Rabu, 25 Mei 2011



The S'rîmad Devî Bhâgawatam

Translated by Swami Vijñanananda



Chapter XIII

On the account of Bhrâmarî Devî

1-21. S’rî Nârâyana spoke :-- O Child Nârada! Hear now the wonderful anecdotes of the births of the remaining other Manus. The mere remembrance of these birth anecdotes causes Bhakti to grow and well up towards the Devî. Vaivasvata Manu had six sons :-- viz., Karusa, Prisadhra, Nâbhâga, Dista, Saryâti, and Tris'anku. All of them were stout and strong. Once they all united went to the excellent banks of the Jumnâ and began to practise Prânâyama without taking any food and became engaged in worshipping the Devî. Each of them built separately an earthen image of the Devî and worshipped Her with devotion and with various offerings. In the beginning, they took the dry leaves of the trees that dropped of themselves for their food; then they drank water only, then breathed air only; then the smoke from the fire of the Homa; then they depended on the Solar Rays. Thus they practised tapasyâ with great difficulties. The continual worship of the Devî with the greatest devotion made them conscious of their clear intellect, destructive of all sorts of vanities and delusions, and the Manu's sons thought only of the Hallowed Feet of the Devî; their intellects were purified and they were greatly wondered to see within their Self the whole Universe. Thus they practised their Tapasyâ full twelve years when Bhagavatî, the Ruling Principle of this Universe resplendent wiih the brilliance of the thousand Suns, appeared before them. The princes with their intelligences thus purified saw Her, bowed down and, with their lowly hearts, began to chant hymns to Her with greatest devotion. “O Îs'ânî! O Merciful! Thou art the Devî presiding over all. Thou art the Best. So Victory to Thee! Thou art known by the Vâgbhava Mantra. Thou gettest pleased when the Vâgbhava Mantra is repeated. O Devî! Thou art of the nature of Klîm Kâra (of the form of Klîm). Thou gettest pleased with the repetition of Klîm Mantra. O Thou, that gladdenest the Lord! Thou bestowest joy and pleasure in the heart of the King of Kâma. O Mahâ Mâyâ! When Thou art pleased, Thou givest that Unequalled Kingdom. O Thou that increasest the enjoyments! Thou art Visnu, Sûrya, Hara, Indra and the other Devas.” When the highsouled princes praised Her thus, Bhagavatî became pleased and spoke to them the following sweet words :-- “O Highsouled Princes! You all have worshipped Me and practised, indeed, very hard tapasyâs and thus you have become sinless and your intellects and hearts have become thoroughly purged and thus purified. Now ask boons that you

desire. I will grant them ere long to you.” The Princes said :-- “O Devî! We want unrivalled Kingdoms, many sons of long longevity, continual enjoyment of pleasures, fame, energy, freedom in all actions, and as well the good and keen intelligence. These will be beneficial to us.” The Devî said :-- Whatever you have desired, I grant them to you all. Besides I give you another boon. Listen attentively. By My Grace you all will be the Lords of the Manvantaras and acquire strength that will experience no defeat, and you will get prosperity, fame, energy, powers, and a continual line of descent and abundant full enjoyments.

22-32. Nârâyana said :-- After the World Mother Bhrâmarî Devî granted them these boons, the princes chanted hymns to Her and then She instantly vanished. The very energetic princes acquired in that birth excellent kingdoms and abundance of wealth. They all had sons and thus established their families, and became the Lords of Manvantara in their next births. By the Grace of the Devî, the first of the princes Karusa became the Ninth Manu, the exceedingly powerful Daksa Sâvarni; the second prince Prisadhra became the Tenth Manu, named Meru Sâvarni; the third prince, the highly enthusiastic Nâbhâga became the Eleventh Manu, named Sûrya Sâvarni; the fourth prince Dista became the Twelfth Manu, named Chandra Sâvarni; the powerful fifth prince S'aryâti became the Thirteenth Manu named Rudra Sâvarni and the sixth prince Tris'anku became the Fourteenth Manu named Visnu Sâvarni and became the celebrated Lord of the world.

