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Srimad Bhagavata Purana (Set of 2 Volumes)

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Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur
Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Edition: 2023
ISBN: 8129301563
Pages: 1565 (Color Illus: 18)
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Srimad Bhagavata-Mahatmya

Number of Discourses

  1. A Dialogue between Narada and Bhakti (in a living form)
  2. A Dialogue between the Kumaras and Narada
  3. Cessation of Bhakti's suffering
  4. Redemption of a Brahmana (Atmadeva)
  5. How Gokarna attained final beatitude (alongwith others)
  6. The procedure of hearing Srimad Bhagavata (in a week) detailed


Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana
Book One
  1. Saunaka and other sages interrogate the famous Suta (Ugrasrava)
  2. Glory of the Lord's narrative and of Devotion to Him
  3. The Lord's Avataras or Descents into the world of matter
  4. A Sense of frustration overtakes Vedavyasa
  5. Glory of singing the Lord's praises and an account of Devarsi Narada's previous life
  6. The rest of the story of Narada's previous birth
  7. Aswatthama assassinates Draupadi's sons and Arjuna in his turn curbs his pride
  8. The Lord delivers Pariksit in the womb and is extolled by Kunti; Yudhisthira gives way to grief
  9. Yudhisthira and others call on Bhisma and the latter drops his mortal coil, extolling Sri Krsna
  10. Sri Krsna's Departure to Dwaraka
  11. Right royal reception of Sri Krsna at Dwaraka
  12. Birth of Pariksit
  13. Departure of Dhrtarastra and his wife Gandhari, for the forest at the instance of Vidura
  14. King Yudhisthira grows apprehensive at the sight of evil omens and Arjuna returns from Dwaraka
  15. Stricken with grief at their separation from Sri Krsna, the Pandavas install Pariksit on the throne of Hastinapura and ascend to heaven
  16. Conquest of the world by king Pariksit and the dialogue between Dharma (the god of piety) and Mother Earth
  17. King Pariksit subdues Kali
  18. The youthful sage Srngi utters an imprecation against king Pariksit
  19. Pariksit takes a vow of fasting till death and Suka pays a visit to him


Book Two
  1. The process of meditation and the cosmic form of the Lord described
  2. Concentration on the gross and subtle forms of the Lord and the two types of Mukti (Liberation), viz., Kramamukti or gradual Liberation and Sadyomukti or immediate Liberation
  3. Worship of different deities for the gratification of various desires and the superiority of Devotion to the Lord
  4. The king asks a question about the creation of the Universe and the sage Suka commences his discourse
  5. A description of the cosmos
  6. Glories of the Cosmic Being
  7. The stories of the Lord's sportful descents
  8. King Pariksit asks various questions of the sage Suka
  9. Brahma beholds the divine Abode of the Lord and is taught by Him the text of the Bhagavata, consisting of four couplets only.
  10. The ten characteristic feature of the Bhagavata


