AGNI PURANA
1 Sezione
383 Capitoli
Traduzione del 1954

L’AGNI PURANA è uno dei diciotto Purana Maggiori, contiene descrizioni e dettagli di vari avatara di Vishnu. Contiene anche dettagli su Rama, Krishna, Prithvi e le stelle. Una serie di versi trattano di culto rituale, cosmologia, storia e guerra, ha persino sezioni sulla grammatica, metrica, giurisprudenza, medicina e arti marziali. La tradizione vuole che fosse originariamente recitato da Agni al saggio Vasishta.
La sua composizione è datata all’VIII-IX secolo, ma alcune parti potrebbero essere molto antiche.
L’AGNI PURANA è la celebrazione di Agni il dio del fuoco, La divinità più venerata nel pantheon indù. Numerosi inni sono dedicati a Lui nei Veda. Agni è il più vicino all’umanità tra tutte le icone divine a causa della sua indispensabilità nella vita quotidiana. Questo è il motivo per cui è adorato in casa e nei templi.

AGNI PURANA 1-383

1. Introductory
2. Manifestation of Vishnu as Fish
3. Manifestation of Vishnu as a Tortoise
4. Manifestations of Vishnu as the Boar
5. Manifestation of Vishnu as Rama
6. Manifestation of Vishnu as Rama (continued)
7. Manifestation of Vishnu as Rama (continued)
8. Manifestation of Vishnu as Rama (continued)
9. The Story of Rama (continued)
10. Manifestation of Vishnu as Rama (continued)
11. Manifestation of Vishnu as Rama (continued)
12. Manifestation of Vishnu as Krishna
13. Origin of the Kauravas and Padavas
14. Story of the Mahabharata
15. Ascendance of Pandavas to heaven
16. Manifestation of Vishnu as Buddha and Kalki
17. Description of Creation
18. Genealogy of Svayambhuva Manu
19. Description of secondary creation: the progeny of Kasyapa
20. Primary creation
21. Method of worshipping Vishnu and other gods
22. Procedure for bathing prior to a religious rite
23. Mode of performing worship
24. Mode of constructing the sacrificial pit and the oblations unto fire
25. The formulae and mode of worship relating to Vasudeva
26. A description of different positions of fingers in worship
27. Mode of performing the initiation rite
28. Mode of anointment for the preceptor
29. Mode of worshipping Hari in the figure called Sarvatobhadra
30. Mode of worship of different gods in specially drawn lotus figures
31. Mode of cleansing oneself and others
32. Narration about the purificatory rites
33. Mode of investiture of the sacred thread for the deity
34. Mode of performing oblation
35. Mode of consecration of an image
36. Mode of performing the investiture of sacred thread
37. The investiture of sacred thread for all gods
38. Benefits of constructing temples
39. Preparations of ground for constructing temples
40. The mode of making the respectful offering to the god
41. Mode of performing consecration
42. Construction of a temple
43. Installation of deities in the temples
44. Characteristics of the image of Vasudeva
45. Characteristics of pedestals and details relating to images
46. Characteristics of different Salagrama stones
47. Mode of worshipping Salagrama
48. Adoration of twenty-four forms of Vishnu
49. Characteristics of forms of Fish, etc. of Vishnu
50. Characteristics of an image of the goddess
51. Characteristics of the images of the Sun and other planets
52. Characteristics of images of different forms of goddesses
53. Characteristics of the linga
54. The dimensions of different varieties of the linga
55. The characteristics of the pedestal
56. Five divisions of installation
57. Consecration of pitchers
58. Consecration of the idol
59. Preliminary consecration of an image
60. Mode of installation of the image of Vasudeva
61. Consecration of doors of the temple and the erection of banner
62. Mode of installation of the image of Goddess Lakshmi
63. Mode of installation of other gods and goddesses
64. Mode of consecration of tanks and ponds
65. The building of pavilions in front of the temples
66. Mode of consecration of other gods
67. Renovation of decayed images
68. Mode of taking out a procession and celebration of festivals
69. Mode of conducting the bathing festival
70. Mode of planting trees
71. Mode of worshipping Ganesha
72. Mode of bathing and daily worship

73. Mode of worshipping the Sun
74. Mode of worshipping Siva
75. Mode of installation of the fire
76. Mode of worshipping Canda
77. Mode of worshipping Kapila
78. Mode of investiture of the sacred thread for the deity
79. Investiture of the sacred thread
80. Mode of investiture with the fibres of Damanaka
81. Mode of spiritual initiation
82. Mode of performing the purificatory initiation
83. Mode of spiritual initiation that removes one’s bondage
84. Mode of Initiation for Emancipation
85. Mode of purifying the Beatific principle of establishment
86. Mode of Purification of scriptural knowledge
87. Mode of purification of the principle of peace
88. Mode of initiation which secures nirvana
89. Initiation of principles
90. Anointing the disciple after worshipping Siva
91. Different kinds of mantras for the worship of God
92. Mode of installation of the image of lord Siva
93. Mode of worshipping the presiding deity of a ground
94. Mode of placing the stone slabs
95. Mode of installation of the linga
96. Mode of initial consecration of an image
97. Mode of installation of the image of Siva
98. ode of installation of the image of goddess Gauri
99. Mode of installation of the image of the sun-god
100. Rites of consecration of doors of a temple
101. Mode of consecration of a temple
102. Mode of consecrating the flagstaff
103. Mode of repair of old or broken lingas
104. General characteristic of a divine edifice
105. Mode of worship of the presiding deity of a place
106. Vastu relating to Cities
107. The creation of Svayambhuva Manu
108. Cosmographical account
109. The greatness of sacred spots
110. The greatness of Ganga
111. The Greatness of Prayaga
112. The greatness of Varanasi
113. The greatness of Narmada
114. The greatness of Gaya
115. Mode of making a pilgrimage to Gaya
116. Mode of making a pilgrimage to Gaya (continued)
117. Mode of performing the ancestral rites
118. The country of Bharata
119. Description of different continents
120. The extent of the universe
121. The science of Jyotisha
122. Pancanga: The Almanac
123. Description of the Svarodayacakra
124. The essence of astrology
125. Different circles which get success in battle
126. Combinations of good and bad asterisms
127. The auspicious and inauspicious periods of the day
128. The kotacakra—a drawing to forecast results
129. Guidelines for storing and selling grains
130. Different spheres marked by asterisms indicating victory in battle etc.
131. Diagrams known as Ghatakacakra
132. Description of Sevacakra and the indication of accrual of benefits
133. Different traits in infants and combinations indicating success in battle
134. Sacred formula for the conquest of three worlds
135. Formula for success in battle
136. The diagram ofasterisms indicating a journey
137. Description of the formula known as Mahamari
138. The six accessory acts relating to all mantras
139. The names of sixty years of Hindu cycle
140. Description of herbs used in charms
141. Description of herbs used in charms, medicines etc.
142. Description of medicinal incantations
143. Mode of worship of Goddess Kubjika
144. Mode of worship of goddess Kubjika (continued)

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