Puranic Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Dictionary with Special Reference to the Epic and Puranic Literature


This stupendous work, in the form of an exhaustive desciptive 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. It is a store-house of information.

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This voluminous work, a store-house 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. The material compiled is arranged systematically. Citations have been inserted in support of stated facts; at places they have been substituted by references. 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.

Sorted alphabetically like a dictionary it covers many sanskrit terms and explains them with convenient reference to the original writing(s).

Included also some tree diagrams:

Visnu, Brahma, Prajapatis, . . .

Pulaha, Ksama, Kratu, Atri, . . .

Kardama, Akuti, Kapila, . . .

Vivasvan . . .

Vasistha, . . .

Svayambhuva Manu, . . .

Kasyapa, . . .

Pururavas, . . .

and others.

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