According to tradition, Vishnu Purana has 23,000 verses. How many verses exist in the extant Vishnu Purana?

  • Only 6500 verses are present in Shri Vishnu Purana. Remaining are in the Vishnudharmottara Purana.
    – user17854
    Aug 19, 2019 at 9:20

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According to this Critical Edition available on the GRETIL website:

Based on: The Critical Edition of the Viṣṇupurāṇam,
Critically Edited by M. M. Pathak, Vadodara, Oriental Institute 1997-1999.

...the total # of verses is about 5276.

And if you go by the Bombay edition from 1910, the count is 6389.


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