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Paolo Eugenio Rosati
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 5:36 PM

Dear indologists,

anyone can help me to identify on which published edition or manuscript are
based the following translations:

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1981. The Kūrma-Purāṇa. vol. 1 of 2. Delhi:
Motilal Banarsidass
.

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1985. The Brahmāpurāṇa. Translated and Annotated
by a Board of Scholars
. vol. 1 of 4. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1998. The Liṅgapurāṇa. Translated by a Board
of Scholars
. vol. 2 of 2. Delhi/Patna/Varanasi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Tagare, Ganesh V., ed., 1992. The Skandapurāṇa. Translated and Annotated
. Vol. 1 of 23. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Tagare, Ganesh V. ed., 1987. Vāyupurāṇa: Translated and Annotated. Vol.
1 of 2. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Best wishes,

Paolo

--
Paolo E. Rosati

PhD in Asian and African Studies
*https://uniroma1.academia.edu/Paolo
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/**ER
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/*osati/
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/

paoloe.rosati@gmail.com
Mobile/Whatsapp: (+39) 338 73 83 472
Skype: paoloe.rosati

Dear indologists, anyone can help me to identify on which published edition or manuscript are based the following translations: Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1981. *The Kūrma-Purāṇa. *vol. 1 of 2. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass*.* Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1985. *The Brahmāpurāṇa. Translated and Annotated by a Board of Scholars*. vol. 1 of 4. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1998. *The Liṅgapurāṇa*. *Translated by a Board of Scholars*. vol. 2 of 2. Delhi/Patna/Varanasi: Motilal Banarsidass. Tagare, Ganesh V., ed., 1992. *The Skandapurāṇa*. *Translated and Annotated* . Vol. 1 of 23. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. Tagare, Ganesh V. ed., 1987. *Vāyupurāṇa:* *Translated and Annotated*. Vol. 1 of 2. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. Best wishes, Paolo -- *Paolo E. Rosati* *PhD in Asian and African Studies* *https://uniroma1.academia.edu/Paolo <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>**ER <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>**osati/ <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>* paoloe.rosati@gmail.com Mobile/Whatsapp: (+39) 338 73 83 472 Skype: paoloe.rosati
DA
David and Nancy Reigle
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 3:45 PM

I suppose that your query has long since been answered privately, but we
cannot know for sure. There is a statement in some of these volumes that
the whole series (Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology) is translated
from the Venkatesvara Steam Press editions, which in this statement are
termed the vulgate. As is well known, the Venkatesvara editions were in
most cases simply printed versions of a particular manuscript of that
purana, correcting only obvious scribal errors, since the purpose was to
make the puranas available on print. Of the ones you mentioned, I have seen
that the Vayu is in fact translated from the Venkatesvara edition, and a
spot check of the Linga also indicates the same. So I assume that the
others are, too. However, the Skanda translation is a reprint of an earlier
translation published starting in 1950, rather than being newly translated
for the series. So I do not know what edition that translation was based
on.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 10:37 AM Paolo Eugenio Rosati <
paoloe.rosati@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear indologists,

anyone can help me to identify on which published edition or manuscript
are based the following translations:

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1981. The Kūrma-Purāṇa. vol. 1 of 2. Delhi:
Motilal Banarsidass
.

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1985. The Brahmāpurāṇa. Translated and
Annotated by a Board of Scholars
. vol. 1 of 4. Delhi: Motilal
Banarsidass.

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1998. The Liṅgapurāṇa. Translated by a Board
of Scholars
. vol. 2 of 2. Delhi/Patna/Varanasi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Tagare, Ganesh V., ed., 1992. The Skandapurāṇa. Translated and
Annotated
. Vol. 1 of 23. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Tagare, Ganesh V. ed., 1987. Vāyupurāṇa: Translated and Annotated.
Vol. 1 of 2. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Best wishes,

Paolo

--
Paolo E. Rosati

PhD in Asian and African Studies
*https://uniroma1.academia.edu/Paolo
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/**ER
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/*osati/
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/

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I suppose that your query has long since been answered privately, but we cannot know for sure. There is a statement in some of these volumes that the whole series (Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology) is translated from the Venkatesvara Steam Press editions, which in this statement are termed the vulgate. As is well known, the Venkatesvara editions were in most cases simply printed versions of a particular manuscript of that purana, correcting only obvious scribal errors, since the purpose was to make the puranas available on print. Of the ones you mentioned, I have seen that the Vayu is in fact translated from the Venkatesvara edition, and a spot check of the Linga also indicates the same. So I assume that the others are, too. However, the Skanda translation is a reprint of an earlier translation published starting in 1950, rather than being newly translated for the series. So I do not know what edition that translation was based on. Best regards, David Reigle Colorado, U.S.A. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 10:37 AM Paolo Eugenio Rosati < paoloe.rosati@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear indologists, > > anyone can help me to identify on which published edition or manuscript > are based the following translations: > > Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1981. *The Kūrma-Purāṇa. *vol. 1 of 2. Delhi: > Motilal Banarsidass*.* > > > Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1985. *The Brahmāpurāṇa. Translated and > Annotated by a Board of Scholars*. vol. 1 of 4. Delhi: Motilal > Banarsidass. > > > Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1998. *The Liṅgapurāṇa*. *Translated by a Board > of Scholars*. vol. 2 of 2. Delhi/Patna/Varanasi: Motilal Banarsidass. > > > Tagare, Ganesh V., ed., 1992. *The Skandapurāṇa*. *Translated and > Annotated*. Vol. 1 of 23. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. > > > Tagare, Ganesh V. ed., 1987. *Vāyupurāṇa:* *Translated and Annotated*. > Vol. 1 of 2. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. > > > Best wishes, > > Paolo > > > -- > *Paolo E. Rosati* > > *PhD in Asian and African Studies* > *https://uniroma1.academia.edu/Paolo > <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>**ER > <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>**osati/ > <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>* > paoloe.rosati@gmail.com > Mobile/Whatsapp: (+39) 338 73 83 472 > Skype: paoloe.rosati > _______________________________________________ > INDOLOGY mailing list -- indology@list.indology.info > To unsubscribe send an email to indology-leave@list.indology.info > indology-owner@list.indology.info (messages to the list's managing > committee) > http://listinfo.indology.info (where you can change your list options or > unsubscribe)
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Harry Spier
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 3:51 PM

What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or
even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas.
Harry Spier

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 10:46 AM David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle@gmail.com
wrote:

I suppose that your query has long since been answered privately, but we
cannot know for sure. There is a statement in some of these volumes that
the whole series (Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology) is translated
from the Venkatesvara Steam Press editions, which in this statement are
termed the vulgate. As is well known, the Venkatesvara editions were in
most cases simply printed versions of a particular manuscript of that
purana, correcting only obvious scribal errors, since the purpose was to
make the puranas available on print. Of the ones you mentioned, I have seen
that the Vayu is in fact translated from the Venkatesvara edition, and a
spot check of the Linga also indicates the same. So I assume that the
others are, too. However, the Skanda translation is a reprint of an earlier
translation published starting in 1950, rather than being newly translated
for the series. So I do not know what edition that translation was based
on.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 10:37 AM Paolo Eugenio Rosati <
paoloe.rosati@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear indologists,

anyone can help me to identify on which published edition or manuscript
are based the following translations:

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1981. The Kūrma-Purāṇa. vol. 1 of 2. Delhi:
Motilal Banarsidass
.

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1985. The Brahmāpurāṇa. Translated and
Annotated by a Board of Scholars
. vol. 1 of 4. Delhi: Motilal
Banarsidass.

Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1998. The Liṅgapurāṇa. Translated by a
Board of Scholars
. vol. 2 of 2. Delhi/Patna/Varanasi: Motilal
Banarsidass.

Tagare, Ganesh V., ed., 1992. The Skandapurāṇa. Translated and
Annotated
. Vol. 1 of 23. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Tagare, Ganesh V. ed., 1987. Vāyupurāṇa: Translated and Annotated.
Vol. 1 of 2. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Best wishes,

Paolo

--
Paolo E. Rosati

PhD in Asian and African Studies
*https://uniroma1.academia.edu/Paolo
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/**ER
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/*osati/
https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/

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What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas. Harry Spier On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 10:46 AM David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle@gmail.com> wrote: > I suppose that your query has long since been answered privately, but we > cannot know for sure. There is a statement in some of these volumes that > the whole series (Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology) is translated > from the Venkatesvara Steam Press editions, which in this statement are > termed the vulgate. As is well known, the Venkatesvara editions were in > most cases simply printed versions of a particular manuscript of that > purana, correcting only obvious scribal errors, since the purpose was to > make the puranas available on print. Of the ones you mentioned, I have seen > that the Vayu is in fact translated from the Venkatesvara edition, and a > spot check of the Linga also indicates the same. So I assume that the > others are, too. However, the Skanda translation is a reprint of an earlier > translation published starting in 1950, rather than being newly translated > for the series. So I do not know what edition that translation was based > on. > > Best regards, > > David Reigle > Colorado, U.S.A. > > On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 10:37 AM Paolo Eugenio Rosati < > paoloe.rosati@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Dear indologists, >> >> anyone can help me to identify on which published edition or manuscript >> are based the following translations: >> >> Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1981. *The Kūrma-Purāṇa. *vol. 1 of 2. Delhi: >> Motilal Banarsidass*.* >> >> >> Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1985. *The Brahmāpurāṇa. Translated and >> Annotated by a Board of Scholars*. vol. 1 of 4. Delhi: Motilal >> Banarsidass. >> >> >> Shastri, Jagdish L., ed., 1998. *The Liṅgapurāṇa*. *Translated by a >> Board of Scholars*. vol. 2 of 2. Delhi/Patna/Varanasi: Motilal >> Banarsidass. >> >> >> Tagare, Ganesh V., ed., 1992. *The Skandapurāṇa*. *Translated and >> Annotated*. Vol. 1 of 23. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. >> >> >> Tagare, Ganesh V. ed., 1987. *Vāyupurāṇa:* *Translated and Annotated*. >> Vol. 1 of 2. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. >> >> >> Best wishes, >> >> Paolo >> >> >> -- >> *Paolo E. Rosati* >> >> *PhD in Asian and African Studies* >> *https://uniroma1.academia.edu/Paolo >> <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>**ER >> <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>**osati/ >> <https://uniroma1.academia.edu/PaoloRosati/>* >> paoloe.rosati@gmail.com >> Mobile/Whatsapp: (+39) 338 73 83 472 >> Skype: paoloe.rosati >> _______________________________________________ >> INDOLOGY mailing list -- indology@list.indology.info >> To unsubscribe send an email to indology-leave@list.indology.info >> indology-owner@list.indology.info (messages to the list's managing >> committee) >> http://listinfo.indology.info (where you can change your list options or >> unsubscribe) > > _______________________________________________ > INDOLOGY mailing list -- indology@list.indology.info > To unsubscribe send an email to indology-leave@list.indology.info > indology-owner@list.indology.info (messages to the list's managing > committee) > http://listinfo.indology.info (where you can change your list options or > unsubscribe)
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Peter Wyzlic
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 4:49 PM

Am 20.02.2021 um 16:51 schrieb Harry Spier vasishtha.spier@gmail.com:

What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas.
Harry Spier

There is a large Epics and Puranas bibliography: Epic and purāṇic bibliography : up to 1985 (in 2 vols.) ed. by Heinrich von Stietencron et al., comprising more than 2000 pages. See the entry on WorldCat: <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/419980809 http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/419980809>.

All the best
Peter Wyzlic

--
Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften
Bibliothek
Universität Bonn
Brühler Straße 7
53119 Bonn

Am 20.02.2021 um 16:51 schrieb Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com>: > > What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas. > Harry Spier There is a large Epics and Puranas bibliography: _Epic and purāṇic bibliography : up to 1985_ (in 2 vols.) ed. by Heinrich von Stietencron et al., comprising more than 2000 pages. See the entry on WorldCat: <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/419980809 <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/419980809>>. All the best Peter Wyzlic -- Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften Bibliothek Universität Bonn Brühler Straße 7 53119 Bonn
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David and Nancy Reigle
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 7:27 PM

Critical editions of purāṇas known to me are here listed by date of
publication:

The Vāmana Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi:
All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1967.

The Kūrma Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi:
All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1971.

The Varāha Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta, 2 volumes.
Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1981.

The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition, edited by
H. G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6 parts.
Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996 (1-3), 1999
(4-6), 1998 (7-9), 1997 (10), 1998 (11-12), 2002 (Epilogue).

The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam, edited by M. M. Pathak, 2
volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 1997, 1999.

The Critical Edition of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam, edited by M. L. Wadekar, 2
volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 2011 (volume 1 is chapters 1-75;
volume 2 is chapters 76-88, the Devīmāhātmyam).

The Skandapurāṇa, vol. I, adhyāyas 1-25, edited by Rob Adriaensen, Hans
T. Bakker, and Harunaga Isaacson, 1998; vol. IIa, adhyāyas 26-31.14, ed. by
Hans T. Bakker and Harunaga Isaacson, 2005; vol. IIb, adhyāyas 31-52, ed.
by Hans T. Bakker, Peter C. Bisschop, and Yuko Yokochi, 2014; vol. III,
adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69, ed. by Yuko Yokochi, 2013. Supplement to the
Groningen Oriental Studies, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, and Leiden: Brill.
[This listing is not up to date; I think more volumes have been published
in the last six years.]

A critical edition of the Vāyu-purāṇa is underway at the Oriental
Institute, Vadodara.

The Ānandāśrama editions used multiple manuscripts. These include the Padma
(1894), Brahma (1895), Agni (1900), Vāyu (1905), and Matsya (1907) purāṇas.

Of the Bibliotheca Indica editions, at least the Vāyu edited by
Rajendralala Mitra (2 volumes, 1880, 1888) used multiple manuscripts.

A composite edition of the Bhāgavata-purāna with three or four commentaries
is Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇam, edited by P. Radhakrishna Sarma, and N.
C. V. Narasimhacharya, 12 volumes (in 14 parts?). Tirupati: Tirumala
Tirupati Devasthanams, 1989-2005 (not yet completed?).

A composite edition of the Brahma-purāṇa is found in Sanskrit Indices and
Text of the Brahmapurāṇa
, by Peter Schreiner and Renate Söhnen. Purāṇa
Research Publications, Tübingen, 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1987.

According to the extensive researches of R. C. Hazra, most of the purāṇas
now extant are not the original ones. This is based on his gathering
quotations from the purāṇas found in the old smṛti-nibandhas, and on
descriptions of the contents of the purāṇas given in some of the purāṇas.
The results of his researches were published in a series of journal
articles, and mostly included in his book, Studies in the Purāṇic Records
on Hindu Rites and Customs
. He concluded that only seven of the now extant
mahā-purāṇas can legitimately claim to be the original ones: Mārkaṇḍeya,
Vāyu, Brahmāṇḍa, Viṣṇu, Matsya, Bhāgavata, and Kūrma, and even
the Kūrma with considerable qualifications. Of the other eleven erstwhile
mahā-purāṇas, he discovered the original Agni-purāṇa in manuscripts under
the name Vahni-purāṇa. This was edited and published after his lifetime:

Vahni-Purāṇam, also referred to as Āgneya-Purāṇam, edited by Anasuya
Bhowmik. Bibliotheca Indica Series, no. 336. Kolkata: The Asiatic Society,
2012 (includes as an Introduction the extensive 2-part article by Rajendra
Chandra Hazra titled, “Studies in the Genuine Āgneya-Purāṇa alias
Vahni-Purāṇa,” originally published in 1953 and 1954).

David Reigle

Colorado, U.S.A.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM Harry Spier vasishtha.spier@gmail.com
wrote:

What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or
even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas.
Harry Spier

Critical editions of purāṇas known to me are here listed by date of publication: *The Vāmana Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1967. *The Kūrma Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1971. *The Varāha Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta, 2 volumes. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1981. *The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition*, edited by H. G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6 parts. Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996 (1-3), 1999 (4-6), 1998 (7-9), 1997 (10), 1998 (11-12), 2002 (Epilogue). *The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam*, edited by M. M. Pathak, 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 1997, 1999. *The Critical Edition of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam*, edited by M. L. Wadekar, 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 2011 (volume 1 is chapters 1-75; volume 2 is chapters 76-88, the Devīmāhātmyam). *The Skandapurāṇa*, vol. I, adhyāyas 1-25, edited by Rob Adriaensen, Hans T. Bakker, and Harunaga Isaacson, 1998; vol. IIa, adhyāyas 26-31.14, ed. by Hans T. Bakker and Harunaga Isaacson, 2005; vol. IIb, adhyāyas 31-52, ed. by Hans T. Bakker, Peter C. Bisschop, and Yuko Yokochi, 2014; vol. III, adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69, ed. by Yuko Yokochi, 2013. Supplement to the Groningen Oriental Studies, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, and Leiden: Brill. [This listing is not up to date; I think more volumes have been published in the last six years.] A critical edition of the Vāyu-purāṇa is underway at the Oriental Institute, Vadodara. The Ānandāśrama editions used multiple manuscripts. These include the Padma (1894), Brahma (1895), Agni (1900), Vāyu (1905), and Matsya (1907) purāṇas. Of the Bibliotheca Indica editions, at least the Vāyu edited by Rajendralala Mitra (2 volumes, 1880, 1888) used multiple manuscripts. A composite edition of the Bhāgavata-purāna with three or four commentaries is *Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇam*, edited by P. Radhakrishna Sarma, and N. C. V. Narasimhacharya, 12 volumes (in 14 parts?). Tirupati: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, 1989-2005 (not yet completed?). A composite edition of the Brahma-purāṇa is found in *Sanskrit Indices and Text of the Brahmapurāṇa*, by Peter Schreiner and Renate Söhnen. Purāṇa Research Publications, Tübingen, 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1987. According to the extensive researches of R. C. Hazra, most of the purāṇas now extant are not the original ones. This is based on his gathering quotations from the purāṇas found in the old smṛti-nibandhas, and on descriptions of the contents of the purāṇas given in some of the purāṇas. The results of his researches were published in a series of journal articles, and mostly included in his book, *Studies in the Purāṇic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs*. He concluded that only seven of the now extant mahā-purāṇas can legitimately claim to be the original ones: *Mārkaṇḍeya*, *Vāyu*, *Brahmāṇḍa*, *Viṣṇu*, *Matsya*, *Bhāgavata*, and *Kūrma*, and even the *Kūrma* with considerable qualifications. Of the other eleven erstwhile mahā-purāṇas, he discovered the original Agni-purāṇa in manuscripts under the name Vahni-purāṇa. This was edited and published after his lifetime: *Vahni-Purāṇam, also referred to as Āgneya-Purāṇam*, edited by Anasuya Bhowmik. Bibliotheca Indica Series, no. 336. Kolkata: The Asiatic Society, 2012 (includes as an Introduction the extensive 2-part article by Rajendra Chandra Hazra titled, “Studies in the Genuine Āgneya-Purāṇa alias Vahni-Purāṇa,” originally published in 1953 and 1954). David Reigle Colorado, U.S.A. On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com> wrote: > What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or > even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas. > Harry Spier > >
HS
Harry Spier
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 9:39 PM

Thank you to David Reigle for this list and thank you to Peter Wyzlic for
the reference to the Epic and purāṇic bibliography.  On looking at Ludo
Rocher's "The Puranas" in "A History of Indian Literature" (1986) I see he
also has a bibliography for each purana he lists and a list of editions and
also a general bibliography.

Harry Spier

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle@gmail.com
wrote:

Critical editions of purāṇas known to me are here listed by date of
publication:

The Vāmana Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi:
All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1967.

The Kūrma Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi:
All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1971.

The Varāha Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta, 2 volumes.
Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1981.

The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition, edited
by H. G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6
parts. Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996 (1-3),
1999 (4-6), 1998 (7-9), 1997 (10), 1998 (11-12), 2002 (Epilogue).

The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam, edited by M. M. Pathak, 2
volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 1997, 1999.

The Critical Edition of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam, edited by M. L. Wadekar,
2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 2011 (volume 1 is chapters 1-75;
volume 2 is chapters 76-88, the Devīmāhātmyam).

The Skandapurāṇa, vol. I, adhyāyas 1-25, edited by Rob Adriaensen, Hans
T. Bakker, and Harunaga Isaacson, 1998; vol. IIa, adhyāyas 26-31.14, ed. by
Hans T. Bakker and Harunaga Isaacson, 2005; vol. IIb, adhyāyas 31-52, ed.
by Hans T. Bakker, Peter C. Bisschop, and Yuko Yokochi, 2014; vol. III,
adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69, ed. by Yuko Yokochi, 2013. Supplement to the
Groningen Oriental Studies, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, and Leiden: Brill.
[This listing is not up to date; I think more volumes have been published
in the last six years.]

A critical edition of the Vāyu-purāṇa is underway at the Oriental
Institute, Vadodara.

The Ānandāśrama editions used multiple manuscripts. These include the
Padma (1894), Brahma (1895), Agni (1900), Vāyu (1905), and Matsya (1907)
purāṇas.

Of the Bibliotheca Indica editions, at least the Vāyu edited by
Rajendralala Mitra (2 volumes, 1880, 1888) used multiple manuscripts.

A composite edition of the Bhāgavata-purāna with three or four
commentaries is Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇam, edited by P. Radhakrishna
Sarma, and N. C. V. Narasimhacharya, 12 volumes (in 14 parts?). Tirupati:
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, 1989-2005 (not yet completed?).

A composite edition of the Brahma-purāṇa is found in Sanskrit Indices
and Text of the Brahmapurāṇa
, by Peter Schreiner and Renate Söhnen.
Purāṇa Research Publications, Tübingen, 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz,
1987.

According to the extensive researches of R. C. Hazra, most of the purāṇas
now extant are not the original ones. This is based on his gathering
quotations from the purāṇas found in the old smṛti-nibandhas, and on
descriptions of the contents of the purāṇas given in some of the purāṇas.
The results of his researches were published in a series of journal
articles, and mostly included in his book, Studies in the Purāṇic
Records on Hindu Rites and Customs
. He concluded that only seven of the
now extant mahā-purāṇas can legitimately claim to be the original ones:
Mārkaṇḍeya, Vāyu, Brahmāṇḍa, Viṣṇu, Matsya, Bhāgavata, and
Kūrma, and even the Kūrma with considerable qualifications. Of the
other eleven erstwhile mahā-purāṇas, he discovered the original Agni-purāṇa
in manuscripts under the name Vahni-purāṇa. This was edited and published
after his lifetime:

Vahni-Purāṇam, also referred to as Āgneya-Purāṇam, edited by Anasuya
Bhowmik. Bibliotheca Indica Series, no. 336. Kolkata: The Asiatic Society,
2012 (includes as an Introduction the extensive 2-part article by Rajendra
Chandra Hazra titled, “Studies in the Genuine Āgneya-Purāṇa alias
Vahni-Purāṇa,” originally published in 1953 and 1954).

David Reigle

Colorado, U.S.A.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM Harry Spier vasishtha.spier@gmail.com
wrote:

What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions
or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas.
Harry Spier

Thank you to David Reigle for this list and thank you to Peter Wyzlic for the reference to the Epic and purāṇic bibliography. On looking at Ludo Rocher's "The Puranas" in "A History of Indian Literature" (1986) I see he also has a bibliography for each purana he lists and a list of editions and also a general bibliography. Harry Spier On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle@gmail.com> wrote: > Critical editions of purāṇas known to me are here listed by date of > publication: > > *The Vāmana Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: > All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1967. > > *The Kūrma Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: > All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1971. > > *The Varāha Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta, 2 volumes. > Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1981. > > *The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition*, edited > by H. G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6 > parts. Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996 (1-3), > 1999 (4-6), 1998 (7-9), 1997 (10), 1998 (11-12), 2002 (Epilogue). > > *The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam*, edited by M. M. Pathak, 2 > volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 1997, 1999. > > *The Critical Edition of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam*, edited by M. L. Wadekar, > 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 2011 (volume 1 is chapters 1-75; > volume 2 is chapters 76-88, the Devīmāhātmyam). > > *The Skandapurāṇa*, vol. I, adhyāyas 1-25, edited by Rob Adriaensen, Hans > T. Bakker, and Harunaga Isaacson, 1998; vol. IIa, adhyāyas 26-31.14, ed. by > Hans T. Bakker and Harunaga Isaacson, 2005; vol. IIb, adhyāyas 31-52, ed. > by Hans T. Bakker, Peter C. Bisschop, and Yuko Yokochi, 2014; vol. III, > adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69, ed. by Yuko Yokochi, 2013. Supplement to the > Groningen Oriental Studies, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, and Leiden: Brill. > [This listing is not up to date; I think more volumes have been published > in the last six years.] > > A critical edition of the Vāyu-purāṇa is underway at the Oriental > Institute, Vadodara. > > The Ānandāśrama editions used multiple manuscripts. These include the > Padma (1894), Brahma (1895), Agni (1900), Vāyu (1905), and Matsya (1907) > purāṇas. > > Of the Bibliotheca Indica editions, at least the Vāyu edited by > Rajendralala Mitra (2 volumes, 1880, 1888) used multiple manuscripts. > > A composite edition of the Bhāgavata-purāna with three or four > commentaries is *Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇam*, edited by P. Radhakrishna > Sarma, and N. C. V. Narasimhacharya, 12 volumes (in 14 parts?). Tirupati: > Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, 1989-2005 (not yet completed?). > > A composite edition of the Brahma-purāṇa is found in *Sanskrit Indices > and Text of the Brahmapurāṇa*, by Peter Schreiner and Renate Söhnen. > Purāṇa Research Publications, Tübingen, 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, > 1987. > > According to the extensive researches of R. C. Hazra, most of the purāṇas > now extant are not the original ones. This is based on his gathering > quotations from the purāṇas found in the old smṛti-nibandhas, and on > descriptions of the contents of the purāṇas given in some of the purāṇas. > The results of his researches were published in a series of journal > articles, and mostly included in his book, *Studies in the Purāṇic > Records on Hindu Rites and Customs*. He concluded that only seven of the > now extant mahā-purāṇas can legitimately claim to be the original ones: > *Mārkaṇḍeya*, *Vāyu*, *Brahmāṇḍa*, *Viṣṇu*, *Matsya*, *Bhāgavata*, and > *Kūrma*, and even the *Kūrma* with considerable qualifications. Of the > other eleven erstwhile mahā-purāṇas, he discovered the original Agni-purāṇa > in manuscripts under the name Vahni-purāṇa. This was edited and published > after his lifetime: > > *Vahni-Purāṇam, also referred to as Āgneya-Purāṇam*, edited by Anasuya > Bhowmik. Bibliotheca Indica Series, no. 336. Kolkata: The Asiatic Society, > 2012 (includes as an Introduction the extensive 2-part article by Rajendra > Chandra Hazra titled, “Studies in the Genuine Āgneya-Purāṇa alias > Vahni-Purāṇa,” originally published in 1953 and 1954). > > David Reigle > > Colorado, U.S.A. > > On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions >> or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas. >> Harry Spier >> >>
PE
Paolo Eugenio Rosati
Sun, Feb 21, 2021 11:08 AM

Dear All,

thank you very much for your private and public comments. Many thanks to
David and Peter for sharing the bibliography for Puranic texts. I didn't
know that all the translations published through Motilal Banarsidass were
based on the Venkatesvara edition. In Rocher (1986), I think, only the Śiva
Purāṇa
is said to be based on the Paṇḍitapustakālaya edition (1963), which
was an emendation of the Vankatesvara edition.

Are there new studies on the date of compilation of these (probably
non-original) Puranas? Following Rocher and Hazra it seems almost
impossible to give any useful and realistic date of compilation.

Best,
Paolo

Il giorno sab 20 feb 2021 alle ore 22:40 Harry Spier <
vasishtha.spier@gmail.com> ha scritto:

Thank you to David Reigle for this list and thank you to Peter Wyzlic for
the reference to the Epic and purāṇic bibliography.  On looking at Ludo
Rocher's "The Puranas" in "A History of Indian Literature" (1986) I see he
also has a bibliography for each purana he lists and a list of editions and
also a general bibliography.

Harry Spier

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle@gmail.com
wrote:

Critical editions of purāṇas known to me are here listed by date of
publication:

The Vāmana Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi:
All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1967.

The Kūrma Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi:
All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1971.

The Varāha Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta, 2 volumes.
Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1981.

The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition, edited
by H. G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6
parts. Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996 (1-3),
1999 (4-6), 1998 (7-9), 1997 (10), 1998 (11-12), 2002 (Epilogue).

The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam, edited by M. M. Pathak, 2
volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 1997, 1999.

The Critical Edition of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam, edited by M. L.
Wadekar, 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 2011 (volume 1 is
chapters 1-75; volume 2 is chapters 76-88, the Devīmāhātmyam).

The Skandapurāṇa, vol. I, adhyāyas 1-25, edited by Rob Adriaensen,
Hans T. Bakker, and Harunaga Isaacson, 1998; vol. IIa, adhyāyas 26-31.14,
ed. by Hans T. Bakker and Harunaga Isaacson, 2005; vol. IIb, adhyāyas
31-52, ed. by Hans T. Bakker, Peter C. Bisschop, and Yuko Yokochi, 2014;
vol. III, adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69, ed. by Yuko Yokochi, 2013. Supplement to
the Groningen Oriental Studies, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, and Leiden:
Brill. [This listing is not up to date; I think more volumes have been
published in the last six years.]

A critical edition of the Vāyu-purāṇa is underway at the Oriental
Institute, Vadodara.

The Ānandāśrama editions used multiple manuscripts. These include the
Padma (1894), Brahma (1895), Agni (1900), Vāyu (1905), and Matsya (1907)
purāṇas.

Of the Bibliotheca Indica editions, at least the Vāyu edited by
Rajendralala Mitra (2 volumes, 1880, 1888) used multiple manuscripts.

A composite edition of the Bhāgavata-purāna with three or four
commentaries is Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇam, edited by P.
Radhakrishna Sarma, and N. C. V. Narasimhacharya, 12 volumes (in 14
parts?). Tirupati: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, 1989-2005 (not yet
completed?).

A composite edition of the Brahma-purāṇa is found in Sanskrit Indices
and Text of the Brahmapurāṇa
, by Peter Schreiner and Renate Söhnen.
Purāṇa Research Publications, Tübingen, 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz,
1987.

According to the extensive researches of R. C. Hazra, most of the purāṇas
now extant are not the original ones. This is based on his gathering
quotations from the purāṇas found in the old smṛti-nibandhas, and on
descriptions of the contents of the purāṇas given in some of the purāṇas.
The results of his researches were published in a series of journal
articles, and mostly included in his book, Studies in the Purāṇic
Records on Hindu Rites and Customs
. He concluded that only seven of the
now extant mahā-purāṇas can legitimately claim to be the original ones:
Mārkaṇḍeya, Vāyu, Brahmāṇḍa, Viṣṇu, Matsya, Bhāgavata, and
Kūrma, and even the Kūrma with considerable qualifications. Of the
other eleven erstwhile mahā-purāṇas, he discovered the original Agni-purāṇa
in manuscripts under the name Vahni-purāṇa. This was edited and published
after his lifetime:

Vahni-Purāṇam, also referred to as Āgneya-Purāṇam, edited by Anasuya
Bhowmik. Bibliotheca Indica Series, no. 336. Kolkata: The Asiatic Society,
2012 (includes as an Introduction the extensive 2-part article by Rajendra
Chandra Hazra titled, “Studies in the Genuine Āgneya-Purāṇa alias
Vahni-Purāṇa,” originally published in 1953 and 1954).

David Reigle

Colorado, U.S.A.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM Harry Spier vasishtha.spier@gmail.com
wrote:

What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions
or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas.
Harry Spier


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Dear All, thank you very much for your private and public comments. Many thanks to David and Peter for sharing the bibliography for Puranic texts. I didn't know that all the translations published through Motilal Banarsidass were based on the Venkatesvara edition. In Rocher (1986), I think, only the *Śiva Purāṇa* is said to be based on the Paṇḍitapustakālaya edition (1963), which was an emendation of the Vankatesvara edition. Are there new studies on the date of compilation of these (probably non-original) Puranas? Following Rocher and Hazra it seems almost impossible to give any useful and realistic date of compilation. Best, Paolo Il giorno sab 20 feb 2021 alle ore 22:40 Harry Spier < vasishtha.spier@gmail.com> ha scritto: > Thank you to David Reigle for this list and thank you to Peter Wyzlic for > the reference to the Epic and purāṇic bibliography. On looking at Ludo > Rocher's "The Puranas" in "A History of Indian Literature" (1986) I see he > also has a bibliography for each purana he lists and a list of editions and > also a general bibliography. > > Harry Spier > > > On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> Critical editions of purāṇas known to me are here listed by date of >> publication: >> >> *The Vāmana Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: >> All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1967. >> >> *The Kūrma Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: >> All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1971. >> >> *The Varāha Purāṇa*, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta, 2 volumes. >> Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1981. >> >> *The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition*, edited >> by H. G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6 >> parts. Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996 (1-3), >> 1999 (4-6), 1998 (7-9), 1997 (10), 1998 (11-12), 2002 (Epilogue). >> >> *The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam*, edited by M. M. Pathak, 2 >> volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 1997, 1999. >> >> *The Critical Edition of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam*, edited by M. L. >> Wadekar, 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 2011 (volume 1 is >> chapters 1-75; volume 2 is chapters 76-88, the Devīmāhātmyam). >> >> *The Skandapurāṇa*, vol. I, adhyāyas 1-25, edited by Rob Adriaensen, >> Hans T. Bakker, and Harunaga Isaacson, 1998; vol. IIa, adhyāyas 26-31.14, >> ed. by Hans T. Bakker and Harunaga Isaacson, 2005; vol. IIb, adhyāyas >> 31-52, ed. by Hans T. Bakker, Peter C. Bisschop, and Yuko Yokochi, 2014; >> vol. III, adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69, ed. by Yuko Yokochi, 2013. Supplement to >> the Groningen Oriental Studies, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, and Leiden: >> Brill. [This listing is not up to date; I think more volumes have been >> published in the last six years.] >> >> A critical edition of the Vāyu-purāṇa is underway at the Oriental >> Institute, Vadodara. >> >> The Ānandāśrama editions used multiple manuscripts. These include the >> Padma (1894), Brahma (1895), Agni (1900), Vāyu (1905), and Matsya (1907) >> purāṇas. >> >> Of the Bibliotheca Indica editions, at least the Vāyu edited by >> Rajendralala Mitra (2 volumes, 1880, 1888) used multiple manuscripts. >> >> A composite edition of the Bhāgavata-purāna with three or four >> commentaries is *Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇam*, edited by P. >> Radhakrishna Sarma, and N. C. V. Narasimhacharya, 12 volumes (in 14 >> parts?). Tirupati: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, 1989-2005 (not yet >> completed?). >> >> A composite edition of the Brahma-purāṇa is found in *Sanskrit Indices >> and Text of the Brahmapurāṇa*, by Peter Schreiner and Renate Söhnen. >> Purāṇa Research Publications, Tübingen, 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, >> 1987. >> >> According to the extensive researches of R. C. Hazra, most of the purāṇas >> now extant are not the original ones. This is based on his gathering >> quotations from the purāṇas found in the old smṛti-nibandhas, and on >> descriptions of the contents of the purāṇas given in some of the purāṇas. >> The results of his researches were published in a series of journal >> articles, and mostly included in his book, *Studies in the Purāṇic >> Records on Hindu Rites and Customs*. He concluded that only seven of the >> now extant mahā-purāṇas can legitimately claim to be the original ones: >> *Mārkaṇḍeya*, *Vāyu*, *Brahmāṇḍa*, *Viṣṇu*, *Matsya*, *Bhāgavata*, and >> *Kūrma*, and even the *Kūrma* with considerable qualifications. Of the >> other eleven erstwhile mahā-purāṇas, he discovered the original Agni-purāṇa >> in manuscripts under the name Vahni-purāṇa. This was edited and published >> after his lifetime: >> >> *Vahni-Purāṇam, also referred to as Āgneya-Purāṇam*, edited by Anasuya >> Bhowmik. Bibliotheca Indica Series, no. 336. Kolkata: The Asiatic Society, >> 2012 (includes as an Introduction the extensive 2-part article by Rajendra >> Chandra Hazra titled, “Studies in the Genuine Āgneya-Purāṇa alias >> Vahni-Purāṇa,” originally published in 1953 and 1954). >> >> David Reigle >> >> Colorado, U.S.A. >> >> On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >>> What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions >>> or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas. >>> Harry Spier >>> >>> _______________________________________________ > INDOLOGY mailing list -- indology@list.indology.info > To unsubscribe send an email to indology-leave@list.indology.info > indology-owner@list.indology.info (messages to the list's managing > committee) > http://listinfo.indology.info (where you can change your list options or > unsubscribe) -- *Paolo E. 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Christophe Vielle
Mon, Feb 22, 2021 8:57 AM

Le 20 févr. 2021 à 22:39, Harry Spier vasishtha.spier@gmail.com a écrit :

Thank you to David Reigle for this list and thank you to Peter Wyzlic for the reference to the Epic and purāṇic bibliography.  On looking at Ludo Rocher's "The Puranas" in "A History of Indian Literature" (1986) I see he also has a bibliography for each purana he lists and a list of editions and also a general bibliography.

Harry Spier

Am 20.02.2021 um 16:51 schrieb Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com mailto:vasishtha.spier@gmail.com>:

What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas.
Harry Spier

There is a large Epics and Puranas bibliography: Epic and purāṇic bibliography : up to 1985 (in 2 vols.) ed. by Heinrich von Stietencron et al., comprising more than 2000 pages. See the entry on WorldCat: <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/419980809 https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldcat.org%2Foclc%2F419980809&data=04%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7Cd098278f56d74b0c00d208d8d5bf78bb%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637494366293707657%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Hw0crNYlI1tnwVpKD2QwlXGbJqyj2XalJ4cfcFkS1us%3D&reserved=0>.

All the best
Peter Wyzlic

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle@gmail.com mailto:dnreigle@gmail.com> wrote:
Critical editions of purāṇas known to me are here listed by date of publication:

The Vāmana Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1967.

The Kūrma Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1971.

The Varāha Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta, 2 volumes. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1981.

The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition, edited by H. G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6 parts. Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996 (1-3), 1999 (4-6), 1998 (7-9), 1997 (10), 1998 (11-12), 2002 (Epilogue).

The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam, edited by M. M. Pathak, 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 1997, 1999.

The Critical Edition of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam, edited by M. L. Wadekar, 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 2011 (volume 1 is chapters 1-75; volume 2 is chapters 76-88, the Devīmāhātmyam).

The Skandapurāṇa, vol. I, adhyāyas 1-25, edited by Rob Adriaensen, Hans T. Bakker, and Harunaga Isaacson, 1998; vol. IIa, adhyāyas 26-31.14, ed. by Hans T. Bakker and Harunaga Isaacson, 2005; vol. IIb, adhyāyas 31-52, ed. by Hans T. Bakker, Peter C. Bisschop, and Yuko Yokochi, 2014; vol. III, adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69, ed. by Yuko Yokochi, 2013. Supplement to the Groningen Oriental Studies, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, and Leiden: Brill. [This listing is not up to date; I think more volumes have been published in the last six years.]

A critical edition of the Vāyu-purāṇa is underway at the Oriental Institute, Vadodara.

The Ānandāśrama editions used multiple manuscripts. These include the Padma (1894), Brahma (1895), Agni (1900), Vāyu (1905), and Matsya (1907) purāṇas.

Of the Bibliotheca Indica editions, at least the Vāyu edited by Rajendralala Mitra (2 volumes, 1880, 1888) used multiple manuscripts.

A composite edition of the Bhāgavata-purāna with three or four commentaries is Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇam, edited by P. Radhakrishna Sarma, and N. C. V. Narasimhacharya, 12 volumes (in 14 parts?). Tirupati: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, 1989-2005 (not yet completed?).

A composite edition of the Brahma-purāṇa is found in Sanskrit Indices and Text of the Brahmapurāṇa, by Peter Schreiner and Renate Söhnen. Purāṇa Research Publications, Tübingen, 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1987.

According to the extensive researches of R. C. Hazra, most of the purāṇas now extant are not the original ones. This is based on his gathering quotations from the purāṇas found in the old smṛti-nibandhas, and on descriptions of the contents of the purāṇas given in some of the purāṇas. The results of his researches were published in a series of journal articles, and mostly included in his book, Studies in the Purāṇic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs. He concluded that only seven of the now extant mahā-purāṇas can legitimately claim to be the original ones: Mārkaṇḍeya, Vāyu, Brahmāṇḍa, Viṣṇu, Matsya, Bhāgavata, and Kūrma, and even the Kūrma with considerable qualifications. Of the other eleven erstwhile mahā-purāṇas, he discovered the original Agni-purāṇa in manuscripts under the name Vahni-purāṇa. This was edited and published after his lifetime:

Vahni-Purāṇam, also referred to as Āgneya-Purāṇam, edited by Anasuya Bhowmik. Bibliotheca Indica Series, no. 336. Kolkata: The Asiatic Society, 2012 (includes as an Introduction the extensive 2-part article by Rajendra Chandra Hazra titled, “Studies in the Genuine Āgneya-Purāṇa alias Vahni-Purāṇa,” originally published in 1953 and 1954).

