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All About Bharatiya Sanatana Dharmam otherwise known as Hinduism : 2.1.10.2



CHAPTER 2. HINDU SCRIPTURES : 1.10.2
     1.The Scriptures : 10.2
10. The Eighteen Puranas-2.

Neophytes or beginners in the spiritual Path are puzzled when they go through Siva Purana and Vishnu Purana.
In Siva Purana, Lord Siva is highly eulogised and an inferior position is given to Lord Vishnu.
Sometimes Vishnu is belittled.
In Vishnu Purana, Lord Hari is highly eulogised and an inferior status is given to Lord Siva.
Sometimes Lord Siva is belittled. This is only to increase the faith of the devotees in their particular Ishta-Devata.
Lord Siva and Lord Vishnu are one.

The best among the Puranas are the Srimad Bhagavata and the Vishnu Purana.
The most popular is the Srimad Bhagavata Purana.
Next comes Vishnu Purana.
A portion of the Markandeya Purana is well known to all Hindus as Chandi, or Devimahatmya.

Worship of God as the Divine Mother is its theme.
Chandi is read widely by the Hindus on sacred days and Navaratri (Durga Puja) days.
Next : 3. The Srimad Bhagavata Purana and the Ten Avataras
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