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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Madanaparijata, MadanapArijAta, Madanapaarijaata

The Madanapārijāta is an extensive digest of dharmaśāstra by Viśveśvara Bhaṭṭa. It was written probably during the period CE 1360-1390. He was a court pundit of the king Madanapāla who was the ruler of a small state north of Delhi, on the bank of the river Yamunā.

His other work is the Subodhinī which is a commentary on the Mitāksarā of Vijñāneśvara (12th century CE). The contents of the Madanapārijāta may briefly be stated as follows:

  • Brahmacarya - studenthood
  • Duties of householders
  • Various sanskāras or sacraments
  • Śrāddha - obsequial rites
  • Aśauca - ceremonial impurity
  • Dāyabhāga
  • Prāyaścittas - expiations


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