David Reigle

Colorado, U.S.A.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com mailto:vasishtha.spier@gmail.com> wrote:
What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas.
Harry Spier


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The EPB is still working online: http://ep-bibliography.uni-goettingen.de/cgi-bin/webconnector.pl?advancedsearch=1 <http://ep-bibliography.uni-goettingen.de/cgi-bin/webconnector.pl?advancedsearch=1> > Le 20 févr. 2021 à 22:39, Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com> a écrit : > > Thank you to David Reigle for this list and thank you to Peter Wyzlic for the reference to the Epic and purāṇic bibliography. On looking at Ludo Rocher's "The Puranas" in "A History of Indian Literature" (1986) I see he also has a bibliography for each purana he lists and a list of editions and also a general bibliography. > > Harry Spier > Am 20.02.2021 um 16:51 schrieb Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com <mailto:vasishtha.spier@gmail.com>>: > > What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas. > Harry Spier There is a large Epics and Puranas bibliography: _Epic and purāṇic bibliography : up to 1985_ (in 2 vols.) ed. by Heinrich von Stietencron et al., comprising more than 2000 pages. See the entry on WorldCat: <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/419980809 <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldcat.org%2Foclc%2F419980809&data=04%7C01%7Cchristophe.vielle%40uclouvain.be%7Cd098278f56d74b0c00d208d8d5bf78bb%7C7ab090d4fa2e4ecfbc7c4127b4d582ec%7C0%7C0%7C637494366293707657%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Hw0crNYlI1tnwVpKD2QwlXGbJqyj2XalJ4cfcFkS1us%3D&reserved=0>>. All the best Peter Wyzlic > > On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle@gmail.com <mailto:dnreigle@gmail.com>> wrote: > Critical editions of purāṇas known to me are here listed by date of publication: > > The Vāmana Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1967. > > The Kūrma Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1971. > > The Varāha Purāṇa, critically edited by Anand Swarup Gupta, 2 volumes. Varanasi: All-India Kashiraj Trust, 1981. > > The Bhāgavata [Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇa]: Critical Edition, edited by H. G. Shastri, Bharati K. Shelat, and K. K. Shastree, 4 volumes in 6 parts. Ahmedabad: B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, 1996 (1-3), 1999 (4-6), 1998 (7-9), 1997 (10), 1998 (11-12), 2002 (Epilogue). > > The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam, edited by M. M. Pathak, 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 1997, 1999. > > The Critical Edition of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam, edited by M. L. Wadekar, 2 volumes. Vadodara: Oriental Institute, 2011 (volume 1 is chapters 1-75; volume 2 is chapters 76-88, the Devīmāhātmyam). > > The Skandapurāṇa, vol. I, adhyāyas 1-25, edited by Rob Adriaensen, Hans T. Bakker, and Harunaga Isaacson, 1998; vol. IIa, adhyāyas 26-31.14, ed. by Hans T. Bakker and Harunaga Isaacson, 2005; vol. IIb, adhyāyas 31-52, ed. by Hans T. Bakker, Peter C. Bisschop, and Yuko Yokochi, 2014; vol. III, adhyāyas 34.1-61, 53-69, ed. by Yuko Yokochi, 2013. Supplement to the Groningen Oriental Studies, Groningen: Egbert Forsten, and Leiden: Brill. [This listing is not up to date; I think more volumes have been published in the last six years.] > > A critical edition of the Vāyu-purāṇa is underway at the Oriental Institute, Vadodara. > > The Ānandāśrama editions used multiple manuscripts. These include the Padma (1894), Brahma (1895), Agni (1900), Vāyu (1905), and Matsya (1907) purāṇas. > > Of the Bibliotheca Indica editions, at least the Vāyu edited by Rajendralala Mitra (2 volumes, 1880, 1888) used multiple manuscripts. > > A composite edition of the Bhāgavata-purāna with three or four commentaries is Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahāpurāṇam, edited by P. Radhakrishna Sarma, and N. C. V. Narasimhacharya, 12 volumes (in 14 parts?). Tirupati: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, 1989-2005 (not yet completed?). > > A composite edition of the Brahma-purāṇa is found in Sanskrit Indices and Text of the Brahmapurāṇa, by Peter Schreiner and Renate Söhnen. Purāṇa Research Publications, Tübingen, 1. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1987. > > According to the extensive researches of R. C. Hazra, most of the purāṇas now extant are not the original ones. This is based on his gathering quotations from the purāṇas found in the old smṛti-nibandhas, and on descriptions of the contents of the purāṇas given in some of the purāṇas. The results of his researches were published in a series of journal articles, and mostly included in his book, Studies in the Purāṇic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs. He concluded that only seven of the now extant mahā-purāṇas can legitimately claim to be the original ones: Mārkaṇḍeya, Vāyu, Brahmāṇḍa, Viṣṇu, Matsya, Bhāgavata, and Kūrma, and even the Kūrma with considerable qualifications. Of the other eleven erstwhile mahā-purāṇas, he discovered the original Agni-purāṇa in manuscripts under the name Vahni-purāṇa. This was edited and published after his lifetime: > > Vahni-Purāṇam, also referred to as Āgneya-Purāṇam, edited by Anasuya Bhowmik. Bibliotheca Indica Series, no. 336. Kolkata: The Asiatic Society, 2012 (includes as an Introduction the extensive 2-part article by Rajendra Chandra Hazra titled, “Studies in the Genuine Āgneya-Purāṇa alias Vahni-Purāṇa,” originally published in 1953 and 1954). > > David Reigle > > Colorado, U.S.A. > > > On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 AM Harry Spier <vasishtha.spier@gmail.com <mailto:vasishtha.spier@gmail.com>> wrote: > What I would find useful is if someone could list the critical editions or even editions made from multiple manuscripts of Puranas. > Harry Spier > > _______________________________________________ > INDOLOGY mailing list -- indology@list.indology.info > To unsubscribe send an email to indology-leave@list.indology.info > indology-owner@list.indology.info (messages to the list's managing committee) > http://listinfo.indology.info (where you can change your list options or unsubscribe) ––––––––––––––––––– Christophe Vielle <https://uclouvain.be/en/directories/christophe.vielle> Louvain-la-Neuve