பிரேமா பிரசுரம்

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FOREWORD 

 

LEGENDS ON LORD GANESHA                                         

 

            Early man realized the necessity to preserve ancient literature for posterity without allowing them to be destroyed as they comprise the core of the growth of our civilization. It is essential to spread and propagate the age-old puranas among the present generation of humanity. This will give scope for accommodating disparate views on all matters in tune with the democratic system of our governance, thereby nurturing a healthy society. For man to have a balanced approach in his day to day activities, he should develop an attitude for objective and dispassionate judgement with a broad and selfless outlook free from expecting gainful returns. A study of the puranas helps to serve as training ground for shaping such a character.

 

            This ancient purana carries in it, a large number of fascinating stories that will rejoice and enliven our minds, spiritual secrets that will refresh our intellect, thoughts that will enlighten our ideas besides being filled with elevating concepts on evolution, the functioning of nature, enlacing universe, environmental cycle, biology, physiology and others which can offer beneficial nourishment to the advancements of modern scientific research. Some of the statements relating to binding orthodoxy of caste restrictions, strict adherence to age old social customs and traditions, and passages depicting sexual relationships  may not be acceptable and palatable to many of us to day. However while publishing divine episodes of ancient origin, it is considered proper and a bounden duty not to introduce one’s own personal opinions or indulge  in omissions and commissions of any nature, and offer to posterity the true texts, to enable historical continuity  and scope for  research. Therefore this book has retained the original contents and flavour of the purana without in any manner tampering with the originality of the narrations to ensure it’s pristine authenticity and credibility. 

                                                                                                                                                                              Aru.Ramanathan.