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Some scholars think that the Vishnu Puranas are actually tamasic, but what are their arguments for this?

  • please show citations. All "Tamasic" accusations I am aware of are against Saiva puranas. – S K Dec 1 '17 at 22:11
  • Could you change to question to remove the 'Shaivites' tag to make the question more generic? An argument from a vaishnava is also valid, if it exists. Is there any specific need for the refutation to come from a shaiva school of thought? The wording of this question incites people to get into sections and argue. – user1952500 Dec 1 '17 at 22:22
  • @user1952500 While there are Vaishnava schools that don't accept the Pancharatra Agamas (Madhva sampradaya), there are no Vaishnava schools that believe the Vishnu puranas are tamasic. – Ikshvaku Dec 1 '17 at 22:26
  • I agree but the people who don’t know that and are in one of the bandwagons will unnecessarily be affected by the question. If you don’t use the sects, you would likely get an identical answer. – user1952500 Dec 1 '17 at 22:27
  • @SK According to Tezz's comment in your question here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/22366/11726 , some Shaiva scholars think Vishnu puranas are Tamasic – Ikshvaku Dec 1 '17 at 22:29

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