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It's the sixteenth Purana. During the period of Mahapralaya, Lord Vishnu had taken Matsya avatar (fish incarnation) to save the seeds of all lives and Manu.

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Why does the Matsya purana mention mention that certain Puranas predominantly venerate Brahmā when not even a single purana of that category exists?

Matsya Purana says- The glory of Hari is greater in Sattvika Puranas; the glory of Brahma is greater in Rajasika Puranas; and that of Agni and Shiva greater in Tamasika Puranas. In mixed Puranas, the ...
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On Potential interpolations in The Vedas as per Matsya Purana

The Following is what I came across while reading Matsya Purana Chapter 144. Before, There was Only Veda having four feet(parts). That Got changed on and on, due to the short lives of the people, ...
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Why are finer details of stories related to Vaivasvata Manu are different in different conpositions/scriptures?

In Matsya Purana, Vaivasvata Manu manu is the king of Dravida Desha. He renounced the world and starts doing penance on top of Malaya mountain. Bhagavata Purana gives a similar story. In Chapter 12....
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What will happen to Indra's wife Shachi and Indra's mother Aditi when Bali takes over the post of Indra in 8th manvantara? [duplicate]

In the Vamana Avatara, Lord Vishnu had given a boon to Asura king Bali that he would become Indra in the 8th manvantara. So what will happen to Aditi and Shachi? Will they leave the heaven with ...
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Is it true brahma masturbated to urvasi and collected semen in pot and saraswati was born from it? [closed]

I have seen many people claiming this but i couldn't find the story in any puranas. Are they just rumours or is there really some story. If yes please quote the exact verse.
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Bhagavata Maha Purana and Gayatri Mantra

Matsya Maha Purana chapter 53, slokha 20 says the following: यत्राधिक्र्त्य गायत्रीम् वर्ण्यते धर्मविस्तर: | व्र्त्रासुरवधोपेतम् तत्भागवतमुछ्यते || Translation: The Purana that contains The Gayatri ...
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Can prajapatis marry their own biological grand daughters or great grand daughters?

Chapter 23 of the Matsya Purana mentions that after the completion of Soma's Rajasuya, 9 devis (Lakshmi, Sinivali, Dyuti, Trishti, Prabha, Kuhu, Keerti, Vasu) got smitten with Soma and abandoned their ...
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Reunion of Lakshmi and Vishnu after Soma's Rajasuya

Chapter 23 of Matsya Purana tells that after the completion of Soma's Rajasuya nine devis abandoned their husbands due to kama and served Soma( who in turn desired them like his own wives). Among them ...
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RAM BIRTH IN 24TH CHATYRYUG

According to matsya puran ram took avatara in tretayug of 24th cahturyuga. Currently the yug is 28th. Ram did not took avtara in this chaturyuga??
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Who was Shukracharya's mother?

We know that Shukracharya's mother was slain by Vishnu on behest of Indra. Matsya Purana claims it was Khyati. And then Bhrigu cursed Vishnu to be born 7 times. But Srimad Bhagvatam (4.1.43 to 4.1....
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Who killed the demon Hayagriva and when?

Sri Vishnu as Sri Matsya Avatara or Sri Hayagreeva, Who killed the demon Hayagriva and when? The story of Sri Matsya Avataram killing the demon Hayagriva is found in Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 8, ...
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Age of River Vaigai

During Meenakshi Thirukalyanam, Ganga is supposed to have flown out Lord Sundareshwarar's locks (Lord Shiva) to quench Gundotharan's thirst. And this stream came to be known as Vaigai. Meenakshi ...
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Why does Matsya Purana say Ramayana has 525000 verses?

The glorious story of Ramayana, sung by the sage Valmiki, at the instance of Brahma also extends to a hundred crore of slokas. Brahma narrated the original Ramayana to Narada, the latter revealed it ...
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Does the Matsya Purana forbid one to read Rajasika and Tamasika Puranas?

Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda, Chapter 236 states: सात्विका मोक्षदाः प्रोक्ताः राजसा सर्वदा अशुभाः । तथैव तामसा देवि निरयप्राप्तिहेतवः ।। Among these puranas Satvika Puranas lead one to liberation, ...
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Who is Jatukarnya the officiating priest for Vyasa?

This excerpt from the Matsya Puran mentions a certain rishi Jatukarnya as the priest designated for Vedvyas incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The same list has been shared in a different question. For a ...
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Where in Matsya Purana the following verse about Chaitanya Mahaprabhu located?

As per Gaudiya Vaishnavism websites, the below verse is said to have spoken by Krishna in Matsya Purana: Mundo gaurah su-dirghangas Tri-srotas-tira-sambhavah Dayaluh kirtana-grahiBhavisyami ...
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam mention in which Kalpa was it written?

The Matsya Purana states that the Srimad Bhagavatam was written in the Saraswati Kalpa? Does the Devi Bhagavatam mention in which Kalpa was it written?
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Where are the cities of the of the gods?

Chapter 124 from Matsya Purana describes the cities of Indra, Varuna, Yama and Chandra surrounding Mount Meru and the Lokaloka mountains where the four guardians of the directions stay. In other ...
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Puranas besides Bhagavata & Devi-Bhagavata stating themselves as the foremost or best

I came across two answers Bhagavata-Purana Considered as best and Devi Bhagavata Purana Considered as best. On the same lines, are there any claims about other puranas claiming themselves or others ...
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Why didn't Lord Shiva use a weapon to kill Aadi?

According to Matsya Purana, Lord Shiva killed mayavi daitya Aadi after knowing that she isn't Parvati Devi: The son of Andhakasura and the brother of Bakasura called Aadi performed strict Tapas to ...
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Why is Vasishta listed as a descendant of Kashyapa's son Avatsara?

As I discuss in this question, every Brahmana is a descendant of sages, which is why every Gotra or clan of Brahmins has an associated list of Pravaras, a list of the sages they're descended from. For ...
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What scriptures describe Brahma creating a weighing scale?

This excerpt from the Matsya Purana describes the Tula Purusha Dana, where a king would weigh himself on a giant scale and then donate an equal amount of gold to the Brahmanas. In the process of ...
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Why does each incarnation of Vishnu need an "officiating priest"?

This chapter of the Matsya Purana enumerates various incarnations that Vishnu has taken during the course of the Vaivasvata Manvantara (i.e. the present Manvantara). But along with each incarnation, ...
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What is the origin of Brahma's four heads?

Brahma, the creator of the universe, is depicted as having four heads. Is there a story behind it?
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