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BY

THE LATE

HORACE HAYMAN WILSON,

M. A., F.R.S.,

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY, OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETIES OF

CALCUTTA AND PARIS, AND OF THE ORIENTAL SOCIETY OF GERMANY;

FOREIGN MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FRANCE;

MEMBER OF THE IMPERIAL ACADEMIES OF ST. PETERSBURGH AND VIENNA,

AND OF THE ROYAL ACADEMIES OF MUNICH AND BERLIN i

PH. D. BRESLAU; M. D. MARBURG, ETC.;

AND BODEN PROFESSOR OF SANSKRIT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,

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TRÜBNER & CO., 60, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1864.

THE

VISHNU PURÁNA:

A SYSTEM

OP

HINDU MYTHOLOGY AND TRADITION.

TRANSLATED

FROM THE ORIGINAL SANSKRIT,

AND

ILLUSTRATED BY NOTES

DERIVED CHIEFLY FROM OTHER PURÁNAS,

BY THE LATE

H. H. WILSON, M.A., F.R.S.,
BODEN PROFESSOR OF SANSKRIT IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,

BTC., ETC.

EDITED BY

FITZEDWARD HALL,

M. A., D.C.L, OXON.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

TRÜBNER & CO., 60, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1864.

TO

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS, AND SCHOLARS

OF

THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,

THIS WORK

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY

H. H. WILSON,

IN TESTIMONY OF HIS VENERATION FOR

THE UNIVERSITY,

AND IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE DISTINCTION

CONFERRED UPON HIM

BY HIS ADMISSION AS A MEMBER,

AND HIS ELECTION

TO THE

BODEN PROFESSORSHIP OF THE SANSKRIT LANGUAGE.

OXFORD, Feb. 10, 1840.

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