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Kamakoti.org presents the Essence of Brahma Vaivarta Purana in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and retired official of the Government of India. brahma Purana is one of the major eighteen Puranas.

This is part of the series of Puranas being featured on Kamakoti.org after Bhagavata Purana, Skanda Purana, Narada Purana, Shiva Purana, Markandeya Purana, Devi Bhagavata Purana, Matysya Purana and Padma Purana. The author can be contacted at raovdn@gmail.com

 

Index

1
Invocation
2
Krishna creates Tri Murtis and Devis & grants equal status to Shiva
3
Brahma’s Secondary creation, his own progeny and that of their offspring
4
Brahma and Narada curse each other and Brahma’s ineligibility of worship
5
Narada reborn as Gandharva, his Yogic death and further births
6
Shri Krishna ‘Stuti’ and ‘Kavacha’ & Shiva ‘Stuti’ and ‘Kavacha’
7
Narada’s Darshan of Maha Deva and Nara Narayana
8
Maharshi Narayana defines Pancha Prakritis, their Kalaas and manifestations
9
Devi Saraswati’s ‘Puja Vidhana’and ‘Kavacha’
10
Yagnavalkya’s Stuti to Saraswati and restoration of his lost memory of Vedas
11
Mutual curses of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Ganga land them in Bharata Varsha
12
Origin of Prithvi, worship and consequences of disrespect to her
13
‘Ganga’: Bhagirath’s efforts, Puja to her and final restoration as Vishnu’s wife
14
Vedavati-Maya Sita- Draupadi and finally as Devi Tulasi
15
Devi Savitri’s ‘Puja Vidhana’
16
Mahalakshmi: her exit from Swarga and restoration, and Puja Vidhana
17
Lakshmi Puja by Indra -‘shodashopachaaraas’ (Sixteen Services) and ‘Stuti’
18
Worship of Swaha, Swadha, Dakshina, Shashthi, Mangala Chandi and Manasa
19
Devi Radha-Her origin at Goloka, birth on Earth & return and Puja Vidhan
20
‘Durga’s ‘Shodasanaama Vyaakhya’, Puja, Stotra and Kavacha
21
‘Ganeshaakhyaana’-‘Utpatthi’, Shani Vikshana, Kashyapa’s Curse to Shiva, ‘Eka Danta’ due to fight with Parashurama, Ganesha Kavacha & Mahatmya
22
Shri Krishna ‘Leelas’ and ‘Mahatmya’
23
Brahma Vaivarta Purana ‘Phala Shruti’
24
Narayana Maharshi explains about the ‘Tatwa’ of Shri Krishna and Prakriti Devi