Book Three
  1. Meeting of Uddhava and Vidura
  2. Uddhava recounts the childish sports of the Lord
  3. A brief survey of the Lord's other exploits
  4. As directed by Uddhava, Vidura calls on the sage Maitreya
  5. The sage Maitreya describes the process of creation in reply to Vidura's question
  6. Appearance of the Cosmic Body
  7. Vidura's questions
  8. Brahma's manifestation
  9. Brahma extols the Lord
  10. Description of the tenfold creation
  11. Divisions of Time such as Manvatara and so on
  12. The multiplication of creation
  13. The Lord's Descent as the Divine Boar
  14. Diti's conception
  15. Sanaka and his three brothers pronounce a curse against Jaya and Vijaya
  16. The fall of Jaya and Vijaya from Vaikuntha
  17. Birth of Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksa and the latter's conquest of the four quarters
  18. Encounter of the Divine Boar with Hiranyaksa
  19. Death of Hiranyaksa
  20. The various species of living beings created by Brahma
  21. The sage Kardama practices austere penance and the Lord confers a boon on him
  22. The sage Kardama accepts the hand of Devahuti
  23. Amorous pastimes of Kardama and Devahuti
  24. Descent of Lord Kapila
  25. Lord Kapila expatiates on the glory of Devotion in response to the query of mother Devahuti
  26. The process of evolution of the Mahat-tattva and other fundamental principles
  27. How to attain Liberation through the differentiation of Matter and Spirit?
  28. The process of the eightfold Yoga
  29. True meaning of devotion and the glory of Time
  30. Downfall of men attached to their body, house etc
  31. The stages of growth of a human embryo
  32. Destiny of the souls departing from this world by the "Bright Path", the "Dark Path" and so on, and the superiority of Bhaktiyoga
  33. Devahuti receives the light of wisdom and attains final beatitude
Book Four
  1. The Progeny of Swayambhuva Manu's Daughters
  2. III-feeling between Lord Siva and Daksa
  3. Sati insists on joining the sacrificial festival at her father's
  4. Sati burns herself with the fire of Yoga
  5. Virabhadra wrecks Daksa's sacrifice and beheads him
  6. Brahma and the other gods proceed to Kailasa and appease Lord Siva
  7. Completion of Daksa's sacrifice
  8. Dhruva's departure for the woods
  9. Dhruva returns home after receiving a boon from the Lord
  10. Uttama's death at the hands of the Yaksas and Dhruva's encounter with them
  11. Swayambhuva Manu intervenes and persuades Dhruva to cease fighting
  12. Kubera confers a boon on Dhruva, who ascends to the abode of Lord Visnu
  13. Dhruva's posterity and the narrative of king Anga
  14. The story of king Vena
  15. Descent and coronation of king Prthu
  16. Glorification of king Prthu by the bards
  17. King Prthu gets angry with Earth and the latter extols him
  18. King Prthu milks Goddess Earth in the form of a cow
  19. King Prthu performs a hundred horse-sacrifices
  20. Lord Visnu manifests Himself in the sacrificial hall of King Prthu
  21. king Prthu's teaching to his subjects
  22. The sage Sanaka and his three brothers impart instruction to King Prthu
  23. King Prthu practises asceticism and departs for the other world
  24. The hymn sung by Lord Siva (and taught to the Pracetas)
  25. Introductory part of the parable of Puranjana
  26. Puranjana goes a hunting to the forest and the queen gets angry with him
  27. Raid of Candavega against the capital of Puranjana and the story of Kalakanya
  28. Puranjana is reborn as a woman and attains liberation through the teaching of his friend, Avijnata
  29. The Dialogue between king Pracinabarhi and the sage Narada (continued)
  30. Bhagavan Visnu confers a boon on the Pracetas, who then return to their city and marry the foster-daughter of the trees.
  31. The story of the Pracetas
Book Five
  1. The story of Priyavrata
  2. An account of Agnidhra
  3. The descent of Lord Rsabha
  4. The sovereignty of Rsabha
  5. Lord Rsabhadeva instructs his sons and Himself takes to the life of an ascetic who has shaken off worldly feeling and obligation
  6. Lord Rsabha quits His body
  7. The story of Bharata
  8. Bharata conceives an infatuation for a fawn and is reborn as a deer
  9. Bharata reborn for a second time in a Brahmana family
  10. The meeting of Jadabharata with King Rahugana
  11. Bharata's teaching to King Rahugana
  12. Bharata answers the query of Rahugana
  13. Bharata allegorically represents this state of worldly existence as a forest and the doubts of Rahugana get resolved.
  14. Jadabharata elucidated the meaning of the allegory
  15. An account of Priyavrata's posterity continued
  16. A description of the terrestrial world
  17. An account of the descent of the holy Ganga and a song of praise to Lord Sankarsana by the divine Sankara
  18. A description of (the various Varsas) of the terrestrial globe continued
  19. The description of Jambudwipa concluded
  20. A description of the other six Dwipas and the mountain-range called Lokaloka
  21. A description of the stellar sphere as well as of the chariot of the sun-god and his entourage
  22. The relative position of the planets and their movements
  23. The disposition of the stellar sphere represented in the form of a dolphin
  24. The position of Rahu etc., and the limits of the heavenlike subterranean regions
  25. A supplement to the description of the subterranean system
  26. A description of the infernal regions


Book Six
  1. The introductory part of the story of Ajamila
  2. The messengers of Lord Visnu expound the Bhagavata Dharma (the cult of Devotion) and Ajamila ascends to the Lord's supreme Abode
  3. A dialogue between Yama (the god of retribution) and his messengers
  4. Daksa extols the Lord, who appears in person before him
  5. Narada subjected to an execration (by Daksa)
  6. The posterity of Daksa through his sixty daughters
  7. Deserted by the sage Brhaspati, the gods choose Viswarupa for their preceptor
  8. The text of the (holy) Narayana-Kavaca (a prayer invoking the protection of Lord Narayana) taught (to indra)
  9. Indra slays Viswarupa; and routed by the demon Vrtra (the younger brother of Viswarupa), the gods call on the sage Dadhici at the instance of the Lord
  10. An account of the conflict between Indra and Vrtra
  11. Vrtra's teaching to Indra
  12. The demon Vrtra slain
  13. Indra's Victory
  14. The Lament of Citraketu
  15. Citraketu consoled
  16. Citraketu realizes (his oneness with) the Supreme Spirit
  17. Citraketu cursed (by Goddess Parvati)
  18. An account of the birth of the Maruts (the forty-nine wind-gods)
  19. The procedure of observing the sacred vow of Pumsavana


Book Seven
  1. A dialogue between Narada and Yudhisthira; the story of Jaya and Vijaya
  2. Hiranyakasipu rids his mother (Diti) of her grief (caused by the death of his younger brother, Hiranyaksa)
  3. Hiranyakasipu asks a number of boons (of Brahma, who is pleased with his austerities)
  4. Hiranyakasipu's atrocities and Prahrada's virtues recounted
  5. Hiranyakasipu attempts the life to Prahrada
  6. Prahrada's teaching to the demon boys
  7. (Prahrada's) teaching to the Daityas' sons
  8. Lord Nrsimha extolled on the death of the demon king (at His hands)
  9. A Eulogy of the Lord (by Prahrada)
  10. (The story of) the conquest of Tripura
  11. An inquiry into right conduct
  12. An inquiry into right conduct (continued)
  13. The course of conduct prescribed for a Samnyasi and a dialogue between an Avadhuta and Prahrada
  14. An inquiry into right conduct (continued)
  15. An inquiry into right conduct (concluded)


Book Eight
  1. The Manvantaras described
  2. The lord of elephants is caught in the grip of an alligator
  3. The leader of the elephants extols the Lord and is rescued from the dangerous situation.
  4. Deliverance of the lord of the elephants
  5. The gods resort to Brahma and the latter glorifies the Lord
  6. Transportation of Mount Mandara (to serve as a churn-staff for stirring the ocean of milk)
  7. The gods and demons proceed to churn the ocean and Lord Siva drinks the poison appearing out of it.
  8. The manifestation (in a personal form) of the Lord's (own) enchanting potency.
  9. Appearing in the form of Mohini (an enchanting damsel), the Lord deals out nectar among the gods
  10. Outbreak of hostilities between the gods and the Asuras
  11. Conclusion of the conflict between the gods and the demons
  12. Infatuation of Lord Sankara
  13. An account of the (concluding eight) Manvantaras
  14. Functions of a Manu and other functionaries holding office in his administration
  15. Conquest of heaven by Bali
  16. The procedure of (observing the vow of) Payovrata disclosed to Aditi
  17. The Lord manifests Himself before Aditi and grants her desired boon
  18. The Lord appears as the divine Dwarf and visits the sacrificial performance of Bali.
  19. The Lord asks three paces of land of Bali, who gives his word; while Sukra remonstrates with him against this course.
  20. A vision of the Cosmic Body (of the Lord)
  21. Bali put in bonds
  22. A dialogue between king Bali and Lord Vamana
  23. Freed from bondage, Bali enters the region of Sutala
  24. The story of the descent of the divine Fish recounted.
Book Nine

Number of Discourses

  1. The story of King Sudyumna, son of Vaivaswata Manu
  2. The posterity of Karusa and other four sons of Vaivaswata Manu
  3. The story of the sage Cyavana and his wife Sukanya; the posterity of King Saryati.
  4. The stories of Nabhaga and King Ambarisa
  5. The story of Ambarisa (Concluded)
  6. The posterity of Ikswaku: the stories of Mandhata and the sage Saubhari
  7. The story of the King Hariscandra
  8. The story of King Sagara
  9. The story of King Bhagiratha: the descent of the holy Ganga
  10. An account of Sri Rama's pastimes
  11. The other pastimes of Sri Rama
  12. The genealogy of (the remaining kings of) Ikswaku's line
  13. The posterity of Nimi described
  14. A brief survey of the Lunar Dynasty
  15. The stories of Rcika, Jamadagni and Parasurama
  16. Extermination of the Ksatriyas by Parasurama: an account of the posterity of the sage Viswamitra
  17. The posterity of Kings Ksatravrddha, Raji and others of the Lunar Dynasty
  18. The story of Yayati
  19. Yayati's Renunciation
  20. The posterity of Puru and the stories of Dusyanta and Bharata
  21. The posterity of Bharata and the story of Rantideva
  22. The genealogy of the Pancalas, the Kurus and the kings of Magadha
  23. An account of the posterity of Anu, Druhyu, Turvasu and Yadu
  24. An account of the posterity of Yadu
Book Ten (First Half)
  1. The Lord reassures Mother Earth; Vasudeva marries Devaki and Kamsa dispatches the six sons of Devaki
  2. The Lord enters the womb of Devaki and is extolled by the gods
  3. Advent of Lord Sri Krsna
  4. Slipping from the grip of Kamsa, Yogamaya ascends to the heavens and utters a prophecy
  5. Festivities connected with the Birth of Lord Sri Krsna at Gokula
  6. Deliverance of Putana
  7. Deliverance of the demon Trnavarta
  8. The Naming Ceremony of the Lord and His Infantile Sports
  9. Grace (showered) on yasoda
  10. The imprecation pronounced (on Kubera's sons) by Narada (and their consequent redemption)
  11. Destruction of Vatsasura and Bakasura
  12. Deliverance of Aghasura
  13. Brahma is seized with and ultimately rid of infatuation
  14. Brahma extols the Lord
  15. The demon Dhenuka slain
  16. The Deliverance of Kaliya
  17. The Lord rescues the inhabitants of Vraja from a wild fire
  18. The Lord slays the demon Pralamba
  19. The Lord swallows up a wild fire (again)
  20. A description of the Rains and Autumn
  21. The Song inspired by the Flute
  22. The Lord steals away the garments of cowherd maids
  23. Redemption of the wives of some Brahmanas engaged in a sacrifice
  24. The Lord stops the sacrifice to Indra
  25. The Lord lifts up Mount Govardhana
  26. Nanda's conversation with the cowherds about Sri Krsna's glory.
  27. Indra extols Sri Krsna
  28. Sri Krsna rescues His father from the realm of Varuna
  29. A description of the (celebrated) Rasa Play (of the Lord)
  30. The Gopis' Quest for Sri Krsna during the Rasa Play
  31. The Gopis' Song (at the Lord's disappearance) during the Rasa Play
  32. The Lord comforts the Gopis during the Rasa Play
  33. A Description of the Rasa Play
  34. The Lord makes short work of Sankhacuda
  35. The Gopis' song with in pairs of verses
  36. Kamsa sends Akrura to Vraja to bring Sri Krsna and Balarama to Mathura
  37. The demon Vyoma slain (by the Lord)
  38. Akrura's arrival (in Vraja)
  39. Departure of Sri Krsna and Balarama for Mathura
  40. Akrura's eulogy (of the Lord)
  41. Entry into Mathura (of Sri Krsna and Balarama)
  42. A description of the amphitheatre for wrestlers (set up by Kamsa)
  43. The elephant Kuvalayapida killed (by the Lord)
  44. Kamsa slain (by the Lord)
  45. The Lord brings back His preceptors son (from the abode of Death)
  46. The Lord relieves the agony of Nanda (by dispatching Uddhava to Vraja with a message of endearment)
  47. Dialogue between Uddhava and Gopis and ode to a black bee
  48. The Lord pays a visit to Kubja (the hunchbacked woman) and Akrura at their respective places.
  49. Akrura's visit to Hastinapura.
Book Ten (Latter Half)
  1. The Lord ensconces Himself in a fortress (built by Him in the western sea under the name of Dwaraka)
  2. (Kalayavana gets burnt and) King Mucukunda glorifies the Lord
  3. Sri Krsna's withdrawal to Dwaraka; Balarama's marriage; Rukmini sends a Brahmana with a message to Sri Krsna
  4. Sri Krsna carries away Rukmini
  5. Discomfiture of Sisupala's allies and Rukmi and the Espousal of Rukmini by Sri Krsna solemnized.
  6. The story of Pradyumna's birth (and the destruction of the demon Sambara)
  7. The story of the Syamantaka gem; Sri Krsna weds Jambavati and Satyabhama
  8. Syamantaka stolen; Satadhanva killed and Akrura recalled to Dwaraka
  9. Sri Krsna's espousal with (the rest of) His eight principal Spouses
  10. The Lord snatches away (by force) a Parijata tree (from Indra's paradise) and kills the demon Naraka (the son of Mother Earth)
  11. A dialogue between Sri Krsna and Rukmini
  12. (A description of the Lord's progeny;) Rukmi killed (by Balarama) during Aniruddha's wedding.
