By Swami Harshananda
Significance of Purāṇas
Purāṇas contain a lot of ancient historical traditions and material though couched in the style and language of mythology. Generally they are divided into two groups:
Content of Mudgalapurāna
The Mudgalapurāna is the scripture classed among the Upapurāṇas group of works. It is written probably during the period A. D. 900-1100. It is devoted mainly to the description of nine incarnations of Gaṇapati. They are:
It speaks of 23 more forms of Gaṇapati. It has imbibed the influence of the tantras very much.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore