• Original Sanskrit verses with Latin transliteration
• full English translation of all verses
• detailed explanations
• Glossary with explanations of the most important Sanskrit terms
• Instructions on how to pronounce Sanskrit
• Directory of all Sanskrit verses
The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhagavata Purana) is an epic-philosophical classic of Vedic literature comprising of 18,000 verses. The extensive work reveals all aspects of Vedic philosophy, religion, art and history in the form of fascinating stories, dialogues and parables. It describes the laws of karma and reincarnation as well as different paths of yoga and meditation and also provides insightful answers in numerous other areas of knowledge – such as psychology, sociology, cosmogony, astronomy and ethics.
In addition, the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam contains a multitude of detailed records of a remarkably advanced civilization that flourished at a time well ahead of known history. It also contains amazingly precise statements for the present as well as for times that are still to come.
The Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam offers all those who seek spiritual knowledge simple and practical guidance on how to attain the highest understanding of Self and Absolute Truth. Those who have read the Bhagavad-gītā and want to deepen their knowledge will find the natural continuation in Srimad-Bhagavatam. Therefore, this work is also called the quintessence and the “ripe fruit on the wish tree of the Vedic scriptures”.