Devi Bhägavatam Puräna A massive work in 100,000 verses on goddess mythology and the typical Purana topics, such as cosmology, genealogy, pseudo-history, geography, daily ritual, meditation, worship, one thousand names of the deity etc. Most of it was complete by the 13th century CE but a few sections seem to have been added up to the 17th century. The Devi Bhägavatam Puräna, though professing to be a Säkta work, is strongly influenced by Vaisnava philosophy and traditional Hindu ethics. Tantra is usually considered with suspicion, class remains a must, and in spite of all goddess veneration, women are not entitled to read it on their own. In spite of such shortcomings, the Devi Bhägavatam Puräna remains an important source of unusual ideas.