Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thirteenth, fourteenth Fifteenth, Sixteenth Puranam

This is called Sri markandeya Puranam. In this puranam thefollowing stories are described.

Panchali's marriage, Sri Balaram's Dhosha,Young pandavas death,harichandran,Narakaloka's punisment,Nalayani,Karthaveerian,Rithathavajan, etc.Information on Yoga,the way to find death in advance etc.

It is informing that 16 bad elements are dormentig the living beings and remedies has also told

Mantra, chantings of god,White til,dharbai,Prarthana, discontinuing the started work when birds disturbs,Hanging of old Shoe,sastras,good thinging,homam,river bath etc.Information for ladies good.Stories of Manvanthrams, Mahishasura demon,devi mahathmiyam .

Stories of Marthandan,Manu Vamsam,vathchandran,balasuvan etc many stories are told.

The Fourteenth Puranam is Sri Vamana Puranam

The story of Bali . The vishnu Shetras along with presiding gods have been described. The story of Kurushetram ,Dhandakaranyam,Stanutheertham,Mahisharsura story,Mura,Murari story,Nishakara story,have been told.
Next puranam is Sri Varakha Puranam ,the fifteenth.
In this puranam, in addition to Sri Varakha Avtaram, the following are described
This varakha Avataram is also called as Yaghna Avtaram. Yaghnam means the power of creating w orld. This Yagna varakam is described in 35 ways.The story of Vasu and Ravyan based on which best " knowledge or doing things" The earliar birth of naratha has been described, Sri Vaishnavi Devi, Rudrani Devi stories, how to please Sri Vishnu are described. The importance of Thithis ( from Pradhamai to Pournami,Amavasya) are described.Naga Panchami vratham and monthly vrathams,kanthi,Avigna,Kama,Santhi,Arogya,Puthreshi Vratham are been described.
Relief from papam, Holy theerthams, Kaisika puranam,Story of nambiran are told.
Puranam No 16 is Sri Macha puranam
This is the story of Sri Vishnu's macha avataram.
Kacha-devayani ,Thirupurasurars,,ramasarma , yavana King AAthal , venkateswar-Alarmel mangai, Brahmadatthan, Vachirangan,Tharakan etc stories are there.
Information regarding building construction and measurement are given, The types of alms (Dhanams) are described
Next Puranam is Sri Koorma Puranam

Eleventh Puranam

The elevnth Puranam is Bhavisya Puranam means tells about future.It begins with starting of the world. It informs about Sri Ganesha, Sun.
The way for selecting land for temple and construction of temple ,and idols have been briefed.Several methods of vrathas has been explained. The payment for different works have been mentioned in the proportionate way.The different way of marriage system and duties of ladies have been mentioned.
Sri kalki Avatharam has been detailed. The kings of Kaliyuga has been mentioned. The details of Sun god & route of Sun have been mentioned.

12 th puranam Sri Prama Vaivarththa Puranam.
Sri Krishna in Sri Bhagavat gita told " I am Parabrahma" In this Puranam it has been told how Sri Krishna has created this universe.This has got 3 parts.first part deals withGods and Livingbeings, second part deals with ways of worship, swarga,naraka, diseases and remedies, in the third part devoted Sri Krishna.
Ways to prevent Diseases
Their are 64 varieties of diseases. Fever is the main reason .For fever Kapam, Vatham, Pitham,
Slatumam are reasons. Ayurvetham Stramam devotes Diseases and its remedies. Sri Brahma is the author of Ayurvedha.
Clean, message of oil (on head,ear,feet),Cleaning of eyes by clean water,Daily exercise,bath,having Chandan mix on the body,equality of food,control in food intake,Curd (only in daytime) along with good habits,clean cloth, Clean atmosphere will prevent diseases.Respect of Ladies is highlighted. Here Sri Radha's name mentioned as she is assisted Sri Krishna .Mention of Navaratri, end of Kaliyuga,birth of Ganga,impotance of Tulasi,Salakramam, Savithri vratham,Sri lakshmi, Sri durga and many other Sakthi gods are mentioned. stories of Sri Ganesha and Sri Krishna are mentioned in separate chapters. Radha - Krishna story has been mentioned in this puranam

