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The quote is from the English tr. (1963: 466-467), which is more explicit than the original. 2, 1941, 148, quoting HARAPRASAD SHASTRI 1928a: lxxxv. , not CE). 4 Thus MACDONELL 1900: 290 = 21962: 251; PARGITER 1922: 22; RAMACHANDRA DIK- SHITAR 1932: 761. 5 HAZRA 1940: 3. Cf. W. HOPKINS: Quantitative Variations in the Calcutta and Bombay Texts of the Mahabharata, PrAOS Oct. 31, 1888, JAOS 14, 1890, iv-vi. 6 CE Appendix I, No. 6. 7 HAZRA 1940: 4; cf. HAZRA 1962: 246. 131; cf. 21-24. 32 L. Rocher • The Puranas 13.

From the religious point of view I have already drawn attention to the fact that many extant puranas exhibit allegiance to more than one sect. 13 Differing opinions on whether a particular section of a purana is original or spurious may also lead to opposite conclusions on the place of composition of the text. Haraprasad Shastri14 assigned the Agni° to Bihar or Bengal, based on the descriptions of holy places in the text. According to Hazra, however, "it is difficult to say where the present Agni was first compiled.

5 HAZRA 1940: 3. Cf. W. HOPKINS: Quantitative Variations in the Calcutta and Bombay Texts of the Mahabharata, PrAOS Oct. 31, 1888, JAOS 14, 1890, iv-vi. 6 CE Appendix I, No. 6. 7 HAZRA 1940: 4; cf. HAZRA 1962: 246. 131; cf. 21-24. 32 L. Rocher • The Puranas 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Skanda. Vamana. Kurma. e. the fish. e. the bird on which Vishnu rides. Brahmanda. "9 This list is different from all other lists preserved elsewhere, and contains a number of titles which are normally classed among the upapuranas.

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