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Brahmavaivarta Purana: Brahma-Prakrti and Ganapati Khanda and Sri Krsna-Janma-Khandam; 2 Volumes (Sanskrit text with English translation) / Nagar, Shanti Lal (Tr.)
Brahmavaivarta Purana: Brahma-Prakrti and Ganapati Khanda and Sri Krsna-Janma-Khandam; 2 Volumes (Sanskrit text with English translation)
Nagar, Shanti Lal (Tr.)
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  Book ID : 6794
  ISBN-10 : 81-7110-170-4 / 8171101704
  ISBN-13 : 978-81-7110-170-2 / 9788171101702
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 2005
  Edition : (First Edition)
  Language : Sanskrit & English
  Edited with Exhaustive Introduction by Acharya Ramesh Chaturvedi; 704+774p., 25 cm. (Parimal Sanskrit Series No. 54)



Brahma-Khandam :
1. Introduction and importance of Brhmavaivarta Purana
2. The position of Goloka and its description and the definition of the divinity of Sri Krsna
3. The universe emerges out of Krsna; Narayana eulogies Krsna
4. Emergence of Kanadeva, Rati and others
5. Establishment of the routine of the Goloka and emergence of Radha an other cowherdesses
6. Sri Krsna hands over Laksmi to Narayana and spouses to other god
7. Creation of the Earth, mountains and oceans etc. by Brahma
8. Creation of Veda, Manus etc.
9. Progeny of the daughters of Daksa
10. Comparison between Casts and the relations
11. Asvanikumaras freed of the curse; praise of the Vaisnava Brahmanas
12. The story of Narada
13. Death of Upabarhana with the curse of Brahma and lamenting of Malavati.
14. Visnu appears before Malavati in the form of a Brahmana boy
15. The display of the might by the Brahmas
16. Brahmana spells out the medical treatment
17. Talk of Brahma with the Brahmana boy
18. Restoring Upabarhana back to life
19. Krsnakavaca, Sivakavaca and the description of Sivastavaraja
20. The birth of Upabarhana from Kalavati the wife of cowherd
21. The daily routine of the child born in the Sudra family
22. The emergence of the names of the sons of Brahma
23. Narada seeks permission from Brahma for performing tapas
24. Discourse of Brahma on the duties of the house holder
25. Narada's audience with lord Siva
26. Daily routine and method of adoration
27. Eatables and non-eatables for the Brahmana
28. Description of the form of the Great Soul
29. Question raised by Narada before Narayana in Badrikasrama
30. Description of the glory of lord Krsna and his Prakrti

Prakrti-Khandam :
1. Description of Prakrti and paricles there of
2. The birth of Krsnas Radha besides other and goddesses
3. Description of the child of Virat form
4. Adoration of Sarasvati and her kavaca
5. Yajnavalkya offers prayer to Sarasvati
6. The pronouncing of curse by Laksmi, Sarasvati and Ganga on one another
7. The story of Kaliyuga, Measures of time and the divine dance of Krsna in Goloka
8. The story of Prthvi
9. The story of Prthvi
10. The story of birth of Ganga
11. The story of Ganga
12. The story of Ganga
13. The story of Tulasi and Vrsadhvaja
14. The stories of Vedavati, Sita and Draupadi
15. The story relating to the birth of Tulasi
16. Marriage of Tulasi with Samkhacuda
17. The proceeding of Puspadanta to Samkhacuda as a messenger
18. The conversation between lord Siva and Samkhacuda
19. The battle between Siva and Samkhacuda
20. The destruction of Samkhacuda with the trident of Siva
21. The defiling of the chastity of Tulasi and the glory of Salagrama
22. The method of adoration of Goddess Savitri
23. The method of adoration of Goddess Savitri
24. The adoration of Savitri
25. Questioning of Yama by Savitri
26. Yama answers Savitri's questions
27. Dialogue between Savitri and Dharmaraja
28. Savitri prayer for Yama
29. The names of the pits of hell
30. The suffering of the sinners in the hell
31. Description of the hell of the sinners
32. Description of the human body
33. Description of the Kundas of hell
34. The end of Yama's discourse
35. The form of Laksmi an the method of her adoration
36. Durvasa pronounces a curse on Indra
37. The results of deeds performed
38. The churning of the Ocean
39. The method of adoration of Laksmi
40. Birth of Svaha
41. The story of the birth of Svadha
42. The story of Daksina
43. The story of goddess Sasthi
44. The story of Mangalacandi
45. The story of Manasa Devi
46. The stotra of Manasa Devi
47. The story of Surabhi
48. The story of Narayani and Radha
49. Pronouncing of curse mutually by Radha and Sudama
50. The story of Suyajna
51. Description of the sins and result there of as narrated by the Sages
52. Conversation between Narada and Narayana
53. The discourse of the Guest
54. Suyajna achieves Goloka
55. Worship of Radha and her Stotra
56. The defining of Radha Mantra
57. The genesis of the word Durga and other names
58. The Freeing of Tara and Candrama of the Blemish
59. Brhaspati travels to Kailasa
60. Method for redemption of Tara
61. The return of Tara to Brhaspati and the birth of Budha
62. The desires of Suratha and Vaisya fulfilled
63. Talk between Durga and Vaisya
64. The method of adoration and sacrifice of animals
65. The Discourse
66. The Stotra of Durga
67. Brahmandamohanakavaca

