[Advaita-l] Re: bhAgavata purANa

bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Aug 25 05:21:10 CDT 2006

Swami Sivananda (who cannot be labelled "bigoted", btw) does not say
that the rule for the classification of Puranas is according to the
deity being extolled, but that it his *observation* that those
Puranas that have been classified by the Puranas themselves as
Sattvic generally glorify Vishnu, etc.

praNAms Sri Karthik prabhuji
Hare Krishna

Thanks for your kind clarification...but still I am not clear on what basis
we can do this classification &  favouring vishNu bhagavan by saying all
purANa-s pertaining to him is sAtvic  & putting shiva bhagavan in the realm
of tAmasic world:-))...btw, one more doubt, does this classification of
purANa-s also implies gradation within purANa-s themselves??  is there
anywhere mentioned tAmasic puraNAs are inferior in its doctrine when
compared to that of sAtvic & rAjasic purANa-s??  again, upto what extent we
can consider tAmasic purANa-s as valid pramANa??  Anyway, it is really
strange to hear that shiva mahApurANa is tAmasic since the very word shiva
itself means *auspicious/gracious/benign* (maNgalakara)...

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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