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Jronslnlcd into I'. Edited with Exhaustive Introduction by. Acharya Ramesh Chaturvedi. Brahma-Prakrti and Ganapati Khanka. Translated into English by. Shanti Lai Nagar. B raham avaivarta P u ran a. Welfare recitation; introduction and. TUT S R cfif. I bow in reverence to the all-pervading lord,. Having been saluted to lord Narayana and Nara, the most exalted being, and goddess Sarasvatl, one should recite the Jaya Mahabharata, Puranas etc.
The one who has the solid body of three. The sage Vyasadeva conceiving Sarasvatl as the wish fulfilling cow and the Vedas as calf, milked the nectar of the theme of the Brahmavaivarta Purana. All the gods, humans, animals, Manus and the ascetics or yogis, adore him attentively and several of the truth-seekers, adore him performing hard tapas for several births, but are.
PsK um g:. In the holy place of Naimisaranya, the sacred. At that point of time Ugras'rava, the son of Suta, suddenly arrived there. He bowed in reverence to all the sages, who offered him a seat of the kus'a- grass. TRT: TThrfora? Then welcoming the guest, the best of the sages, Saunaka enquired about his welfare, adoring him with devotion and delight. Getting free from the fatigue of the journey, the sage was seated over Jmsasana.
He is the one who imparts divine knowledge and the one who ensures the increase of the family, sons and grand-sons. Pivft RldT. Where from have you arrived? We feel grateful by your visit today. All of us are terrified because of the Age of Kali and possess no special knowledge. We are engrossed in the worldly affairs and are desirous of redemption. This is possibly the cause of your arrival here. You are noble, immensely virtuous, well-versed in the Puranas, have well-read all the Puranas and are full of compassion.
You recite the stories from such a Purana, in the beginning of which the seeds of the entire universe are enshrined and is also infested with Parabrahman. It should also deal with elements of Parabrahman in the creation of the universe. We intend to enquire from you as to whether Paramatma the great soul is having the visible or invisible form; what is the true form of the.
How to meditate on or adore the lord? Whom do the ascetics or the yogis adore? What is the deep tattva propounded in the Vedas? What is nature and what is the soul beyond nature, the gods and the goddesses who are bom on earth secretly, you tell us about them besides the oceans, the mountains, the rivers, their genesis and evolution.
Which is integral part of the nature? What are the arts? Tell us about their character, the meditation, adoration and the sacred recitations and the Puranas in which all these details are enshrined. You tell us the name of the Purana, which enshrines the character of Durga, Sarasvatl, LaksmI and Savitrl, besides the one which contains the stories of Radhika.
You also tell us. The places which are sacred for the people and those which are unholy may be told to us besides the deeds by performing of which, one achieves a place in the heaven or the hell; please tell us also the deeds, which attract the particular type of ailments and those lead one to salvation. Which are the deeds, attracting the ailments and the deeds which lead one to achieve redemption, you please tell us.
You also tell us about Ganapati, the deep secrets connected with the god, details about his life, his recitation mantrast secret kavacas, the mantras and the surprising stories. You tell us all about them in detail.
You tell us about the Purana enshrining the details about the life of Krsna in Bharata India. Who was the chaste and virtuous lady who gave birth to a son like Krsna? Where did he go after his birth? Why did he leave the place of his birth and what for? What did he do after leaving that place? Then how did he return to his abode?
At whose request he relieved the burden of the earth? What for did he establish the norms? Why did he return again to the Golokal. S jftg v farq j. Tf "d: I. The sages are unaware of the Purana in which the entire details about Krsna are contained and it is beyond their reach. This is the means to cleanse the mind. Whatever good or bad question have been asked by me according to my own knowledge, you enlighten us over the issues raised which would inculcate the sense of vairagya.
A good teacher explains the points on which clarifications are asked for as well as those over which no questions are asked. I am coming from the siddha-ksetra and shall go to the Narayanasrama. I have arrived here in order to.
The one who does not bow in. Visnu roams about the earth in the form of a Brahmana. Therefore a noble person bows in reverence by the grace of Visnu to a Brahmana. Brahmavaivarta is the gist of the Puranas. This is the Purana, which removes all the doubts about the Puranas and the upa-Puranas.
It bestows devotion of Hari and. It grants pleasure to pleasure-seekers and salvation. It bestows the unfailing devotion on the Vaisnavas and is like the kalpavrksa for them.
The eternal Brahman is enshrined therein as a seed of the globe. The yogis and Vaisnavas meditate on him. The humans become Vaisnavas or yogis on the basis of the knowledge they possess. They gradually become great yogis. Thereafter follows the Prakrti-khanda, which deals with the gods, the goddesses besides the genesis and evolution of all the creatures of the universe in addition to the sacred stories about the female deities. It also deals with the deeds of the humans and Saligrama.
The kavacas, stotras, mantras and the methods of their adoration are propounded therein. In the Prakrti-khanda the symptoms of the nature, their ams'as and the stories related thereto are also narrated, besides the glory and their influence on humans. It also describes the merits and demerits one derives by good or bad deeds. The hells which the degraded souls achieve because of their misdeeds on earth and the duration of stay in each hell have been defined therein.
This is followed by Ganes'a-khanda which contains the details about the birth of Ganesa and the precious stories related to his life. In the dialogue between Ganesa and Bhrgu, the life events of Ganes'a, which are quite secret in nature are brought out.
The secret kavacas of Ganesa, the mantras and tantras are discussed therein. Thereafter follows the recitation of the Krsna- janma Khanda the part relating to the birth of Krsna. It deals with the performance of Krsna,. This is the gist of all religions. The Purana is adored by all and grants them riches besides fulfilling all their desires, earning for it the title of Brahmavaivarta. In the early times, the brief of this Purana was handed down by lord Krsna to Brahma.
Thereafter, Brahma narrated the same to Dharma. Dharma in turn. Lord Narayana recited this. Purana to Narada, who narrated the same to the sage Vyasa at the banks of the Ganga. Analysing the text further and developing it pleasantly, Vyasa imparted its knowledge to me. The merit.
The Position of Goloka and its description and the definition of the divinity of Sri Krsna. You better narrate the Brahmakhanda in detail to enlighten us on the various subjects dealt with therein.
Then after bowing at the feet of Visnu, the Brahmanas, I am going to narrate the ancient religions, the sacred Brahmakhanda which was recited to me by Vyasa; it destroys the darkness of ignorance and. Brahmana, there was a ball of light in the beginning, after the dissolution, the lustre of which resembled crores of suns.
The same ball of light was quite vast and had been the cause of the universe.
Brahmavaivarta Purana 1 (sanskrit Text With English Translation ).pdf
This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. First part describes the creation of the universe and all beings, the second part relates to description and histories of different goddesses.
Although a version may have existed in late 1st millennium CE, its extant version was likely composed in the 15th or 16th-century in the Bengal region of Indian subcontinent. The text is notable for identifying Krishna as the supreme Reality and asserting that all gods such as Vishnu , Shiva , Brahma , Ganesha are same, and all are incarnations of Krishna. The mythology and stories of Brahmavaivarta Purana , along with Bhagavata Purana , have been influential to the Krishna-related Hindu traditions, as well as to dance and performance arts such as the Rasa Lila. The extant versions of Brahmavaivarta Purana text are unusual because goddess Radha is not mentioned in most other major Puranas. The text very likely existed much earlier, and the older version likely was complete in the 8th to 10th century period.
Brahmavaivarta Purana 1 (Sanskrit text with English translation ).pdf
Brahma Vaivarta Purana