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Many Puranas talk about 12 major battles between the Danavas and Devas. As per Brahmanda Purana (3rd Canto, Ch 72), they are as follows:

  1. Lord Narasimha fighting the Danavas
  2. Lord Vamana binding the Bali
  3. Lord Varah fighting Hiranyaksha
  4. Battle after churning of the ocean: Prahlada defeated in the battle.
  5. Tarakamaya battle: Kalanemi killed by Krishna
  6. Adibaka battle: Jambha killed by Visnu
  7. Traipura battle: Daityas defeated by Lord Siva
  8. Andhakara battle
  9. Dhvaja battle: Vipracitti was killed by Mahendra.
  10. Vrtra battle: Vrtrasura killed by Indra
  11. Halahala battle
  12. Kolahala battle 13? Sanda and Marka conquered by Devas [even though there should be 12, 13 are mentioned :-0]

Link for english translation of Brahmanda Purana: https://archive.org/details/24BrahmandaPurana.Vol.3/page/n203

Now here is my question what are dates for these battles?

Few I know from another question asked on the stackexchange During what Yugas did Hiranyakashipu, Mahabali, and Ravana rule?

  1. Lord Narasimha deva appeared in Chaksusa Manvantara 4th Kali & 5th Satya transition.
  2. Lord Vamana appeared in 7th Treta yuga of Vaivasvata Manvantara.
  3. Lord Varaha appeared right in the beginning of Chaksusa Manvantara

As per Srimad Bhagavatam 6.10.16 http://vedabase.com/sb/6/10/16

10.Vrtrasura defeated by Indra in the first Satya/Treta transition of Vaivasvata manvantara

As per Padma Purana I.40.122-123

  1. Tarakamaya war happened in the Satya yuga after Vrtrasura was killed. So that would put this war in the Vaivasvata Manvantara 1st Mahayuga and Satya yuga.
  • Nice list! Thanks for the question hope someone can answer this. – Viraj Aug 13 at 12:19

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