Puranic Encyclopaedia

Puranic Encyclopaedia

A Comprehensive work with Special Reference to the Epic and Puranic Literature

ISBN: 9788120805972

Author: Vettam Mani

Subject: Hinduism and Its Sources

Language: English

Binding: Hard Back

Pages: 930

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

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This voluminous work, a storehouse of information about the Epics, Puranas, and allied literature, was originally composed and published in Malayalam. It constituted the results of the author's devoted study and research extending over fourteen years. This English version of the same is to meet the growing demand of scholars interested in the study of Puranas. This stupendous work, in the form of an exhaustive descriptive index, covers the vast and varied field of ancient Indian culture in all aspects-history geography, religion, philosophy, myths, beliefs, and practices as depicted in the Epics and Puranas.

The work is planned on scientific lines. The material compiled is arranged systematically. Citations have been inserted in support of stated facts; at places, they have been substituted by reference. Obsolete and obscure words, denoting objects such as a particular tree or plant have been explained by their scientific or vernacular equivalents. All modern critical apparatus has been utilized in the preparation of this comprehensive work.

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