33-41. Nârada questioned :-- “O Wise One! Who is that Bhrâmari Devî? What is Her Nature? What for She takes birth? Kindly describe all this beautiful and pain destroying anecdotes to me. I am not satiated with the drinking of the nectar of the Glories of the Devî; my desire to hear further more is as strong as ever. As the drink of the nectar takes away death, so the drink of this anecdote of the Devî takes away the fear of death.” Nârâyana said :-- O Nârada! I will now narrate the wonderful glories of that unthinkable, unmanifested World Mother, leading to Mukti. Hear, as a Mother behaves towards Her child kindly and without any hypocrisy, so the World Mother in all Her lives manifests Her merciful sincere dealings for the welfare of the humanity. In days gone by, in the nether regions, in the city of the Daityas, there lived a powerful Daitya named Aruna. He was a furious Deva Hater and a pâkkâ hyprocrite. With a view to conquer the Devas, he went to the banks of the Ganges in the Himâlayâs, practised a very bard Tapasyâ, to Brahmâ, taking Him to be the Protector of the Daityas. First influenced by Tamo Guna, he withheld in his body the five Vâyus

and partook only the dry leaves and repeated, the Gâyatrî Mantra and practised austerities. Thus he practised for full ten thousand years. Then for another ten thousand years the Daitya lived drinking some drops of water only; then for another ten thousand years he remained by inhaling air only; and then for another ten thousand years he did not take any thing and thus practised he his wonderful Tapasyâ.

42-49. Thus practising his Tapasyâ a sort of wonderful halo of light emitted from his body and began to burn the whole world. This thing then appeared a great wonder. All the Devas then exclaimed. “Oh! What is this! Oh! What is this!” And they trembled. All were very much terrified and took refuge of Brahmâ. Hearing all the news from the Devas, the four-faced Bhagavân rode on His vehicle, the Swan, and with the Gâyatrî went very gladly to where the Daitya was practising his austerities and saw that the Daitya was immersed in meditation with his eyes closed; and he looked, as it were, blazing with fire, as if a second Fire himself. His belly had become dried up, body withered and the nerves of the bodies, too, became almost visible; only the life breath was lingering there. Brahmâ then spoke to him :-- “O Child! Auspices to you! Now ask the boon that you desire.” Hearing these gladdening nectar-like words from the mouth of Brahmâ, Aruna, the chief of the Daityas opened his eyes and saw Brahmâ in his front. Seeing Brahmâ before him with a rosary of beads and Kâmandalu in his hand and attended by Gâyatrî and the four Vedas, muttering the name of the Eternal Brahmâ, the Daitya rose up and bowed down to Him and sang to Him various Stotras.

50-59. Then the intelligent Daitya asked from Brahmâ the following boon that “I shall not die. Grant this.” Brahmâ then gently explained to him :-- “O Best of the Dânavas! See that Brahmâ, Visnu, Mahes'vara and others are not free from this limitation of death! What to speak then for others! I cannot grant you a boon that is an impossibility. Ask what is possible and just. The intelligent persons never show an eagerness to an impossibility.” Hearing the above words of Brahmâ, Aruna again said with devotion :-- “O Deva! If Thou art unwilling to grant me the above boon, then, O Lord! Grant me such a boon, as is practicable, that my death shall not be caused by any war, nor by any arms or weapons, nor by any man or any woman, by any biped or quadruped or any combination of two and grant me such a boon, such a large army as I can conquer the Devas.” Hearing the words of the Daitya, Brahmâ said “Let that be so” and went back instantly to His own abode. Then, puffed up with that boon, the Daitya Aruna called on all the other Daityas that lived in

the nether regions. The Daityas, that were under his shelter, came and saluted him, as their king and, by his command, they sent messengers to the Heavens to fight with the Devas. Hearing from the messenger that the Daityas were willing to fight with the Devas, Indra trembled with fear and went instantly with the Devas to the abode of Brahmâ. Taking Brahmâ, too, along with them from there, they went to the Visnu Loka and took Visnu with them and all went to the S’iva Loka.

60-70. There they all held a conference how to kill the Daitya, the enemy of the Gods. While, on the other hand, Aruna, the king of the Daityas surrounded by his army, went ere long to the Heavens.

O Muni! The Daitya, then, through the power of his Tapas, assumed various forms and seized the rights and possessions of the Moon, the Sun, Yama, Agni and all the othars. All the Devas, then, dislodged from their stations went to the region of Kailas'a and represented to S’ankara about their own troubles and dangers respectively. Then, what was to be done on this subject, on this, great discussions cropped up. When Brahmâ said, that the death of the Daitya would not ensue from any fight, with any arms or weapons, from any man or woman, biped, quadruped or from any combination of the above two. Then the Devas became all anxious and could not find out any solution at that instant, when the Incorporeal Voice was clearly heard in the Heavens :-- Let you all worship the Queen of the Universe. She will carry out your work to success. If the king of the Daityas, always engaged in muttering the Gâyatrî, forsakes the Gâyatrî any how, then his death will occur. Hearing this gladdening Celestial Voice, the Devas held the council with great caution. When it was settled what ought to be done, Indra asked Brihaspati and said :-- “O Guru Deva! You would better go to the Daitya for the carrying out of the Devas' ends and do so that he forsakes the Devî Gâyatrî Parames’varî. We will all now go and meditate on Her. When She will be pleased, She will help us.

71-77. Thus commanding Brihaspati and thinking that the beautiful Protectress of Jâmbû Nada would protect them the Devas all started to worship Her and, going there, began the Devî Yajña and with great devotion muttered the Mâyâ Vîja and practised asceticism. On the other hand, Brihaspati went ere long in the garb of a Muni to the Daitya Aruna. The king of the Daityas then asked him :-- “O Best of Munis! Whence and why have you come here. Say, O Muni! Where have you come? I am not one of your party. Rather I am your enemy.” Hearing the above words, Brihaspati said :-- When you are worshipping incessantly the Devî whom we too worship, then say how you are not a one on our side! O Saint! The vicious Daitya, hearing the above words and deluded

by the Mâyâ of the Devas, forsook the Gâyatrî Mantra out of vanity and therefore he became weak, bereft of the Holy Fire.

78-85. Then Brihaspati, having succeeded in his work there, went to the Heavens and saw Indra and told him everything in detail. The Devas became satisfied and worshipped the Highest Deity. O Muni! Thus, a long interval passed, when one day the World Mother, the Auspicious Devî appeared before them. She was resplendent with the brilliance of ten million suns and looked beautiful like ten millions of Kandarpas (Gods of love). Her body was anointed with variegated colours, etc.; She wore a pair of clothings; a wonderful garland suspended from Her neck; Her body was decked with various ornaments and in the fists of Her hands there were wonderful rows of hornets ( large black bees). Her one hand was ready to grant boons and Her other hand was ready to hold out “no fear.” On the neck of  Bhagavatî, the Ocean of Mercy, and peaceful, were seen the variegated garlands with large black bees all round. Those male and female bees singing incessantly all round Her the Hrîmkâra Mantra (the First Vibration of Force), kotis of black bees surrounded Her. The All-auspicious Bhagavatî, praised by all the Vedas, Who is all in all, composed of all, Who is all good, the Mother of all, Omniscient, the Protectress of all, was adorned fully with dress.

86-96. Seeing suddenly the Devî, in their front Brahmâ and the other Devas became surprised and by and by they got relieved and gladly began to chant hymns of praise to Bhagavatî, Whose Glories have been written in the Vedas.

The Devas said :-- “O Devî! Obeisance to Thee! Thou art the Highest Knowledge and the Creatrix, Preservrix and the Destructrix of the Universe. O Thou, the Lotus-eyed! Thou art the Refuge of all! So we bow down to Thee. O Devî! Thou art collectively and individually Vis'va, Taijasa, Prâjña, Virât and Sûtrâtmâ. O Bhagavatî. Thou art differentiated and undifferentiated; Thou art the Kûtastha Chaitanya (the Unmoveable, Unchangeable Consciousness). So we bow down to Thee. O Durge! Thou art unconcerned with the creation, preservation and destruction; yet Thou punishest the wicked and art easily available by the sincere devotion of Thy Bhaktas. O Devî! Thou scorchest and destroyest the ignorance and sin of the embodied souls. Hence Thou art named Bhargâ. So we bow down to Thee. O Mother! Thou art Kâlikâ, Nîla Sarasvatî, Ugra Târâ, Mahogrâ; Thou assumest many other forms. So we always bow down to Thee. O Devî! Thou art Tripura Sundarî, Bhairabî, Mâtangî, Dhûmâvatî, Chhinnamastâ, S'âkambharî and Rakta Dantikâ. Obeisance to Thee! O Bhagavatî! It is Thou that didst appear as Laksmî out of

the milk ocean (Ksîra Samudra). Thou hadst destroyed Vritrâsura, Chanda, Munda, Dhûmralochana, Rakta Bîja, S’umbha, Nis'umbha and the Exterminator of the Dânavas and thus, Thou didst do great favours to the Devas. So, O Gracious Countenanced! Thou art Vîjayâ and Gangâ; O Sârade! We bow down to Thee. O Devî! Thou art the earth, fire, Prâna and other Vâyus and other substances. O Merciful! Thou art of the form of this Universe; the Deva form, and the Moon, Sun and other Luminous forms and of the Knowledge Form.

