Narada Purana

The Narada Purana is one of the eighteen puranas, and it was written in Sanskrit by the great sage Vyasa, and in this purana, the details about Narada Maharishi and his various teachings to the people is mentioned.It includes the visit to various Lokas by Narada Maharishi, and his conversation with the great bhakavathas like Thumburu, Prahalada, Namisi and Dhruva.

The Narada Purana is written in a simplified format by Vyasa, and it is easily readable by anyone.

Teachings by Narada Maharishi as mentioned in Narada Purana

1. Lord Vishnu is the only god, who controls the entire universe through his great powers.

2. There is no beginning and end for Lord Vishnu.

3. Worship the great Lord Vishnu praise him by chanting his divine mantras and by singing his beautiful songs.

4. Many great rishis and saints have reached the abode of Lord Vishnu, the Vaikunta, due to their sincere devotion on him.

5. Just by chanting his holy mantra, “OM NAMO NARAYANAYA NAMAHA”, Lord Vishnu would be pleased with us and would grant boons to us.

6. If we sincerely worship Vishnu, then there is no need to worry about anything in our life.

7. Even Lord Shiva cannot fully describe the greatness of Lord Vishnu.

8. Visit to the various temples of Lord Vishnu and see his divine beauty.

9. Lord Vishnu would come with us like our shadow throughout our life, if we keep sincere faith on him.

Narada is a famous rishi, who is also called as Deva Rishi Narada, is famous in doing mischievous acts, and he used to tell lot of stories, whenever he meets any holy person. Being the son of Brahma and Saraswati, he contains great wisdom, courage and he has good knowledge in all the subjects. He is mentioned in ancient Vedas and other Holy texts, and he is mentioned in Bhagavata Purana, Ramayana and Mahabharata. During the previous Dwapara Yuga, when Pandavas were living in the forest, due to their exile from their kingdom, Narada appeared before them several times, and consoled them, and told lot of good stories about sacred sages and kings.

During the Satya Yuga, he has narrated divine stories about Lord Vishnu, to Kayadu, mother of Bhakta Prahalada, when Prahalada was in the womb of his mother. Even the dreaded demons used to give lot of respect to him, and would talk to him politely. He is also believed to be one among the twenty four incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

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