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The Brahma Purana is one of the major eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of Hindu religious texts. The extant text comprises 246 chapters. It is divided into two parts: the Purvabhaga and the Uttarabhaga.

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Can you provide clarification on the Arka Saptami reference in the Brahma Purana?

27.26-32 states "On the first day of the following holy rite the devotee shall drink a palmful of water held in a leaf cup of the Arka plant." Is the reference to a holy rite that of the ...
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Is it true that women have not been given freedom in Kaliyuga?

I found this Brahmapurāṇa (Aparārka, p. 97).—‘On the death of her husband, or on her having abandoned her husband, a woman may beget a son from a man of her caste. If she is a child-widow or has been ...
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Lord Krishna's opinion on animal sacrifice

In Srimad Bhagwatam 11:21:29-30, Lord Krishna opposes animal sacrifice, Those who are sworn to sense gratification cannot understand the confidential conclusion of Vedic knowledge as explained by Me. ...
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How could Subathirai and Balarama are mentioned in Satya yuga (Krita yuga) in Brahma purana while they belong in Dwapara yuga?

In one of the stories from Brahma purana about Indradhyumna, it is mentioned that in Satya yuga, a king built a temple where Vishwakarma in disguise built three statues: Balarama, Krishna and ...
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What is the "folk song" about Rama described in the Brahma Purana?

In this excerpt from the Brahma Purana, the sage Vyasa describes the various incarnations of Vishnu. After summarizing the story of the Ramayana, he says this: The people who are conversant with ...
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