The Srimad Bhagavata belongs to the class of Hindu religious literature known as the Puranas. The word Purana literally means “narratives of ancient times”. As one of the most important Puranas, the Srimad Bhagavata and is regarded as an encyclopedia of spiritual philosophy. Consisting of 18,000 verses, it is certainly one of the great achievements of any religious literature.
Attributed to the sage Vyasa, the Bhagavata (also called the Bhagavatam) illustrates religious truths with stories of ancient India’s saints, seers, and kings. The book also deals in part with the life of Krishna, which makes the book especially sacred to the Vaishnavas.
Available in four separate volumes, the text includes the original Devanagari Sanskrit along with English translation. The verses are numbered for easy reference. A thorough introduction explains the methodology and outlook of Pauranika literature in respect to space, time, nature and man. Prologues are also included with each Skandha to further the reader’s