Definition of Puranas

1. Noun. (plural of Purana) ¹



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Definition of Puranas

1. purana [n] - See also: purana

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puranas

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pups
pupu
pupunha
pupunhas
pupus
pupusa
pupusas
pupuseria
pupuserias
pupylation
pupæ
pur
pur et dur
pur laine
puranas (current term)
purau
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purblindnesses
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Literary usage of Puranas

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1. The Religions of India by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1895)
"These are the forerunners of the extant puranas. ... The ' archaeology' of the puranas was probably always what it is in the extant specimens, ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong (1883)
"H. Wilson), observes, in regard to the quoted definition of the commentators on Amara-Sinha, that in no one instance do the actual puranas conform to it ..."

3. Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Purānic by William Joseph Wilkins (1882)
"Though it is difficult to determine the date of the puranas, it is believed that none of them are older than the 8th century AD That they are considerably ..."

4. An Outline of the Religious Literature of India by John Nicol Farquhar (1920)
"... the chief systems current in India towards the end of the period, though its date falls within the limit of the next period.5 * B. The puranas. § 268. ..."

5. Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1902)
"Besides these works, the puranas must be particularly noticed. The puranas contain the history of a god or of a temple. They are entirely fanciful. ..."

6. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"Moreover, whereas the Hindu puranas speak of one Vaivasvata Manu, we affirm that ... The puranas on the one hand, and the Jewish Scriptures on the other, ..."

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