Ganapati-Khandam :
1. Conversation between Narada and Narayana
2. The curse pronounced by Parvati on the Gods
3. The performing of vrata by Parvati for getting a son
4. The performing of PunyakaVrata
5. The glory of Punyaka Vrata
6. Permission for performing Punyaka Vrata
7. The procedure for performing vrata by Parvati and the stotra of Sri Krsna
8. The birth of Ganesa
9. Sight of child Ganesa
10. Festivity at the Birth of Ganesa
11. Conversation between Saturn and Parvati
12. The severing of the head of Ganesa and its replacement by Visnu
13. The worship of Ganesa, the Stuti and kavaca
14. The birth of Karttikeya
15. Conversation between Karttikeya and Nandakesvara
16. The arrival of Karttikeya
17. The Appointment of the Karttikeya as the Army Commander
18. Kasyapa's curse on Siva
19. Surya's stotra and kavaca
20. The reasons for the joining of the elephant head on the trunk of Ganesa
21. Indra gets back Laksmi
22. The Stotra and kavaca of Laksmi
23. The dwelling places of Laksmi
24. The reason for Ganesa having a single tusk
25. Battle between Jamadagni and Kartaviryarjuna
26. Ending of the battle by Bahma
27. Destruction of Jamadagni and Parasurama's resolve
28. The Departure of Bhrgu to Brahmaloka
29. The Arrival of Parasurama at Kailasa
30. Siva gives away weapons to Parasurama
31. The giving of Sri Krsna kavaca to Parasurama
32. Stotra of adoration of the kavaca
33. Bhragu's praise to Lord Krsna
34. Battle with Kartavirya
35. Description of Sankara kavaca
36. Description of the battle between Kartavirya and Bhrgu
37. Bhadrakali kavaca
38. Laksmi kavaca
39. Durgatinasini kavaca
40. Bhrgu's departure for Kailasa
41. The description of Kailasa
42. A discussion between Parasurama and Ganapati
43. The breaking of the trunk of Ganesa
44. The Stotra of Ganesa
45. Prayers to Durga by Parasurama
46. Conversation between Ganesa and Tulasi


