavan: Padma Purana; Brahmopadesha to Yagnyavalkya Muni about Surya Deva : Agni Purana; Acharyaas to revive Hindu Dharma: Shankaraacharya/ Ramanujacharya : Bhavishya Purana;  Shri Krishna approaches Sage Upamanyu for Shiva Darshana: Shiva Purana; Maharshi Dadhichi proves superiority of Shiva Shakti- Brahmana Upamanyu attains Ganapatya as milk led to Shiva Bhakti- Origin of Shiva Linga-Role of Munis at Daru Vana, ignificance of Atithya, Pativratya, Bhasma and Bhakti, Apara Stuti by Maharshis and Shiva’s reproach to Maharshis:Linga Purana; Vritrasura versus Indra and Dadhichi’s illustrious sacrifice- Vishwamitra sends mortal Trishanku to Swarga-Birth of Vishwamitra, Cause of rivalry with Vasishtha and curse to Saraswati: Skanda Purana; Markandeya refers Sage Jaimini’s doubts to Holy Birds-Muni Durvaasa’s curse to Apsara leads to birth of Holy Birds- Rivalry of Vasistha and Vishwamitra and their mutual curses to  become birds-Avadhuta Dattatreya: Markandeya Purana; Vidura’s deliberations with Sage Maitreya-Sage Kapila and Sankhya Yoga-Narada cursed by reborn Daksha-Sukha Muni’s prophesies of future Manus-Narada’s futuristic vision-Great Rishis cursed Yadu Vamsha- Nine Yogeshwaras reply to King Nimi: Maha Bhagavata; King Jayadhwaja’s Vishnu Bhakti and Sapta Rishis assertionfor Nishkama Bhakti- Shiva Linga Patana at Deva Daaru Vana, Brhma’s reproof and Muni’s remorse, ( Stuti by Munis): Kurma Purana; Agastya and Vasishtha as brothers born of Mitra-Varuna and Urvashi: Matsya Purana; Nara Narayana and Prahlada;

 

Dharmaacharana:

Sadaachaara Varnana/ Principles of Righteous Living ( Aabdikas, Varnaashrama, Dharmaadharma, Maha Tatwa Nirupana: Brahma Purana; Sandhyopaasana, Procedure, Meaning and Interpretation-Ideal  features of Brahmanas and impact of Gayatri Mantra-Daanas and Tirtha Yatras-Grahastis to perform Punya Karyas together-Dialogue opf Yayati and Matali about human life and Paapa Punyas-Mahima of Bhagavan’s Naama irtana, Bhajanas and Stutis-Shri Bhagavat Gita Mahatmya: Padma Purana; Ashrama / Varna Traditions-Gayatr Mantra and Sandhya Vidhi-Atma Gyaana, the example of Jada Bharata-Yama Dharma Raja and Yama Gita: Agni Purana; Samskaaraas  (Sacred Rites)-Brahmachari Dharma- Garhastya Dharma-Formal Procedure of ‘Arghya Pradaana’-Agnikunda Nirmana Vidhi:Bhavishya Purana;Steps towards Salvation- Description of Maha Paatakaas,Yama Loka and retribution to sinners-Charity and  far reaching impact-Significance of Satya and Tapasya- Supremacy of Kriya Yoga coupled with Jnaana and Bhakti Yoga-Omkaara Jigjnaasa: Shiva Purana; Significance of ‘Daana’ (Charity), its profile and fruits-Narada’s questionnaire about Brahma’s charity-Dharmaranya Mahatmya-Sadaachari Brahmanas and Do’s and Don’ts: Skanda Purana; Evaluation of human lives from birth to death and mystery thereafter-Statusof human beings at death-poost life and rebirth- Recycling of further human life-Brief classification of Hells and experiances-Fruits of Paapa-Punyas- Varnashrama Dharma with emphasis on Brahmanas-Some significant do’s and don’ts of human responsibility-Arishtas (negative premonitions) of death: Markandeya Purana; ‘Gunaas’ or Atributes and their characteristics-Burden of Evil on Earth and Role of Maha Maya-External and Internal  ways of Worship-Method of Sandhya Vandana and Worship of Gayatri- Yamadharma Raja briefs Savitri on Karma, Bhakti, Sins and Vratas; Devi Bhagavata Purana; Nine Yogindrasprovide replies to Maha Raja Nimi-Avadhuta secured inspiration from Nature-Detachment, Varnashrama Dharma, Vidhis and Niyamas: Maha Bhagavata Purana; Yama Gita, a perfect endorsement of Vishnu Bhhakti-Tapatrayas and ParamaarthaSwarupa: Vishnu Purana; Concepts of Bhakti and Araadhana explained-Nachiketa’s visit to Hell and Retur n- Lord Yama advises Narada as to how to avoid Hell and secure  Salvation-Go Daana in various forms: Varaha Purana; Yama Raja esteems Savitri’s conviction and reverses Satyavan’s death: Matsya Purana; Dharmopadesha to Daytya Sukeshi, his reformation and Surya’s action and reaction: Vamana Purana;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

Dwadasha Sahasra Naama Stotras including Maha Bharata-Significant Annotations of Naamas:

 

Lakshmi Sahasra Naama- Skanda Purana:

Dwadashaadityas-Ashtanga Yoga-Vaishwa Devas-Pancha Vaktra Shiva-Ekadasha Rudras- Dasha Vaayus-Shodashi Matrikas-Ashta Dasha Chatusshashthi Peethas-Sarva Lakshmis-Sarva Shaktis-Beeja Mantras-Brahma Sutras-Avarana Krama Shaktis-Rakta Beeja-Bindu Chakra-Naada Variations- Pancha Lochana-Shadaadhaara-Chin Mudras- Dasha Lakshanaas-64 Yoginis-Panchaagnis-Yantra Lakshmi- Vishnu Worship in Eight Famed Temples-Shodashakshari Vidya Mantras- Shri Yantra Tantrika Mantras/ Tantrika Nava Chakras-

Saraswati Sahasra Naama-Skanda Purana:

Ritu Prakarana- Sharmishtha Symbol of Loyalty amd Modesty-Savitri-Shadgrandhis-Siddhis-Matrikaas-Nava Ratnas- Virat Swarupa-Maya Tripura Naashini-Charudasha Bhuvnaas-Shat Bhaavas-Bhishma-Dadha Maha Vidyas-Maha Bhairava Manifestations-Arundhati-Sapta Rishis- Shad Vargas- Shodasha Chandra Kalaas-Pancha Koshas-Pancha Kanyas-Kaal Maana-Tapatraya-Maha Tatwa-Tri Bhaga Shakti-Ashtanga Yoga-

Gayatri Sahasra Naama-Devi Bhagavata :

Anjanaadri/ Anjana Devi-Ashta Lakshmis- Adi Shakti Naamas-Ida Pinglaadi Nadis- Iha Trya –Rig Veda Hymn details- Rina Traya- Ota Prokta nivasini-Aurva- Sapta Lokaas-Nava Durgas- Ashta Matrikas-Kaikeyi-Kapila-Gandhari-Gautami-Maha Vidyas-Goda Devi- Gokarna-Shat Krittikjas-Vedic Strees-Ghritachi-Sapta Dhatus- Jahnavi-Maha Shodasha Tantras-Tittiri-Sixty Four Yoginis-Devayani-Maha Vidyas- Narmada’s Mahima- Narada-Nava Ratnas-Naimisharanya-Pancha Patakaas-Pada Sahitya-Prajapatis-Pativratas-Panktyadi Vedic Meters-Pancha Bhaksha Bhojana-Panchagnis- Panch Shikhas-Prithu Chakravaarti and Bhu Devi as Kamadhenu-Purana Nyaya Meemaamsa-Patalyadi Pushpa-Bilavati-Beeja Rupini-Brihat Skandas- Brahmana Dharana and Brahma Sutras-Pitru Ganas- Bhrigu Lata-Bhuri Dakshina-Nitya Swarupas-Mandodari-Ashta Matrikas-Mulaadhara/ Yoga-Ashtanga Yoga-Pancha Mukhaas- Ekaadasha Rudras-Shabari- Shadbhasha- Shat Chakra-