97-109. O Devî! Thou art Sâvitrî; Thou art Gâyatrî; Thou art Sarasvatî; Thou art Svadhâ, Svâhâ, and Daksinâ. So we bow down to Thee. Thou art, in the Vedas, the Âgamas, “Not this, not this.” Thou art what is left after the negation of all this. This all the Vedas declare of Thy True Nature thus as the Absolute Consciousness in all. Thus Thou art the Highest Deity. So we worship Thee. As Thou art surrounded by large black bees, Thou art named Bhrâmarî. We always make obeisance to Thee! Obeisance to Thee! Obeisance to Thy sides! Obeisance to Thy back! Obeisance to Thy front! O Mother! Obeisance to Thy above! Obeisance to Thy below! Obeisance to everywhere round of Thee! O Thou, the Dweller in Manî Dvîpa! O Mahâ Devî! Thou art the Guide of the innumerable Brahmândas! O World Mother! Let Thou be merciful to us. O Devî! Thou art higher than the highest. O World Mother! Victory be to Thee! All Hail! O Goddess of the universe! Thou art the Best in the whole universe; Victory to Thee! O Lady of the world! Thou art the mine of all the gems of qualities. O Parames'varî! O World Mother! Let Thou be pleased unto us.” Nârâyana said :-- Hearing those sweet, ready and confident words of the Devas, the World Mother said in the sweet tone of a Mad Cuckoo:-- “O Devas! As far as granting boons to others is concerned, I am ever ready. I am always pleased with you. So, O Devas! Say what you want.” Hearing the words of the Devî, the Devas began to express the cause of their sorrows. They informed Her of the wicked nature of the vicious Daitya, the neglect of the Devas, the Brahmânas and the Vedas and the ruins thereof, and the dispossession of the Devas of their abodes and the receiving by the Daitya of the boon from Brahmâ; in fact, everything what they had to say, duly and vigorously. Then the Bhagavatî Bhrâmarî Devî sent out all sorts of black bees, hornets, etc., from Her sides, front and forepart.

110-120. Innumerable lines of black bees then were generated and they joined themselves with those that got out of the Devî's hands and thus they covered the whole earth. Thus countless bees began to emit from all sides like locusts. The sky was overcast with the bees; and the earth was covered with darkness. The sky, mountain peaks, trees, forests all became filled with bees and the spectacle presented a grand dismal sight. Then the black bees began to tear asunder the breasts of the Daityas as the bees bite those who destroy their beehives. Thus the Daityas could not use their weapons nor could they fight nor exchange any words. Nothing they could do; they had no help but to die. The Daityas remained in the same state where they were and in that state they wondered and died. No one could talk with another. Thus the principal Daityas died within an instant. Thus completing their destruction, the bees came back to the Devî. All the people then spoke to one another “Oh! What a wonder! Oh! What a wonder!” Or like this :-- “Whose Mâyâ is this! What a wonder that She will do like this!” Thus Brahmâ, Visnu and Mahes'a became merged in the ocean of joy and worshipped the Devî Bhagavatî with various offerings and shoutings of chants “Victory to the Devî” and showered flowers all around. The Munis began to recite the Vedas. The Gandharbas began to sing.

121-127. The various musical instruments, Mridangas, Murajas, the Indian lutes, Dhakkâs, Damarus, S'ankhas, bells, etc., all sounded and the three worlds were filled with their echoes. All with folded palms chanted various hymns of praise to the Devî and said “O Mother! Îsânî! Victory to Thee!” The Mahâ Devî became glad and gave to each separate boons and when they asked “for unshakeable devotion to Thy lotus feet,” She granted them that also and disappeared before them. Thus I have described to you the glorious character of the Bhrâmârî Devî. If anybody hears this very wonderful anecdote, he crosses at once this ocean of the world. Along with the glories and greatness of the Devî, if one hears the accounts of Manus, then all auspiciousness comes to him. He who hears or recites daily this Greatness of the Devî, becomes freed from all his sins and he gets himself absorbed in the thoughts of the Devî (Sâjuya). Note :-- The Mantra is here not merely the Seed, the Spiritual Password, but it connotes, besides the idea of the password, the Âdi First vibration and it exhibits the First Spiritual Form, endowed with the highest feelings of Faith, Wisdom, Bliss and Joy, displayed with the grandest colours, startling thrills, rapt enchanting

signs, gestures, and postures, the shooting forth of all powers, the sources of Siddhis, that cannot be ordinarily conceived in the worldly concerns. Their faint echoes govern this mighty world. The Mantras are seated in the six chakras or plexuses or the six Laya centres in the spinal cord. Within these chakras, the transformations of the Tattvas take place. Some vanish. Some appear and so on. Remark :-- In this chapter we find clearly the mention of the several names of the ten Das'a Mahâ Vidyâs.

Here ends the Thirteenth Chapter of the Tenth Book of the account of Bhrâmarî Devî in the Mahâpurânam S’rî Mad Devî Bhâgavatam of 18,000 verses by Mahârsi Veda Vyâsa and here ends as well the Tenth Book.

[The Tenth Book completed.]

