From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

The Pāñcarātra Āgamas, the basic texts of Vaiṣṇavism or the Bhāgavata sect were called ‘Mulaveda’ by their followers since they were taught by God Nārāyaṇa Himself to the sages Nara, Sānḍilya, Prahlāda and others.


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