Srimad Bhagavata - Mahapurana  2-Vol Set  564/565  Text + English

Srimad Bhagavata - Mahapurana 2-Vol Set 564/565 Text + English

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Author: C L Goswami
Publisher: Gita Press
Year: 2010
Language: multilingual
Pages: 1664
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129301555/1563


This set of 2 volumes with Sanskrit Text and English translation of Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana, is a much venerated scripture of Hinduism.




1. A dialogue between Narada and Bhakti (in a living form)
2. A dialogue between the Kumaras and Narada
3. Cessation of Bhakti’s Suffering
4. Redemption of a Brahmana (Atmadeva)
5. How Gokarna attained final beatitude (alongwith others)
6. The procedure of hearing Srimad Bhagavata (in a week) detailed

1. Saunaka and other sages interrogate the famous Suta (Ugrasrava)
2. Glory of the Lord’s narrative and of Devotion to Him
3. The Lord’s Avataras or Decents into the world of matter
4. A sense of frustration overtakes Vedavyasa
5. Glory of singing the Lord’s praises and an account of Devarsi Narada’s previous life
6. The rest of the story of Narada’s previous birth
7. Aswatthama assassinates Draupadi’s sons and Arjuna in his turn curbs his pride
8. The Lord delivers Pariksit in the womb and is extolled by Kunti; Yudhisthira gives way to grief
9. Yusdhisthira and others call on Bhisma and the latter drops his mortal coil, extolling Sri Krsna
10. Sri Krsna’s Departure to Dwaraka
11. Right royal reception of Sri Krsna at Dwaraka
12. Birth of Pariksit
13. Departure of Dhartarastra and his wife Gandhari, for the forest at the instance of Vidura
14. King Yudhisthira grows apprehensive at the sight of evil omens and Arjuna returns from Dwaraka
15. Stricken with grief at their separation from Sri Krsna, the Pandavas install Pariksit on the throne of Hastinapura and ascend to heaven
16. Conquest of the world by king Pariksit and the dialogue between Dharma (the god of piety) and Mother Earth
17. King parksit subdues Kali
18. the youthful sage Srngi utters an imprecation against king Pariksit
19. Pariksit takes a vow of fasting till death and Suka pays a visit to him

1. The process of meditation and the cosmic form of the Lord described
2. Concentration on the gross and subtle forms of the Lord and the two types of Mukti (Liberation), viz., Kramamukti or gradual Liberation and Sadyomukti or immediate Liberation
3. Worship of different deities for the gratification of various desires and the superiority of Devotion to the Lord
4. The king asks a question about the creation of the universe and the sage Suka commences his discourse
5. A description of the cosmos
6. Glories of the Cosmic Being
7. The stories of the Lord’s sportful descents
8. King Pariksit asks various questions of the sage Suka
9. Brahma beholds the divine Abode of the Lord and is taught by Him the text of the Bhagavata, consisting of four couplets only
10. The ten characteristic features of the Bhagavata

1. Meeting of Uddhava and Vidura
2. Uddhava recounts the childish sports of the Lord
3. A brief survey the Lord’s other exploits
4. As directed by Uddhava, Vidura calls on the sage Maitreya
5. The sage Maitreya describes the process of creation in reply to Vidura’s question
6. Appearance of the Cosmic Body
7. Vidura’s questions
8. Brahma’s manifestation
9. Brahma extols the Lord
10. Description of the tenfold creation
11. Divisions of Time such as Manvantara and so on
12. The multiplication of creation
13. the Lord’s Descent as the Divine Boar
14. Diti’s conception
15. Sanaka and his three brothers pronounces a curse against Jaya and Vijaya
16. The fall of Jaya and Vijaya from Vaikuntha
17. Birth of Hiranyakaspu and Hiranyaksa and the latter’s conquest of the four quarters
18. Encounter of the Divine Boar with Hiranyaksa
19. Death of Hiranyaksa
20. The various species of living beings created by Brahma
21. The sage Kardama practices austere penance and the Lord confers a boon on him
22. The sage Kardama accepts the hand of Devahuti
23. Amorous pastimes of Kardama and Devahuti
24. Descent of Lord Kapila
25. Lord Kapila expatiates on the glory of Devotion in response to the query of mother Devahuti
26. The process of evolution of the Maha-tattva and other fundamental principles
27. How to attain Liberation through the differentiation of Matter and Spirit?
28. The process of the eightfold Yoga
29. True meaning of devotion and the glory of Time
30. Downfall of men attached to their body, house etc
31. The stages of growth of a human embryo
32. Destiny of the souls departing from this world by the “Bright Path”, the “Dark Path” and so on, and the superiority of Bhaktiyoga
33. Devahuti receives the light of wisdom and attains final beatitude

1. The Progeny of Swayambhuva Manu’s Daughters
2. Ill-feeling between Lord Siva and Daksa
3. Sati insists on joining the sacrificial festival at her father’s
4. Sati burns herself with the fire of yoga
5. Virabhadra wrecks Daksa’s sacrifice and beheads him
6. Brahma and the other gods proceed to Kailasa and appease Lord Siva
7. Completion of Daksa’s sacrifice
8. Dhruva’s departure for the woods
9. Dhruva returns home after receiving a boon from the Lord
10. Uttama’s death at the hands of the Yaksas and Dhruva’s encounter with them
11. Swayambhuva Manu intervenes and persuades Dhruva to cease fighting
12. Kubera confers a boon on Dhruva, who ascends to the abode of Lord Vishnu
13. Dhruva’s posterity and the narrative of king Anga
14. The story of KingVena
15. Descent and coronation of king Prthu
16. Glorification of king Prthu by the bards
17. King Prthu gets angry with Earth and the latter extols him
18. King Prthu milks Goddess Earth in the form of a cow
19. King Prthu performs a hundred horse-sacrifices
20. Lord Vishnu manifests Himself in the sacrificial hall of king Prthu
21. King Prthu’s teaching to his subjects
22. The sage Sanaka and his three brothers impart instruction to king Prthu
23. King Prthu practices asceticism and departs for the other world
24. The Hymn sung by Lord Siva (and taught to the Pracetas)
25. Introductory part of the Parable of Puranjana
26. Puranjana goes a hunting to the forest and the queen gets angry with him
27. Raid of Candavega against the capital of Puranjana and the story of Kalakanya
28. Puranjana is reborn as a woman and attains liberation through the teaching of his friend, Avijnata
29. The dialogue between king Pracinabarhi and the sage Narada(continued)
30. Bhagavan Vishnu confers a boon on the Pracetas, who then return to their city and marry the foster-daughter of the trees
31. The story of the Pracetas

1. The story of Priyavrata
2. An account of Agnidhra
3. The descent of Lord Rsabha
4. the sovereignty of Rsabha
5. Lord Rsabhadeva instructs His sons and Himself takes to the life of an ascetic who has shaken off worldly feeling and obligation
6. Lord Rsabha quits His body
7. The story of Bharata
8. Bharata conceives an infatuation for a fawn and is reborn as a deer
9. Bharata reborn for a second time in a Brahmana family
10. the meeting of Jadabharata with king Rahugana
11. Bharata’s teaching to king Rahugana
12. Bharata answers the query of Rahugana
13. Bharata allegorically represents this state of worldly existence as a forest and the doubts of Rahugana get resolved
14. Jadabharata elucidated the meaning of the allegory
15. An account of Priyavrata’s posterity continued
16. A description of the terrestrial world
17. An account of the descent of the holy Ganga and a song of praise to Lord Sankarsana by the divine Sankara
18. A description of (the various Varsas) of the terrestrial globe continued
19. The description of Jambudwipa concluded
20. A description of the other six Dwipas and the mountain-range called Lokaloka
21. A description of the stellar sphere as well as of the chariot of the sun-god and his entourage
22. The relative position of the plants and their movements
23. The disposition of the stellar sphere represented in the form of a dolphin
24. The position of Rahu etc. and the limits of the heavenlike subterranean regions
25. A supplement to the description of the subterranean system
26. A description of the infernal regions

1. The introductory part of the story of Ajamila
2. The messengers of Lord Vishnu expound the Bhagavata Dharma (the cult of Devotion) and Ajamila ascends to the Lord’s supreme Abode
3. A dialogue between Yama (the god of retribution) and his messengers
4. Daksa extols the Lord, who appers in person before him
5. Narada subjected to an execration (by Daksa)
6. The posterity of Daksa through his sixty daughters
7. Deserted by the sage Brhaspati, the gods choose Viswarupa for their preceptor
8. the text of the (holy) Narayana-Kavaca (a prayer invoking the protection of Lord Narayana) taught (to Indra)
9. Indra slays Viswarupa; and routed by the demon Vrtra (the younger brother of Viswarupa), the gods call on the sage Dadhici at the instance of the Lord
10. An account of the conflict between Indra and Vrtra
11. Vrtra’s teaching to Indra
12. The demon Vrtra slain
13. Indra’s Victory
14. The Lament of Citraketu
15. Citraketu consoled
16. Citraketu realizes (his oneness with) the Supreme Spirit
17. Citraketu curses Goddess Parvati
18. An account of the birth of the Maruts (the forty-nine wind-gods)
19. The procedure of observing the sacred vow of Pumsavana

1. A dialogue between Narada and Yudhisthira; the story of jaya and Vijaya
2. Hiranyakasipu rids his mother (Diti) of her grief (caused by the death of his younger brother, Hiranyaksa)
3. Hiranyakasipu asks a number of boons (of Brahma, who is pleased with his austerities)
4. Hiranyakasipu’s atrocities and Prahrada’s virtues recounted
5. Hiranyakasipu attempts the life of Prahrada
6. Prahrada’s teaching to the demon boys
7. (Prahrada’s) teaching to the Daityas’ sons
8. Lord Nrsimha extolled on the death of the demon king (at His hands)
9. A Eulogy of the Lord (by Prahrada)
10. (The story of) the conquest of Tripura
11. An inquiry into right conduct
12. An inquiry into right conduct (continued)
13. The course of conduct prescribed for a Samnyasi and a dialogue between an Avadhuta and Prahrada
14. An inquiry into right conduct (concluded)

1. The Manvantaras described
2. The Lord of elephants is caught in the grip of an alligator
3. The leader of the elephants extols the Lord and is rescued from the dangerous situation
4. Deliverance of the lord of the elephants
5. The gods resort to Brahma and the latter glorifies the Lord
6. Transportation of Mount Mandara (to serve as a churn-staff for stirring the ocean of milk)
7. The gods and demons proceed to churn the ocean and Lord Siva drinks the poison appearing out of it.
8. The manifestation (in a personal form) of the Lord’s (own) enchanting potency
9. Appearing in the form of Mohini (an enchanting damsel), the Lord deals out nectar among the gods
10. Outbreak of hostilities between the gods and the Asuras
11. Conclusion of the conflict between the gods and the demons
12. Infatuation of Lord Sankara
13. An account of the (concluding eight) Manvantaras
14. Functions of a Manu and other functionaries holding office in his administration
15. Conquest of heaven by Bali
16. The procedure of (observing the vow of) Payovrata disclosed to Aditi
17. The Lord manifests Himself before Aditi and grants her desired boon
18. The Lord appears as the divine Dwarf and visits the sacrificial performance of Bali
19. The Lord asks three paces of land of Bali, who gives his word; while Sukra remonstrates with him against this course
20. A vision of the Cosmic Body (of the Lord)
21. Bali put in bonds
22. A dialogue between king Bali and Lord Vamana
23. Freed from bondage, Bali enters the region of Sutala
24. The story of the descent of the divine fish recounted


Number of Discourses
1. The story of king Sudyumna, son of Vaivaswata Manu
2. The posterity of Karusa and other four sons of Vaivaswata Manu
3. The story of the Sage Cyavana and his wife Sukanya; the posterity of King Saryati
4. The stories of Nabhaga and king Ambarisa
5. The story of Ambarisa (Concluded)
6. The posterity of Ikswaku: the stories of Mandhata and the sage Saubhari
7. The story of King Hariscandra
8. The story of King Sagara
9. The story of King Bhagiratha: the descent of the holy Ganga
10. An account of Sri Rama’s pastimes
11. The other pastimes of Sri Rama
12. The genealogy of (the remaining kings of) Ikswaku’s line
13. The posterity of Nimi described
14. A brief survey of the Lunar Dynasty
15. The stories of Rcika, Jamadagni and Parasurama
16. Extermination of the Ksatriyas by Parasurama: an account of the posterity of the sage Viswamitra
17. The posterity of Kings Ksatravrddha, Raji and others of the Lunar Dynasty
18. The story of Yayati
19. Yayati’s Renunciation
20. The posterity of Puru and the stories of Dusyanta and Bharata
21. The posterity of Bharata and the story of Rantideva
22. The genealogy of the Pancalas, the Kurus and the kings of Magadha
23. An account of the posterity of Anu, Druhyu, Turvasu and Yadu
24. An account of the posterity of Yadu