Thirteenth Puranam
This is named as Sri Markendeya Puranam

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Eighth Puranam ninth and tenth Puranam

The eight puranam is Bhaagavatha Puranam. It describes Sri be Vishnu 's different avatharams. It begins with Mahabharatham ,then Sri krishna's end, Pandava's end ,Raja Parishisit and How Bhagavatha was told to him at his last 7days of life. It has stories of Sri Uttavar, Vidhurar,etc.Sri Dhuruva Story,Puranjanan,Priyavrathar,Jalabharathar, Ajamilalan, Prahlathan,Gajendra Moksham, Parkadal story, Ambarishan story,All avatharams of Vishnu etc
It informs how god will be at each Yukam. It describes 20 ways which make " paripoorna ( unlimited) happiness in the world thro the discussion between Yadhu and Avadhuthar.Entire Krishna Avtaram described in detailed story.

The Ninth Puranam is Sri Agni Puranam

In this Puranam, How to worship S hiva, Vishnu, Sun,How to pronounce Mantra, Homam, What are the Karma's to perform at each occassion ,etc
Construction of Temple is placed highest and the ways to prepare Images of Gods and construction of Temple tanks.the procedure for taking Bath,Theertha Shetras. Gaya shetra importance, Daily Karma's. way to observe during Birthand death, karma tobe done after death by son and relatives, etc
The way to conduct homams, Prayachitta vratham and many kinds of vrathams, the effects different kinds of flowers, different kinds of Dhanams, Purusha, Stri Lakshnams, effects of dreams, sakunams, ways of keeping forces for & against enemy .
Ways of Abhishekams, medicines and Rudraksha varieties are described.
Next Puranam is Sri Kandha Puranam. This is tenth Puranam
Inthis Puranam the entire Sri kandha life has been described in detailed way till Sri Valli Marriage
Eleventh Puranam is Sri Bhavisya Puranam

Monday, December 28, 2009

Fifth Puranam , Sixth Puranam &Seventh Puranam

The fifth Puranam is Sri LINGA PURANAM.It commences with creation of Pancha bhootham ie Water, Fire, Vayu, Earth, Open Space.. The time calculations also given. It informs about 8 Yogas and its importance.
Imayam- No attraction, Brahmachariyam, Vaana Prastham included in this.
Concentration of mind this is included in cleaning of inside &outside of body and Vratham called Santhirayana. It starts no food on New moon day and adding one one handful of consumption of food till Full moon day and reducing one one handful of food to newmoon day,and cycle starts again. No food on newas well as fulmoon day

Prathiyakaram -- control of body
Tharanai --control of ear,eyes Etc
Dhyanam -- thinging of Almighty placing before our sense
Samathi yogam
Eswar has informed to Sri Parvathi any living being if they concentrate on me I AM THERE TO THEIR SIDE.
Eswara has got 5 Images and blesses his devottees in different forms.
The effect of chanting 'Namashivaya' has been high lighted.The ways to perform duties of different peoples,and the importance of Kashi Has been highlighted.Different stories in connection with Shiva has been described.The importance of Vibhuthi and Pancha Brahma Swarupam has been described. The importance of Alms and ways to perform Dhanams has been described.
The next sixth Puranam is Sri Garuda Puranam
In this puranam starts with 22 Avatharams of Sri Vishnu.
Kumara, Varaha, Devarishi, Nara Narayana, Kapilar, Thathrathria,Son of Rushi-Aguthi, Urukraman,Bridhu, Maccham,Kurmam,Dhanvanthri,Mohini,Narashimha,Vamana,Parasuram,Vedhavyasar,Naratha,Rama,Krishna,Buddha,Kalki
In the world 21 lakhs varieties coming from Hatching, 21 lakhes varieties as plants, 21 lakhes from birth, 21 lakhes from sweatings like Musquitto s.
Human birth is the best. Prarthans to Sun,Vishnu,Lakshmi has been highlighted .
Praneswara Mantram for snake biting, Salakramam and his 24 varieties has been described.Importance of Dhanams has been described. The ways to perform after death of person by their relatives ,Penance for 'papam ' ,Dhosham, reasons for getting Pretha Janmam, troubles arises due Pretha Janmam,and ways to get rid of this Janmahas been described,Birth and death, the 12 sravanars and their birth . Life after death and its way,Yamadharbar,Chitra Gupta And Various types of narakhas, The duties of Sons and Grand sons and ways to perform kriyas has been described. The significance of Til, Dharpai, significance of Dharma, rebirth, body science and remedies for different deaths has bee described in this Sri Garuda Puranam

