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Stories From Puranas: Hindu Mythology Vedic and Puranic Razzab Shaikh

Stories From Puranas: Hindu Mythology Vedic and Puranic

Razzab Shaikh

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Hindu Puranas are replete with Stories with the moral of destroying Evil and vindicating Virtue.They describe incidents related to Avataras, Devas, Vamshas, Kings, Rishis, Demons, and humanity in general.The underlining message in all the Puranas isMoreHindu Puranas are replete with Stories with the moral of destroying Evil and vindicating Virtue.They describe incidents related to Avataras, Devas, Vamshas, Kings, Rishis, Demons, and humanity in general.The underlining message in all the Puranas is that all the Species in the Lord’s Creation - be it Devas or Demons, humanity or other living Beings are bound by the basic Principle ie. one sows asreaps. One’s own ‘Karma’ or action is decided by the previous action in the never-ending cycle of births and deaths. This current action of any Being shapes the future Karma. The Supreme Force creates ‘Maya’ or Illusion and influenced by ‘Tri Gunas’ or The Three Characterisics of Satva-Rajas-Tamas Nature, Maya decides each and every action or the Cause which further leads to the Reactionor the Effect! Hence, morality is the crux and behaviour is the corner stone of all Beings, with special reference to human beings.Veda Vyasas scripted Eighteen Main Puranas besides several Upa-Puranas. The Main Puranas are Brahma Purana, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Brahmanda Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana,Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana, Varaha Purana, Vamana Purana, Shiva Purana, Linga Purana, Skanda Purana, Markandeya Purana, Agni Purana, Narada Purana, Padma Purana, Bhavishya and GarudaPurana. Some of the prominent Upa Puranas include Deva Bhagavata, Narasimha, Vayu, Sthala,Nilamata Puranas.The Unknown and Eternal Paramatma or The Supreme Energy materialised the Alternate Power called Prakriti / Maya which further appeared as Maha Tatwa or the Great Awareness. The latter made possible the occurrence of ‘ Ahamkara’ or Ego in Abstract Form or the Inherent Consciousness which got transformed as Bhutas or Tangible Entities the very First Entity being Narayana who created ‘Apo Naara’ or the Radiant Water who floated on that Water and was hence called Narayana. He deposited his virility with the resolve of creating and there got manifested a Brahmanda, the Huge Golden Egg inside which there was seated Hiranya garbha Brahma. The Egg had two parts viz. Diva/ Urthwa Loka or the Upper Part and ‘Bhuva’or Earth and the Space between these Parts was ‘Akaasha’ theSky.