Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Shankar Ananda

Shankar-Ananda is an avid follower of the puranas. He is an interpreter of ancient texts in modern light.






How do Vaishnavars, through Bhakti, wisdom and the realisation of the self leading to detachment and indifference to sensual enjoyment (vairagya), overcome the ignorance created by Maya?
Says Shaunaka: Hey Suthan, Master who has the power of a thousand suns, please dispel and destroy the darkness in me caused due to lack of knowledge by narrating the stories in Srimad Bhagawatham.
Suthan, one of the most knowledgeable persons, a receptacle of wisdom, walks into a holy place called Nimishe where the rishis were performing a sacrifice for 12 years. After making him comfortable, Shaunaka approaches him with a request: to narrate the story of Srimad Bhagawatham.
We start our spiritual journey through the Mahatmyam which describes the importance of Srimad Bhagawatham.
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