There are 18 Maha-Puranas total in which Matsya Purana is the oldest Purana and Brahma Purana is the first Purana of Sanatan dharma. Moreover, there are 400,000 verses altogether in these 18 maha-puranas. The Padma Purana, Uttara Khanda 236.18-21 itself a Vaishnava Purana, 18 maha puranas
classifies the Puranas in accordance with the three Gunas or qualities; truth, passion, and ignorance:

Sattva ("truth"): Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Naradeya Purana, Garuda Purana, Padma Purana, Varaha Purana
Rajas ("passion"): Brahmanda Purana, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Markandeya Purana, Bhavishya Purana, Vamana Purana, Brahma Purana
Tamas ("ignorance"): Matsya Purana, Kurma purana, Linga Purana, Shiva Purana, Skanda Purana, Agni Purana

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