  13. Aniruddha made captive
  14. Aniruddha brought back (to Dwaraka)
  15. The story of King Nrga
  16. Baladeva triumphantly diverts the river Yamuna from its course
  17. Paundraka and others killed
  18. Dwivida killed (by Balarama)
  19. Triumph of Sankarsana - in the form of dragging Hastinapura
  20. A Glimpse into the household life of Sri Krsna
  21. Sri Krsna's Daily Routine; Kings taken captive by Jarasandha send their messenger to Sri Krsns
  22. Sri Krsna goes to Indraprastha
  23. Jarasandha killed
  24. Sri Krsna and others return to Indraprastha
  25. Sisupala killed (by Sri Krsna)
  26. Duryodhana's Humiliation
  27. Salva's Encounter with the Yadavas
  28. Salva's Deliverance
  29. Deliverance of Dantavaktra and Viduratha; Suta killed by Sri Balarama during His Pilgrimage
  30. An account of Balarama's Pilgrimage
  31. Sri Krsna's Reception of Sudama
  32. The story of Parched rice brought as a Present (for Sri Krsna) by Sudama
  33. Meeting of the Vrsnis with the Gopas and Gopis (of Vrndabana)
  34. Conversation between Bhagavan Sri Krsna's consorts and Draupadi
  35. An account of the pilgrimage (undertaken by Lord Sri Krsna)
  36. The Lord brings back (from the abode of Death) His (six) elder brothers (throttled by Kamsa)
  37. (Subhadra carried away by Arjuna;) the Lord's Grace on Srutadeva
  38. A Song of Praise uttered by the Vedas (in their living form)
  39. Lord Rudra rescued (from trouble)
  40. (The three chief gods put to test by the sage Bhrgu;) the Lord brings back the (dead) sons of a Brahmana
  41. The Story of (the amorous sports of) Sri Krsna narrated.
Book Eleven
  1. The curse of the Rsis invoking the destruction of Yadu's race
  2. Narada visits Vasudeva and reproduces the dialogue between king Janaka and the nine Yogiswaras.
  3. A Description of Maya and the means of transcending it; an exposition of Brahma and the Path of Action
  4. A description of the Lord's Descents
  5. The Fate of non-devotees; different methods of the Lord's worship according to the different Yugas
  6. The gods entreat the Lord to return to His divine realm and Uddhava approaches Him on the eve of the Yadus' departure for Prabhasa
  7. The Legend of and Ascetic - the Story of eight (out of twenty-four) preceptors (from the earth to the pigeon) recognized by him.
  8. What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors
  9. Story of the seven preceptors, the osprey and others; and the end of the Avadhutas discourse
  10. The emptiness of earthly and other worldly enjoyments exposed
  11. The characteristics of bound and liberated souls as well as of devotees
  12. The Glory of Satsanga; how to perform one's prescribed duty and how to relinguish it?
  13. The teaching imparted by the Lord in the form of the Divine Swan to the sage Sanaka and his three brothers
  14. Glory of the Path of Devotion and the Process of Meditation described
  15. Names and characteristics of the various Siddhis (mystic powers) acquired through Yoga
  16. Glorious manifestations of the Lord enumerated
  17. The duties pertaining to the four Varnas and four Asramas
  18. The Duties of anchorites and recluses
  19. A Dissertation on Devotion, Spiritual Enlightenment and Yogic disciplines in the form of the five Yamas, the (five) Niyamas and so on.
  20. Jnanayoga, Karmayoga and Bhaktiyoga analysed.
  21. The process of determining what is good and what is evil and the secret underlying it.
  22. Categories enumerated: Distinction between Prakrti and Purusa
  23. The Episode of a forbearing Brahmana
  24. A Dissertation on Sankhya-Yoga
  25. The operation of the three Gunas described
  26. The Utterance of Pururava bearing on Aversion for the pleasures of sense
  27. The Yoga of Formal Worship
  28. The Highest Truth Discussed
  29. Courses of conduct pleasing to the Lord; Uddhava's departure for Badarikasrama
  30. Holocaust of Yadu's Race
  31. The Lord's Ascent to His Divine Realm
Book Twelve
  1. Lines of Kings of Kaliyuga
  2. The Evils of Kaliyuga
  3. Vanity of kings; righteous conduct for every Yuga; the means to escape the evils of Kaliyuga - loud chanting of the Divine Name
  4. The Fourfold Pralaya
  5. The (Final) Teaching (of Sukadeva) concerning Brahma
  6. (Pariksit attains the supreme goal and Janamejaya commences a snake-sacrifice;) Classification of the Vedas into so many Sakhas or schools
  7. Different Schools of Atharvaveda and the Characteristics of the Puranas
  8. The sage Markandeya embarks on a course of austerities and receives a boon
  9. The sage Markandeya witnesses the Lord's Maya
  10. Lord Siva confers a boon on Markandeya
  11. The significance of the Lord's own limbs, attendants and weapons and a description of the retinue of the Sun-god (changing every month in the course of a solar year)
  12. A Synopsis of (all) the twelve Skandhas (of Srimad Bhagavata)
  13. The extent of the eighteen Puranas and the glory of the Bhagavata.
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