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PADMA PURANA

Padma

Kamakoti.org presents the Essence of Padma Puarana in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and Retired Official of the Government of India. Padma Purana is one of the major eighteen Puranas.

This is the third in the series of Puranas being featured on kamakoti.org after Shiva Purana and Markandeya Purana.

The author can be contacted at raovdn@gmail.com

INDEX

PREFACE

‘Bhagavaaneka Eva Janardana’! - The Unique and the Timeless Unknown

Concept of Time and ‘Brahma Srishti’ (Creation by Brahma)

Creation of Eight Vasus, Eleven Rudras, Twelve Adityas, Forty nine Marudganas, and Fourteen Manus

‘Pitras’ and Shraddha Vidhana’ in brief

Highlights of Surya Vamsha and Chandra Vamsha

Significance of Pushkara Tirtha and ‘Muni Ashramas’ in the vicinity

Agastya Muni dries up the Ocean and enables to destroy the demon Kalakeya

‘Saptarshis’ censure Self-indulgence and accept ‘Daanaas’ for essentials only

Markandeya attains ‘Deerghaayu’ and enables Shri Rama’s vision of‘Aviyoga’

Lord Rama’s Prayer to Maha Deva

Maha Pralaya, Vishnu kills Madhu Kaitabha and Creation of Brahma again

Birth of Tarakasura, Shiva’s wedding with Parvati and Kartikeya kills Tarakasura

Ideal features of Brahmanas and significance of ‘Gayatri Mantra’

Significance of ‘Rudrakshas’ and ‘Tulasi’

‘Pitru Bhakti’ leads Shiva Sharma’s devoted sons to ‘Vishnu dhaam’

King Vena misdirected and redeemed- both Vena and Pruthu of lofty virtue

‘Daanas’and ‘Tirtha Yatras’-Grihastas to perform ‘Punya karyas’ together

Dialogue of Yayati and Matali about Creation, Human Existence and Papa-Punyas

King Yayati discards Indra’s offer to Swarga and prefers Vishnu Dhaam’

Sage Chyavan’s encounter with Parrot Kunjal (Vishnu Shata naama included)

Sacred Parrot Kunjal’s previous birth account

Broad Geographical delineation of Bharata Varsha

Over-view of prominent ‘Tirthas’ in Bharata Varsha

‘Mahima’ of Bhagavan’s ‘Kirtanas’, ‘Bhajans’ and ‘Stutis’

Shri Rama’s departure from Lanka, his coronation & Ramarajya.

Sita’s ‘Paramadhaam and termination of Rama Avatar

Quick retrospective of Rama’s episode till Ravana’s extermination

‘Krishna Leelas’ at ‘Vraja’, Mathura, Dwaraka and Kurukshetra

Shrimad Bhagavat Gita ‘Mahatmya’

Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Nrisimha, Vamana and Parasurama ‘Avataras’

‘Phala Shruti’ of Padma Purana

Shri Vishnu Sahasra Naama Stotra

Shri Rama Shata Naamaavali


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