BRAHMANANDA PURANA – Sripura varnanam

(description of Sripura ) What does Sripura mean? After the annihilation of Bhandasura, Trimurtis called upon the cosmic architect Viswakarma and the architect of demons Maya , and instructed them to construct 16 palaces in 16 kshetras (sacred places) for the residence of Lalita & Shiva Kameswara. Meru and other…

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BRAHMANANDA PURANA -Kama sanjeevanam

(rebirth of kama). Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and other gods praised Lalita devi‘s grandeur (LSN—Brahmopendra mahendradi deva samstuta vaibhava). In that praise they proclaimed thus: A.) Mother! Bhanda is dead but his friend Taraka is still alive to trouble us. B.) To annihilate him Shiva must have a son C.) We…

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BRAHMANANDA PURANA – Vighnayentra nashnam

(Destruction of the mystic symbol of obstacles). Now Bhanda sent Vishukra to the warfront. In the darkness Vishukra approached the Vahniprakara (firewall) –on a flat stone he drew a mystic symbol and performed some black magic. He then threw that mystic symbol forcefully. It fell in the firewall at some…

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BRAHMANANDA PURANA – Shakti senas’s uproar

. Durmada was confronted by Sampatkaridevi and her army of elephants (who arose from Lalita devi‘s spear). Realising that his army was being defeated Durmada himself came for the war seated on a camel. Sampatkari devi who was seated on ‗Ranakolahala‘ her elephant, faced him. In the ferocious battle Durmada…

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BRAHMANANDA PURANA – Bhanda’s war preparation

While Lalita devi was proceeding for the war, many bad omens were observed in Bhanda‘s ‗Shunyaka‘ town. Bhandasura called upon an urgent meeting along with his brothers Vishukra and Vishanga to assess and evaluate the situation. In the meeting Vishukra spoke thus: a.) All gods have burnt themselves by jumping…

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BRAHMANANDA PURANA – Manifestation of Lalita Devi

At the end of the Homa, Lalita Devi came out of the Chidagni Homa Kunda, seated on a special chariot called ―Chakra Raja Rata‖. Therefore, we find the descriptions such as ―Chidagnikunda sambhoota‖ ―Deva kaarya samudyataa‖ and ―Chakra Raja Rathaa Roodha Sarvaayudha Parishkritaa‖ in Lalita Sahasranama. The Sri Chakra Raja…

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Brahmananda Purana – Preaching of Bruhaspati

. After narrating the story, Bruhaspati said, ―Indra! Now you think of your sins‖. Indra once again prostrated to the sage and requested. ―Sir! I am unable to realise my sins. Kindly give me details‖. Bruhaspati replied ―In the distant past, ‗Diti‘, the second wife of Kashyapa gave birth to…

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Brahmananda Purana – Penance of Agastya.

Penance of Agastya. Long ago, the mountain Vindhya (central India) started growing upward in gigantic proportion due to egoism. The sage Agastya decided to subdue the pride of Vindhya. For this purpose, he came from Varanasi (Uttara Pradesh, India) and settled in South India. By the divine presence of the…

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Brahmanda purana

It is the eighteenth Purana. It has 1200 verses. Presently available in separate parts. We do not have the full text. Hence we have given the three important ones which we have: About the Mokshada Ekadasi. The Lalitopakhyanam about Devi Lalita Tripura Sundari. This also contains the Lalita Sahasranama Stotra…

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