Samskrtam and Sangitam are my passions. SAMSKRTAM is Devavani, the divine language. It is very unique because of its precision and coverage of all branches of knowledge. Beyond Plato's famous quote, nothing could be added to the definition of SANGITAM or Music. "It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm and gaiety to life and everything”. Sharing some interesting thoughts, passages I read, the Sanskrit quotes I enjoyed and the music I render.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
A Sloka to remember the names of 18 Maha-puranas Sandhya Anand
There are 18 Maha-puranas and 18 Upa-puranas authored by Maharshi Vedavyasa. In the Devi-Bhagavata (1.3.2) Suta, the Pauranika says that he is quoting "exactly as he has heard" (यथाश्रुतानि) from sage Vyasa about the names of the Puranas. This sloka (verse) greatly helps us to remember the titles. It itemizes the 18 Maha-puranas numerically: