Here are some of the puranas and other books in condensed/story format:
Srimad Bhagavatam Condensed
Stories from Puranas
Sri Brahma Vaivarta Purana
Sri Narada Purana
Sri Padma Purana
Sri Skanda Purana
Sri Shiva Purana
Also there are quite a number of translations available for various puranas in English, some are:
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) ...
I am not an avid researcher just a curious fool but as far as i know(it's a lie i did a lot of research for the same) here is a part from Rigveda and i hope it will be able to answer your question.
यत् पुरुषं व्यदधुः कतिधा व्यकल्पयन्। मुखं किम् अस्य कौ बाहू का ऊरू
पादा उच्येते॥११॥ ब्राह्मणो ऽस्य मुखम् आसीद् बाहू राजन्यः कृतः। ऊरू तद्
अस्य यद् वैश्यः पद्भ्या...
Who said so,
In the bhavishya purana 3.3.5 it is mentioned:
after this the king was accompanied by mleccha dharma teacher known as muhammad.
bhavishya purana 3.3.24: here prophet muhammed accepts his religion mlecha.
No and never it will be since we are reading purana's to understand our dharma better. Thus a person with 0 qualifications even if he has not uttered god's name a single time can read Purana's and is qualified to get the boons of it.
Currently I'm reading Shiv Puran in Hindi Published by Manoj Publications. It has a Beautiful story in Adhyay 1-5 ( Shiv Puran ...
There is in Srimad Bhagavadam good explanation of deification of epithets. It is true that
Vishnu, Rudra, Agni, Ashwin are all Brahman. However, these are different aspects of Brahman and yield different results when worshipped and hence the different aspects are not of equal value for the spiritual aspirant.
All the deities are channels to the Supreme.
[Disclaimer: I am not here to argue which sect is correct (although you can clearly see Vaishnava bias in many of the sources I present). I am just using my knowledge of scripture to defend all worshipers alike.]
First, it is important to understand the different objects these epithets refer to. Let's take the name Indra for example. Indra is both a god (the ...