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Vamana

 

Essence Of
Vamana Purana

Kamakoti.org presents the Essence of Vamana Purana in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and retired official of the Government of India. Vamana Purana is one of the major eighteen Puranas.
This is part of the series of Puranas being featured on kamakoti.org after Varaha Purana, Matsya Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Bhavishya Purana, Skanda Purana, Narada Purana, Shiva Purana, Brahma Purana, Nilamata Purana, Agni Purana, Markandeya Purana, Devi Bhagavata Purana and Padma Purana. The author can be contacted at raovdn@gmail.com

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Index

 

1
Invocation
2
Kapaali atones at Varanasi for Brahmas Panchamukha hatya
3
Sati Devis self- sacrifice and destruction of Dakhsha Yagna
4
Shiva Lingodbhavana ( The origin of Shiva Linga) and its worship
5
Nara Narayana and Prahlada
6
Dharmopadesha to Daitya Sukeshi, his reformation, Suryas action and reaction
7
Vishnu Puja on Shukla Ekadashis and Vishnu Panjara Stotra
8
Origin of Kurukshetra: Samvarna-Tapati Vivah, King Kuru and Kurukshetra Mahatmya
9
Bali defeats Indra, Vamanas Avatara and Balis Donation of Three Feet
10
Parvati weds Shiva, Devi Kaalis Tapasya led to Gauri Swarupa and birth of Ganesha
11
Katyayani destroys Chanda-Munda, Raktabeeja, and Shumbha-Nishumbha
12
Kartikeyas birth and his killings of Asuras like Taraka, Mahisha and Baana
13
Kedara Kshetra, Muraasura Vadha, Shivabhisheka, Oneness of Shiva-Vishnu
14
Andhakaasuras obsession and Prahladaas Dharma bodha
15
Andhakasuras extermination by Maha Deva and appearance of Ashta Bhairavas
16
Bhakta Prahladas Tirtha Yatras and legends related to some Tirthas
17
The background of King Pururava
18
Shiva and Vishnu killed Jalodbhava-Origin of Sudarshana Chakra and Trishula
19
Gajendra Moksha
20
Vishnu Panjara, Saarasvata and Paapa Prashamana Stotras by Shiva and Agastya Muni
21
Vamana Deva leaves Rasaatala for Brahma Loka and Brahmas worship to Vishnu
22
Bali Daanava in Patala Lokas and worship to Maha Vamana
23
Vamana Purana Vaachana, Shraavana /Shravana, Pathana Phala Shruti