samvadam tam nibodhata
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
In this regard, an example is given from an old history. This involves a discourse between Yamaraja and the friends of a dead person. Please hear it attentively.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
The words itihasam puratanam mean “an old history.” The Puranas are not chronologically recorded, but the incidents mentioned in the Puranas are actual histories of bygone ages. Srimad-Bhagavatam is the Maha-purana, the essence of all the Puranas. The Mayavadi scholars do not accept the Puranas, but Srila Madhvacarya and all other authorities accept them as the authoritative histories of the world.