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vidvan log 'vayu puran' ko svatantr puran n manakar 'shiv puran' aur 'brahmand puran' ka hi ang manate hain. parantu 'narad puran' men jin atharah puranon ki soochi di gee hain, unamen 'vayu puran' ko svatantr puran mana gaya hai. chaturyug ke varnan men 'vayu puran' manaviy sabhyata ke vikas men sat yug ko adim yug manata hai. varnashram vyavastha ka prarambh treta yug se kaha gaya hai. treta yug men hi shram vibhajan ka siddhant manav ne apanaya aur krishi karm sikha. 'vayu puran' ka kathanak doosare puranon se bhinn hai. yah sampradayikata ke dosh se poornat: yukt hai. isamen soory, chandr, grah-nakshatr, jyotish, ayurved adi ka varnan hai, parantu sarvatha ne roop men hai. vishnu aur shiv-donon ko sammanajanak roop se upasana ke yogy mana gaya hai. 'vayu puran' ke kathanak atyant saral aur adambar vihin hain. isamen srishti rachana, manav sabhyata ka vikas, manvantar varnan, rajavnshon ka varnan, yog marg, sadachar, prayashchitt vidhi, mrityukal ke lakshan, yug dharm varnan, svar, onkar, vedon ka avirbhav, jyotish prachar, lingodbhav, rishi lakshan, tirth, gandharv aur alnkar shastr adi ka varnan prapt hota hai. isamen 112 adhyay evn 10,991 shlok hain. lagata hai, brahmand ki bhanti yah bhi char padon men vibhajit hai, yatha-

adhyayon ka varnan

varah ki bhanti isaka bhi arambh 'narayann namaskrity' se hota hai. doosare shlok men vyas ki prashasti gayi gayi hai jo any snskaranon men nahin payi jati. tisare shlok men shivabhakt ki or nirdesh hai. 104van adhyay bahut se snskaranon men upalabdh nahin hai aur 'gayamahatmay' vale antim adhyay, kuchh lekhakon ke mat se, pashchatkalin parivardhan hain. bahut se adhyayon men shivapooja ki or vishesh snket hai, lagata hai yah kuchh pakshapat hai.[5] sambhavat: isi pakshapat ko door karane ke lie athava sampradayik santulan ke lie gayamahatmy ke adhyay jod diye gaye hain. itana hi nahin, adhyay 98 men vishnu ki prashnsa hai aur dattatrey, vyas, kalki vishnu ke avatar kahe gaye hain, kintu buddh ka ullekh nahin hua hai. adhyay 99 sabase bada hai, isamen 464 shlok hain aur isamen bahut si prachin parikalpit evn aitihasik kathaen hain. is puran men kuchh aise shlok hain jo mahabharat, manu evn matsy men paye jate hain. is puran men bhi matsy ki bhanti dharmashastriy samagri prachur matra men payi jati hai. yah puran prachinatam evn atyant pramanik puranon men pariganit hai; kintu isamen kuchh pashchatkalin kshepak evn parivardhan bhi hain.

kalpataru ne isake uddharan vrat evn niyat kal ke vibhagon ko chhod kar katipay any vibhagon men liye hain. shraddh 160 shlok, moksh par 35, tirth par 22, dan par 7, brahmachari par 5 evn grihasth par parnparagat shlok uddhrit hain. aparark ne lagabhag 75 shlok[6] uddhrit kiye hain. smritichandrika ne shraddh, atithi, agnihotr evn samidha par shlok uddhrit kiye hain. vayu ne gupt-vnsh ki or ek chalata snket kar diya hai. ise panch varshon ka ek yug vidit hai.[7] isane mesh, tula[8], makar evn sinh (jisamen brihaspati bhi hai) ki charcha[9] bhi ki hai. adhyay 87 men poorvacharyon ke siddhanton ke adhar par gitalnkaron ka varnan kiya hai. brahmand ka adhyay[10] usi vishay par hai jo vayu men hai aur shlok bhi saman hi hain.

harshacharit evn kadambari ka ullekh

vayu men gupt-vnsh ki charcha ayi hai aur ban ne apane harshacharit evn kadambari men isaka ullekh kiya hai at: isaki tithi 350 ee. evn 550 ee. ke bich men kahin hogi. shnkarachary ne apane vedantasootr men ek shlok jis puran se uddhrit kiya hai vah vayu puran hi hai[11], keval 'narayan' shabd ke badale vayu men 'maheshvar' rakha gaya hai.[12]thode bahut antaron ke sath bat ek hi hai. yogasootr[13] par vachaspati ne tattvavaisharadi men vayu[14] ko uddhrit kiya hai.[15]

tika tippani aur sndarbh

  1. adhyat 1-6
  2. adhyay 7-64
  3. adhyay 65-99
  4. adhyay 100-112
  5. yatha 20.31-35, 24.91-165, 55 evn 101.215-330
  6. 60 shraddh par tatha any 15 upavas, dravy shuddhi, dan, sannyas evn yog par hain
  7. 50.183
  8. 50.196
  9. 82.41-42
  10. 3.62
  11. vedantasootr 2.1.1=vayu puran 1.205
  12. aur bhi dekhie vayu puran, 4.27-28=vedantasootr, 1.4.1; vayu 9.120=vedantasootr, 1.2.25.
  13. 1.25
  14. 12.33 evn 10.65-66
  15. dekhie, pro. dikshitar ka lekh 'sam aspekts av di vayupuran' (1933, 52 prishthon men, madras yooni.); h.(indiyan histarikal kvartarali, jild 14, prishth 131-139 evn pi.ar.ech.ar., prishth 13-17); shri di.ar. patil ka 'kalcharal histri phram di vayupuran' (1946, poona, pi-echh.di. anusndhan).

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