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Kurmavatara

 

Essence Of
Kurma Purana

Kamakoti.org presents the Essence of Kurma Purana in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and retired official of the Government of India. Kurma Purana is one of the major eighteen Puranas.
This is part of the series of Puranas being featured on kamakoti.org. Click here for the complete list and to access the puranas.

The author can be contacted at raovdn@gmail.com

Index

1
Invocation
2
Vishnu’s Avatara as Kurma, Lakshmi as Maya and Revelation of Tatwa Gyaan
3
Evolution of Brahmanda (the Golden Egg) and popular features of the Supreme Architect
4
Brahmana Dharmas, Ashrama Vidhana and ‘Abhinnata’ (Indivisibility) of Tri Murtis
5
Brahma Srishti and Pancha Sargas
6
Devi Mahatmya: Sati and Parvati Rupas and Himavan’s Stuti to Parvati
7
Varaha Deva rescues Bhu Devi from Rasatala
8
Narasimha’s incarnation, Prahlada’s Bhakti and Andhakasura’s remorse securing ‘Ganatwa’
9
Vaamana Deva’s incarnation and Bali Chakravarti’s extreme sacrifice
10
Incarnation of Shri Rama, execution of Ravana and Installation of Rameshwara Linga
11
King Jayadhwaja’s Vishnu Bhakti and Sapta Rishi’s assertion of ‘Nishkama Bhakti’ to Vishnu
12
‘ Krishnaavatara’, Krishna’s worship to Shiva, Vishnu-Shiva identity and Shiva Linga Mahima
13
Varanasi Mahatmya: Krittivaasa, Kapardesha, Omkaaresha, Madhyesha & Vishweshwara
14
Triveni Sangama (Prayaga) Mahatmya
15
I S H V A R A G I T A Delineation of Atma Tatwa Swarupa (Guhya Jnaana)
16
Shiva Bhakti, Shiva Shakti, Shiva Tatwa and Shiva Tandava
17
Unfolding of Ishwara ‘Vibhutis’ (faculties) and concepts of Pashu-Paasha-Pashupati
18
Rudiments of Yoga Practice, Yoga Mahima and re-emphasis on the Oneness of Shiva-Narayana
19
Shraaddha Prakarana : Profile, Significance, Procedure and Do’s & Don’ts
20
Tirtha Mahima: Gaya, Pushkara, Sarasvata, Kaalanjara and many other Tirthas
21
Shiva Linga ‘Patana’ at Deva Daaru Vana, Brahma’s reproof to Munis and their remorse
22
Kurma Purana Phala Shruti and Kurma Deva Stuti by Maharshis