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  • BHAGAVATA  COSMOLOGY Consolidates and summarizes the descriptions of universal geography presented in Srimad Bhagvatam,Bhugola Varnanam,Surya - siddhanta,Ramayana,Mahabharat,Visnu Purana, Vayu Purana and other books.This book reconciles the scriptural understanding and the modern understanding by drawing parallels between them. This book systematically presents the process and purpose of the creation of universe and variety of living entities populating it. it briefly outlines the structure of the universe, with its horizontal and vertical divisions, as presented in the Bhagvata Purana, the 2D and 3D pictorial representations, flow charts and summary tables in the book reveal the working of the universe by explaining the passing of day and night, the phase of the moon, the passing of seasons and the eclipses and many more.    
  • Bhagavata Ratnamala - a handy pocket sized compilation of nectar verses from Cantos 1-6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Compact and complete with all the most vital, power packed and reslihing verses, this book is brought to you by the same makers of Bhagavata Subodhini – the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Team.

    Relish the sweetness of celebrated verses

    sing to the lord your choicest peayers

    refine your intellect with immortal wisdom

    see the world in the light of Bhagavatam.

  • Bhagavata Ratnamala – a handy pocket sized compilation of nectar verses from Cantos 1-6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Compact and complete with all the most vital, power packed and reslihing verses, this book is brought to you by the same makers of Bhagavata Subodhini – the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Team. Relish the sweetness of celebrated verses sing to the lord your choicest peayers refine your intellect with immortal wisdom see the world in the light of Bhagavatam.
     
  • The Vedic Encyclopedia, Srimad Bhagavatam, like an ocean, is expansive with its nominal and phenomenal subject matters and deep in its spiritual and philosophical insights, making it a text for both research and relish by many. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, and thus caters to the taste and need of avid readers, scholars, and even newcomers to the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
    • Have a bird’s eye view of the Srimad-Bhagavatam Cantos
    • Explore the Interconnections between different Sections
    • Familiarize yourself with the Flow of verses in a chapter
    • Dive deep into the Authentic imports of Vital verses
    • Delight on the Thematic perspectives and Compilations
    • Marvel at the richness of the Characters, Holy names and Analogies
         
  • The Vedic Encyclopedia, Srimad Bhagavatam, like an ocean, is expansive with its nominal and phenomenal subject matters and deep in its spiritual and philosophical insights, making it a text for both research and relish by many. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, and thus caters to the taste and need of avid readers, scholars, and even newcomers to the Srimad Bhagavatam.
    • Have a bird’s eye view of the Srimad-Bhagavatam Cantos
    • Explore the Interconnections between different Sections
    • Familiarize yourself with the Flow of verses in a chapter
    • Dive deep into the Authentic imports of Vital verses
    • Delight on the Thematic perspectives and Compilations
    • Marvel at the richness of the Characters, Holy names and Analogies
  •   Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 5 and 6
    The spiritual feelings and emotions portrayed by the characters inSrimad Bhagavatam become our own when we position ourselves in their shoes.Allow an irresistible sentiment of devotion enter our hearts by trying to understand their exemplary attitudes and responses in trying situations. Also get a glimpse of the workings and structure of cosmos which lies hidden from the imperfect vision of modern cosmologists. Enter fire and it will burn you Nature of the material world is that it is entangling! Witness the wondrous working and influence of the material nature on a dispassionate renunciant, Maharaj Priyavrata, who enters into her arena. His unexpected 'entanglement,' phenomenal activities, exalted dynasty, and finally liberation is a subject matter worth reading and contemplation.  Ideal rule, ideal teachings, ideal renunciation Troubled by the monarchy of exploitative monarchs, the modern world transformed into the Secular states. Get the first hand experience of the original servant monarch, King Risabhadev. An exemplary reign like his is sought by intelligent subjects. The incomparable rule, superexcellent activities  and teachings of King Rsabhadev, discussed in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam, is inspirational for all time to come. Carelessness - Lord saves but not without teaching a lesson Are you callous and careless in your spiritual practices? You won’t remain after knowing the saga of King Bharat, whose little inattention costed him two extra births to attain the Absolute Truth. Instructions from a palanquin carrier Heard of stories wherein a king becomes a pauper and a pauper a king! In this narration, an ordinary palanquin carrier turns out to be a learned sage and the king to be an ignorant common man. Herein, Jada Bharata humbles King Rahugana by subdueing his pride with words of knowledge. Exposing the happiness that pervades this world as mental concoctions, Jada Bharata uncovers the ignorance of King Rahugana about his real position. Naked form of material world A word of caution! This narration exposes one’s sinful desire, one’s precarious situation in family life, one’s miscalculation of happiness and worthless endeavour for happiness. A materially attached person might find this harsh truth to be unpalatable. Seeing the unseen cosmos through the eyes of Scriptures Be ready to make a leap of faith to accept the Vedic model of the universe. Imperfect senses see even the obvious things imperfectly. Scriptures are perfect. They show things as they are.  Eager to Sin? Think once Hell and heaven are not myth. Of course they are consciousness, but places too. This narration describes about the workings of the criminal department in the cosmic management. A soul with criminal activity has no way to escape but to reform. The graphic description of 28 hells and the kind of punishment the accused undergo there is dreadful. The Glorious Holy name of the Lord A story of a young pure hearted Brahman who was lead off in a most unruly fashion by the senses and the mind, in the association of a prostitute. Although destined to enter hell, still how he attains liberation by utterance of the holy name of Narayana forms the central theme of this account. Opposing services - common goal A practical example of how two bonafide servants can have two conflicting services from the same master. An instructive narrative of Prajapati Daksha and Narada Muni! Pride – cometh before the fall When a person becomes proud, he is already fallen. What happen later are just details! Srimad Bhagavatam showcase the mistakes of great personalities like Indra to warn practicing devotees against the evils of pride. Opportunity for service even in curse Behold the attractive qualities of a devotee, whose all activities are directed only for the pleasure of Lord Hari. This inspiring account of the Maharaj Citraketu’s gold- standard devotional service beautifully portrays that a devotee lives to serve and dies to serve. And Many more .....
       
  • BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI is a systematic study guide to Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhagavata Subodhini unveils the exciting structure and flow of the Bhagavatam cantos by giving the connections between chapters, subsections and verses in a lucid and colourful manner based on the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur.

    Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 7 is the fifth volume of the series, and gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the most enchanting pastimes of Lord Narasimha-deva, the selfless and seamless devotion of Prahlada Maharaja, and the gist of the Varna-asrama dharma, along with many original illustrations.

    Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Bhagavata Subodhini, Gauranga Darshan Das presents this volume on the Seventh Canto for easy readability and assimilation of its contents and delight in the splendor of its message.

    With simplified flow charts, summary tables, diagrams, additional notes from the commentaries of acharyas, special descriptions on vital verses, along with interesting thematic compilations and many other features, Bhagavata Subodhini becomes a constant companion for all Bhagavatam lovers as acknowledged by several readers across the globe.

    Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by integrating the explanations of our beloved acharyas, thus catering for the taste and needs of avid readers, scholars and newcomers.

    The Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Centre and Tulsi books happily launch this volume for the auspicious occasion of Narasimha Caturdasi.

      About Author :

    Gauranga Darshan Das is the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He teaches scriptural courses at several places in India. He has written study guides including Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini and Gita Subodhini, and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magzine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects.

  • Read all the enthralling pastimes of the Supreme Lord in the MANVANTARAS of the current day of Lord Brahma in BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI Canto 8, in its usual colorful and concise form with verse-by-verse overview in sections and subsections, summary tables, flowcharts, nectar slokas and thematic compilations, based on the commentaries of SRILA PRABHUPADA and SRILA VISVANATHA CAKRAVARTI THAKUR, as presented by Gauranga Darshan Das.

    ‘Bhagavata Subodhini’ is a systematic study guide to Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhagavata Subodhini unveils the exciting structure and flow of the Bhagavatam cantos by giving the connections between chapters, subsections and verses in a lucid manner for easy readability and assimilation of its contents and delight in the splendor of its message.

    ‘Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 8’ is the sixth volume of the series, and gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the enchanting episodes in the Eighth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. The Eighth Canto of the Bhagavatam vividly presents the theme of Manvantara or the reign of the Manus. Manus are the administrators of the universe, appointed by the Supreme Lord. There are fourteen Manus who rule in one kalpa or a day of Lord Brahma that spans over 1000 catur-yugas (catur-yuga is the combination of the four yugas namely Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali). Thus, each Manu rules for about seventy-one catur-yugas. In every manvantara, there are six kinds of personalities who manage various functions of the universe. They are: the Manu, the sons of Manu, the demigods, Indra, the seven great sages and the Manvantara avatara of the Lord. In this canto, Sukadeva Goswami describes the six types of main persons in each of the fourteen Manvantaras (past, present and future) in the current day of Brahma, and elaborates selected pastimes of the Lord in some manvantaras. Thus, we hear the episodes of Svayambhuva Manu, Gajendra, Samudra Manthan, Mohini Murti bewildering Lord Siva, Bali Maharaja’s deliverance by Lord Vamanadeva and the pastimes of Matsya avatara. In all these episodes, the Lord’s protection aspect is vividly described.

    Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Bhagavata Subodhini, Gauranga Darshan Das presents this volume on the Eighth Canto with simplified flow charts, summary tables, diagrams, additional notes from the commentaries of acharyas, along with interesting thematic compilations and many other features.

    Bhagavata Subodhini attempts to become a constant companion for all Bhagavatam lovers as acknowledged by several readers across the globe. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by integrating the explanations of our beloved acharyas, thus catering for the taste and needs of avid readers, scholars and newcomers.

    About the Author :

    Gauranga Darshan Das is the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He teaches scriptural courses at several places in India. He has written books including Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned, and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magzine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects.

  • BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI CANTO 9 by Gauranga Darshan Das is a systematic study guide to the Ninth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. This book presents all the wonderful stories of the kings of the Sun dynasty and the Moon Dynasty in the current (Vaivasvata) manvantara including Lord Rama, Lord Parasurama and several great kings including Ambarisha, Mandhata, Ikshvaku, Hariscandra, Sagara, Bhagiratha, Yayati, Pururava, Rantideva and many others, ending with a prelude to Lord Krishna's appearance and pastimes in the Tenth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Bhagavata Subodhini series, Gauranga Darshan Das presents this seventh volume in a colourful and concise form with verse-by-verse overview of the chapters divided into sections, subsections and their interconnections, summary tables, flowcharts, nectar slokas, thematic compilations, and additional notes from the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur. Bhagavata Subodhini attempts to become a constant companion for all Bhagavatam lovers as acknowledged by several readers across the globe. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by integrating the explanations of our beloved acharyas, thus catering for the taste and needs of avid readers, scholars and newcomers. About the Author : Gauranga Darshan Das is the Associate Academic Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He is a member of ISKCON Board of Examinations (BoEx) and GEV Administrative council. He has written books including Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned, Bhagavata Pravaha and Caitanya Pravaha and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magazine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects. He has delivered over 5000 hours of spiritual discourses so far.
  • The Vedic Encyclopedia, Srimad Bhagavatam, like an ocean, is expansive with its nominal and phenomenal subject matters and deep in its spiritual and philosophical insights, making it a text for both research and relish by many. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, and thus caters to the taste and need of avid readers, scholars, and even newcomers to the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
    • Have a bird’s eye view of the Srimad-Bhagavatam Cantos
    • Explore the Interconnections between different Sections
    • Familiarize yourself with the Flow of verses in a chapter
    • Dive deep into the Authentic imports of Vital verses
    • Delight on the Thematic perspectives and Compilations
    • Marvel at the richness of the Characters, Holy names and Analogies
  • SAVOR THE ESSENCE OF BHAGAVATA TREATISE ENTER THE OCEAN OF TRUTHS WITH EASE MEDITATE ON THE MEANINGS THAT SCRIPTURE REVEALS CONCERNING MAYA,JIVA,GURU,KRSNA,BHAKTI RASA DEALINGS.   CC Madhya Lila - 25.266 Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has personally preached the transcendental truths and mellows of srimad-bhagavatam.srimad bhagvatam and the supreme personality of goadhead are indentical,for srimad bhagavatam is the sound incarnation of sri krishna.
  •   A brief synopsis of entire Bhagavatam highlighting the main theme of each canto. The flow of Bhagavatam is presented in the forum of questions and answers, expanding the important sections. Based on this flow, the spiritual journey of a spiritual seeker is prented in the second part, addressing the various possible spiritual paths, hurdles on the journey, many support systems on the way and finally the goal or destiny of the seeker. 1) A quick reference guide for the systematic reading of Srimad Bhagavatam for the beginers. 2) Opens the unseen doors of philosophical, theological and enigmatic (and also rasik) insights of the sastra to dive deep within the shoreless ocean of the Bhagavatam.