Translation and commentary by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Srimad-Bhagavatam, an epic philosophical and literary classic, holds a prominent position in India's voluminous written wisdom. This ancient text touches upon all fields of human knowledge.
The timeless wisdom of India is expressed in the Vedas, ancient Sanskrit texts. Originally preserved through oral tradition, the Vedas were first put into writing by Srila Vyasadeva.
After compiling the Vedas, Srila Vyasadeva was inspired to present their profound essence in the form of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Known as "the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic literature, "Srimad-Bhagavatam is the most complete and authoritative exposition of Vedic knowledge - covering everything from the nature of the self to the origin of the universe.
The first verse of Srimad-Bhagavatam makes clear that because the book is intended for people serious about spiritual progress, it will not deal with sectarian religious ideas, philosophical conjecture, or worldly concerns. The second text promises that anyone who reads the book systematically will achieve the spiritual success meant for all human beings.
- Ancient atomic calculations of time
- Accurate astronomical readings taken 5,000 years ago
- Descriptions of life on other planets
- Detailed study of the development of the embryo in the womb from the moment of conception
- Buddha's arrival predicted 2,500 years earlier
- Original Sanskrit text
- English equivalents, word-for-word
- Elaborate commentary
- Opening chapter summaries
Hardbound, 18 volumes, 15,000 pages, index, dust jackets, bookmarks, 6" x 9".
India Edition Note
What is the difference between the India Edition and the classic edition previously available in North America? We are asked a lot why we carry this edition printed in India instead of the classic edition people have become accustomed to. This is the only English edition currently in print and available to us. Rather than not offer any Srimad-Bhagavatam at all, we decided to carry this edition so that people interested in reading the printed books could have access to a set.
Are they different than the classic set I am familiar with? Yes. They are slightly smaller in measurement, with different just jackets, and the paper and binding is good quality. Other differences are cosmetic. For example, the font of the text is different. The content is the same.
When will the classic sets be available again? We don't know. They are out of print but the BBT (the publisher) has been working to get them reprinted. As soon as we know, we'll let you know.
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