By Swami Harshananda
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. It deals with:
- Nature of dharma
- Various vratas
- Religious observances including rites to be performed on eclipse days
- Taraṅgas refer to sub-sections here.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore