Author: I Gusti Putu PhalgunadiPublisher: Sundeep PrakashanYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 382ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175740884
The complete Indonesian Brahmandapurana has been translated into English for the first time in this work. It was rendered into Classical Indonesian language (Kawi) in the tenth Century AD Simple and lucid, it relates the story vividly in limped fluency. The Indonesian Brahmandapurana is not literal Kawi rendering of the Sanskrit text. It is an original text in Kawi, which has taken inspiration from the Sanskrit Brahmandapurana and the Vayupurana. It follows Sanskrit passages. Although it is much shorter, it does not generally speaking, omit, the matter what is essential. The interesting feature of the Indonesian Brahmandapurana is that many slokas, double or single Padas are literally borrowed and interspersed at irregular interval.The Indonesian Brahmandapurana contains summaries of information on mythology, philosophy, geography, politics, and so on. From the religious point of view, the Brahmandapurana is regarded as a sacred treatise in India as well as in Ancient Indonesia. It has the ancient Vedic tradition which is called the fifth Veda.This English translation of the Indonesian Brahmandapurana has been done for the first time. Its corresponding Kawi text is given on the opposite pages to enable researchers to understand it, in depth. The present English translation of one of the great Classical Indonesian literary texts would be of great help not only to students of Indology, but also to others interested in the cultural development of Southeast Asia in Ancient times.
FOREWORDPREFACENOTE ON THE PRONUNCIATIONS OF THE KAWI LANGUAGECHART OF BALINESE LETTERS1. INTRODUCTION1. The Indonesia-India Cultural Links2. The Impact of Sanskrit Literature on IndonesiaA. The RamayanaB. The Mahabharatac. The Purana(i) The Classical Indonesian Brahmandapurana(ii) Religious Life3. The Language of Classical Indonesian Brahmandapurana4. Authorship5. Translation6. Manuscripts7. ResumeII THE KAWI TEXT OF THE BRAHMANDAPURANA AND ITS ENGLISH TRANSLATIONSection I : The Sacrifice of King AdhisimakrsnaSection II : Evolution of the UniverseSection III : Creation of the WorldSection IV : Birth of Lord RudraSection V : Creation of Celestial SagesSection VI : Birth of the Thousand RudrasSection VII : The Progeny of the SaptarsisSection VIII : The Destruction of Kaksa`s YajnaSection IX : The Lineage of KsatriyasSection X : The Method of Measurement of Devas and OthersSection XI : The Composer of the MantrasSection XII : The Line of Byasa`s DisciplesSection XIII : The Branches of Vedic SchoolSection XIV : The Genealogy of Vedic TeachersSection XV : The Branches of VedasSection XVI : The Lineage of ManuSection XVII : Description of JambudvipaSection XVIII : Description of BharatavarsaSection XIX : Description of Other Sub-ContinentsSection XX : The Descent of Sacred GangaSection XXI : Description of the Other ContinentsSection XXII : Nature of the Sun and the MoonSection XXIII : Description of CloudsIII. BIBLIOGRAPHY