Origin of Purana
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Historical Examples of puranic
In early Puranic times, when Brahmanism was revived and reformed, the worship of goddesses came into prominence.Indian Myth and Legend
Donald Alexander Mackenzie
This story has an uncouth and barbarous air and seems out of place even in Puranic mythology.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)
Word Origin for Purana
ancient Sanskrit writings of a legendary character, 1690s, from Sanskrit puranah, literally "ancient, former," from pura "formerly, before," cognate with Greek paros "before," pro "before," Avestan paro "before," Old English fore, from PIE *pre-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per). Related: Puranic.