Difference between revisions of "Devipurāṇa"

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<small>By Swami Harshananda</small>  
 
<small>By Swami Harshananda</small>  
  
<small>Sometimes transliterated as: Devipuran ,Devipuraan</small>
 
  
==Devīpurāna Origin==
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The Devīpurāna is an Upapurāṇa belonging to the cult of Śakti worship. The printed edition available now is only a part of a much bigger original version.
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The Devīpurāna is an Upapurāṇa belonging to the Śakti sampradaya, which mainly deals with the exploits of the Devī, especially as Vindhya-vāsinī. Devipurāṇa was probably composed in Bengal in the seventh century A. D.and the printed edition available now, is only a part of a much bigger original version.The method of the worship of the Devī mentioned in Devīpurāna is very different from that followed in present-day Bengal.
Devipurāṇa was probably composed in Bengal in the seventh century A. D. The book mainly deals with the exploits of the Devī, especially as Vindhya-vāsinī.  
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The method of the worship of the Devī mentioned in Devīpurāna is very different from that followed in present-day Bengal.
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==Content of Devīpurāna==
 
==Content of Devīpurāna==
Devīpurāna deals with the topics mentioned below:
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The topics dealt by Devīpurāna include:
 
* Dexterity of Devī Vindhya-vāsinī.
 
* Dexterity of Devī Vindhya-vāsinī.
 
* Various stories connected with Devī’s incarnations.
 
* Various stories connected with Devī’s incarnations.
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* Holy places.
 
* Holy places.
 
* Giving gifts.
 
* Giving gifts.
* Customs and usages of people etc.
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* Customs and usages of people.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 15:40, 27 February 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Devipurana, DevipurANa, Devipuraana



The Devīpurāna is an Upapurāṇa belonging to the Śakti sampradaya, which mainly deals with the exploits of the Devī, especially as Vindhya-vāsinī. Devipurāṇa was probably composed in Bengal in the seventh century A. D.and the printed edition available now, is only a part of a much bigger original version.The method of the worship of the Devī mentioned in Devīpurāna is very different from that followed in present-day Bengal.

Content of Devīpurāna

The topics dealt by Devīpurāna include:

  • Dexterity of Devī Vindhya-vāsinī.
  • Various stories connected with Devī’s incarnations.
  • Devī’s relationship with Śiva and other gods.
  • Śākta iconography.
  • Śākta vows.
  • Some cults of Śiva, Viṣṇu and Gaṇapati.
  • Construction of towns and forts.
  • Different Vedic schools.
  • The science of medicine.
  • Holy places.
  • Giving gifts.
  • Customs and usages of people.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore