Barāhapurāṇam is one of the important mahāpurāṇas. This purāṇa is said to contain originally twenty-four thousand verses, although many of these are missing now. This purāṇa contains descriptions of the worship of Viṣnu and other deities. There are several verses describing the emotions of a devotee towards Viṣnu. Many rituals like sraddha, asauca etc. have also been described in this purāṇa.