Devi-Bhagavata Purana - देवी भागवतपुराण

Devi-Bhagavata Purana (Sanskrit, n., देवी भागवतपुराण, Devī Bhāgavatapurāṇa, "the old book of the Goddess"), also known as Shrimad Devi Bhagvatam or Devi Bhagavatam, is one of the most important work in Shaktism, the veneration in Hinduism of the divine feminine, next to Devi Mahatmya.[1] Although the Devi-Bhagavata Purana is considered as a Upapurana (secondary Purana) by many, the text claims itself a Maha Purana ("Great Purana").[2] The Devi-Bhagavata Purana is one of the Puranic works that are not necessarily authoritative for all Hindus, but that have special importance for the Shakta sect within Hinduism. The text describes the Devi, the Goddess, as the foundation of the world and as identical with Brahman, the Supreme Being. As the divine mother, she reveals her virat rupa (universal form) (Book 7, Chapter 33) and describes the proper ways for worshipping her: especially the practice of Yoga, Meditation (Book 7, Chapter 35), and Ritual (Book 7, Chapter 39). The Devi-Bhagavata Purana also deals with topics like spiritual knowledge, social and personal ethics, and holy places.

Devi-Bhagavata Purana - देवी भागवतपुराण

Devi Bhagavatam (Devi Puranam)


The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam, also known as Devi Purana, was composed into 12 chapters, containing 18000 verses by the great Veda Vyasa. Though classified as an upa-purana it is the only purana Vedavyasa called “Maha Purana” meaning the great purana. At the end of each chapter of the 18 main puranas or the upa puranas is the verse “This is the end of the fifth section of the Vishnu Purana”, or “Thus ends the first chapter of Ganesha Purana Upasanakhanda called “The Description of Somakanta”. Where as in the Devi Bhagavatam it is clearly – “Thus ends the eighth chapter of the first Skandha in the Mahapurâna Srimad Devî Bhâgavatam of 18,000 verses by Maharsi Vedavyâsa”. The choice of words by the great rishis is obvious as Divine Mother is described in all major sastras as the one beyond and above the trinities and all Gods.
The S’rîmad Dev Bhâgawatam (Devi Purana)
Translated by Swami Vijñanananda [1921-22]
Scanned, and proofed by Sahaji, 2004-5. Additional formatting at sacred-texts.com. This text is in the public domain. These files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice of attribution is left intact.
What is S’rîmad Bhâgavat is to the Vaisnavas, the Devî Bhâgavatam is to the S’âktas. The question of the priority of the two Bhâgavatas has been often discussed more in the spirit of partisans rather than that of sober scholars. We reserve our opinion on the subject till the publication of the complete translation of this work.
This translation has been inscribed to the sacred memory of my friend the late Râi Bâhâdur S’rîs’ Chandra Vidyârnava who induced me to undertake the translation of this work. He had thoroughly read the two Bhâgavatas and it was his opinion that the priority of composition belonged to the Devî Bhâgavatam. The other Bhâgavat, according to him, is a modern compilation attributed to Bopadeva – the author of Mugdhabodha Vyâkaranam.

Chapter I – On the questions by S’aunaka and other Risis.
” II – On the question by S’aunaka and other Risis.
” III – On praising the Purânas and on each Vyâsa of every Dvâpara Yuga
” IV – On the excellency of the Devî
” V – On the narrative of Hayagrîva
Chapter VI – On the preparation for war by Madhu Kaitabha
” VII – On the praise of the Devî
” VIII – On deciding who is to be worshipped
” IX – On the killing of Madhu Kaitabha
” X – On S’iva’s granting boons
Chapter XI – On the birth of Budha
” XII – On the birth of Pururavâ
” XIII – On Urvas’î and Pururavâ
” XIV – On the birth of S’uka Deva and on the duties of householders
” XV – On the dispassion of S’uka and the instructions of Bhagavatî to Hari
Chapter XVI – On S’uka’s desiring to go to Mithilâ to see Janaka
” XVII – On S’uka’s self-control
” XVIII – On Janaka’s instructions to S’uka Deva
” XIX – On S’uka’s marriage
” XX – On Vyâsa doing his duties

Chapter I – On the birth of Matsyagandhâ
” II – On the birth of Vyâsa Deva
” III – On the curse on the river Gangâ
” IV – On the birth of the Vasus
” V – On the marriage of Satyavatî
Chapter VI – On the birth of the Pândavas
” VII – On shewing the departed ones
” VIII – On the extinction of the family of Yadu and on the anecdote of Parîksit
” IX – On the account of Kuru
” X – On the death of Parîksit
Chapter XI – On the Sarpa Yajña
” XII – On the birth of Âstika

