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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 Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das presents a Quick Overview of the Bhagavatam’s stories, Philosophy and Wisdom. Its a Simplified Summary of Srimad Bhagavatam with Life Lessons.
    Have you read Srimad Bhagavatam, the sweetest fruit of the Vedic tree, yet? Does its size and depth impede your progress? Wish you could acquaint yourself with a quick outline of the entire text before you could dive deeper? - Bhagavata Pravaha is your essential friend to get your Bhagavatam journey started. It familiarizes you with the flow of the Bhagavatam’s narration, its key philosophical concepts and vital teachings. Have you already studied Srimad Bhagavatam? Looking for a quick revision of all twelve cantos? Wish you could have a bird’s-eye view of the entire text in one place? - Bhagavata Pravaha is your faithful companion to take you deeper in your study and to help you better understand the connections between different sections. In the Bhagavata Pravaha, Gauranga Darshan Das presents the wisdom of Srimad Bhagavatam in a simplified and concise form. Bhagavatam Pravaha’s clarity and ease of reading leaves a beginner with an inspiration for life, taste for more, and impetus to start a deeper study. For a seasoned reader, Bhagavata Pravaha complements the meditation on the Bhagavatam’s vital characters, episodes, philosophy and themes along with invaluable life lessons. While in his earlier multi volume work "Bhagavata Subodhini", author Gauranga Darshan Das presented a detailed verse-by-verse overview of Srimad Bhagavatam based on the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakur, in the BHAGAVATA PRAVAHA, he does the same in a much simplified and concise manner, along with jewel-like life lessons. With its concise narration, simplified summary, practical wisdom and enchanting illustrations, Bhagavata Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das serves as an "easy start for young and new readers" and an "enlivening revision for the seasoned readers" of Srimad Bhagavatam. About the Author: Gauranga Darshan Das, a disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami, is Associate Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village, and a member of the ISKCON Board of Examinations (BoEx). He has written books namely Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned and Bhagavata Pravaha. He teaches sastric courses at several places in India.
  • 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
  •   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.
  • AT LAST!    The india story!

      In October 1970 Bhaktivedanta Swami arrives in Bombay with twenty Western disciples to revive Krishna Consciousness in India, where Krishna’s Name had gone nearly extinct. Over the next two years, in an unimaginable display of pure magic, Prabhupada quickly establishes ISKCON as a major spiritual force in India. Follow Shyamasundar’s eye-witness account, from Prabhupada’s first months in Bombay--to Amritsar, Surat, Kumbha Mela, Juhu, Delhi, Vrindaban, Calcutta, Mayapur, Madras, Vizag—as Prabhupada lays the foundations for Krishna’s movement in the land of His birth. In June 1971, Shyamasundar becomes Prabhupada’s personal secretary and travels with him for years around the globe—all over India, to cold-war Russia, to Africa, Australia, the Pacific Rim, across Europe and America—witness to Prabhupada’s incredible achievements. As they travel, Prabhupada and Shyamasundar share a rare blend of philosophy, action, and humor, debating Western philosophers and storming the citadels, laughing all the way. At last, here are Shyamasundar’s never-heard-before, action-packed stories in 500 pages, with 180 rare photos, describing in factual, poetic, and intimate details this most exciting episode in Prabhupada’s amazing journey!   “TO UNDERSTAND PRABHUPADA’S MISSION IN INDIA, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!” -------- H.H. Radhanath Swami   About Author -  I was born in the body of Samuel Speerstra, in Salem, Oregon in May ,1942. From early childhood I thrived on adventure and risk. After graduating from Reed College in 1965, I met Bhaktivedanta Swami in San Francisco in January 1967, and immediately became his disciple Shyamasundar Das. The Swami wed me to my girlfriend Melanie (Malati Devi Dasi) in a smoke-filled storefront in Haight-Ashbury we called the Radha-Krishna Temple. In 1968, to please Swamiji, I traveled with five chosen devotees to London. There, we witnessed firsthand Krishna's magic display; we befriended the Beatles and, courtesy of Apple Records, spread Hare Krishna Mantra around the world. In October 1970, the Swami took twenty of his Western disciples to India, and together--as Prabhupad and his Dancing White Elephants--we barnstormed the country. In June 1971, Prabhupad accepted me as his Personal Secretary. I was by Prabhupad's side, day and night, in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia, Australia-even behind Brezhnev's Iron Curtain. I never saw him sleep, I never saw him make an error of any kind. How did I get this lucky, to observe close-up the life of the Perfect Person? Srila Prabhupad, the Magic Man himself!
  • What would be your response to someone’s mistake?
    Can you excuse him or her wholeheartedly?
    Errors cannot be endorsed, but disapproval of wrong-doings need not make one apathetic to the wrongdoers.
    “Hate the Sin, Not the Sinner!” is the golden principle exemplified by great people.
    In DISAPPROVED BUT NOT DISOWNED, Gauranga Darshan Das describes the strict yet sensitive dealings of God and godly people to inspire a journey from apathy to empathy, and from rejection to reformation, while responsibly dealing with others’ mistakes. Through relevant episodes from Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrita and Ramayana, this book describes the nature of loving, compassionate and forgiving hearts, along with attractive illustrations. This book also emphasises the importance of genuine repentence for one’s mistakes, and an honest attempt to rectify them and not repeat them.
    About the Author : Gauranga Darshan Das is dean of the 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 Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini and Caitanya 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.  
         
