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The Kṛtyaratnākara is one of the seven sections of the voluminous nibandha or digest, the Smrtiratnākara. It is the  Ratnākara by Caṇḍeśvara. It has 22 taraṅgas.<ref>Taraṅgas refer to sub-sections here.</ref> It deals with:
 
The Kṛtyaratnākara is one of the seven sections of the voluminous nibandha or digest, the Smrtiratnākara. It is the  Ratnākara by Caṇḍeśvara. It has 22 taraṅgas.<ref>Taraṅgas refer to sub-sections here.</ref> It deals with:
# Nature of dharma
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* Nature of dharma
# Various vratas  
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* Various vratas  
# Religious observances including rites to be performed on eclipse days
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* Religious observances including rites to be performed on eclipse days
  
 
The Ratnākara has greatly influenced the writers of dharmaśāstras and nibandhas from Mithilā (North Bihar) and Bengal.
 
The Ratnākara has greatly influenced the writers of dharmaśāstras and nibandhas from Mithilā (North Bihar) and Bengal.

Revision as of 17:24, 23 October 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Krtyaratnakara, KRtyaratnAkara, Krrityaratnaakara


Kṛtyaratnākara literally means ‘ocean of religious observances’.

The Kṛtyaratnākara is one of the seven sections of the voluminous nibandha or digest, the Smrtiratnākara. It is the Ratnākara by Caṇḍeśvara. It has 22 taraṅgas.[1] It deals with:

  • Nature of dharma
  • Various vratas
  • Religious observances including rites to be performed on eclipse days

The Ratnākara has greatly influenced the writers of dharmaśāstras and nibandhas from Mithilā (North Bihar) and Bengal.


References

  1. Taraṅgas refer to sub-sections here.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore