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Bhagavatam recital in 48 days

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by Viraja, May 6, 2022.

  1. Viraja

    Viraja Jaya Jagannatha!

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    I've decided to do this sometime, but not having a Bhagavatam book that has the original verses in it.

    I'm upset that the set of Bhagavatam books cost $250 when I browsed for the same in Amazon.

    Is there a Bhagavatam set that has verses on it (so that I can recite the slokas) but does not cost as much?
     
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    I did the 2 month or 60 day rutu pArAyaN (Rutu = season) of the Shrimad BhAgvat mahApurAN 8 years ago.

    My BhAgwat is the Geeta Press of Gorakhpur publication,
    SaMskRut to MarAThi translation. and it was very reasonably priced -- Rs 250, 11 yrs ago.

    That could have been because of the special spiritual shop and the owners' principle of keeping prices low.

    It is the large hardbound puran size , the page is divided into 2 columns,
    Shloka on left, translation on right.


    Unfortunately Geeta Press does not have an English version, about time someone took it up

    You should find a TamiL version on Amazon, and if you don't care about translation, you have SauMskRut to Hindi, MalyaLam , Telagu... but I would get one that you can glance at the translation in a language you understand. After all, pArAyaN also has to be done with understanding.

    Shri KRushNrpaNamastu
     
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  3. Viraja

    Viraja Jaya Jagannatha!

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    Thanks, ameyAtma ji.
     
  4. The Crimson Universe

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    There's an English translation of Bhagavata Purana by Bibek Debroy on amazon. It comes in 3 volumes. I'm not sure whether its unabridged or not, or whether it has the original sanskrit verses in them but his explanations are quite lucid. :=)
     
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  5. Viraja

    Viraja Jaya Jagannatha!

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    That is a useful info indeed, greg.

    I intend to recite Bhagavatam in 48 days as per this site's instructions here: Sampoorna Srimad Bhagavata Saptaham

    As you can see, it displays a chart of chapters of bhagavatam to recite. From this, I am not sure if I can simply read the textual interpretations or just a gist of the contents from an abridged version (or) I should only read verses. To me, it seems like I should read the verses. As I am Tamilian, I am also specifically looking for Tamil Bhagavatam book with verses. But I appreciate your help.
     
  6. Aupmanyav

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    Why don't you read the Puranas which is available on internet, or download the same to your computer? Much cheaper. Well, I read Bhagawadpurana in my early teens. It was a Hindu translation from Gita Press, Gorakhpur, which is true to the original. Why does one need to read the original verses unless the person knows Sanskrit well. Even Lord Ganesha faltered many a times when Sage Vedavyasa was dictating it and he was writing it. These are known as 'Klishta shlokas' (difficult to understand verses).

    You see the deal was that Sage Vedavyasa should not stop dictating verses. Sage Vedavyasa countered that the Lord should write only after understanding the shlokas. So, when Sage Vedavyasa needed time to collect his thoughts, he would insert a 'klishta shloka', which Lord Ganesha would take time to understand. :)

    I have the book which was published two years before my birth still with me in fairly good shape (in spite of my extensive rummaging through it), and I am nearing completion of my 80th year. :D
     
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  7. Yogi1054

    Yogi1054 Shakti

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    As a matter of interest does anyone know why Shankara or Ramanuja did not refer to Bhagawad purana?
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Download PDF from Internet, free other than the cost of band-width. There must be a Tamil/Sanskrit book too. Make an appropriate Google search.
    SrimadBhagawat Bhagawatham Sanskrit - Google Search
    SrimadBhagawadPurana is for devotees and not for 'Shastrartha' (discussions).
     
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  9. Yogi1054

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    Thanks for getting back to me - from what I can see the late date of the Puranas c10th century means that would have been written after these two teachers probably explaining why there is no commentary.

    A Sri Vaishnava friend also said that because it has some verses that can be seen as advaitic then it is not commonly used in that tradition
     
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  10. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    You are right. Sects do not use books that go against their philosophy, although I would not consider it good.
     
  11. Sirona

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    Interesting. Didn't know that. :)

    Oddly, judging upon their videos, the "Bhakti Marga" sect regularly reads the Bhagavatam during their Sunday prayers while emphasizing at the same time that their teaching is based on Ramanuja. :confused:
     
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    Now thats interesting I always get "Bhakti Marga" confused with the "Pushti Marg" of Vallabhacharya - not been on the 'Bhakti Marga" website for a while so I will take a look - thanks for the recommendation
     
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    Glad you liked my post but to avoid misunderstanding, I was referring to Vishwananda's group rather than bhakti marga in general. ;)
     
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    I'm going to show my ignorance what's the difference ?
     
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    Bhakti Marga is the name of controversial Hindu group founded by Swami Vishwananda . Their main ashram in Germany. Among other things, they claim to follow or "be inspired by" the Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya. I think it was you who mentioned that Ramanuja did not refer to the Bhagavatam. That's why I was puzzled because Vishwananda's followers read verses from the Bhagavatam in their temple programs every Sunday. Most people in Germany do not know what to make of the term "Bhakti Marga" and therefore think it is a proper name that refers to Vishwananda's group only.
     
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