Next Seventh Puranam is Sri Naratha Puranm
In this Puranam the life Of sri Naratha has been described.The effect of Sri sani ,Naratha's story connected with different persons has been described. The names of 18 Puranas and Upa puranas are as follows
18 puranas names already mentioned
The 18 upa puranas are
Sarath Kumariyam, narashimmam,Nandhiyam,Shiva Rahashiyam,Thourvasam,Naratheeyam,Kapilam,Manavam,Varunam,Devi Bhagavatham, vashistam,Kalki,Ganapatham,hamsam,Sambam,Sauram,Parasaram,Bargthavam.
All puranams are description of Vedhas. It teaches and commands to human to act and leads the way. the dharbars of Indra,Yama,varuna,Kuber,Brahma has been described in this Sri Naratha Puranam

The Eight's Puranam is Sri Bhagavatha Puranam

Friday, December 11, 2009

Third Puranam & Fourth Puranam

The third Puranam in this order is Sri Vishnu Puranam. In this it has been insisted that knowledge has to be gained thro Guru. The calcllation of time for all the world has been mentioned here.and the cycle of creation and destroy and recreation etc has been mentioned here.The division of human,and others also mentioed.Sidth,Asidth,Eswara are described along with it's 6 divisions have been described. It contains many chapters and clearly described thro stories for easy understanding.Starts with creation of Universe in the first part. Second part is our Bharatha Varsha. Bharatha Varsham under Jambuth Dwipam has been praised as Punya lokam.
7 dwipams ie Jambu,Plasham,Salmalam,Kusam,Krausham,Sakam,Puskaram.
Below earth, Athalam,Vidhalam, Nithalam,Subasthimath,Mahathalam, Suthalam,Bhathalam.
Bhathal Lokam is very very beautiful ,more advanced and for better than Indra lokam.
Description about Naraka lokam is mentioned,
Above Earth, Puvar, Surya,Chandra,Star, Sukra,Ankaraka,Brahaspathi,and Sani Lokams above this saptha Rishi and Dhurva , These called as Suvar
Mahar Loka, Jana,Thapo, Brahma's Satya loka,
Total 14 lokas called Bramandam
The Sun Path and time has calculated and mentioned,as well as Chandra's path.Description of Sun and Chandra is well as all the Grahas.
In the Third partManvanthram has been described. Now we are in Vaivastha Manvanthram.
Vedha vysa in not one,they are Gurus just like Sankracharya just like we are mentioning.The details of Vedha vysa with their names in each manvanthra has been mentioned.The meaning& formation of "Pranava OHM " has been described. The "srartha ceremony " and its different methods were described.
In 4 th part Brahma's decentants were being mentioned.
The Dasavatharam is described

4 th Puranam is Sri Shiva Puranam.
In this Puranam, Lord shiva' s Appearence, Jyothilingam ,Creation of OHM has been mentioned
The marriage Of Shiva, Birth of Murugan, Vinayagar, and connected stories ismentioned. the marriage of Sri vinayaga is told. Milk ocean , Amirtham ,Usha Parinayam etc are being told.
The importance of "Vibhuthi" is being told, Marriage of Nandhi, etc.
Persons got Blessings of Sri shiva, Lifting of Kailasa Mountain by Ravana, blessing to Arjuna Savithri -satyavan story, The importance Of Kashi, Importance of Maha Sivarathri and observance Different Vrathas has been mentioned. Panch Bootha stahalams ie Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and open Space places ie Kanchi, thiru Aanaikka, thiruvannamalai, Kalahasthi,and Chithambaram

