viṣṇupurāṇa विष्णुपुराण

Definition: n. Name of one of the most celebrated of the 18 purāṇa-s (it conforms more than any other to the definition pañca-lakṣaṇa-[q.v.];and consists of 6 books, the 1st treating of the creation of the universe from prakṛti-, and the peopling of the world by the prajā-pati-s;the 2nd giving a list of kings with many curious geographical and astronomical details;the 3rd treating of the veda-s and caste;the 4th continuing the chronicle of dynasties;the 5th giving the life of kṛṣṇa-;the 6th describing the dissolution of the world)

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