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Vayu Purana

24,000 verses. Possibly the oldest of all Maha Puranas. Some medieval Indian texts call it Vayaviya Purana. Mentioned and studied by Al Biruni, the 11th

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Skanda Purana

81,100 verses. Describes the birth of Skanda (or Karthikeya), son of Shiva. Being the longest Purana, it is an extraordinarily meticulous pilgrimage guide, containing geographical

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Linga Purana

11,000 verses. Discusses Lingam, symbol of Shiva, and origin of the universe. It also contains many stories of Lingam, one of which entails how Agni

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Agni Purana

Agni Purana has 15,400 verses. Contains encyclopedic information. Includes geography of Mithila (Bihar and neighbouring states), cultural history, politics, education system, iconography, taxation theories, organization

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