VISHNUDHARMOTTARA PURANA PDF

Contents[ edit ] The extant text is divided into three khandas parts. The first khanda comprises adhyayas chapters , the second khanda comprises adhyayas and the third khanda comprises adhyayas. The third Khanda[ edit ] Chapter I of the third khanda deals with the origin of image making and the interdependence of arts. Chapters deal with grammar, lexicography, metrics and rhetoric.

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Along with the narratives, it also deals with cosmology, cosmogony, geography, astronomy, astrology, division of time, pacification of unfavourable planets and stars, genealogies mostly of kings and sages , manners and customs, penances, duties of Vaishnavas, law and politics, war strategies, treatment of diseases of human beings and animals, cuisine, grammar, metrics, lexicography, metrics, rhetoric, dramaturgy, dance, vocal and instrumental music and arts.

Chapters deal with grammar, lexicography, metrics and rhetoric. Chapters deal with vocal and instrumental music. Chapters deal with dance and dramturgy. Chapters give an account of the various branches, methods and ideals of Indian painting.

It deals not only with its religious aspect but also, and to a far greater extent, with its secular employment. It "proclaims the joy that colours and forms and the representation of things seen and imagined produce". Chapters deal with temple construction. Chapters deal with rites and rituals. Stella Kramrisch says that while the Vishnu Purana cannot be earlier than the 2nd half of the 4th century CE, the chapters of the Vishnudharmottara that deal with painting must have been compiled in the 7th century CE.

Click on the links below for the Kannada Translation of Vishnudharmottara Purana, by Chamarajanagara Venkataramana Shastry, published in under the Shri Jayachamarajendra Grantharatnamala in 12 volumes.

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Along with the narratives, it also deals with cosmology, cosmogony, geography, astronomy, astrology, division of time, pacification of unfavourable planets and stars, genealogies mostly of kings and sages , manners and customs, penances, duties of Vaishnavas, law and politics, war strategies, treatment of diseases of human beings and animals, cuisine, grammar, metrics, lexicography, metrics, rhetoric, dramaturgy, dance, vocal and instrumental music and arts. Chapters deal with grammar, lexicography, metrics and rhetoric. Chapters deal with vocal and instrumental music. Chapters deal with dance and dramturgy. Chapters give an account of the various branches, methods and ideals of Indian painting. It deals not only with its religious aspect but also, and to a far greater extent, with its secular employment.

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Vishnudharmottara Purana

Both Vishnudharma and Vishnudharmottara are Upa Puranas but they are very significant and famous in the Vaishnava cult. It is claimed that both the Puranas were a part of Vishnu Purana. But the detailed study has not yet been done. Form of the Literature The form of both Puranas is not like Purana literature but like a shastra, scientific literature. Both of them were initially considered as Shastras but when Puranas of other sampradays cults arose then these two Puranas were taken as Purana Literature. During this period there was spread of Buddhism which was not acceptable to the author of Vishnudharma Purana.

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Vishnudharmottara Purana Encyclopedic work of three khandas The Vishnudharmottara Purana is an encyclopedic work of three khandas and dealing not only with various stories, myths and legends but also with varied subjects, viz. This work is divided in three khandas according to their subjects. First khanda is related with the pauranika legends and rebirths. The second khanda deals in pauranika ritualism. This is avowedly a Vaisnava work claiming to deal with various duties on the Vaishnavas. The third Khanda deals with architecture, sculpture, painting, dancing and music, the basic topics of Fine Arts in a very comprehensive and systematic way that one can call it a complete treatise on the Fine Arts of ancient India.

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