Some English translations of Puranas can be found online here:

  1. Vishnu purana
  2. (a) Garuda purana (abridged)
  3. (b) Garuda purana (full)
  4. Bagavata Purana
  5. (a) Shiva Purana (b) Online proofread edition
  6. Linga purana
  7. (a) Brahmanda Purana (b) Online proofread edition
  8. Padma Purana
  9. Narada Purana
  10. Markandeya Purana
  11. Brahma Purana
  12. Skanda Purana
  13. Agni Purana

(Correct me if any of these sources are abridged or not genuine)

What about unabridged versions of other Puranas? Are they available on net?

I found some Puranas on DLI but I don't know whether they are abridged or unabridged.

Can anyone mention online sources for complete English translations for other Puranas viz.:

  • Brahmavaivartha Purana
  • Kurma Purana
  • Matsya purana
  • Vamana purana
  • Varaha Purana and
  • Vayu Purana

If all these are not available, can anyone give sources for

  • Matsya
  • Vayu and
  • Agni Puranas.
  • Though these are translations, it would be better if all the same are available in Sanskrit slogas too. Requesting the poster to add the same if possible as this could stand as a ready reckoner and for easy access.
    – Narayanan
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 3:54
  • You may download from Here: vedpuran.net/download-all-ved-and-puran-pdf-hindi-free
    – Bhavin
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 4:48
  • @BhavinChhatrola are they unabridged versions? But they are in hindi.
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 4:54
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    There is respectful disagreement amongst scholars that the bhagavata (one of the 18 puranas )refers to devi bhagavata vs bhagavata of srikrishna.
    – user1195
    Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 16:41
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    "ma dwayam bha dwayam caiva bra trayam va catustayam ana pa linga ku skanicha" the names of 2 puranas start with ma (matsya,markandeya),2 with bha (bhavishya,bhagavata),3 with bra (brahmanda,brahma,brahma vaivarta),4 with va(vamana,varaha,Vishnu,vayu), one each with a(agni),na(narada), pa(padma),ku(kurma),ska(skanda) & linga
    – user1195
    Commented Oct 26, 2015 at 14:13

4 Answers 4


Note: Skip to bottom of this answer to download complete Purana as single PDF file. All these puranas are scanned and non text searchable.

Index here shows Skanda Purana consists 23 Volumes.Of 23 Volumes,20 volumes were found from West Bengal Dspace.

Skanda Purana

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  3. Volume 3
  4. Volume 4
  5. Volume 5
  6. Volume 6
  7. Volume 7
  8. Volume 8
  9. Volume 9
  10. Volume 10
  11. Volume 11
  12. Volume 12
  13. Volume 13
  14. Volume 14
  15. Volume 15
  16. Volume 16
  17. Volume 17
  18. Volume 18
  19. Volume 19
  20. Volume 20

I will update links for other Volumes after getting legitimate links.

Index here Shows Agni Purana consists four Volumes. I found all four volumes on West Bengal dspace.

Agni Purana

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  3. Volume 3
  4. Volume 4

This Index shows Brahma Purana consists four voulmes. Those Volumes were available on West Bengal Dspace.

Brahma Purana

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  3. Volume 3
  4. Volume 4

Kurma Purana was found in Two Volumes.Those Scanned Volumes were available on Dspace.

Kurma purana.

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2

Index here shows Vayu Purana consists two volumes. Those Volumes were found on West Bengal dspace.

Vayu Purana

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2

Two Volumes of Varaha Purana were found on West Bengal dspace.

Varaha Purana

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2

Additionally, there's another version of Garuda Purana in three volumes on exotic India and it's scanned copy was found on West Bengal Dspace.

Garuda Purana

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  3. Volume 3

As West Bengal Dspace goes dead frequently, I combined all Volumes of each Purana and Uploaded those single files to Google drive as PDFs.

  1. Agni Purana (83 MB)
  2. Bhagavata Purana (151 MB)
  3. Brahmanda Purana (126 MB)
  4. Garuda Puarana (118 MB)
  5. Kurma Purana (62 MB)
  6. Linga Purana (94 MB)
  7. Narada Purana (135 MB)
  8. Shiva Purana (207 MB)
  9. Skanda Purana (502 MB)
  10. Varaha Pruna (29 MB)
  11. Vayu Purana (105 MB)

If you want to read Puranas in both Sanskrit and English, visit Indianscriptures.com. I have downloaded all of them and appended as single file but not posting any links here due to copyright uncertainities.

For more details visit What is the copyright status of Indian books?

  • Can you add narasimha purana as well? Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 9:44
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    @BhargavRao I think there is no Complete English translation of Narasimha Purana which is out of copyright.
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 12:15
  • It's good to see people reading whatever unauthorised copy they get, when all scriptures were burnt to ashes but bhagvad purana. God knows whether they spawn such copies from Doraemon's 4th dimensional pocket or something? Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 1:11
  • Matsya Purana #1: archive.org/stream/Sacred_Books_of_the_Hindus/… #2: archive.org/stream/Sacred_Books_of_the_Hindus/… Are these two complete?
    – hanugm
    Commented Jun 24, 2020 at 23:50
  • @thedestroyer I have sent an email regarding the pdfs you mention above.
    – Kanthri
    Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 17:31

I found most of the Puranas on www.indianscriptures.com

Most of them are in English.

I'm linking a screenshot to mark the ones in English so that it is easier to understand. The Agni Purana is with the green dot because it is in Hindi not English.

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They haven't provided an index of the contents but most indexes would be available on Exotic India Art's Book Search, in the description.

As for copyright issues the site says it is fine to download for personal use.

Hope this was of some help.

  • Can you let me have Bhavisya MahaPuranam? Maybe you could upload it somewhere like google drive. P.S: I'm hoping it's in English. Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 2:52
  • I've been looking for Bhavishya Purana too. However, the only complete version I found was here and it's in Hindi.
    – Arya
    Commented Nov 6, 2016 at 13:51
  • thanks, the Hindi translation is still better than nothing. Just to highlight it for the readers here, since Scribd nowadays has some download restrictions, the same PDF can be availed at Archive too. Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 15:45

Over internet we usually get Hindi Puranas but there are some indian libraries where you can search for English translated version of Puranas like

http://www.dli.ernet.in/ http://cognise.quinki.com/


About Narashima Purana


I hope this edition is good

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