1. The Lord reassures Mother Earth; Vasudeva marries Devaki and Kamsa dispatches the six sons of Devaki
2. The Lord enters the womb of Devaki and is extolled by the gods
3. Advent of Lord Sri Krsna
4. Slipping from the grip of Kamsa, Yogamaya ascends to the heavens and utters a prophecy
5. Festivities connected with the Birth of Lord Sri Krsna at Gokula
6. Deliverance of Putana
7. Deliverance of the demon Trnavarta
8. The Naming Ceremony of the Lord and His Infantile Sports
9. Grace (showered) on Yasoda
10. The imprecation pronounced (on Kubera’s sons) by Narada (and their consequent redemption)
11. Destruction of Vatsasura and Bakasura
12. Deliverance of Aghasura
13. Brahma is seized with and ultimately rid of infatuation
14. Brahma extols the Lord
15. The demon Dhenuka slain
16. The Deliverance of Kaliya
17. The Lord rescues the inhabitants of Vraja from a wild fire
18. The Lord slays the demon Pralamba
19. The Lord swallows up a wild fire (again)
20. A description of the Rains and Autumn
21. The Song Inspired by the Flute
22. The Lord steals away the garments of cowherd maids
23. Redemption of the wives of some Brahmanas engaged in a sacrifice
24. The Lord stops the sacrifice to Indra
25. The Lord lifts up Mount Govardhana
26. Nanda’s conversation with the cowherds about Sri Krsna glory
27. Indra extols Sri Krsna
28. Sri Krsna rescues His father from the realm of Varuna
29. A description of the (celebrated) Rasa-Play (of the Lord)
30. The Gopis Quest for Sri Krsna during the Rasa-Play
31. The Gopis Song (at the Lord’s disappearance) during the Rasa-Play
32. The Lord comforts the Gopis during the Rasa-Play
33. A Description of the Rasa-Play
34. The Lord makes short work of Sankhacuda
35. The Gopis song in pairs of verses
36. Kamsa sends Akrura to Vraja to bring Sri Krsna and Balarama to Mathura
37. The demon Vyoma slain (by the Lord
38. Akrura’s arrival (in Vraja)
39. Departure of Sri Krsna and Balarama for Mathura
40. Akrura’s eulogy (of the Lord)
41. Entry into Mathura (of Sri Krsna and Balarama)
42. A description of the amphitheatre for wrestlers (set up by Kamsa)
43. The elephant Kuvalayapida killed (by the Lord)
44. Kamsa slain (by the Lord)
45. The Lord brings back His preceptor’s son (from the abode of Death)
46. The Lord relieves the agony of Nanda (by dispatching Uddhava to Vraja with a message of endearment)
47. Dialogue between Uddhava and Gopis and ode to a black bee
48. The Lord pays a visit to Kubja (the hunchbacked woman) and Akrura at their respective places
49. Akrura’s visit to Hastinapura

50. The Lord ensconces Himself in a fortress (built by Him in the western sea under the name of Dwaraka)
51. (Kalayavana gets burnt and) King Mucukunda glorifies the Lord
52. Sri Krsna’s withdrawal to Dwaraka; Balarama’s marriage; Rukmini sends a Brahmana with a message to Sri Krsna
53. Sri Krsna carries away Rukmini
54. Discomfiture of Sisupala’s allies and Rukmi and the espousal of Rukmini by Sri Krsna solemnized
55. The story of Pradyumna’s birth (and the destruction of the demon Sambara)
56. The story of the Syamantaka gem; SriKrsna weds Jambavati and Satyabhama
57. Syamantaka stolen; Satadhanva killed and Akrura recalled to Dwaraka
58. Sri Krsna’s espousal with (the rest of) His eight principal spouses
59. The Lord snatches away (by force) a Parijata tree (from Indra’s paradise) and kills the demon Naraka (the son of Mother Earth)
60. A dialogue between Sri Krsna and Rukmini
61. (A description of the Lord’s progeny;) Rukmi killed (by Balarama) during Aniruddha’s Wedding
62. Aniruddha made captive
63. Aniruddha brought back (to Dwaraka)
64. The story of king Nrga
65. Baladeva triumphantly diverts the river Yamuna from its course
66. Paundraka and others killed
67. Dwivida killes (by Balarama)
68. Triumph of Sankarsana in the form of dragging Hastinapura
69. A Glimpse into the household life of Sri Krsna
70. Sri Krsna’s daily routine; kings taken captive by Jarasandha send their messenger to Sri Krsna
71. Sri Krsna goes to Indraprastha
72. Jarasandha killed
73. Sri Krisna and others return to Indraprastha
74. Sisupala killes (by Sri Krsna)
75. Duryodhana’s humiliation
76. Salva’s encounter with the Yadavas
77. Salva’s deliverance
78. Deliverance of Dantavaktra and Viduratha; Suta killes by Sri Balarama during his Pilgrimage
79. An account of Balarama’s pilgrimage
80. Sri Krsna’s reception of Sudama
81. The story of parched rice brought as a present (for Sri Krsna) by Sudama
82. Meeting of the Vrsnis with the Gopas and Gopis (of Vrndavana)
83. Conversation between Bhagavan Sri Krsna’s consorts and Draupadi
84. An account of the pilgrimage (undertaken by Lord Sri Krsna)
85. The Lord brings back (from the abode of Death) His (six) elder brothers (throttled by Kamsa)
86. (Subhadra carried away by Arjuna;) the Lord’s grace on Srutadeva
87. A Song of praise uttered by the Vedas (in their living form)
88. Lord Rudra rescued (from trouble)
89. (The three chief gods put to test by the sage Bhrgu;) the Lord brings back the (dead) sons of a Brahmana
90. The Story of (the amorous sports of) Sri Krsna narrated

