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    Caitanya Caritamrta Condensed

    This summary study of Shri Chaitanya-charitamrita provides the reader with a full narration of the pastimes described in that great literature, as well as the most prominent lessons from the commentary

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    Garuda Purana (Summary study of)

    The Garuda Purana is one of the eighteen principal Puranas, as stated in the Shrimad-Bhagavatam (SB 12.7.23-24): The eighteen major Puranas are the Brahma, Padma, Visnu, Siva, Linga, Garuda, Narada, Bhagavata, Agni, Skanda, Bhavisya, Brahma-vaivarta, Markandeya, Vamana, Varaha, Matsya, Kurma and Brahmanda Puranas. The Garuda Purana has nineteen thousand slokas.

    In a Bhagavad-gita lecture given in Los Angeles on February 15, 1969, Shrila Prabhupada said, “There are eighteen Puranas. Men are conducted in three qualities: the modes of goodness, modes of Passion, and modes of ignorance. To reclaim all these conditioned souls in different varieties of life, there are presentation of the Puranas. Six Puranas are meant for the person who is in the modes of goodness. And six Puranas are meant for the persons who are in the modes of passion. And six Puranas are for those who are in the modes of ignorance.”

    The Garuda Purana confirms that it is one of the six Puranas that are meant for persons in the mode of goodness. It says that the Bhagavata Purana is the foremost, the Visnu Purana is Next, and the Garuda Purana is third in importance.

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    Matsya Purana (Stories from)

    The Matsya Purana is one of the eighteen principal Puranas, as stated in the Shrimad-Bhagavatam (SB 12.7.23-24): The eighteen major Puranas are the Brahma, Padma, Visnu, Siva, Linga, Garuda, Narada, Bhagavata, Agni, Skanda, Bhavisya, Brahma-vaivarta, Markandeya, Vamana, Varaha, Matsya, Kurma and Brahmanda Puranas.

     

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    Narada Purana (Stories from the)

    Narada Purana comes in the category of Satvik Puranas as it describes the stories of Lord Vishnu and that of his incarnations. This is the second in the series of maha-puranas, told in story form. In the Shrimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 12 chapter 7 verses 23 and 24 it is stated: The eighteen major Puranas are the Brahma, Padma, Visnu, Siva, Linga, Garuda, Narada, Bhagavata, Agni, Skanda, Bhavisya, Brahma-vaivarta, Markandeya, Vamana, Varaha, Matsya, Kurma and Brahmanda Puranas. This summary is told by Purnaprajna dasa.

    This volume is very small, specially considering the size of the Narada Purana, because it is a summary study, in story form. There are not many stories told in the Narada Purana. Most of the book consists of very elaborate descriptions of various methods of worship of the Supreme Lord or the demigods as well as glorification of various holy places and religious vows.

    While writing articles for Back to Gadhead magazine, devotees have refereed to several stories in the Narada Purana, including the carving of the Deities of Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra by Vishvakarma, and the story of how Narada Muni became the gopi Naradi, so that he would be able to understand the conjugal pastimes of Lord Krishan.

    I know that everyone loves a good story. There are many fascinating stories contained in the Puranas and so we hope that you enjoy these few that are presented from the Narada Purana.

     

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    Padma Purana

    Padma Purana is one of the eighteen principal Puranas, as explained in the Shirmad-Bhagavatam (12.7.25):

     

    “The eighteen major Puranas are the Brahma, Padma, Vishnu, Shiva, Linga, Garuda, Narada, Bhagavata, Agni, Skanda, Bhavishya, Brahma-vaivarta, Markandeya, Vamana, Varaha, Matsya, Kurma and Brahmanda Puranas.”

     

    It is further explained that six of these Puranas are considered to be for those in the mode goodness, six are for those in passion, and six are for those in ignorance. The Padma Purana is one of the six for those in goodness.

    Padma Purana is divided into six Khandas comprising fifty-five thousand verses.

    The six Khandas are Srstikhanda, Bhumikhanda, Svargakhanda, Patalakhanda, Uttarakhanda and Kriyayogasara. The Uttarakhanda describes the importance of all months and also the lotus, the seat of Brahma.

    Contains the glory of Srimad-Bhagavatam; the stories of Rama, Jagannatha, Matsya, Ekadasi, Bhrgu, etc.

    Translation by Purnaprajna dasa. This is a story like book of flowing text summary, no Roman transliteration of verses.

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    Ramayana [Paperback]

    …It is simultaneously an exhilarating account of adventure and romance & a literature revered for millennia by hundreds of millions of people for its depth of moral and spiritual wisdom…

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    Skanda Purana (Stories from the)

    Skanda Purana comes in the category of Satvik Puranas as it describes the stories of Lord Vishnu and that of his incarnations. The Skanda Purana consists of 81100 verses, and deals mainly with the glorification of Lord Siva and holy places of pilgrimage associated with him. There are also very intersting sections, that describe the glories of Jagannatha Puri and Vyenkata Hill, and many interesting stories. Srila Prabhupada used to quote verses from the Skanda Purana frequently. A summary told by Purnaprajna Dasa.

    Siva cast his spiritual energies into a fire. But Agni, the fire god, could not bear its radiance for long. He cast it into river Ganga, causing its cool waters to boil. The terrible heat thus generated, set fire to the reeds on the river banks. In great blaze, Siva’s energy transformed into a child, a boy with six beads and twelve arms.

    When the fire died out, six wondering nymphs called the Kritikkas, found the baby. They nursed him and took him to Siva. The sight of this extraordinary child filled the god with awe. He was given many names: Skanda, the energetic emission; Gangeya, the son of Ganga: and Kartik, the son of the Krittika maidens. Siva gave him a powerful lance, vel, as a weapon: a rooster for his insignia: and a peacock for his vehicle, his vahana.