By Swami Harshananda
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:
- Political administration
- Duties of women
- Few legends
Few writers of smṛti have drawn upon this work.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore