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Adj.1.Puranic - of or relating to the Purana
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As cultural bridges have been built between mainland Shaivism and Bodo traditions, Vaishnavism and Sankardev's heritage, bridges are being built between (Arunachal) Donyi-Polo and Puranic deities, (Meghalaya) Jaintia practices and Epic narratives.
Drazen Puranic (1,2,3), Ena Rankovic (1), Marijo Vodanovic (1), Mario Lusic (4), Ana Boban (1,2), Silva Zupancic Salek (1,2,3) and Damir Nemet (1,2,3)
This seemingly relates to the development of caste varna, but of greater significance in the renditions of the myth in the two epics is the distinction they work out between the extreme, potentially violent/transgressive brahmin and the normal/mild brahmin, a distinction that proceeds through to puranic literature.
Their topics include the appropriation of the goddess into the Puranic narrative: integration/appropriation in the Vamanapurana, the Yaksini Devi of Mangaon: appropriation of a Jain goddess by Bhrahminic Hinduism, whether Ravidas and the Ganga represent appropriation or contestation, the goddess Chinnamasta's severed head as a re-appropriation of the cosmic sacrifice, from a Saktipitha to Kuladaivata: the appropriation of goddess Jogai of Ambe, and Ekveera Devi and the son Kolis of Mumbai: whether the Kilis appropriated the Karle Buddhist Chaitya.
An understanding of the Puranic and Sramanic (Buddhist and Jaina) as well as poetic texts has to begin by relating them to their social functions and being aware of what is selected and what is left out.
37) As we shall see later, the place-name Dvaravati or Dvaraka (the modern Dwarka), in western Gujarat, was considered the legendary capital of Lord Krsna in Indian epic and puranic literature.
The sculptures and inscriptions show both Puranic (worship of Vedas) and Tantric (Sexual imagery) Hinduism.
The temple houses an outstanding iconographic programme in its architecture, comprising scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavatapurana, along with several Puranic stories of Trivikrama, Shiva and Kama.
2) From the Mahabharata (and many other texts from the Puranic period, ca.
Rajasingham in his address said, Since from the days of Ramayana Sri Lanka remained as Sri Lanka - a sovereign state, but Puranic India remained in bits and pieces consisting of hundreds princely states and not as one India as today.
In literary-cultural terms, Naranappa's function in Samskara is comparable to the role played by the asuras (demons) in epic and Puranic lore.
He suggests that his hagiographies exemplify the tradition's view of history as a cosmological, teleological process that directs South Asian notions of Puranic time toward the life of Guru Nanak.