Srimad-Bhagavatam, an epic philosophical and literary classic, holds a prominent position in India’s voluminous written wisdom. This ancient text touches upon all fields of human knowledge.
After compiling the Vedas, Srila Vyasadeva was inspired to present their profound essence in the form of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Known as “the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic literature,” Srimad-Bhagavatam is the most complete and authoritative exposition of Vedic knowledge, covering everything from the nature of the self to the origin of the universe.
- Ancient atomic calculations of time
- accurate astronomical readings taken 5,000 years ago
- descriptions of life on other planets
- detailed study of the development of the embryo in the womb from the moment of conception
- Buddha’s arrival predicted 2,500 years earlier.
- Original Sanskrit text
- English equivalents
- Elaborate commentary
- Opening chapter summaries
This Bhagavata Purana is as brillant as the sun, and it has arisen just after the departure of Lord Krishna to His own abode, accompanied by religion, knowledge, etc. Persons who have lost their vision due to the dense darkness of ignorance in the age of Kali shall get light from this Purana. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.43)
The timeless wisdon of India is expressed in the Vedas, ancient Sanskrit texts that touch upon all fields of human knowledge. Originally preserved through oral tradition, the Vedas were first put into writing 5,000 years ago by Srila Vyasadeva, the ‘literary incarnation of God.’ After compiling the Vedas, Vyasadeva set forth their essence in the aphorisms know as Vedanta-sutras. Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) is Vyasadeva’s commentary on his own Vedanta-sutras. Referred to as ‘the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic literature,’ Srimad-Bhagavatam is the most complete and authoritative exposition of Vedic knowledge.
Srila Prabhupada called it the encyclopedia of spiritual life, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu called it the amala (spotless) purana. The Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) is the essential and complete guide to Krishna Consciousness. It is a journey of 18,000 verses from the Lord’s lotus feet in the first canto to His smiling face in the tenth. This edition contains Sanskrit devanagari, roman transliteration, word for word translations, translations, and purports by Srila Prabhupada.
► Format: 18 Hardbound volumes.
► Details: Hardbound, 12000 pages, 16 colour paintings in each vol., dust jacket, size 16 x 23 x 6 cm.
► Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
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(Sanskrit slokas (verses), summary, english translation)
by A.C. Bhaktivedant Swami Srila Prabhupada
(Founder of International society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON)
Related Pronunciation of Bhagavatam:
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