Do Vishnu Purana (or) bhagavatam tells about panchayata puja About five god worship which is given by adivata and Adi shankaracharya Padma purana tells about five god worship like that Vishnu Purana and bhagavatam(any one can tell according to shridhara Swany tika also) tell about five god worship

  • Mahabharata the Epic speaks about it. Shall I write the answer? Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 12:05
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  • I am writing the answer. What I have been observing is , many questions I have given lot of time (Say 30 Mins) and effort and you don't even upvote and accept answers. Kindly dont do that. If you accept and upvote answers, your points will also increase. If you dont do it, why ask questions then? Just saying-Dont take it in wrong way bro Commented Mar 23, 2021 at 2:38
  • @Sethu Srivatsa Koduru bro, what you have beeen observing about the - "hard written answers not getting the appropriate upvotes" is TRUE , which is also True for the questions as well! For example :- See this question itself. YOU yourself gave a satisfactory answer to this question, yet you yourself didn't consider it worthy enough to give it an Upvote yourself? We must maybe try to make it a two way road (VOTE BOTH ON GOOD QUESTIONS ASKED AND GOOD ANSWERS PROVIDED), and contribute and not compete, to have an enriching experience in here on this HSE! (No offense though).
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    Well, good luck with that then, @SethuSrivatsaKoduru, :p. Maybe this should be the mantra in this case then, कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
    – Vivikta
    Commented Mar 23, 2021 at 5:13

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While Vishnu Purana and Bhagavatam don't have any explicit referece for the panchayatana puja concept, it is found other Vaishnava Puranas.

Naradiya Purana III.65.44-47:-

यदा मध्ये यजेद्विष्णुं बाह्यादिषु विनायकम् ।। रविं शिवां शिवं चैव यदा मध्ये तु शङ्करम् ।। ६५-४४ ।। रविं गणेशमंबां च हरिं चाथ यदा शिवाम् ।। ईशं विघ्नार्कगोविंदान्मध्ये चेद्गणनायकम् ।। ६५-४५ ।। शिवं शिवां रविं विष्णुं रवौ मध्यगते पुनः ।। गणेषं विष्णुमंबां च शिवं चेति यथाक्रमम् ।। ६५-४६ ।। एवं नित्य समभ्यर्च्य देवपञ्चकमादृतः ।। ब्राह्मे मुहूर्त्ते ह्युत्थाय कृत्वाचा वश्यकं बुधः ।। ६५-४७ ।।

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Mahabharata speaks of only one Spirit Prevading this universe who takes forms of all 5 Deities of Panchayata Puja.

Know that this entire universe is under the control of one divine Being. The Veda that is in the soul regards the unity of various creatures. When a living creature realizes this unity in consequence of true knowledge, he is then said to attain to Brahman.(Mahabharata Santi Parva Section CCLXXX)

There is but one Brahman which is Truth’s self. It is from ignorance of that One, that god-heads have been conceived to be diverse. (Mahabharata, Udyoga Parva, Section 43)

The Supreme Spirit hath three condition, In the form of Brahma, he is the Creator, and in the form of Vishnu he is the Preserver, and in his form as Rudra, he is the Destroyer of the Universe.(Mahabharata Vana Parva Section CCLXX)

Narada said, ‘Thou art He who is the topic of the five foremost of scriptures (viz., those that appertain to the worship of Surya, of Sakti, of Ganesa, of Siva, and of Vishnu). (Mahabharata Santi Parva Section CCCXXXIX)

  • This verse is a wrong translation by KMG. Sanskrit verses of mahabharata shanti parva don't mention panchayatana or five gods. "Five foremost of scriptures" doesn't mean five gods. It means five systems mentioned in narayaniya i.e. vedas, samkhya, yoga, pancharatra, pashupata - sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12c049.htm
    – ekAntika
    Commented Dec 3, 2022 at 8:56

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