The Srimad Bhagavatam (2 Volumes)

Item Code: IDF243
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Author: J.M. Sanyal
Language: Trans. into English prose from original Sanskrit text exhaustive index of proper names and words 2
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 8121501075
Pages: 1474
Cover: Hardcover
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Forming an important part of the epic literature of India, the Puranas are indispensable source for the cultural history of India. They have been held to be of great importance and were considered sacred and are mentioned along with the four Vedas, Isthihasa, etc., and called as the fifth Veda. They throw a flood of light in regard to the history, religion, rites and customs, language and cultural aspects of ancient India and are thus immensely useful for the scholars intreasted in the study of the subject.

Of the eighteen Puranas, Srimad-Bhagavatam of Krishnadwaipayana Vyasa is most popular work and occupies an important position. In the twelve books, with three hundred and sixty chapters and eighteen thousand slokas, it deals with cosmogony genealogies, myths, legends, etc., and enumerates in detail the avataras of Lord Vishnu with particular reference of Lord Krishna. It is a work of profound religious import enshrining in the noble ideals of Bhagavata Dharma. In its vast framework, it encompasses the sublime concept of bhakti and mysticism. The thread of connected stories that runs through the work provide the base not only for the profound and mystical philosophy of life but also succour to those in quest for peace.

The formidable task of translating of this enormous work from original Sanskrit into English has been ably accomplished by J M Sanyal for the benefit of those who would like to delve deep into the mysteries of Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Chapters Pages
Book One
Invocation 1
I Query of the Rishis 2
II Glories of the Lord Hari 4
III Description of the Divine Manifestations 7
IV Approach of Narada 12
V Interview Between Narada and Vyasa 15
VI The Description Previous Life of Narada 19
VII Description of the Punishment Inflicted on Aswathwama 23
VIII Inovaction of Sri Krishna by Kunti 28
IX Regaining of Kingdom by Yudhistira 34
X Sri Krishna's Return to Dwarka 39
XI Sri Krishna Enters the City of Dwarka 42
XII The Description of Parikshit's Birth 47
XIII Dhitarashtra Renounces the world 50
XIV Query of the King Yudhistira to Arjun 55
XV Yudhistira and His Brothers Repair to Heaven 59
XVI A Conversation Between Dharma and Basumati 65
XVII A Conversation Between Dharma and Basumati 68
XVIII Imprecation of Curse by a Brahmana on Parikshit 72
XIX Suka Approaches Parikshit 77
Book Two
I The Way of Fixing the Mind upon the Divine Person 83
II The Evolution in the Life of a Yogin 87
III The Means to Realise the Desired End 93
IV Innovation by Sukdeva 96
V The Creation of the Universe 99
VI The Divine Attributes 103
VII The Actions of the Incarnations of God 107
VIII The Queries of Parikshit Regarding the Bhagvata 115
IX Sukha Begins to Recite Bhagavata 117
X The ten Characteristics of Bhagvata 123
Book Three
I Conversation between Vidura and Uddhaba 128
II Uddhaba Describes Sri Krishna's Early Life 134
III Sri Krishna Kills Kansa and Releases his Parents 138
IV Vidura Approaches Maitreya 141
V Maiterya Recounts the Glories of Sri Hari 145
VI Creation of the Universal from the Lord 151
VII The Questions Put by the Vidura 155
VIII Maitreya's Address Towards Vidura 160
IX Brahma Recounts God's Glories 165
X The Ten-Fold Creation 171
XI The Division of Time and Duration of Manwantaras 174
XII Description of the Creation by Brahma 179
