I've so far found two legal sources that have certain volumes of the Motilal-Banarsidass translation of the Padma Purana:
DSpace, the digital repository of the West Bengal Public Library Network, which has books in PDF format, but breaks each book into 80-page chunks.
The Digital Library of India (DLI), which currently has lots of books only in TIFF format ...
What can be more ridiculous as saying reading Purans will lead you towards Hell. It can be refuted just by using common sense, common logic and simple intellect.
Padma Purana itself is sufficient in refuting this statement. The verse you are talking comes in Padma Purana Uttar Khanda chapter 236
मात्सयं कौर्मं तथा लैङ्गम् शैवं स्कान्दं तथैव च ।
The only way to cleanse one of sins permanently is to bathe in the Atman. What does bathing in a Tirtha mean?
Tuladhara said, ‘ All rivers are as sacred as the Saraswati, and all
mountains are sacred. O Jajali, the Soul is itself a Tirtha. Do not
wander about on the Earth for visiting sacred places. A person, by
observing these duties ( that ...
Padma Purana declares Sada Shiva to be originator of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwor in Patala Khanda chapter 108 while describing origin of Sacred ash:
Sri Rama said:
1. O illustrious one, tell about the origin of the sacred
ash, the greatness of the sacred ash, and the religious merit (earned) through the application of the sacred ash.
The Padma Puran talks about Sahashrakavacham, the previous birth of Karna.
During a fight between Shiva and Brahma, Shiva chopped off Brahma's head and some drops of sweat appeared on the forehead of Brahma out of anger. When he wiped out those drops of sweat out of it was born Sahasrakavacha (the person with thousand armors):
svedataḥ kunḍalī jajñe sa ...
Puranas don't contradict with it. One must also have internal Purity while taking dip in holy waters. The significance of taking dip in Ganga is mentioned in many scriptures. Not only Ganga, taking dip in any holy-water body (be it Pushkaram or Kumbha Mela or some other occasion) with internal purity will wash our bad karma. Skanda Purana describes many such ...
Yes , in Shiva-Mahapurana we also find the similar description in Mahatmyam or Glory part. Chapter 1 Shloka 12 - The glory of the purana.
एतच्छीपुराणं हि परमं शास्त्रमुत्तमम्। शिवरुपं क्षितौ ज्ञेयं
सेवनीयं च सर्वथा॥१२॥
The Shiva-Purana is admittedly the best of the Shastras and is also
true form of Shiva on earth.Therefor it should be read ...
Like Bhagavatams, Shiva Purana also says itself as best among all the Puranas and best remedy in age of Kali. Chapter 1 Glory of Shiva Purana says
कालव्यालमहात्रासविध्वंसकरमुत्तमम्। शैवं पुराणं परमं शिवेनोक्तं
This Purana is the best remedy for the biggest danger like the death,
which bites like the snake and is the biggest danger. The Šiva
This story is mentioned in Padma Purana Patala Khanda Chapter 105:
10-14a. Having heard these words spoken, the sages got angry and said: "Why have you told us these very auspicious words now? Due to your attachment to your beloved you made an unmeaning talk. You did not do our words (i.e. what we had
asked you)." Then from the face of ...
I wasn't aware that Vishnu Sahasranama has many versions until I read this question. So, I am unable to verify and compare them to answer. However, I remember a view point of one of the upanyasakar (person who delivers religious discourses) that this sahasranama is great because:
It is asked by Dharmaputra who was a great person following dharma to the ...
The story of Narada asking the above-mentioned boon from Lord Rama is described in Chapter 126 (pg 723) of the Aranya-Kanda of Ramacharitmanas. Sanskrit text taken from here.
Narada goes to meet Lord Rama because he feels that he may not get the chance to meet him again.
मोर साप करि अंगीकारा। सहत राम नाना दुख भारा ॥ ऐसे प्रभुहि बिलोकउँ
जाई। पुनि न बनि...
I don't know which version or edition of Padma Purana has this composition of Shiva Gita. It also looks like none of the acharyas before 15th century have written any commentary on this text.
The only reference to any kind of a timeline I have seen is only here. Sri Abhinava Nrisimha Bharati (1600 – 1623) of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, seems to have written ...
Shankara said Svadharma is necessary for purity of mind:
One who is passionately devoted to the authority of the Śrutis
acquires steadiness in his Svadharma, which alone conduces to the
purity of his mind. The man of pure mind realises the Supreme Self,
and by this alone Samsara with its root is destroyed. (Vivekachudamani
And according to ...
As you mentioned in your post, there is no reference to the incidence of Lord Rama met with Sabari and she offering him tasted berries, either in the Sanskrit Valmiki Ramayana or Awadhi Tulsidas Ramacharitmanas.
However, there is one more version. Odia Ramayana is written by Balaram Das.
Around the same time as Tulsidas wrote his Ramayana, Balaram ...
Etymology of the word "purāṇa" is mentioned Part 1 Prakriya Pada Chapter 1 of Vayu Purana.