Chapter I – On the questions put by Janamejaya
” II – On Rudrâs going towards the heavens on the celestial car
” III – On seeing the Devî
” IV – On the hymns to the Devî
” V – On chanting hymns by Hara and Brahmâ
Chapter VI – On the powers of the Devî
” VII – On creation
” VIII – On Gunas
” IX – On the characteristics of the Gunas
” X – On the anecdote of S’atyavrata
Chapter XI – On the Devî in the anecdote of S’atyavrata
” XII – On the Ambâ Yajña
” XIII – On the Devî Yajña
” XIV – On the glories of the Devî
” XV – On the fight between Yudhâjit and Vîrasena
Chapter XVI – On Yudhâjit’s going to the hermitage of Bharadvâja
” XVII – On the story of Vîsvâmitra
” XVIII – On Svayambara of the daughter of the king of Benares
” XIX – On the marriage
” XX – On the Svayambara Hall
Chapter XXI – On the king of Benares fulfilling the advice of his daughter
” XXII – On S’udarsana’s marriage
” XXIII – On killing the enemy of S’udars’an
” XXIV — On the installation of Durgâ Devî in Benares
” XXV – On the installation of the Devî in Ayodhâ and Benares
Chapter XXVI – On the Navarâtri
” XXVII – On worshipping the virgins
” XXVIII – On incidents connected with Navarâtri
” XXIX – On the stealing of Sîtâ
” XXX – On Râma’s performing the Navarâtra ceremony

Chapter I – On the questions put by Janamejaya regarding Krisna’s incarnation
” II – On the supremacy of the effects of Karma
” III – On the previous curse of Vasudeva
” IV – On Adharma
” V – On the dialogues of Nara Nârâyana
Chapter VI – On the origin of Urvas’î
” VII – On Ahamkâra
” VIII – On going to the Tîrthas
” IX – On the fight between the Risis and Prahlâda
” X – On the curse on Visnu by Bhrigu
Chapter XI – On S’ukra’s going to Mahâdeva to get the Mantra
” XII – On Bhrigu’s curse and the dialogue between S’ukrâchârya and the Daityas
” XIII – On cheating the Daityas
” XIV – On the Daitya’s getting back their Sukrâchârya
” XV – On the truce between the Daityas and the Devâs
Chapter XVI – On the birth of the several Avatâras of Visnu
” XVII – On the the questions asked by Janamejaya
” XVIII – On the Devî Earth’s going to the Heavens
” XIX – On chanting the hymns to the Devî
” XX – On Devakî’s marriage
Chapter XXI – On the killing of the sons of Devakî
” XXII – On the part incarnations of the several Devas
” XXIII – On the birth of S’rî Krisna
” XXIV — On the stealing away of Pradyumna
” XXV – On the Devî’s Highest Supremacy

Chapter I – On the superiority of Rudra over Visnu
” II – On the birth of the Dânava Mahisa
” III – On the Daitya armies getting ready
” IV – On the war counsels given by Indra
” V – On the defeat of the Dânava forces of Mahisa
Chapter VI – On the Deva Dânava fight
” VII – On the going of the Devas to Kailâsa
” VIII – On the description of the origin and the Form of the Devî
” IX – On the worship by the gods to the Devî
” X – On the messenger’s news to Mahisa
Chapter XI – On Tâmrâ’s fighting with the Devî
” XII – On the cabinet held by Mahisa
” XIII – On the killing of Vâskala and Durmukha
” XIV – On the killing of Tâmra and Chiksura
” XV – On the slaying of Vidâlâksa and Asilomâ
Chapter XVI – On the conversation between the Devî and Mahisa
” XVII – On Mandodarî’s accounts
” XVIII – On the killing of Mahisa
” XIX – On the hymns to the Devî
” XX – On the peace of the world
Chapter XXI – On the conquest of the Heavens by S’umba and Nis’umbha
” XXII – On praising the Devî
” XXIII – On the prowess of Kaus’ikî
” XXIV — On Dhûmralochana
” XXV – On Dhûmralochana killed
Chapter XXVI – On Chanda Munda killed
” XXVII – On the fight of Raktabîja
” XXVIII – On the Devî’s fighting
” XXIX – On the killing of Raktabîja
” XXX – On the killing of Nis’umbha
Chapter XXXI – On the death of S’umbha
” XXXII – On the king Suratha’s going to the forest
” XXXIII – On the greatness of the Devî
” XXXIV – On the worship of the Devî
” XXXV – On the King Suratha’s getting the boons and on the Vais’ya’s Samâdhi

