Monday, April 20, 2009
Vishnu Purana - English Translation by_Manmatha_Nath_Dutt
The Vishnu Purana is one of eighteen Maha Puranas. It is considered one of the most important Puranas and has been given the name Puranaratna (gem of Puranas). Presented as a dialogue between Parashara and his disciple Maitreya and divided into six parts, the major topics discussed include creation of the universe, stories of the avatars (divine descents) of Vishnu, etc.
Conforming to the Puranic tradition, Vishnu Purana also expounds the most sublime Vedantic truths through stories.