Shiva Sahasra- Linga Purana :

Ashta Murtis / Eight Manifestations- Bhaga Netra-Kapila Maharshi/ Sankhya Yoga-Marichi- Pancha Yagnya- Kalpa Swarupa-Samvatsara Naamaavali-Vedangas-Sharabha- Vaalakhilya Rishis- Shambara-Dusswapna-Dusshaha-Saptaadhaara-Pancha Brahma Samutpatti-Swadhishtaanaadi Sapta Chakra-Vishwa mitra-Agastya-Paraashara-Andhakaasura-Chatusshasti Kalas-Sapta Jihwa-Maha Kosha-Parakaayaadi Sddhi-Swabhava Rudra-Shikhandi-

Shiva Sahasra- Maha Bharata:

Unmatta Vesha / Daruka Vana-Nakta Vrata- Sankhya Prashada-Aghoradi Rudra Varnas- Vaajasaney / Vaishampaayana and Yagnyavakya-Bala Swarupas-Kalpa Swarupa-Panonithi/ Sapta Samudra-Maha Kosha-Pushkara Tirtha-Dwadasha Lingaas-Kapotastha- Mandhata Chakravarti-Haya greeva-Shad Vedangaas- Nava Chakra/ Shri Yantra-Mantra Swarupa-Nava Ratnas-Mantra Swarupa- Padma Naalaagra- Surabhi- Jahnavi-Bhrigu Madhava- Saadhyaarshi Vasuraadityo Vivaswaan Savitaamrita- Hasteeshwara / Kalahasteeshwara-  Babhru / Babhru Vaahana-

Vishnu Sahasra- Padma Purana:

Shad Vimshaka-Dikpalaka Paalaka-Bhrigu patni Shirohara-Matru hatyadi nirlepah / Parashu Rama-Manu Sreshthah-Prithuh / Kamadhenu; Kakustha/ Indravahana-Sudharma Sabha- Jaraasandha Bala  -antakah-Krishna Rupa Shivaariha/ Mohini and Bhasmasura-Swadhaama Muchukuda- Shishupalaika Muktidah-Brahmastra dagdha Parikshit mukta-Yadava Kula-Shambharaasuraantaka-Anirudha Usha pati-Puru Vamsha krit-Kashypa-Bhrigu Shaapa- Dwadashaadityas - Ekaadasha Rudras- Arundhati Pati vratya-Ashvattah-Kaala sattamah/ Brahma muhurta-

Vishnu Sahasra- Skanda Purana:

Hrishikesha / Raibhya Rishi-Hayagriva-Mrig Vyadhah- Bhariava- MahaKaala-Sharabheswara-Bhuvaneshwaah-Dikpalakah-Vishwa Devah- Sadhya devi-Pancha Pranaas-Upa Pranaas / Marud Ganaas-Mantrada-Pranava Mantra’s sceintific explanation-Makaradhwaja-Karbandha- Hota, Udghta, Adharvu- Prithu Paatro Dogdha Govatsah-Surabhi traana karta-Pitru Maatru Vimokshah- Ashta Mahishis-Pancha janya- Shambharaasura- Aniruddha-Shikghandi- Dropadi pati- Karna- Gangeya Bhishma-Drona- Gautama-Durvaasa-Yagnyavakya-Shalya kreedi-Vajra-Vritraghna-Vritraura-Nahusha-Shrimaan-Ashta Siddhis-Sapta Vaayu Swarupa-Virata / Vairagya- Shavishthah / Virat Swarupa-Nakshatra nemi- Sapta Kratuh- Sapta vSamudras-Kapilaacharya / Saankhya Yoga- Sankarshana- Sarvavid Vyaasa- Nara Narayana- Maha Krama-Dhruva-Suyaamunh-Savaha-Chatur Vyuha-Chaturmurti-Chaturmati-Shringi- Sarva Vaagesheshwrah-Sapta jihvah-Sapta Vaahanah- Sapaarchah-

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