Chapter I – On Tris’ira’s austerities
” II – On the birth Vritrâsura
” III – On the Deva defeat and on Vritra’s tapasyâ
” IV – On the defeat of the Devas by Vritra
” V – On praising the Devî
Chapter VI – On Vritrâsura slain
” VII – On Indra’s disguise in the Mânas Lake
” VIII – On S’achî’s praising the Devî
” IX – On Indra’s getting the fruits of Brahmahatyâ and on the downfall of king Nahusa
” X – On the phase of Karma
Chapter XI – On the Dharma
” XII – On the war between Âdi and Baka
” XIII – On the above fight
” XIV – On the birth of Vas’istha from Mitrâ Varuna
” XV – On Nimi’s getting another body and on the Haihayas
Chapter XVI – On the Haihaya and the Bhârgavas
” XVII – On the continuance of Bhrigu’s family
” XVIII – On the origin of the Haihayas
” XIX – On the Haihayas born of a mare
” XX – On the son born of a mare by Hari
Chapter XXI – On the installation of Ekavîra
” XXII – On stealing away Ekâvali
” XXIII – On the war between Haihaya and Kâlaketu
” XXIV — On Viksepa S’akti
” XXV – On the cause of Moha of Vyâsa
Chapter XXVI – On Nârada’s Moha
” XXVII – On Nârada’s marriage
” XXVIII – On Nârada, a woman
” XXIX – On Nârada again a man
” XXX – On the glory of Mahâ Mâyâ
” XXXI – On Mahâ Mâyâ

Chapter I – On the Solar and Lunar Kings
” II – On the piercing of the eyes of Chyavana Muni
” III – The King S’aryâvati’s giving his daughter in marriage to Chyavana Muni
” IV – On Sukanyâ and the As’vins
” V – On Chyavana’s getting his youth
Chapter VI – On the As’vins getting the right to drink Soma
” VII – On the As’vins drinking the Soma cup
” VIII – On the King Revata and the Solar Dynasty
” IX – On the story of Kâkutstha and on Mândhâtâ
” X – On Satyavrata
Chapter XI – On Tris’anku
” XII – On Vas’istha’s curse on Tris’anku
” XIII – Vis’vâmitra helping Tris’anku
” XIV – On Tris’anku going to the Heavens
” XV – On the King Haris’chandra
Chapter XVI – On S’unahs’epha
” XVII – On S’unahs’epha freed and Haris’chandra cured
” XVIII – On the quarrel between Haris’chandra and Vis’vâmitra
” XIX – On Haris’chandra’s kingdom taken
” XX – On Haris’chandra paying his Daksinâ
Chapter XXI – On the sorrows of Haris’chandra
” XXII – On selling Haris’chandra’s wife
” XXIII – On Haris’chandra as a slave of theChândâla
” XXIV — On Haris’chandra in the burning Ghât of Kâs’î
” XXV – On the quarrels between Haris’chandra and Vis’vâmitra
Chapter XXVI – On the sorrows of Haris’chandra
” XXVII – On Haris’chandra’s going to the Heavens
” XXVIII – On the glory of S’atâksî Devî
” XXIX – On the Devî’s birth in the Daksa’s house
” XXX – On the birth of Gauri and S’iva’s distraction
Chapter XXXI – On the birth of Pârvatî
” XXXII – On Self Realisation spoken by the Devî
” XXXIII – On the Devî’s Virât Rûpa
” XXXIV – On the Final Emancipation
” XXXV – On the Yoga and Mantra Siddhi
Chapter XXXVI – On the knowledge of Brahman
” XXXVII – On Bhakti
” XXXVIII – On the vows and the sacred places of the Devî
” XXXIX – On the worship of the Devî
” XL – On the outer worship of the Devî

Chapter I – On the description of the worlds
” II – On the Earth raised by the Boar
” III – On Manu’s family
” IV – On the family of Priyavrata
” V – On the mountains and on the origin of rivers
Chapter VI – On the rivers and the mountains Sumeru and others
” VII – On the Ganges and the Varsas
” VIII – On Ilâvrîta
” IX – On the divisions of the continent
” X – On Bhuvanakosa
Chapter XI – On the continents and Bhâratavarsa
” XII – On the narration of Plaksa, S’âlmala, and Kus’a Dvîpas
” XIII – On the description of the remaining Dvîpas
” XIV – On the Lokâloka
” XV – On the motion of the Sun
Chapter XVI – On the motion of the Planets
” XVII – On the Dhruvva Mandalam
” XVIII – On the Râhu
” XIX – On the nether regions
” XX – On the narrative of Talâtala
Chapter XXI – On the narrative of hells
” XXII – On the sins
” XXIII – On the remaining hells
” XXIV — On the Devî Pûjâ

