A History of Indian Literature -Vol. II: Epics and Sanskrit by Ludo Rocher

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37 SBE 2 (1879), pp. xxvii-xxix, n. 4. 38 Cf. B. KEITH'S review of FARQUHAR 1920, The International Review of Missions 9, 1920, 607-610 at 609. Also PAYNE 1933: 18; Swami TAPASYANANDA: The Puranas, a Bird'sEye View of their History, Features and Contents, Ved. Kes. 60, 1973-74, 377-379 at 378; etc. 2 Puranam Pancalaksanam 25 ment too, goes back to Wilson - with a reference to Colebrooke - ;l he describes the pancalaksana, and adds: "Such, at any rate, were the constituent and characteristic portions of a Purana in the days of Amara Simha, fifty-six years before the Christian era; and if the Puranas had undergone no change since his time, such we should expect to find them still.

22cd-26). 130. Unless ddikam in the text stands for dgnikam. , GANGADHARAN Liriga0 1973: 19). 1. "14 A more serious problem in the list of eighteen mahapuranas results from the fact that the Siva7Saiva°, which appears in the list of the Visnu° and elsewhere, in a number of texts is replaced by the Vayu°/Vayavlya°. 33-34) solves the problem by saying that the same book is called by two names: Vayavlya0 because it is proclaimed by Vayu, Saiva° because of its connection with Sivabhakti/5 The Balambhatti,16 a commentary on Vijnanesvara's Mitaksara, mentions the same solution, but adds ,,the opinion of others," according to which the Siva0 is different from the Vayu°, and nothing more than an upapurana.

The nature charged with the preservation of the world. e. future kings. Although, generally speaking, the list of eighteen mahapuranas in the Indian sources is well established, there are a few discrepancies and problems. 22cd-26). 130. Unless ddikam in the text stands for dgnikam. , GANGADHARAN Liriga0 1973: 19). 1. "14 A more serious problem in the list of eighteen mahapuranas results from the fact that the Siva7Saiva°, which appears in the list of the Visnu° and elsewhere, in a number of texts is replaced by the Vayu°/Vayavlya°.

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