This Adipuranam which calls itself the essence of all the Puranas has 29 chapters and 2036 Slokas has been published by the Venkateswara Steem Press, Mumbai. Vyasa who is a form of Visnu, is said to have divided the original Veda and given it to his disciples, to have composed Puranasamhita after collecting the anecdotes (Itihasa) from the Veda, and to have written the Brahma-Sutra in order to elucidate the meaning of this Puranasamhita the Bhagavatapuranam as a commentary on the Brahmasutra, and the Present Adipurana to embody the essence of all these works. The Adipurana mainly describe the Story of Krsna, in connection with this story; the following topics have been dealt with in the printed editions. The benefits of worshipping Krsna by forsaking all contact with women, characteristics of the devotees of Hari, description of Mathura-Mandala, in which Vrndavana is situated, Praise of Vrndavana which is called the most favourite and the eternal abode of Krsna and in which Krsna sports and exploits are always to be experienced through love and devotion, characteristics of a love messenger (Duti); description of the kali age, and to get rid of it love and devotion towards God is the only solution mentioned in This upapurana. In this Adipurana Lord Krsna’s friend and services name and duties along with Radha’s friend and servicer’s name and duties are descripted. These are the specialty of this Adipurana.
Dr. Ruru kumar Mohapatra, Ph. D. in Puranetihasa is a devoted & erudite Sanskrit Scholar who has lot of good experience in many reputed Universities & National & International Institutions such as Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri, Academy of Sanskrit Research, Melkote, Vishva Sanskrit Pratisthanam, Varansi and in International Satya Chetana Vedic Institute at Tiruvanmalai. Now he is working as a Guest Lecturer in Puranetihasa department in Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati from 2006 academic year onwards. He has participated and presented paper in World Sanskrit Conference, New Delhi, 2001; All India Seminar on Architecture in Sanskrit Literature, Puri, 2001. Participated and presented paper in All India Oriental Conference, Puri 2002, and in Varansi, 2004. He coordinated National Seminar on Puranas in R.S. Vidyapeetha, Tirupati and also presented papers in many other National Seminars. He had conducted spoken Sanskrit campus at various places in Orissa. In his student days he has won various prizes in college Debates, Recitations, Composition of Slokas and also in Quiz. He is a very good sportsman in chess and Table Tennis. He edited the International Sanskrit story book of him is published in 2004. He has good poetic work. His Sanskrit stories & Poems are under publication.
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