Chapter I – On the description of Prakriti
” II – On the origin of Prakriti and Purusa
” III – On the origin of Brahmâ, Visnu, Mahes’a and others
” IV – On the hymn, worship and Kavacha of Sarasvatî
” V – On Sarasvatî Stotra
Chapter VI – On the coming in this world of Laksmî, Ganga and Sarasvatî
” VII – On the curses on Gangâ, Sarasvatî and Laksmî
” VIII – On the greatness of Kali
” IX – On the origin of the S’akti of the Earth
” X – On the offences caused to the Earth and punishments thereof
Chapter XI – On the origin of the Ganges
” XII – On the origin of Gangâ
” XIII – On the anecdote of Gangâ
” XIV – On Gangâ, as the wife of Nârâyana
” XV – On the question of the anecdote of Tulasî
Chapter XVI – On the incarnation of Mahâ Laksmî in the house of Kus’adhvaja
” XVII – On the anecdote of Tulasî
” XVIII – On the union of S’ankhachûda with Tulasî
” XIX – On the going of the Devas to Vaikuntha after Tulasî’s marriage
” XX – On the war preparations of S’ankhachûda
Chapter XXI – On the war between the Mahâ Deva and S’ankhachûda
” XXII – On the fight between the Devas and S’ankhachûda
” XXIII – On the killing of S’ankhachûda
” XXIV — On the glory of Tulasî
” XXV – On the worship of Tulasî
Chapter XXVI – On Sâvitrî
” XXVII – On the birth, etc., of Sâvitrî
” XXVIII – On Sâvitrî
” XXIX – On Sâvitrî, on gifts, and on Karmas
” XXX – On the conversation between Sâvitrî and Yama
Chapter XXXI – On Yama’s giving the Sakti Mantra to Sâvitrî
” XXXII – On the enumeration of various hells for sinners
” XXXIII – On the destinies of the sinners
” XXXIV – On the description of the various hells
” XXXV – On the description of the various hells for the various sinners
Chapter XXXVI – On having no fear of Yama of those who are the Panchopâsakas
” XXXVII – On the eighty-six Kundas
” XXXVIII – On the glories of the Devî
” XXXIX – On Mahâ Laksmî
” XL – On the birth of Laksmî
Chapter XLI – On the churning of the ocean
” XLII – On the stotram of Mahâ Laksmî
” XLIII – On Svâhâ
” XLIV – On Svadhâ
” XLV – On Daksinâ
Chapter XLVI – On Sasthî Devî
” XLVII – On Manasâ’s story
” XLVIII – On the anecdote of Manasâ
” XLIX – On Surabhi
” L – On the glory of S’akti
Notes on S’akti and the S’âktas

Chapter I – On Svâyambhuva Manu
” II – On the conversation between Nârada and the Bindhya Mountain
” III – On Bindhya’s obstructing the Sun’s course in the Heavens
” IV – On the Devas’ going to Mahâ Deva
” V – On the Devas’ going to Visnu
Chapter VI – On the Devas’ praying to the Muni Agastya
” VII – On the checking of the rise of Bindhya
” VIII – On the origin of Manu
” IX – On the anecdote of Châksusa Manu
” X – On the history of the king Suratha
Chapter XI – On Madhu Kaitabha killed
” XII – On Sâvarni Manu
” XIII – On Bhrâmarî Devî

Chapter I – On the Morning Duties
” II – On cleaning the body
” III – On the glories of the Rudrâksa beads
” IV – On the greatness of the Rudrâksam
” V – On the Rudrâsam rosaries
Chapter VI – On the greatness of Rudrâksam
” VII – On the different numbers of facets of Rudrâksam
” VIII – On Bhuta Suddhi
” IX – On the rules of Sirovrata
” X – On Gauna Bhasma
Chapter XI – On the three kinds of Bhasmas
” XII – On holding the Tripundrams
” XIII – On the greatness of Bhasma
” XIV – On holding the Bibhuti
” XV – On using the Tripundra and Urdhapundra
Chapter XVI – On the Sandhyâ Upâsanâ
” XVII – On the Sandhyâ and other daily practices
” XVIII – On the greatness of the Devî Pûjâ
” XIX – On the mid-day Sandhyâ
” XX – On the Brahma Yajña, Sandhyâs, etc.
Chapter XXI – On the Gâyatrî Puras’charnam
” XXII – On the Vais’adeva
” XXIII – On the Tapta Krichchhra Vrata
” XXIV — On Sadâchâra

Chapter I – On the description of the Gâyatrî
” II – On the description of the S’aktis of the Gâyatrî
” III – On the Gâyatri Kavacham
” IV – On the Gâyatrî Hridayam
” V – On the Gâyatri Stotram
” VI – On the one thousand and eight names of Gâyatrî
” VII – On the Dîksâ vidhi (initiation)
Chapter VIII – On the appearance of the Highest S’akti
” IX – On the cause of faith in the other Devas than the Devî Gâyatrî
” X – On the description of the Mani Dvîpa
” XI – On the enclosure walls of the Mani Dvîpa
” XII – On the description of the Mani Dvîpa
” XIII – On Janamejaya’s Devî Yajña
” XIV – On the fruits of hearing, etc., this Purânam


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