XIII Raising Submerged Earth from Water by God in Shape of a Boar 185
XIV Description of Diti's Pregnancy 191
XV The Brahamana's Imprecation of Curse upon the two Devotees of Vishnu in Vaikuntha 196
XVI Decension of the Door-Keepers from Vaikuntha 204
XVII Hiranyaksha Goes out on Conquest 208
XVIII The Encounter Between Varaha and Harinyaksha 211
XIX The Destruction of Hariyaksha by the Primeaval Boar 215
XX The Description of Creation 219
XXI The Marriage of Devahuti with Rishi Kardama 224
XXII The Marriage between Maharshi Kardama and Devahuti 230
XXIII The Amorous Sport of Kardama and Devahuti in the Celestial Car 233
XXIV Devahuti Gives Birth to Kapil-Deva 238
XXV Reverned Kapila Describes unto his mother the best Characteristics of Bhakti (Devotion) 243
XXVI An Account of Sankhya System of Philosophy 247
XXVII Discourses on Attainment of Emancipation through Acquaintance with the Real Nature of Purusha and Prakriti 253
XXVIII Description of Eight-Fold Yoga of True Knowledge Devoid of all Epithets 256
XXIX The Influence of Time and an Account of the World 262
XXX The Cursed Course of the Impious 266
XXXI Attainment of Human Life and the Course of Tamas 269
XXXII Attainment of Excellent State and Return Therefrom 275
XXXIII Devahuti Acquires True Knowledge 279
Book Four
I Separate Accounts of the Families of Manu's Daughters 283
II The Cause of Enmity between Daksha and Siva 289
III Sati's Renouncing Life 292
IV Destruction of Daksha through Virabhadra 295
V Brahama with other Deities Comes Before Siva and Prays for Bringing Back Daksha into Life 300
VI Brahma with other Deities Comes Before Siva and Prays for Bringing Back Daksha into Life 303
VII Completion of Daksha's Sacrifice by Vishnu 309
VIII The Narration on Dhruba 318
IX Dhruva Having Acquired a Book from Hari Comes back and Rules his Ancestral Kingdom 327
X Dhruva's Repairs to the Region of Hari 336
XI Instruction of Manu to Dhruva to Desist from the Destruction of the Yakshas 339
XII Dhruva Repairs to the Region of Hari 343
XIII The Description of Vena's father Anga 348
XIV Vena's Ascension on the Throne and Death 353
XV Birth of Prithu and His Ascension to the Throne 358
XVI The Eulogy of Prithu by Encomiasts 360
XVII Prithu Resolves upon Destroying Prithivi 363
XVIII Prithu Milches the Earth in the Shape of Kamadhenu 366
XIX Prithu Intends to Kill Indra But was Prevented By Brahma 369
XX Vishnu Appears Before Prithu and Imparts Instructions 373
XXI Prithu Gives Instruction to his Subjects in the Sacrificial Assembly 377
XXII Sanatkumara Instructs Prithu 383
XXIII King Prithu Repairs to Vaikuntha 389
XXIV Eulogy unto the Divine Rudra 393
XXV Description of the Various Miseries of the World 401
XXVI Description of the worldly Delusions in the Shape of Hunting 406
XXVII Puranjana Forgets Himself 409
XXVIII Puranjana Attains to Female From on Account of his Continually Thinking of Females 411
XXIX Explanation of the story of Puranjana 416
XXX Lord Vishnu Grants Boon Unto the Prachetas 424
XXXI Prachetas Repair to Forest and Attain Emanicpation 429
Book Five
I Administration of Priyavrata and his Devotion to Knowledge 432
II The Narration Relating to Agnidhra 438
III The Narration about Nabhi, The Son of Agnidhra 442
IV Description of the Kingdom of Rishabha, The Son of King Nabhi 444
V Rishabhadeva's Instructions unto his son 446
VI Rishabhadeva Renounces his body 451
VII Narration Regarding the King Bharata 454
VIII Re-Birth Of King Bharata as a Deer 457
IX Bharata Assumes Birth as a Stupid Brahamana 460
X The Description about Bharata and King of Rahuganas 464
XI Bharata Imparts to the King instruction on Real Truth 469
XII The Doubts of King Rahugana are Removed 471
XIII Bharata Describes the World 473
XIV Sukadeva Expounds the Allegory of the World 477
XV Description of the Bharata's Progeny 483
XVI Description of the Insular Continent 485
XVII The Divine Rudra's Eulogy unto the Divine Sankarshana 489
XVIII Description of the Varshas 492
XIX Description of Bharata-Varsha and Its Superiority 498
XX The Situation of Plaksha Island and Loka-loka Mountain 502
XXI The Description of the wheel of Time and the Sun and the Rasis 508
XXII The Situation of Soma and Sukra etc. in the Solar Course and their Influences on Mankind 510
XXIII Position of Dhruva in the Starry Region and the Situation of Hari in the Form of the Sisumara 513
XXIV Description of Atala and other Lower Regions 515
XXV Description of the Revered Sankarsana Deva 520
XXVI The Description of Narakas (Hells) 523
Book Six
I Discussion Between the Emissaries of yama and Vishnu in Relation to the Narration about Ajamila 530
II Emissaries of Vishnu Take Ajamila to his Excellent Region 536
III Yama Explains the Merits of Devotion unto Vishnu and Directs his own Emissaries to be followers of the Devotees to Vishnu 540
IV Daksha Propitiates Lord Sri Hari by Hymning His Eulogy 544
V Daksha's Curse on Narada 550
VI The Description of Progeny of Daksha's Sixty Daughter 554
VII The Deities Appoint Viswarupa as Spritual Precepters 557
VIII Indra Conquers the Danavas 561
IX The Origin of Vritrasura 565
X Indra's Encounter with Vritra 572
XI Wonderful Character of Vritrasura 574
XII Indra Kills Vritrasura 578
XIII Indra Files away in fear of Killing a Brahmana in Vritra 581
XIV Miseries of Chitraketu 584
XV Narada and Angira Console Chitraketu 590
XVI Narada Explains the Knowledge of Great Upanishap Unto Chitraketu 592
XVII Chitraketu was Born as Vritra due to curse of Uma 599
XVIII Description of the Progeny of Savita and other deities 602
XIX Details of the Vow Observed by Diti 609
Book Seven
I Conversation between Yudhishtra & Narada 613
II Hiranyakasipu Consoles his Brother's Sons 618
III Brahma Grants Boon Unto Hiranyakasipu 623
IV Oppression of Hiranyakasipu on the Kokapalas 627
V Hiranyakasipu's Attempts at Killing Prahlada 631
VI Instruction of Prahlada Unto the Boys 637
VII Prahalada Relates the Instruction of Narada Heard by him while in his mother's womb 641
VIII Death of Hiranyakasipu in the Hands of Nri-Sinha 647
IX Prahlada Chants Eulogy Unto the Reversed One 655
X Lord Nri-Sinha Disappears 664
XI Description of Eternal Religion for Human Beings that for its different sects and that for women 671
XII Description of Asrama-Dharma 675
XIII Description of the State of Existence After Realisation of Brahman 679
XIV The Mode of Religious Life of Householder 683
XV Narration on Emancipatory Performances 688
Book Eight
I Description of Manwantaras 699
II Encounter between the foremost of the Elephants and the Alligator 701
III Liberation of the Leader of Elephants 704
IV The Leader of Elephants Attains to Heaven 708
V Brahma Hymns the Revered One 710
VI The Gods and Asuras Attempt at Raising Ambrosia 715
VII Poison Results from Churning of the Ocean 719
VIII The Lord Assumes the Form of an Enchantress 724
IX Distribution of the Nectar 728
X Battle Between Gods and Asuras 731
XI The end of Devasura Battle 735
XII Enchantment of Mahesa on seeing the Mohini From the Lord 739
XIII Description of Vaivaswata and the Other Manwantaras 743
XIV Description of Duties Respectively of the Different Manwantaras 745
XV Vali Conquers Heaven 746
XVI Kasyapa Advises Payovrata 749
XVII The lord Assumes Birth in the Womb of Aditi 754
XVIII The Lord Attends the Sacrifice of Vali 757
XIX Vamana Asked of Vali a Piece of Land Covering Threee Footsteps 761
XX Manifestation of Universal Form 764
XXI Vali was Bound Upon by Vishnu 767
XXII The Venerable One Agrees to be a Porter 769
XXIII Vali Goes to Sutala 772
XXIV Lord Incarnates Himself as a Great Fish 774
Book Nine
I Description of Sudyumna Becoming a woman 779
II The Description of Karusha and Four other Sons of Manu 782
III The Description of Offspring of Manu's sons, Saryati and others 785
IV The Account of Nabhaga and Ambarisha 788
V Protection of Durvasa From Ambarisha 795
VI Description of Ambha's Family 797
VII The Story of Harischandra 803
VIII The Account of Sagara's Family 805
IX Bhagiratha Brings Down the Ganga 808
X An Account of Sri Ramchandra 813
XI Performance of Sacrifices by Ramchandra 819
XII The Accounts of Rama's Son Kusa 823
XIII The Description of the Family of Nimi, The Son of Ikshvaku 824
XIV The Description of Soma Family 827
XV Destruction of Kartaviryarjuna by Parasurama 832
XVI The Account of Vishwamitra's Family 836
XVII The Account of Ayu's Family 839
XVIII The Account of King Yayati 841
XIX King Yayati Attains to Emancipation 846
XX The Account of Puru's Family 848
XXI Description of the Life and Actions of Rantideva, Ajamiha, etc. 852
XXII The Accounts of Jarasandha, Yudhishthira Duryodhana etc. 855
XXIII The Account of Descendants of Anu, Druhu, Turvasu and Yadu 859
XXIV The Account of the Progeny of the Sons of Vidarbha 862
Index 867
Book Ten
I Destruction of Devaki's Six Sons by Kansa 1
II God appears in Devaki's Womb 7
III Birth of Sri Krishna 11
IV The consultation of the Asuras 16
V Consultation between Nanda and Vasudeva 20
VI The destruction of Putana 23
VII Breaking of cart and destruction of the Demon Trinavarta by Srikrishna 27
VIII The Description of Krishna's Childhood 31
IX Sri Krishna was tied by his mother 36
X The breaking of the trees: Yamala and Arjuna 38
XI The destruction of the Demons Batsasura and Vakasura 42
XII An account of destruction of Aghasura 46
XIII The destruction of the infatuation of Brahma 50
XIV The euology of Krishna by Brahma 55
XV The destruction of Dhenuka 64
XVI Destruction of serpent Kaliya by Krishna 68
XVII Swallowing up of forest fire by Krishna 76
XVIII The destruction of the Asura named Pralamba 78
XIX The release of the cattle and the boys from forest-fire by Krishna 81
XX Description of the rainy and autumn Season 83
XXI Singing of Krishna's Praises by the Milk-women 87
XXII Krishna takes away the clothes of Gopees 90
XXIII The adoration of the Brahmanas and the sacrifices 94
XXIV The sacrifice to Indra is stopped by Krishna's advice 99
XXV Krishna upholds the mountain Govardhana 103
XXVI A discussion between Nanda and Cow-herds 106
XXVII The adoration of Krishna 108
XXVIII The imprisonment of Nanda by Varuna and his release by Krishna 111
XXIX Krishna begins the Rasha sport 112
XXX The Gopees suffer pangs of separation and search for Krishna 118
XXXI The Gopees pray for Krishna's return 122
XXXII Sri Krishna gives consolation to milk-women 125
XXXIII A rash Leela of Sri Krishna 127
XXXIV Release of Sudarsana and destruction of Sankhachura 131
XXXV The lementation of the milk women for the absence of Krishna 134
XXXVI The machinations of Kansa 137
XXXVII The destruction of the Asuras named Keshi and Byoma 141
XXXVIII Akrura goes to Gokula 144
XXXIX Akrura returns Madhupuri 149
XL Akrura sings Lord's praises 154
XLI Sri Krishna arrives at Mathura 158
XLII The description of the Arena of the tournament 163
XLIII The tournament begins 166
XLIV Destruction of Kansa 169
XLV The education of Balarama and Krishna 174
XLVI Uddhava comes to Braja 178
XLVII Uddhava returns to Mathura 182
XLVIII Akrura asked to go to Hastinapur 188
XLIX Akurara goes to Hastinapur 192
L Sri Krishna a fort 194
LI Muchukunda eulogises Lord's glories 199
LII Rukmini sends emissary to Sri Krishna 204
