Agni Purana I Bhagavata Purana I Bhavishya Purana I Brahma Purana I Brahma Vaivarta Purana I Brahmanda Purana I Ganesha Purana I Garuda Purana I Harivamsa Purana I Linga Purana I Markandeya Purana I Matsya Purana I Narada Purana I Nilamata Purana I Padma Purana I Shiva Purana I Skanda Purana I Vamana Purana I Varaha Purana I Vayu Purana I Vishnu Purana
The Puranas are a genre of important Vedic, Jain and Buddhist religious texts, notably consisting of narratives of the history of the universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of kings, heroes, sages, and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and geography.
Puranas usually give prominence to a particular deity, employing an abundance of religious and philosophical concepts. They are usually written in the form of stories related by one person to another. The Puranas are available in vernacular translations and are disseminated by Brahmin scholars, who read from them and tell their stories, usually in Katha sessions (in which a traveling Brahmin settles for a few weeks in a temple and narrates parts of a Purana, usually with a Bhakti perspective).
The best among the Puranas are the Srimad Bhagavata and the Vishnu Purana. The most popular is the Srimad Bhagavata Purana. Next comes Vishnu Purana.