The Fifth Puranam is Sri Linga puranam

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2nd Puranam

The second puranam is Padma Puranam. This is divided into 22 chapters containing stories informing the way lead life. Here in this puranam the Radhastmi Vratham has been mentioned. The devotion of Radha to Krishna has been mentioned only in this puranam.The importance mahalakshmi vratham has been mentioned. The Puri temple story is mentioned.. It has mentioned in one story the holiness behind cleaning of Vishnu temple, the importance of Ekadasi Vratham, helping in lightings of temple, importance of taking Bath in Holy rivers, Theerthams, annadhanam etc,etc has been stressed with the help of stories.Birth of ganges riveris mentioned.
Lord Vishnu ' body has divided in the form of 18 Sri Brahma Purana is Head, Sri Padma is Heart, Sri Vishnu is Right hand, Sri Siva Left hand, etc . Thus the studying of Puranams brings " Punyams" to human beings.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

18 Puranas

Recently I happened access thro' 18 Puranas which are teaching the human kind and worshipped by Hindu community. It teaches how the mankind should behave and the remedies. It is not for people to frighten. On each occasion How the mankind must behave.It teaches with the stories so that it is easy to follow.Let us brief the puranas one by one.
1. Sri Brahma 2.Sri Padma, 3 Sri Vishnu, 4 Sri Siva 5 sri Linga 6 Sri Garuda 7 Sri Naradha 8 Sri bhagavatha 9 Sri Agni 10 Sri Kandha 11 Sri Bhavishya 12 Sri Brahma vaivartha
13 Sri Markandeya 14 Sri Vamana 15 Sri varaha 16 Sri Maccha 17 Sri Koorma 18 Sri Brahmanda 19 Sri vayu puranam has been included in the 18 puranams
Sri Brahma Puranam consists of 34 Chapters. One chapter is devoted to Gayathri Maha manthram.
We know Yugha . We are now in Kali yugha. There are 4 Yughas . 4 Yughas combines together is called Maha Yugha. 71 Mahayugha consists of one Manvanthram. 14 Manvanthram equals to one Kalpam One kalpam is Sri Brahma's one day. New world born for each Kalpam.Now we are in 7th manvanthram called as Vaivasvatha manvanthram.

Before the birth of Brahma from the Naabi of Moola Brahmam sound has come by hearing the sound from the 4 faces of Brahma 24 words has been formed and this formation of this called " Bheejakshra mantra called " Gayathri Manthra" After wards 4 Vedhas are formed. Hence Gayatri Mantra is called as Mother Of Vedhas.
There are 18 maha Puranam as per list given above. Additionally 18 Uba Puranams are there.
In the Maha puranams Brahma Puranam is called AAdhi puranam ie First puranam.
The earth has been divided into 7 islands surrounded by 7 seas. In the earth 7 types of Mountains are there. Our Bharatha desam has got 8 divisions. they are called as Indra, Suserumaana, Thambrabharana, Kabassthimana, Naga,Sowmya, Khandharva, Vaaruna. The ninth division has immersed in the sea..
Below the earth 7 worlds are there. Athalam, Vithalam, Nithalam, Sudhalam, Thalathalam, Rasathalam, Bhathalam. These places are more beautiful and precious metal are aplenty.and are like earth living beings are there. Lord Yam the king of all the earths and prople are rewarded as per doings. Above earth , Bhuvar ( this part of earth), Surya, Chandra, Bhuth, Sukra, Ankarakan, Guru, Saptharishi, Dhuruva lokams (contingency) are located. At the end of kalpam only Boo, bhuvar, Suvar lokam (contingency) will destroy.
The Puri Temple deities were initially prepared by Viswakarma .This has been illustrated in Brahma Puranam