Sri Narada Pancaratram is one of the oldest specimen of Vaisnava literature in Sanskrit. It deals with Sri Krsna, Sri Gopala and Sri Radha cult. It tries to solve the problem of life and death, pleasure and pain, this world and the next and holds out the idea of servitude to Hari as the chief means of getting rid of all mundane troubles.
The leading theme is devotion and love towards Sri Krsna, who is verily the God. It deals mainly with the first three of the four-fold objects of human existence, having for its goal ultimately the attainments of Sri Vaikunthadhama (the region where Sri Narayana resides). Sri Krsna resides in Goloka, the highest heaven. It should be noted here that when Sri Krsna is attained, everything is attained. Vairagyam and Sannydsa are not preached in this treatise, though Siva is mentioned as speaking everything to Narada. Two chapters in the end are devoted to certain Yoga practices, how to churn the fire, to control the breath and how to let the Soma juice flow over and thus how to have a perfect mind.
The present edition of Sri Narada Pancaratram is the first ever edition with a side by side English translation with the original Sanskrit text of Sri Narada Pancaratram. It also includes important notes at all prominent places in the text along with an Appendix at the end.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
Send as free online greeting card
Email a Friend