35) Yama And Hell, Twenty Eight circles of hell – AGNI PURANA

Yama And Hell When human beings die, their physical bodies are given up. But they acquire new bodies that are known as  ativahika bodies.  In  these  bodies,  they are brought  to  Yama’s  abode  by Yama’s servants. Living beings other than human are not brought to Yama. Yama then decides whether…

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34) Destruction – Periodically Pralayas

Periodically Pralayas

Periodically Pralayas (destructions) take place. A destruction comes at the end of four thousand yugas  on  earth.  For  a  hundred  years  there  are  no  rains  and  there  is  widespread  drought. Thereafter, Vishnu uses the rays of the sun to drink and dry up all the waters that there are on…

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33) Medicine

Dhanvantari was the physician of the gods and he taught Sushruta the art of ayurveda (medicine). The Agni Purana now describes what the sage Sushruta had learnt, that is, the treatment for various diseases. This does not simply mean the treatment of human illnesses. There is a section known as…

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30) Property – AGNI PURANA

What happens to a person’s debts when he dies? If he does not have any sons, the person who inherits the property also inherits the debts and had to pay them off. If there is a son, the son pays the debts off. But a woman is not to be…

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31) Donating the Puranas

The Agni Purana now describes the benefits of giving alms along with the Puranas. The Puranas are to be donated together with cows. And in talking of the mahaPuranas, the Agni Purana also mentions most of their length, in terms of the number of shlokas (couplets) that each has. This…

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