यस्मात्पुरा ह्यनतीदं1 पुराणं तेन तत्स्मृतम्। निरुक्तमस्य यो वेद
This is called Purana because it breathes (exists) from earliest
times. The etymology of this one (i.e. Purána) who knows, he gets rid
of all the sins.
The ChaAdrAyana vrata is one of the most difficult vratas to perform. Usually, the doer gets rid of almost all the possible sins he has committed. There are many difficult rules to be followed during this vrata hence very few people are actually take up this vrata. It is considered of great merit to perform this vrata.
During the krShNa-pakSha, the one ...
The verse is to be found in the Padma Purana Motilal Vol. 3 through Vol. 10, Uttarakhanda chapter 253, verses 175-179 (precisely it's verse 176 actually), page 3322.
However it seems that the Motilal translation is slightly different.
The verse, slightly different than the question, from Padma Purana in Sanskrit:
A dip in Ganga river does remove all the sins when it is done with śraddhā and bhakti. To do so, the words śraddhā and bhakti should be understood.
Bhakti is well known to everyone. Narada Bhakti Sūtras talks about nine forms of Bhakti. Ādi Śaṅkarācārya says mokṣa sādhana sāmagryāṃ bhaktireva garīyasi meaning Bhakti is the main tool among all in the practice ...
Verses 128b - 133b of Chapter 43, Sristi Khanda, Padma Purana describes conversation of Narada with Himavat, Mena and Goddess Parvati and Indra was also present with them. When Narada was talking to Himavata, Mena and Parvati enters the room. (translated by Dr. N.A Deshpande and Sanskrit manuscript is Venkateswara Edition).
126-128a. When the divine sage ...
It seems that this is taken from the Garuda Purana: Brahma (Moksa) Khanda: Chapter 1:
The wise declare knowledge to be manifold, consisting of various grades — high, low and middling. All that knowledge is found in the Bhagavata Purana. Hence, Bhagavata is the highest of all Puranas.
The Visnu Purana comes next then comes Garuda. The three are principal ...
I don't think any Puran is BAD..
There are multiple stories about the origins of the Lord vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Shrimad Bhagvatam states that Lord Shiva appeared from between the
eyebrows of Lord Brahma.
Shiva Purana states that Lord Vishnu
orignated when Lord Shiva rubbed some nectar on his ankle.
Vishnu Purana says that Lord Shiva originated from the ...
While writing another answer, I searched if this story (Shabari feeding Rama 'tasted' berries) is mentioned in Sri Ranganatha Ramayanam, but it's not there. It just says that Shabari offered various fruits to Rama and then he just ate them:
However, while comparing the above to Valmiki Ramayana at valmikiramayan.net, I found the following note by the ...
Actually Shaivas consider Vaishnava puranas as Tamasic. This is based on what Brahmaji said in Rudra Samhita of the Shiva Purana itself which claims to be the greatest of all Puranas. Vishnu is stated as only a demi-god on the same level as Rudra. While Shiva is free from all Gunas. And Vishnu is not only on the same level as Rudra, he is called Tamasic. ...
The following verses are from Garuda Purana, Brahma kanda, 16th Adyaya:
maNimAnnAma daityastu shaN^karAkhyo bhaviShyati |
sarveShAM saN^karaM yastu kariShyati na saMshayaH || 3:16:70
tena shaN^karanAmA.asau bhaviShyati khageshvara |
dharmAn.h bhAgavatAn.h sarvAn.h vinashyati sarvathA || 3:16:71
A Demon by name maNimAn will come into being ...
A partial answer and Giving source for the following verse.
śva-pākam iva nekṣeta loke vipram avaiṣṇavam
vaiṣṇavo varṇo-bāhyo ’pi punāti bhuvana-trayam
In the world one should not look at a brāhmaṇa who is not a devotee of Viṣṇu as (one does not look at) a candala. Viṣṇu's devotee, even if he is outside the castes, purifies the three worlds. [...
I found a similar verse is Agni Purana, but the same is not repeated in Padma Purana as per my findings.
Agni Purana, Chapter 383 (last chapter), Verse 12:
dvividho bhūtamārgoyaṃ daiva āsura eva ca ।
viṣṇubhaktiparo daivo viparītastathāsuraḥ ।। 383.12 ।।
There are two courses for beings;- divine and demonic. Constant
devotion to god Vishnu is ...
Yes, the verse is from Padma Purāṇa (Uttara-kāṇḍa, Ch. 252-253: Modes of Viṣṇu's Worship)
You can find the Sanskrit verse in this PDF (p. 1079):
Below, in bold, is the meaning of the verse (from here). To provide some context, I've copied tr. of some adjoining ...
And the answer is "no" because if you go and check epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana there is nothing like even the Vayu Purana which is mentioned in Mahabharata itself means it exists in the times of Mahabharata do not supports it. It gives the creation story that among Tridevas no one created no one even lord Brahma is not created by either by lord ...