  • sarvopaniñado gävo dogdhä gopäla-nandanaù pärtho vatsaù su-dhér bhoktä

    dugdhaà gétämåtaà mahat"This Gitopanisad, Bhagavad-gitä, the essence of all the Upaniñads, is just like a cow, and Lord Krsna, who is famous as a cowherd boy, is milking this cow. Arjuna is just like a calf, and learned scholars and pure devotees are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-gita (Gita-mähätmya 6)

     

    Drink in the milk of the Upanishad cow

    Nourish your inner wisdom here and now

    Enter the Depths of Devotional Know-how

    Bathe in the Sacred nectar as your daily vow

     

    208 Vital Verses from Bhagavad Gita in Devanagri & English,

    With Word for Word Meanings, Translations & Themes 

  • GITA SUBODHINI is a systematic study guide for the Bhagavad-gita. Gita Subodhini unveils the exciting structure and flow of the Gita by giving the connections between its chapters, subsections and verses in a lucid and colourful manner. Gita Subodhini gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the teachings of Lord Krishna in the Gita 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. Gita Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavad-gita, by integrating the explanations of our great acharyas, Srila Prabhupada, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur and Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana, thus catering for the taste and the needs of avid readers, scholars and newcomers. Following a similar style like that of his earlier books Bhagavata Subodhini and Caitanya Subodhini, Gauranga Darshan Das presents Gita Subodhini for easy readability and assimilation of the Bhagavad-gita and delight in the splendor of its message. About Author : -  Gauranga Darshan Das is dean of the 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.
  • Jai Hanuman gyan guna sagar Jai Kapish tihu loka ujagar Sounds familiar doesn’t it? But notice that Hanuman is being called Kapish…the king of monkeys...Hanuman did not rule any kingdom, then why Kapish? Because though he did not rule any kingdom, he ruled over hearts! Vali and Sugriva only sat on the throne, but Hanuman sat in every heart. Not only did he rule over the hearts of every citizen of Kishkinda, he also ruled over the hearts of Sita and Rama. He continues to rule over the hearts of unlimited beings even today. Thus he is rightly addressed as Kapish or king of Vanaras. For more interesting understanding on Hanuman Chalisa, get your copy of my new release on Hanuman Chalisa. This book will make your understanding of Hanuman Chalisa deeper.