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  1. Hare Krishna ! Glimpse of Shrimad Bhagavatam By: Priya Dasi (Shreya Bhat)

  2. First Shloka of Shrimad Bhāgavatam (1.1.1) Janmâdy asya yato ‘nvayâd itaratas cârthesv abhijnah svarât Tene brahma hrdâ ya âdi kavaye muhyanti yat sūrayah Tejo-vâri mrdâm yathâ vini mayo yatra tri sargo’mrsâ Dhâmnâ svena sadâ nirasta-kuhakam satyam param dhìmahi www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 2

  3. Appearance of Srimad Bhagavatam • Vyasa deva wrote 18 Puranas and 18 Upa Puranas • But still, he was not satisfied • He meditated upon his Gurudeva • Narada Muni appeared and gave instructions to Vyasadeva • So, Vyasadeva composed the Srimad Bhagavatam www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 3

  4. First Canto • End of Dwapara Yuga • Kali’s entrance to earth • Maharaj Parikshit cursed by son of Shamika Rishi to die by Takshaka snake’s bite • He had only seven days to live • So, he requested Sukadeva Goswami to narrate the Srimad Bhagavatam www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 4

  5. Second Canto • Steps for God realization • Describes the Supreme Lord Shree Krishna’s beauty • We can get Lord’s mercy by pure love and devotional service www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 5

  6. Third Canto • Manifestation of Lord Brahma • Creation of the universe • Appearance of Lord Varaha deva ( Boar ) to save Mother Earth from Hiranyaksha • Lord Kapila deva’s instructions about devotional service Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies

  7. Fourth Canto • Story of Shiva and Sati • Dhruva Maharaja’s penance • Dhruva gets Lord’s Darshana • Story of Pruthu Maharaj www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 7

  8. Fifth and sixth Cantos • Story of Bharata Maharaj • Structure of Universe and Planetary system • Description of heavenly and hellish planets • Story of Ajamila www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 8

  9. Seventh Canto • Story of Prahlad Maharaj and appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva • Prahlad taught his friends in Gurukul about the nine processes of bhakti • Lord Narasimhadeva killed evil Hiranyakashipu and saved his dear devotee Prahlad • Glories of Harinama www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 9

  10. Eighth Canto • Story of Gajendra – how he was saved by Lord himself • Churning of milk ocean – Lord Vishnu appears as Mohini • Lord Shiva drank poison • Story of Bali and Vamana avatar • Lord’s appearance as Fish to save Vedic scriptures and sages www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 10

  11. Ninth Canto • Story of Ambarisha Maharaj • Past times of Supreme Lord Shri Ramachandra • Dynasty of Bharata www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 11

  12. Tenth Canto • Appearance of Lord Krishna as son of Devaki and Vasudeva • Appears in Gokul as Yashoda and Nanda Baba’s son • Bala leela with Yashoda and other Gopis • Stealing butter - Damodara leela • Killing demons – Putana, Aghasura, Trnavarta and others www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 12

  13. Krishna plays with cowherd boys when he takes cows to graze on the banks of Yamuna • Krishna dances on Kaliya’s hood and breaks his pride • Krishna lifted Govardhan and saved Vrajavasis from Indra’s anger • Krishna plays enchanting flute and steals the heart of all Vrajavasis www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 13

  14. Name of leader of all the Gopis is hidden. • Shrimati Radha Rani is dear most to Shri Krishna. • All other Gopis are her expansions • Eight Gopis are very dear to Lord Krishna and they are called Ashtasakhis. www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 14

  15. Krishna and Gopis perform lot of sweet pastimes • They perform Rasa Lila on Sharad Purnima • Krishna disappears in the middle of the dance • All the Gopis weep and sing the Gopi Gita while searching for Krishna www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 15

  16. Lord Krishna appeared to the Gopis who were weeping in separation • They performed Maha Rasa Dance • All Devatas showered flowers from the sky Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies

  17. Kamsa sends Akrura to bring Krishna and Balarama to Mathura • All the Gopis and Vrajavasis cannot bear the separation from Krishna • In Mathura, Kamsa plans for killing Krishna with elephants and wrestlers. • Krishna kills Kamsa, makes Ugrasena the king. • He releases his parents Vasudeva and Devaki from jail. www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 17

  18. Shri Krishna marries 16,108 princesses • He sends Uddhava to Vrindavana to meet the Gopis • Uddhava sees highest prema of Gopis for Krishna • He wishes to take birth in Vrindavana as a blade of grass • Lord Krishna takes his cousins Pandavas side in Kurukshetra and tells Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 18

  19. Eleventh and Twelth Cantos • Yadu vamsha had a curse • They fight between themselves and thus ends Yadu dynasty • Lord Krishna departs this world with all his spiritual associates to Goloka Vrindavana • Symptoms of Kali Yuga • Sukadeva Goswami’s final instructions to Parikshit maharaja www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 19

  20. Concluding Shloka of Shrimad Bhāgavatam (12.13.23) Nāma sankìrtanam yasya Sarva pāpa pranāsanam Pranāmo dukha samanas Tam namāmi harim param www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 20

  21. Quiz time !!!! 1) Who composed Srimad Bhagavatam? 2) How many Puranas do exist ? 3) What was the name of the snake who bit Parikshit Maharaj ? 4) Who narrated Srimad Bhagavatam to Parikshit Maharaj? 5) Can you name any three avatars of Lord Krishna? 6) Can you name any two demons Krishna killed ? 7) Who is dear most to Lord Krishna? 8) When does Maha Rasa Leela take place ? 9) Who took Krishna and Balarama to Mathura? 10) Krishna is married to -------- queens in Dwarka? www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 21

  22. References.. http://www.vedabase.net/sb http://www.krishna.com Hare Krishna ! www.gokulbhajan.com Gokul Bhajan & Vedic Studies 22