Vishnu Purana

medieval era Sanskrit text, one of eighteen major Puranas

The Vishnu Purana (IAST:Viṣṇu purāṇa, Sanskrit: विष्णुपुराण) is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism.

The vishnu puran- a system of Hindu mythology and tradition vol.2 (IA dli.csl.5620)


  • The country north of the sea and south of the Himalayas
    Is Bharata and her children are Bharati.
    A thousand yojanas from north to south,
    It has kiratas in the east and yavanas in the west.
    • Vishnu Purana 2.3, verses 1, 8 quoted in The Idea of India: A historical corrective By Shonaleeka Kaul. Different translation: To the north of the oceans and the south of the Himalayas lies the land of Bharata, inhabited by Bharatis. Visnu Purana, quoted in The Aryan Invasion Theory and Indian Nationalism (1993) by S. Talageri
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