LIII Carrying away of Rukmini by Sri Krishna 208
LIV Celebration of Rukmini's marriage 213
LV The story of Pradyumna 218
LVI Carrying away of Shyamantaka 221
LVII The story of jewel Shyamantaka 225
LVIII Sri Krishna marries other wives 229
LIX Description of the prowess ok Sri Krishna 233
LX Conversation between Sri Krishna and Rukmini 238
LXI The destruction of Rukmini 243
LXII Aniruddha was bound up by Bana 246
LXIII Sri Krishna's victory in encounter with king Bana 249
LXIV The story of King Nriga 254
LXV Balarama draws the water of Jamuna 257
LXVI Destruction of Poundraka and Kashiraja 260
LXVII The Destruction of Dwivida 263
LXVIII The victory of Baladeva 265
LXIX Description of illusory will of the lord 269
LXX Deputation of princess suffering from the oppression of Jarasandha before Sri Krishna 273
LXXI Sri Krishna goes to Indraprastha 277
LXXII The destruction of Jarasandha 282
LXXIII The release of the imprisoned kings 286
LXXIV Destruction of Sisupala 289
LXXV Discomfiture of Duryodhana 294
LXXVI Fights with Salva 298
LXXVII Destruction of King Salva 301
LXXVIII Balarama goes to pilgrimage and kills Suta 305
LXXIX Balarama goes to visit the Shrines 308
LXXX The story of brahmana named Sridama 311
LXXXI The story of prosperity of Sridama 315
LXXXII Sri Krishna goes to Kurukshetra 319
LXXXIII The conversation between Rukmini and Draupadi 324
LXXXIV The Sages come to see Sri Krishna 328
LXXXV Balarama and Krishna brings the dead son of Devaki 335
LXXXVI Lord Sri Krishna goes to Mithila 341
LXXXVII The Hymn on Sri Krishna 347
LXXXVIII The release of Siva from difficulty 355
LXXXIX The story of revival of Brahmana's sons 358
XC Brief account of krishna's works 364
Book Eleven
I The beginning of the fight with Mushala 370
II The queries of the King Nimi 372
III The Munis reply to the queries of Nimi 377
IV Description of the incarnations of Narayana 381
V The story of Jayanta 384
VI Beginning of the conversation between the divine Lord and Uddhava 388
VII The discourses on eight preceptors 392
VIII The story of a prostitute named Pingala 398
IX The speeches of Avadhuta 401
X Uddhava's questions to the lord 403
XI The characteristics of bondage and liberation 407
XII The virtues companionship with the pious 410
XIII The story of the swam 413
XIV The yoga-meditation with practice 416
XV Anima and the seven other siddhis 420
XVI Description of the great vibhuties 422
XVII The duties of various varnas and orders 426
XVIII The duties of a yati 430
XIX The various kinds of auspiciousness 434
XX Discourses on bhakti, jnana and karma-yoga 438
XXI The merits and demerits of objects 441
XXII The tattwas and their enumeration 444
XXIII The means of conquering the mind 448
XXIV Sankhya yoga 453
XXV The actions of various qualities determined 455
XXVI The songs of Aila 460
XXVII The yoga of actions 464
XXVIII True essence of things 468
XXIX Uddhava goes to the hermitage of Vadarika 474
XXX The destruction of the race of yadu 479
XXXI Sri Krishna goes to his own region 484
Book Twelve
I The Dynasties of kings that will rule the earth in future years 488
II The religious features of Kali Yuga 492
III The characteristics of Kali Yuga 496
IV The creation and destruction of the universe 501
V A brief discourse on supreme Brahman 506
VI Compilation of the branches of the Vedas 507
VII The characteristics of the puranas 515
VIII Eulogy unto Narayana 518
IX Markandeya experiences illusion of the lord 524
X God Siva grants boon unto Markandeya 527
XI Description of Markandeya's attaining immortality 531
XII Recapitulation from the first skandha to the end 535
XIII On the numbers of the slokas of the eighteen puranas 541
Index 545
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