Agni Purana

 

Agni Purana is one among the 18 Maha Puranas.

Its author is Veda Vyasa.

Agni Purana derives its name from the fact that it was taught by Agni to Sage Vasishta originally.

Contents of Agni Puran

  • Matsyavatara
  • Kurmavatara
  • Varahavatara
  • Story of Ramayana
  • Krishnavatara
  • Story of Mahabharata
  • Buddhavatara
  • Kalki avatara
  • Primary creation
  • Secondary creation
  • How to worship Vishnu and other Gods
  • Bathing before worship
  • How to perform Homa
  • Worship of Sankarshana, Vasudeva, Pradyumna, and Aniruddha
  • Mudras
  • Initiation
  • How to worship Sri Hari in Sarvatobhadra - mandala
  • How to worship using Lotus - mandala
  • How to purify oneself
  • Purificatory rites during worship
  • Providing yajnopavita for Gods
  • Consecration of an idol
  • Benefits of constructing a temple
  • Characteristics of pedestals of idols
  • Characteristics of the idol of Vasudeva
  • Types of Salagrama
  • How to worship Salagrama
  • 24 forms of Vishnu
  • Characteristics of avataras
  • Characteristics of idols of Goddesses
  • Characteristics of Shiva Linga
  • Consecration of the door and flag of a temple
  • Installation of the idol of Lakshmi Devi
  • Consecration of water bodies
  • Consecration of mandapas
  • Renovation of damaged idols
  • How to conduct festivals and processions
  • How to plant trees
  • How to worship Ganesha
  • How to worship Surya
  • How to worship Shiva
  • How to worship Chandeshwara
  • Installation of Agni in Homa kunda
  • Initiation for obtaining moksha
  • Vastu of cities
  • Greatness of Ganga
  • Greatness of Kashi
  • Greatness of Prayagraj
  • Greatness of Gaya
  • Greatness of Narmada
  • How to perform ancestral rites
  • Description of Bharata Varsha
  • Description of the continents
  • Description of the universe
  • Panchanga
  • Astrology related to battles
  • Good and periods of the day
  • Prediction using Kotachakra
  • Storage and selling of grains
  • How to conquer the three worlds
  • Good nakshatras for undertaking a journey
  • Mahamari mantra for defeating enemies
  • Steps in mantra sadhana
  • Different kinds of mantras
  • Herbs used in medicines and charms
  • Worship of Kubjika
  • Worship of Tvarita
  • Worship for success in battles
  • Procedure for Laksha and Koti Homa
  • Different Manus and Rishis during their periods
  • Duties of the four varnas
  • Duties of a brahmachari
  • Duties of a householder
  • Code of conduct
  • Rules of marriage
  • The merit of doing noble acts
  • Navagraha Shanti
  • Sins and their remedies
  • Vratas on various tithis
  • Vratas on various weekdays
  • Vratas on various nakshatras
  • Vratas on various months
  • Vratas on special days
  • Vratas on various seasons
  • Donating a lamp
  • Description of Narakas
  • How to observe fasting
  • Different kinds of danas
  • Rules for giving danas
  • Gayatri upasana
  • Vasishta's stotra of Lord Shiva
  • Coronation of a king
  • Duties of king
  • Laws
  • Military strategy
  • Omens
  • Significance of dreams
  • Lakshmi stotra for success
  • Sama, dana, bheda, danda
  • Features of men and women
  • Testing of gems
  • Characteristics of building sites
  • Archery
  • Swords, maces, etc.
  • Rules for division of property
  • Debt and repayment
  • Disputes and their resolution
  • Punishment for defamation
  • Application of Veda Mantras
  • Ceremonial bathing
  • Vishnu stotra to destroy the evil
  • Recensions of the Vedas
  • Description of Surya Vamsha
  • Description of Chandra Vamsha
  • Description of Yadu Vamsha
  • Description of Anga dynasty
  • Description of Puru dynasty
  • Cure for diseases
  • Mantras to cure diseases
  • Revival of the dead
  • Treatment of elephants
  • Agriculture
  • Treatment of horses
  • Greatness of cows
  • Classification of snakes
  • Treatment for snakebite
  • Treatment of infants
  • 55 names of Vishnu
  • Worship of Vagishwari
  • Aghorastra mantra
  • Pashupatastra mantra
  • Benefits of rosary
  • Worship of Gowri
  • Vedic Chhandas
  • Phonetics
  • Rules of Sanskrit Kavyas
  • Description of drama and acting
  • Poetry
  • Rules of grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Different types of pralaya
  • Human anatomy
  • Contemplation
  • Meditation
  • Knowledge of Brahman
  • The essence of Bhagavad Gita
  • Yama Gita

 

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