Srikrsna-janma-Khandam :
1. The praise for Visnu and Vaisnavas
2. The cowherds Viraja turns to the form of river
3. Pronounce of mutual curse between Radha and Sridama
4. Detailed description of Goloka
5. Ode of Sri Krsna
6. Emergence of Sri Krsna and Radha from the mass of luster
7. Story of the birth of Krsna
8. The fasting of Janmastmi and the merit of the same
9. Festivities of Nanda's son
10. Salvation of Putana
11. Killing of Trnavarta
12. Destruction of Sakatasura
13. Annaprasana and names giving ceremonies of Sri Krsna
14. Uprooting of Arjuna tree
15. Marriage of Radha and Krsna
16. The killing of Bakasura, Pralambasura and Kesi
17. Description of Vrndavana
18. Desire for redemption of a Brahmana Woman
19. Killing of Kaliya and consuming of the forest fire
20. The abduction of cows and calves and cowherds
21. Preparation of an Indrayaga by Nanda
22. Killing of Dhenukasura
23. Curse to Tilottama and the sons of Bali by Brahma
24. The salvation of the son of Bali in the context of consuming the tala fruits
25. Durvasa relieved of Sudarsanacakra
26. Performing of Ekadasi-vrata
27. Stealing the costumes of Cowherdesses
28. Proposal of Rasalila
29. The salvation of sage Astavakra
30. Rambha's curse on Astavakra
31. Description of Mohinis stotra
32. Stotra of Lord Krsna
33. The curse of Mohini and shattering of the Brahma's Pride
34. The birth of Jahnavi
35. The episode of Brahma
36. Praise of Siva by lord Krsna
37. Curse of the "left over" of Siva
38. Shattering of the Prides of Parvati
39. Shattering of the Pride of Parvati
40. Tapas of Parvati
41. The story of the king Anarnya
42. Death of Sati
43. Siva Relived of the Grief
44. Marriage of Parvati
45. Marriage of Siva
46. Married life of Siva and Parvati
47. Shattering of the Pride of Indra
48. Shattering of the Pride of the Sun
49. Shattering of the Pride of Agni
50. Shattering of the Pride of Durvasa
51. Shattering of the Pride of Dhanvantari
52. Description of Rasa Performance of Radha and Madhava
53. Rasalila of Shri Krisna
54. Conversation between Sri Krisna and Radha
55. The Influence of Sri Krsna
56. Stotra of Laksmi
57. Detachment of Laksmi
58. The shattering of the pride of the Goddess Earth, Savitri, Ganga, Manasa and Radha
59. The prayer of Indrani to her teacher at the shattering of the pride of Indra
60. Indra Relieved of the Bondage
61. The shattering of the Pride of Indra through Bali
62. The life story of Rama
63. The bad dream of Kamsa
64. Yajna of Kamsa
65. Festivities of Akrura
66. Removal of Radha's Grief
67. Description of Yoga
68. Radha's request to Krsna
69. Description of the sport of Radha and Krsna
70. The plight of Akrura and departure of Krsna for Vraja
71. The journey of Krsna
72. Killing of Kamsa and release of Vasudeva and Devaki
73. Nanda and others relieved of Grief
74. Talk between Nanda and Krsna
75. The imparting of worldly knowledge to Nanda
76. The description of Visible Things
77. The God Dreams
78. Discourse to Nanda on Spiritualism
79. Reason for not viewing the Eclipsed Sun
80. The reason for not viewing the moon on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada
81. The Abduction of Tara
82. Subsiding of Evil Dreams
83. The duties of all the four Varnas and Others
84. The eatables and non-eatables of the for Varnas
85. The eatables and non-eatables of the for Varnas
86. The story of Vrnda
87. Arrival of Sanatkumara at the time of conversation between Krsna and Nanda
88. Krsna recites Durga stotra for Nanda
89. Krsna eulogises Nanda
90. Description for Yugas
91. Devaki and Vasudeva speak Nanda
92. Radha Stotra
93. Conversation between Radha and Uddhava
94. Uddhava's Prayer to Radha
95. Radhas Discourse to Uddhava
96. Description of the movement of time by Radha
97. Radha's discourse to Uddhava
98. Arrival of Uddhava in Mathura and meeting with Krsna
99. Yajnopavita of Krsna and Coronation of Ganesa
100. Aditi welcomes Parvati
101. Yajnopavita of Balarama and Krsna
102. Prosecuting of study by Krsna and Balabhadra with Sandipani
103. Building of Dvaraka by Krsna
104. Entry into Dvaraka and Crowning of Ugrasena
105. Arrangement for the Marriage of Rukmini
106. Marriage of Revati and Balarama
107. Subjugation of Salva by Balabhadra and the stotra recited by Bhismaka
108. Marriage of Rukmini
109. Festivities of the Marriage of Krsna and Rukmini
110. Conversation between Yashoda and Radha
111. Conversation between Radha and Yashoda
112. The stories of Prayumna and Durvasa
113. Durvasa enlightened by Parvati
114. Union between Usa and Aniruddha
115. Bana gets ready for a war hearing the news about his Daughter
116. The episode of Draupadi having five Spouses
117. Conversation between Siva and Ganesa
118. Durga dissuades Bana from the war
119. Bali praises Krsna
120. Bana presents his daughter to Aniruddha
121. The story of Srgala
122. The story of Syamantaka Gem
123. Glory of Ganesa
124. Prayer of Radha by Ganesa, Brahma, Siva and Ananta
125. Rajasuya Yajna of Vasudeva
126. Meeting of Radha and Krsna
127. Conjugal pleasure of Radha and Krsna
128. Krsna spills out the evil of Kali Age
129. Submerging of Dvaraka and departure of Krsna for the eternal Abode
130. The marriage of Nanda
131. The birth of Agni and Gold
132. Brief of the own story
133. Characteristics features of the Purana


Vedavyasa has composed Mahapuranas by resorting to the use of historical episodes, legends, stories, fables etc. in order to lay down clearly the topics described in those special type of episodes addressed as Purana in Vedic era.

Brahmavaivarta is the most popular treatise among the eighteen Mahapuranas. This Mahapurana finds its references everywhere in various Puranas and in the inventory of names to these Mahapuranas. Moreover, as per the yardstick ascertained, this Mahapurana contains eighteen thousand hymns in it too. As the preaching delivered by god Krishna to desperate Arjuna considering them as nectar of Shrimadbhagavad Gita, the special preaching delivered by the same god Krishna are stored in this Mahapurana too. As this Mahapurana discloses the mystery of Brahman, it is called Brahmavaivarta Mahapurana. This Mahapurana has adduced as an authority by a number of philosopher for their submissions. The commentators has from this angle, accpeted the specific significance of Brahmavaivarta Mahapurana in literature on Puranas. Indian culture based in Vedas and the tradition of Indian school of thoughts is seen enumerated to suffice length in this Mahapurana.




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