Abbreviations padma-purana : section IV: bhdmikhanda



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CONTENTS


PREFACE

ABBREVIATIONS

PADMA-PURANA : SECTION IV: BHDMIKHANDA

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  1. Who Are the Devotees of Visnu?

  2. The Importance of Besmearing the Floor

of Visnu's Temple 1568

  1. The Importance of Offering a Lamp to Visnu 1571

  2. The Importance of Fasting on the Jayanti Day 1573

  3. The Deeds for Which One Becomes Sonless 1577

  4. Acts Leading to Vaikuntha 1580

  5. The Greatness of Radhastami 1583

  6. Prelude to the Churning of Ocean 1586

  7. The Churning Starts 1588




  1. The Birth of Laksmi 1590

  2. The Importance of Observing a Vow in

Honour of Laksmi 1592

  1. Merit Earned by Protecting a Brahmana 1598

  2. The Importance of the Vow of Janmastami 1602

  3. The Greatness of a Brahmana 1608

  4. The Importance of Ekadasi 1611

  5. How to Win Favour of Visnu 1615

  6. The Importance of Water Flowing from

Visnu's Feet 1617

18. Purificatory Acts for One Guilty of

Illegitimate Intercourse 1619


  1. Purificatory Acts for Other sins 1621

  2. The Greatness of the Worship of Radha-Damodara 1624

  3. Restrictions While Observing the Kartika Vow 1626

  4. The Greatness of TulasI 1629

  5. The Importance of Visnupancaka 1632

  6. In Praise of Giving Gifts 1635

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  1. The Importance of Uttering Visnu's Name

  2. The Importance of keeping Promise

SECTION V: PATALAKHANDA

Rama Sees Nandigrama from Puspaka Rama Meets Bharata Rama Enters Ayodhya Rama's Consecration The Coming of Sage Agasti Agastya Begins Ravana's Story Eiimination of Ravana by Visnu Agastya Advises Rama to Perform Horse Sacrifice Instructions in Religious Practices . Rama Appoints Satrughna as the Protector of

the Horse

. The Asvamedha Horse Is Let Loose . Ahicchatra City, King Sumada and Kama . Satrughna Enters Ahicchatra City The Cyavana Episode Cyavana's Penance and Enjoyments The Horse Goes to Cyavana's Hermitage Arrival of a Brahmana Ascetic A Miraculous Happening Ratnagriva Goes on a Pilgrimage to Purusottama The Importance of GandakI Purusottama Appears to the King in the Guise of an Ascetic

The Greatness of NUa Mountain Damana Fights with Pratapagrya Puskala Defeats Damana Subahu Gets Ready with His Army in the Kraunca Array

A Fierce Fight Between Laksmlnidhi and Suketu Killing of Citranga Subahu's Defeat

King Subahu Surrenders to Satrughna Janaka Releases Sinners from Hell


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