Mahāpurāṇa

Śiva Mahāpurāṇa, besides the Mahātmya, is comprised of seven Saṁhitās or books. Each is aligned to one of the seven major chakra. The vidyeśvara samhita…

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The Piśāca

Definitions पिशाच (piśāca) refers to a class of beings having a yellowish appearance. The yellowish color is derived from the sign Scorpio which has a…

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What Sin?

All that interests people about spirituality is anything linked to their future – nobody is bothered about the past. Only when we point out that…

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Pralaya

There are four kinds of प्रलय (pralaya) mentioned in the Viṣṇu Purāṇa. Nitya (नित्य) pralaya which has to do with constant end of everything like…

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The Assembly

The word पुराण (purāṇa) means anything belonging to very ancient times and is an antonym for नूतन (nūtana) which means new, recent. The problem in…

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