Sāmbapurāṇa

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sambapurana, SAmbapurANa, Saambapuraana


Sāmbapurāṇa

This is an upapurāṇa (minor or secondary purāṇa) belonging to the Saura group (devoted to Sun-worship). It might have been composed during the period A.D. 500-800.

Sāmba was the son of Kṛṣṇa from his wife Jāmbavatī. He is said to have established a temple for Sūrya or Sun-god at the city Sāmbapura built by him. He brought eighteen families of Magi priests from Śākadvīpa and handed over the regular worship of Sūrya to them.

This work contains many interesting stories. Other details dealt with are: creation; the solar system; eclipses; geography of the earth; description of the deity Sūrya and his attendants; on images of these deities; some details about yoga; on mantras and their use; customs and manners; certain rites and rituals; results of actions.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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By Swami Harshananda

Sāmbapurāṇa is an upapurāṇa[1] belonging to the Saura group.[2] It might have been composed during the period A.D. 500-800. Sāmba was the son of Kṛṣṇa, from his wife Jāmbavatī. He is said to have established a temple for Surya or Sun-god at the city Sāmbapura built by him. He brought eighteen families of Magi priests from Śākadvīpa and handed over the regular worship of Surya to them. This work contains many interesting stories. Other details dealt with are:

  1. Creation
  2. Solar system
  3. Eclipses
  4. Geography of the earth
  5. Description of the deity Surya and his attendants
  6. Images of these deities
  7. Some details about yoga
  8. Mantras and their use
  9. Customs and manners
  10. Certain rites and rituals
  11. Results of actions


References

  1. Upapurāṇa means minor or secondary purāṇa.
  2. Saura group is devoted to Sun-worship.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore