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:vyāsādimunipraṇīta-vedārthavarṇita-pañcalakṣaṇānvita-śāstram । tatparyyāyaḥ । pañcalakṣaṇam 2 । ityamaraḥ । 1 । 6 । 5 ॥
 
:vyāsādimunipraṇīta-vedārthavarṇita-pañcalakṣaṇānvita-śāstram । tatparyyāyaḥ । pañcalakṣaṇam 2 । ityamaraḥ । 1 । 6 । 5 ॥
 
Purana is that shastra, which written by Vyasa, describes the meanings of Vedas and is comprised of the panchalakshanas.
 
Purana is that shastra, which written by Vyasa, describes the meanings of Vedas and is comprised of the panchalakshanas.
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==व्युत्पत्तिः ॥ Etymology==
 
==व्युत्पत्तिः ॥ Etymology==
 
According to Shabdakalpadruma, the word Purana is used in the sense of पुरा भवमिति । which means "that which existed in the past" and पुरा नीयते इति । which means "that which takes (you) back (in time)"
 
According to Shabdakalpadruma, the word Purana is used in the sense of पुरा भवमिति । which means "that which existed in the past" and पुरा नीयते इति । which means "that which takes (you) back (in time)"
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