Devībhāgavata Purāṇa

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Traditionally classified as one of the upapurāṇas (Minor Purāṇas), it celebrates Devī as the highest independent principle in the universe (nirguṇa brahman), and recounts various myths associated with her. Composed by a brahmin, possibly in Vārāṇasī in the 13th or 14th century ce, it reinterprets much earlier Purāṇic material for the glorification of the Goddess, and appears, in part, to be an imitation of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, with Devī replacing Kṛṣṇa as the object of bhakti. From its own perspective, however, it is the ‘real’ Bhāgavata Purāṇa, and so replaces the latter as a Mahāpurāṇa.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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