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RE: Srimad Bhagawatam/ Gita

From: Sriram Ranganathan (srirangan_at_earthlink.net)
Date: Thu Nov 22 2001 - 01:55:48 PST

Dear Sri B.S. / Members,

Here is my limited understanding.

Srimad Ramayana by Sage Valmiki and Mahabharatha by Sage Vyasa are not
classified as Puranas. They are considered ithihAsAs or great epics. As
regards Sri Bhagavad Gita, it is part of Mahabharatha - and represents the
most enlightening conversation between Lord Sri Krishna and Arjuna.

There are 18 major Puranas, and among them, Vishnu, Varaha, Vamana, Matsya,
Kurma, Srimad Bhagavatha and Garuda Puranas are considered relevant to Sri
Vaishnavam/VisistAdvaitam.

Sri Vishnu Purana is by Sage Parasara, (Vyasa's father). Srimad Bhagavada
Purana is often simply known as Srimad Bhagavatam and is by Vyasa.

18 Puranas:

1. Vishnu Purana
2. Varaha Purana
3. Vamana Purana
4. Kurma Purana
5. Matsya Purana
6. Srimad Bhagavada(m) Purana
7. Garuda Purana
8. Narada Purana
9. Agni Purana
10. Brahma Purana
11. Padma Purana
12. Brahmanda Purana
13. Brahmavaivartaka Purana
14. Bhavishya Purana
15. Linga Purana
16. Markandeya Purana
17. Siva Purana
18. Skanda Purana

-Sriram


-----Original Message-----
From: bbruzl@yahoo.com [mailto:bbruzl@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 6:12 PM
To: bhakti-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Srimad Bhagawatam/ Gita

Respected members,

        I am looking for the answer to the origin of some scriptures which
I understand are part of the Puranas. Yet I do not know for certain
which of the Puranas it is refered to. I want to know which of the
Puranas contain the Srimad Bhagavatam, which includes the Gita and in
which Puranas is the Mahabarata encountered? What is the difference
between the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Bhagavata Purana.
If you could kindly provide the answer to this question you are thanked
in advance.

Regards,
B.S.




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