Overview for Brahmavaivarta Purana: Text with English Translation (In 2 Volumes)
Vedavyasa has composed Mahapuranas by resorting to the use of historical episodes, legends, stories, fables etc. in order to lay down clearly the topics described in those special type of episodes addressed as Purana in Vedic era.
Brahmavaivarta is the most popular treatise among the eighteen Mahapuranas. This Mahapurana finds its references everywhere in various Puranas and in the inventory of names to these Mahapuranas. Moreover, as per the yardstick ascertained, this Mahapurana contains eighteen thousand hymns in it too. As the preaching delivered by God Krsna to desperate Arjuna considering them as nectar of Srimadbhagavad Gita, the special preaching delivered by the same God Krsna are stored in this Mahapurana too. As this Mahapurana discloses the mystery of Brahman, it is called Brahmavaivarta Mahapurana. This Mahapurana has adduced as an authority by a number of philosopher for their submissions. The commentators has from this angle, accepted the specific significance of Brahmavaivarta Mahapurana in literature on Puranas. Indian culture based in Vedas and the tradition of Indian school of thoughts is seen enumerated to suffice length in this Mahapurana.
S.L. Nagar (Translator)
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