Books On Hindu Mythology And Puranas

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Find here a list of selected books on Hindu mythology, puranas, epics, legends, stories, and folklore of ancient India.

Books on Hindu Puranas by Category

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Recommended Books

Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God: (Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book X) (Penguin Classics) ~ Anonymous

Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas ~ Cornelia Dimmitt

Buddha - The Gospel ~ Buddha

Mysteries of the Sacred Universe ~ Richard L. Thompson

The Vishnu Purana (Text in Devanagari, English Translation & Notes Verse-Wise) 2 vol set.

Srimad-Bhagavatam: Bhagavata Purana (18 Vol. Set) ~ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Encountering the Goddess (Hindu Series) ~ Thomas B. Coburn

Aesthetic Vedanta : The Sacred Path of Passionate Love' ~ Swami B. V. Tripurari

Dance of Divine Love: India's Classic Sacred Love Story: The Rasa Lila of Krishna ~ Graham M. Schweig

The Vishnu Purana, Book 2 of 6: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Forgotten Books) Products

The Vishnu Purana, Book 1 of 6: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Forgotten Books)

The Vishnu Purana, Book 6 of 6: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Forgotten Books)

The Vishnu Purana, Book 4 of 6: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Forgotten Books)

The Vishnu Purana, Book 3 of 6: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Forgotten Books) ~ Unknown

The Vishnu Purana, Book 5 of 6: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition (Forgotten Books)

A Second Chance: The Story of a Near-Death Experience ~ A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Bhagavata Purana (Clothbound) ~ Ramesh Menon

Purana Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu and Jaina Texts ~ Wendy Doniger

The Shiva Purana (Saint Veda Vyasa's) ~ Sonal Bharara

Holy Puranas (3 vol. set) ~ Bibek Debroy Products

Vedic Cosmography and Astronomy ~ Richard L. Thompson

Uddhava Gita ~ Frances Lincoln

The Purana text of the dynasties of the Kali age ~ F. E Pargiter

Siva: The Siva Purana Retold ~ Ramesh Menon

The Narasimha Puranam: A study (Purana vidya series) ~ Siddheswar Jena

Devi Bhagwat Purana ~ B.K. Chaturvedi

Swami Purana ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Bhagavata Purana ~ Sindhu S. Dange

Bhavishya Purana ~ B.K. Chaturvedi

Purana Purusha ~ Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee Products

The Shiva Purana

Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology: The Siva Purana (4 Vols.) ~ J. L. Shastri

Gayatri Sadhana - The Truth and Distortions ~ Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya

The Bhagavata: Purana (Great Epics of India: Purana 5) ~ Dipavali Debroy

Bhavishya: Purana (Great Epics of India: Purana #9) ~ Bibek Debroy

Skanda-Purana, Part 13 ~ G.P. Bhatt

Mystical Stories from the Bhagavatam: Twenty-Six Timeless Lessons in Self-Discovery ~ Amal Bhakta

Skanda-Purana, Part 12 ~ G. V. TAGARE


The Legendary Glory of Hanuman ; An anthology Based on Hanuman Bahuk, Ashtak, Chalisa, Bajarangnan, Vinaipatrika, Vedas, Upanisahds, Puranas and Other Miscellaneous Works ~ Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia


Linga Purana ~ N. Gangadharan

Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology:Bhagavata Purana Part 4 of 5 (Vol.10) ~ J.L. Shastri

The Garuda Purana (Forgotten Books)


Padma-Purana, Part 3 (Padma-Purana) ~ N. A. Deshpande

The Varaha: Purana (Great Epics of India: Purana 12) ~ Dipavali Debroy

Mantrasastra Lalita Sahasranaman with Bhaskararaya's Commentary

Agni-Purana, Part 4 ~ J.L. Shasti

Siva Purana (Uttarakhanda) ; Text with English Translation and Introduction ~ U.N. Dhal

Padma-Purana, Part 1 (Padma-Purana) ~ G. P. Bhatt

Markandeya Purana ~ K.L. Joshi

The Cosmology of the Bhagavad Purana ~ Richard L. Thompson

The Seven Creations Of The Puranas ~ H. P. Blavatsky

Skanda Purana, Part 5 ~ G. V. Tagare

Padma Purana, Part 10 (Padma-Purana) ~ N.A. Deshpande  

Celebrating Krishna hand-bound pothi style: The Tenth Book of Bhagavata Purana----Sacred Words ~ Harsha V. Dehejia

Know the Puranas


Great Men and Women of Puranas ~ Chikkerur Dheerendra Acharya

Padma-Purana, Part 5 (Padma-Purana) ~ N. A. Deshpande

Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas The "Mahapuranas" embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. This book is organized into six chapters. 'Origins' contains myths relating to creation, time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in three separate chapters: 'Krsna', 'Visnu', and 'Siva'. The chapter 'The Goddess' presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess.In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names given the gods and goddesses in the Sanskrit texts have been retained since their multiplicity is an essential part of the richness of the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible. Author note: Cornelia Dimmitt is Assistant Professor of Theology at Georgetown University and a Core Faculty Member of the Washington, D.C. Consortium Program in History of Religions. J. A. B. van Buitenen is Distinguished Service Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Chicago. He is currently translating the full "Mahabharata", projected to run eight volumes.

Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics) Paperback) Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, "Hindu Myths" are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world - from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.

Introduction to Puranas Written for scholars and laypersons alike, a clear study that reviews the puranic literature in Hinduism, concise summary of major puranas(18), and a detailed glossary to Indian and Hindu thought.

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