1. The curse of the Rsis invoking the destruction of Yadu’s race
2. Narada visits Vasudeva and reproduces the dialogue between King Janaka and the nine Yogiswaras
3. A description of Maya and the means of transcending it; an exposition of Brahma and the Path of Action
4. A description of the Lord’s descents
5. The fate of non-devotees; different methods of the Lord’s worship according to the different Yugas
6. The gods entreat the Lord to return to His divine realm and Uddhave approaches Him on the eve of the Yadus departure for Prabhasa
7. The legend of an ascetic the story of eight (out of twenty four) preceptors (from the earth to the pigeon) recognized by him
8. What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors
9. Story of the seven preceptors the osprey and others; and the end of the Anadhuta’s discourse
10. The emptiness of earthly and other worldly enjoyments exposed
11. The characteristics of bound and liberated souls as well as of devotees
12. The glory of Satsanga; how to perform one’s prescribed duty and how to relinquish it?
13. The teaching imparted by the Lord in the form of the divine Awan to the sage Sanaka and his three brothers
14. Glory of the path of devotion and the process of medition described
15. Names and characteristics of the various Siddhis (mystic powers) acquired through Yoga
16. Glorious manifestation of the Lord enumerated
17. The duties pertaining to the four Varnas and four Asramas
18. The duties of anchorites and recluses
19. A dissertation on devotion, spiritual enlightenment and Yogic disciplines in the form of the five Yamas, the (five) Niyamas and so on
20. Jnanayoga, Karmayoga and Bhaktiyoga analysed
21. The process of determining what is good and what is evil and the secret underlying it
22. Categories enumerated; distinction between Prakrti and Purusa
23. The episode of a forbearing Brahmana
24. A dissertation on Sankhyayoga
25. The operation of the three Gunas described
26. The Utterance of Pururava bearing on aversion for the pleasures of sense
27. The Yoga of formal worship
28. The highest truth discussed
29. The courses of conduct pleasing to the Lord; Uddhava’s departure for Badarikasrama
30. Holocaust of Yadu’s race
31. The Lord’s ascent to His divine realm

1. Lines of kings of Kaliyuga
2. The evils of Kaliyuga
3. Vanity of kings; righteous conduct for every Yuga; the means to escape the evils of Kaliyuga loud chanting of the divine name
4. The fourfold Pralaya
5. The (final teaching) (of Sukadeva)concerning Brahma
6. (Pariksit attains the supreme goal and Janamejaya commences a snake-sacrifice;) classification of the Vedas into so many Sakhas or schools
7. different schools of Atharvaveda and the characteristics of the Puranas
8. The sage Markandeya embarks on a course of austerities and receives a boon
9. The sage Markandeya witnesses the Lord’ Maya
10. Lord Siva confers a boon on Markandeya
11. The significance of the Lord’s own limbs, attendants and weapons and a description of the retinue of the sun-god
12. A synopsis of (all) the twelve Skandhas (of Srimad Bhagavata)
13. The extent of the eighteen Puranas and the glory of the Bhagavata