It is one of the Shaiva Upapurana. The chapters of this text mention it as a part of the Bramha Purana. The extant Surya Purana, though proclaimed by Surya, eulogises Shiva and his Shakti (The Power). This text praises Varanasi and describes its various sacred places and Lingas. It consists of a version of the narrative of Urvasi and Pururuvas in chapter 31. It also deals with Devi worship, merits of danas (donations), Vratas (vows) and brief descriptions of the Puranas. Some chapters contain depictions on Madhavacharya, an early medieval philosopher and his works in the form of a prophecy.