The Great Sage Ribhu performed penance for twelve years as calculated by the standards of Devas. Lord Vishnu appeared before him in the form of a boar and asked the sage to receive the boon for the performance of the penance.
The Sage after paying the due respects and said, "Lord! I am not in pursuit of any worldly desires which I don't even dream of. The Vedas, epics, other scriptures, Lord Brahman and other Gods say that the mere knowledge of your form gives liberation. Hence, impart me with Brahma-Vidya that explains your form"
"Be it so".
Lord Vishnu continued. Some argue that there are only 24 Tattvas while others say 36 Tattvas. Some others say there are 96 Tattvas.
Twenty-four TattvasThe organs of perceptions are five. They are called Jnanendirya…