(Last Updated on : 08-09-2009)
One of the eighteen Puranas, the Brahmanda Purana can be described as a religious text of the Hindus. It is considered as the last of the Puranas.
The different sections of the Purana cover the comprehensive description of the creation of cosmos, discussion about the time as a dimension and the details of Kalpa and Yuga. In addition, there is a wide range of description of certain dynasties like the houses of Bharata, Prithu, Deva, Rishi and Agni. It also contains the Adhyatma Ramayana in seven parts.
Description of Jambudvipa and Bharata-Varsha, islands and landmasses like Anudvipa, Ketumaala-varshaas, as the aspects of religious geography are also stated in this Purana.
In the twelve thousand verses, contained in the Purana, the vedangas and Adi Kalpa are also described. It is believed that it is 'uttama' (best) to gift this book to a Brahmin.