Varaha Purana is Named After Varaha Avatar of Vishnu

The Varaha Purana (वराह पुराण) is a Sanskrit text from the Puranas genre of literature in Hinduism. It belongs to the Vaishnavism literature corpus praising Narayana (Vishnu) but…

Brahmavaivarta Purana had Existed in the 1st Millennium CE

The Brahmavaivarta Purana (ब्रह्मवैवर्त पुराण) is a voluminous Sanskrit text and a major Purana (Maha-purana) of Hinduism. It is an important Vaishnava text. This Purana majorly centers around the…

Linga Purana Contributes to the Broader Tapestry of Hindu Traditions

The Linga Purana (लिङ्गपुराण) is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas and a Shaivism text of Hinduism. The text’s title Linga refers to the iconographical symbol for Shiva. The author(s) and date…

Bhavishya Purana is Attributed to the Sage Vyasa

The Bhavishya Purana (भविष्य पुराण) is one of the eighteen major works in the Purana genre of Hinduism, written in Sanskrit. The title Bhavishya means “future”…

Agni Purana Serves as Source of Wisdom

The Agni Purana, (अग्नि पुराण) is one of the eighteen major Puranas of Hinduism. The text is variously classified as a Purana…

Markandeya Purana Serves Repository of Myths and Legends

The Markandeya Purana (मार्कण्डेय पुराण) is a Sanskrit text of Hinduism and one of the eighteen major Puranas. The text’s title Markandeya refers to a sage in Hindu History, who…

Vishnu Purana is Most Important and Authoritative Text

The Vishnu Purana (विष्णुपुराण) is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism. It is an important Pancharatra text…

Sannyasa Upanishads are Truth and Perfection

Sannyasa Upanishads (सन्यास उपनिषद) are a group of minor Upanishads of Hinduism related to renunciation, monastic practice, and asceticism. There are…

Taittiriya Upanishad Relates to Education of Students

The Taittirīya Upanishad (तैत्तिरीय उपनिषद्) is a Vedic era Sanskrit text, embedded as three chapters (adhyāya) of the Yajurveda. It is a mukhya (primary, principal) Upanishad, and likely composed…

Shvetashvatara Upanishad is Philosophy of Shaivism

The Shvetashvatara Upanishad (श्वेताश्वतरोपनिषद्) is an ancient Sanskrit text embedded in the Yajurveda. It is listed as number 14 in the Muktika canon of…