Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
of Expedition: Less than 15 days
cover: Hard cover
Puranas constitute a rich sector of the Sanskrit literature and literature is considered as one of the sources of ancient and medieval Indian history and culture.
In this monograph, in addition to the evaluation of Puranas as sources of Indian history and culture in cooperation with other disciplines of knowledge, some aspects of culture, religion and society are discussed, e.g. cult of manes, some aspects of Puranic religion, change and continuity in Puranic religion, position and status of women and Sudras, conc;ept of Tirthayatra (religios tour/pilgrimage), local geography and practices, and Varanasi-Mahatmya, some cultural glimpses etc. of the Matsya-Purana.