Matsya Purana - English
MATSYA PURANA: The Puranas are generally important from the religious point of view. However, they bear good deal of relevance to historical, cultural and geographical realities of life. They are, in fact, the mythological interpretations of what the great Vedas teach us. They not only reveal the past history, ethos and values but also the way pave the for the Gen Next. Of the eighteen Puranas, the Matsya Purana is numbered sixteenth.
A medium sized text, the Matsya Purana falls into the category of Tamasik Purana. It is devoted to Lord Vishnu, whose incarnation as a Matsya (a very big fish) has been described in this. The text majorly is based on the Smriti contents and elaborates various aspects of rites, vows, bath etc. apart from containing stories of the mythological Sati.