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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Visnudharmapurana, ViSNudharmapurANa, Vishnudharmapuraana

Origin of Viṣṇudharmapurāṇa

Viṣṇudharmapurāṇa is an upapurāṇa which has not yet been printed. It is a fairly voluminous work dealing mainly with Vaiṣṇava philosophy and it's rituals. It might have been compiled during the third century A. D. It has 105 chapters and 4000 verses.

Contents of Viṣṇudharmapurāṇa

The work mainly deals with the rites and duties of the Vaisṇavas. Other subjects are:

  1. Political administration
  2. Duties of women
  3. Few legends

Few writers of smṛti have drawn upon this work.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore