Purāṇa


Purāṇa
one of the eighteen historical supplements to the Vedas. The eighteen principal Purāṇas discuss ten primary subject matters:
1) the primary creation 2) the secondary creation 3) the planetary systems 4) protection and maintenance by the avatāras 5) the Manus 6) dynasties of great kings 7) noble character and activities of great kings 8) dissolution of the universe and liberation of the living entity 9) the jīva (the spirit soul) 10) the Supreme Lord

✍ if he abandons the rules of śruti, smṛti, the Purāṇas and the Nārada-pañcarātra.

✍ there is no consideration of the rules of the śruti, smṛti, Purāṇas, Nārada-pañcarātra and so forth. ✍ in the Purāṇas such as the Varāha Purāṇa. ✍ It is stated in the Viṣṇu Purāṇa (1.4.6):


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