Thursday, February 29, 2024

Srimad Bhagavatam

Bhagavata Purana also known as Srimad Bhagavata Maha Purana, Srimad Bhagavatam is one of Hinduism’s eighteen great Puranas . Composed in Sanskrit and available in almost all major Indian languages,it promotes bhakti (devotion) to Krishna integrating themes from the Advaita (monism) philosophy and from the Dvaita (dualism) philosophy.

Narada Muni Shocked over March of Kali
Sloka 36: Evam pashyan... After witnessing the march of Kali all over the earth, I landed at the banks of Yamuna where Lord Krishna lived.
Kali’s scary signature is all over
Sloka 30-36: Narada describes the situation caused by the spread of Kali on earth. Truth, meditation, cleanliness, kindness, charity have vanished among human beings. People only want to eat and fill their stomach. For getting silly and small things, they speak lies; they have no energy and...
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Kali can trouble even the noblest of saints. This is evident in the following slokas. Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 23: Suthouvacha. Sri Sukha, considering me to be a disciple of bhakti, narrated to me in absolute peace and loneliness about the...
Narada Muni, The Supreme’s Right Hand Saint
Why is Narada Muni not able to stay in one place? The story goes thus. Brahma was ordained by the Supreme to create and populate the world. It was described in earlier sloka that Brahma first created the Sanat Kumaras.
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Though Narada Muni received the knowledge of Srimad Bhagavatham from his father Brahma, it was the Sanaka Munis who advised Narada on the procedure for saptaha (narration of Srimad Bhagavatham in seven days) and the fruits (divine benefits) thereof.
Sanat Kumaras – the four adorable kids of the universe
Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 20: Sapthaha sravane.. Sanaka munis once told Sage Narada that Srimad Bhagavatam is the ideal book that has the answer to all troubles and turmoil of the soul. Who are Sanaka Munis?
Srimad Bhagawatham, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 19: Menire..
Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 19: Menire. Translation: The Munis realised that Srimad Bhagavatham is the embodiment of the Supreme on the earth. Those who listen or read this sacred book will attain Vaikunta Prapti (will be liberated from the cycle of birth...
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Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 17: Ragnyomoksham. Translation: Brahma was surprised how a King (Parikshit) destined to die of serpent bite could get moksha. In Brahmaloka, he immediately ordered for a weighing scale and put all the elements of moksha on one pan...
Fountainhead of Bhakti & Mokahsa Srimad Bhagavatam
Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 13: Shukam natuvam. Translation: The Devas, who are known to do things that please themselves, offered Amruth from the kalasha (pot) to Sri Sukha and in return wanted the Amruth called Srimad Bhagavatam Interpretation: It...
Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter One Sloka 11: Ethasmanthaparam. Translation: Srimad Bhagavatham is capable of cleansing the mind. Those who have done divine deeds in this life or the previous are the ones who, by birth, get to hear Srimad Bhagavatham. Interpretation:...
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