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Kūrma Purāṇa


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(c.6th–11th century ce)

Classified as one of the eighteen ‘great Purāṇas’ in the tāmasa group, i.e. those said (somewhat artificially) to relate to Śiva. It was probably initially a Vaiṣṇava Pāñcarātra manual, reformulated by the Śaivite Lākula sect. Its theology is close to that of the Vāyu and Liṅga Purāṇas, and reflects the general teaching of the Śaiva Āgamas. It also contains the Ῑśvaragītā.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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