Gaṇeśapurāṇa: Upāsanākhaṇḍa

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Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 1995 - Ganẹśa (Hindi deity) - 639 pages
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Contents

Preliminaries
3
The Purana as a Complete Narrative Unit
8
The Constituent Elements of the Purana
19
Cohesion
33
The Tale of the Vow of the Fourth during the conversation between
50
The Dialogic Style of the Puranas
74
Systems of Temporality in the Puranic Narrative
84
Mythic and Didactic
105
Description of the Victory
254
Description of the Austerity
255
The Gift of a Boon to the Mountain Dweller
258
Narration of the Thousandnames of Ganesa in the conversation between Siva and Ganesa
269
Sivas Victory
272
Description of the Ritual for an Earthen Image of Ganesa
278
The Fiftyfirst Chapter
282
The Traditional Narration in the Conversation between Himavat and Parvati
284

The Idiosyncratic Nature of the Ganesa Purana
115
Types of Myths in the Upasanakhanda
121
Traditional and NonTraditional Material in the Upasanakhanda
155
Narrative Units in the Upasanakhanda
160
The Upasanakhanda as a Ritual Text
165
Translation of the Upasanakhanda
169
Description of Somakanta
172
The Second Chapter
174
Description of Conduct and so forth
177
Entering the City
179
Conversation between Sudharma and Cyavana
181
Arrival at Bhrgus Hermitage
183
Description of Somakantas Earlier Life
185
The Restraining of many Birds
187
The Tale of Instruction to the King
189
The Tale of the Mantra
192
The Vision of Ganesa
194
Description of Brahmas Eulogy
197
Description of Brahmas Anxiety
199
Description of Gajananas Worship
201
The Entreaty to the Goddess
202
Instruction in the Mantra
204
Description of Kamalas Son
209
This
213
The Tale of Ballala and Vinayaka
216
The Narration of the Future
218
The Tale of the Vision
219
Description of the Consecration Ceremony
220
Description of the Lineage
222
Description of the Consecration of Rukmahgada
224
The Visit of Narada
225
The Violation of Ahalya
226
The Description of Indras Curse
228
The tale of the Mantra
230
Indras Going Forth
232
Description of the Fate of Kadamba City
236
The Tale of Grtsamada
239
The Tale of the Boongiver
241
The Gift of Boons
243
Description of the Eulogy
246
The arrival of Narada
250
Description of the Battle
252
The Tale of Candrahgada
288
The Conversation between Indumati and Narada
290
The Conversation between Indra and Surasena
293
The Short Tale of Bhrusundi
296
Tale of the Vow called the Samkastacaturthi
298
The Tale of the Angaracaturthi Vow
299
Description of the Moons Curse and favour
304
The Tale of the Durva Grass
305
The Durvamahatmya
307
The Durvamahatmya
309
The Durvamahatmya
311
The Durvamahatmya
312
The Durvamahatmya
314
Description of the Vow called Samkasta of the Fourth
318
Description of the Vow of the Fourth
323
The Caturthlmahatmya
325
The Caturthlmahatmya
327
The Caturthlmahatmya
329
The Seventysixth Chapter
332
The Seventyeighth Chapter
338
The Tale of Kartavirya
340
The Tale of Rama
342
Pertaining to Bhargava
345
The Gift of a Boon to Rama
347
On the Soliciting of Kama
350
The Burning of Kama
351
The Tale ofVisakha
353
The Tale of Karttikeya
355
The Killing of the Demon Taraka
358
Kamas Request for a Boon
360
The Tale of Sesa
362
Description of Various Forms of Worship
365
Description of Gajananas Name
370
Notes to the Text and the Translation of the Upasana Khanda
371
Appendices
581
Variant readings
583
Manuscripts
601
Myth Notations
603
Epithets of Ganesa Used in the Upasana Khanda
605
Bibliography
607
Index
613
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