Author: A Compilation
Editor(s): B K Chaturvedi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8128805991
Puranas are almost like an encyclopedia listing the human achievements in this part of the world till the time they were edited or compiled. In every cycle of time the master editor called Vedavyas emerges to edit, vet and compile these records. Their significance is enormous even in the present, as they give a peep into the distant past of Hindus when the world was evolving and the psyche of the race was being formed.
These Puranas record the arguments that make us to decide as to what is holy and what is vile; what is good and what is bad. By going through them we can compare our resent day jurisprudence vis-à-vis the ancient norms. Apart from that, they are a huge store-house of information conceiving every subject under the sun. it is with the view of unearthing these gems that the present series of the puranas has been planned.
Narada Purana comes in the category of Satvik Puranas as it describes the stories of Lord Vishnu and that of his incarnations. This Purana has come to us as Sutaji recited it before all the seers and sages in the holy Theertha of Nemisharanya. It derives additional significance because it tells not only about the religious principles and moral dictates but also about various other branches of knowledge like grammar, astrology.
It gives the essential knowledge as revealed by a great Mahapurana. Its faithful reading and hearing is the surest way of achieving one’s ambition in all the four spheres-Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha-and ensures the soul’s final deliverance.
Description of Lord Vishnu’s Form
The Ideal Routine Chores Analysis
Devotion to Lord and the Form of Devotees
Sage Markandeya’s Origin
The Most Holy Teertha
Subahu’s Tale And Story of Ganga’s Descent
The Tale Behind the Origin of the Holy River Ganga
Yama and Bhagirath’s Dialogue
The Tithis for the Vratas and Atonement of Various Sins
Units of Measurement
Atonement for Sexual Offences
The Tale of Devamali
Yagyamati & Sumati
The Tale of Jayadhwaja
The Sudharma Story and Details of the Manavantaras
The Cycle of the Yugas
The Disciplines of Learning