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Matsya Avatara

Kamakoti.org presents the Essence of Matsya Purana in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and retired official of the Government of India. Matsya 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 and Padma Purana. The author can be contacted at raovdn@gmail.com

 

Index

1
Invocation
2
Brahma’s boon to Satyavrata, Matysavatar, Pralaya and Srishti again
3
How Bhumi was renamed as Prithvi?
4
Devi Sati’s self-immolation and her Shakti-Peethas
5
Amavasya’s importance for Pitru Devas & Its link with the mother of Veda Vyas
6
Highlights of Pitru Vamsha and the concept of ‘Shraddhas’
7
Chandra’s origin, wedding with Stars, Tara and birth of Budha & their progeny
8
Deva Guru’s son Katch became Danava Guru’s disciple to learn ‘Sanjivini Vidya’
9
Shiva’s boon to Shukra, the latter weds Jayanti and Indra’s maneuver (‘Shivaashtottara’ included)
10
Description of Agni Vamsha-Origin of Main Line Agnis
11
Creation of Agasthya and Vasishtha as brothers by MitraVaruna from Urvashi
12
Features of ‘Nava Grahas’ and Procedure of Navagraha Shanti
13
Significance of ‘Vratas’, procedures and their fruits (Over-view of Sixty Vratas included)
14
Over-view of Sixty Vratas
15
Yudhishtara’s atonement of killings at Kurukshetra by Visit to Prayaga Kshetra
16
Tripurasuras harass Trilokas and Maha Deva destroys Tripuras
17
‘Skandopaakhyaana’ (The Chapter on Skanda)
18
Bhagavan Vishnu’s Incarnation as Lord Nrisimha
19
Daityas dominate over Devas and Kalanemi terminated by Vishnu
20
Andhakasura’s killing necessitated Shiva to create ‘Maatrikas’
21
The Incarnation of Vamana Deva and Bali Daanava’s humiliation
22
Varahaavatara uplifts Prithvi from Rasaatala
23
Kurmaavatara, ‘Amrita Mathan’, Kaalakuta and Devi Mohini
24
The Basics of ‘Vaastu Shastra’-Origin, Construction methodology & Vaastu Yagna
25
Dharma Raja impressed with Savitri’s conviction and reverses Satyavan’s death
26
‘Gotra Pravara Nirnaya’ (Determination of Gothras /Vamshas and ancestry)
27
‘Matsya Purana Phalashruti’