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Pu·ra·na

 (po͞o-rä′nə)
n.
Any of a class of Sanskrit encyclopedic texts containing cosmogonic histories, legends of gods and heroes, and other traditional material.

[Sanskrit purāṇam, from neut. of purāṇa-, old, prehistoric, from purā, of old, formerly; see per in Indo-European roots.]

Purana

(pʊˈrɑːnə)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) any of a class of Sanskrit writings not included in the Vedas, characteristically recounting the birth and deeds of Hindu gods and the creation, destruction, or recreation of the universe
[C17: from Sanskrit: ancient, from purā formerly]
Puˈranic adj

Pu•ra•na

(pʊˈrɑ nə)

n.
any of 18 collections of Hindu legends and religious instructions.
[1690–1700; < Skt: of old]
Pu•ra′nic, adj.
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Noun1.Purana - a body of 18 works written between the first and 11th centuries and incorporating legends and speculative histories of the universe and myths and customary observances
Sanskrit literature - Hindu literature written in Sanskrit
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The Vishnu Purana says, "The house-holder is to remain at eventide in his courtyard as long as it takes to milk a cow, or longer if he pleases, to await the arrival of a guest." I often performed this duty of hospitality, waited long enough to milk a whole herd of cows, but did not see the man approaching from the town.
"That is active duty," says the Vishnu Purana, "which is not for our bondage; that is knowledge which is for our liberation: all other duty is good only unto weariness; all other knowledge is only the cleverness of an artist."
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 31 (ANI): Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel on Saturday inaugurated the 'Gallery of Confiscated and Retrieved Antiquities' at Purana Qila in New Delhi.
KARACHI -- A boy was killed in a road accident in Purana Golimar area of Karachi on Thursday.
Though several shopping malls have come up in the city where shops offer a variety of dresses, Purana Qila has still not lost its significance.
A survey conducted by reporter revealed that the majority of dilapidated buildings were located in Raja Bazaar, Kaalan Bazaar,Moti Bazaar, Babra Bazaar, Bagh Sardaran, Dingi Koi, Ratta Amral, Purana Qila, Murree Road and in the cantonment areas.
Speaking to the media during his visit to the National Stadium where he arrived to review the arrangements for today's fixture, he said, 'Purana [old] Karachi has returned.
A survey conducted by reporter revealed that the majority of dilapidated buildings are located in Raja Bazaar, Kaalan Bazaar, Moti Bazaar, Babra Bazaar, Bagh Sardaran, Dingi Koi, Ratta Amral, Purana Qila, Murree Road and in the cantonment areas.
A survey conducted revealed that majority of the dilapidated buildings are located in Raja Bazaar, Kaalan Bazaar, Moti Bazaar, Babra Bazaar, Bagh Sardaran, Dingi Khoi, Ratta Amral, Purana Qila, Murree Road and in the cantonment areas.
Try the Thin Gold Ring, PS65, from UK seller Purana Jewellery (purana jewellery.
DID Indraprastha, the capital of the kingdom of Pandavas, as mentioned in the Mahabharata epic, exist around what we today known as Purana Qila (Old Fort) in Delhi?