Gaṇeśapurāṇa: Krīḍākhaṇḍa

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Greg Bailey
Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2008 - Religion - 693 pages
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This book offers a translation of the seven thousand verses of the second book of the medieval Hindu text, the Ganesa Purana, one of two Puranas dedicated to the important elephant-headed god. In this book the reader is given many narratives about Ganesas ascent to earth in order to kill demonic figures who threaten to overthrow the correct world order. In addition, these narratives contain myths about Ganesa's birth and family as well as some extended and quite humorous myths about ideal devotees of the god.The translation is preceded by a long introduction offering a geographical and historical context for the GanesaPurana. Following the translation are very extensive notes which bring our points of philological interest, but focus mainly on the literary structure of the text and the methods used to present the many myths and narratives in a coherent and fully integrated manner.
 

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Contents

Towards historical and literary contextualising of
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Frames of Content
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Elephanthead or Human Head and the Very Problem of the Head
35
Types of Myths in the Krīdākhaņda
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Description of the kings attainment of wonderful bliss
53
The Killing of Sailāsura and Matsyāsura
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The Showing of the Universal Vision and the Killing of the Asura Kardama
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The Killing of Cańcala
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The Trip to Gautamas Hermitage
283
The Killing of the Asura Vļka
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The Debate between Aditi and Gauri
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The Ninetyseventh Chapter
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The Giving of a Boon to śikhandin
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Intertextuality
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Dating
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Krīļākhanda
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Translation of the Krīļākhanda
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The Eulogy beginning with Hā
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The Return of the King
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The Seventeenth Chapter
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The Magnificence of the Doors
126
The Killing of the Cheating Demon
127
The Killing of Kūpa and Kandara
129
The Killing of the Three Demons
132
The Killing of the Demoness who appears as Aditi
135
The Peoples Request
137
The Yoga of the Meaning of the Essence of Sāmkhyā 377
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Gift of the boon to Sukla
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The Tale of Vināyakas Feeding
142
The Tale of the Proclamation about Devotion
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The Appearance of his Universal Form
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The Liberation of Bhīma and the Rāksasa 27 The Confinement of the Ministers
146
Description of the births of Bhīma and the Rākṣasa 29 The Killing of Virocana
150
The Tale of the Vāmana Avatāra
152
The Thirtyfirst Chapter
155
The Description of Kirtis Praise
157
The Revival of the
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The Thirtyfourth Chapter
162
The Praise of Mandāra and Śamī
164
The Thirtysixth Chapter
166
The Glorification of the Sami and the Mandāra
167
The Thirtyeighth Chapter
170
The Narrative of Durāsada
172
The Fortieth Chapter
175
The Fortyfirst Chapter
176
The Victory over Durāsada
178
The Narrative of Dhundhirāja
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The Fortyfourth Chapter
180
The Tale of Divodāsa
182
The Fortysixth Chapter
184
The Fortyseventh Chapter
186
The Gift of a boon to Kirti
189
Description of the results of the ſami and the Mandāra
190
Description of Gaņeśas World 51 The Arrival of the Flying Vehicle
195
The Fiftysecond Chapter
198
Release of the Messengers
206
The Restraint of Narāntaka
212
The Siege of the City
221
The Defeat of the Siddhis
227
The Sixtyninth Chapter
233
The Description of Sindhus Progenation
241
The Seventysixth Chapter
247
The Eightieth Chapter
254
The Eightythird Chapter
260
Description of the Seating on the Ground
266
The Killing of Āvija
272
The Killing of the Asura Bhaga 100 The Killing of the Asura Bhaga
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The Destruction of the Daitya Army
301
The Battle with Kamalāsura
303
The Killing of Kamalāsura
305
The Manifestation of the Universal Form
307
The Casting Out of the Idea of Difference in Viśvadeva
310
The One Hundred and Sixth Chapter
312
The Destruction of Indras Sacrifice
314
The Removal of Yamas Arrogance
316
Translation Notes and Index
318
The Despatch of Nandi
319
The Description of the Deliberations
321
The One Hundred and Twelth Chapter 113 The Killing of Mitra and Kaustubha
324
The Defeat of Sindhus Army
327
The Enacting of a Multiplicity of Forms to Sindhu
329
The Cleansing of the Battlefield
331
Durgās Speech
333
The Killing of Kala and Vikala
334
The One Hundred and Nineteenth Chapter
336
The Conversation between Sindhu and his Father
339
The One Hundred and Twentyfirst Chapter
342
The Destruction of Sindhus Army
344
The Killing of Sindhu 124 The Trip to the City
351
The One Hundred and Twentyfifth Chapter
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of the Field and the Field
395
The Dismissal of the Sage
401
Description of Somakāntas Arrival at the Gods Abode
408
Notes to the Text and the Translation of the Krīļā Khanļa
450
Appendices
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Epithets of Gaṇeśa Used in the Krīdā Khaņda
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Bibliography
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