Vasiṣṭha Dharmasūtra

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(c.1st century bce–1st century ce)

One of the four extant Dharmasūtra texts, the Vasiṣṭha is conventionally ascribed to the Vedic ṛṣi, Vasiṣṭha. Although it has no formal connection with any Vedic school, it has traditionally been associated with the Ṛg Veda. It deals with such topics as the conduct of men and women, caste laws and purificatory rituals, the āśramas, the duties of the king, matters of etiquette, and various penances (prāyascittas).

Subjects: Hinduism.

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