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Essence Of Maha Bhagavatha Purana

Bhagvat Purana presents the Essence of Skanda Purana in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and Retired Official of the Government of India. Maha Bhagavatha Purana is one of the major eighteen Puranas.

This is part of the series of Puranas being featured on after Skanda Purana, Narada Purana, Shiva Purana, Markandeya Purana and Padma Purana.

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Illusion and Creation

King Parikshit and Brahmana boy’s curse

Awareness of God

‘Virat Purusha’ – the Primeval Force



Simpler Approach

Creation by Brahma

Ten Stage Formation

The Example of Vidura the Virtuous

Vidura’s deliberations with Sage Maitreya on ‘Maha Tatva’

Analysis of Atom and Time

Further Creations of Lord Brahma

‘Manu’ and Progeny

Sage Kapila and Sankhya Yoga

The Eight Stages of Yoga

Geneological Order of Manu’s Clan

Sati Devi and Lord Siva

Devotion and Realisation of Dhruva

Dhruva and his lineage

Prajapati Priyavrata Travelled All over the Universe

Description of Planets

Sisumara Planetary System

The Story of Ajamila

Narada cursed by reborn Daksha

Reborn Prajapati Daksha’s Descendents

New Brihaspati Visvarupa teaches ‘Narayana Kavacha’ to Indra

Visvarupa reborn as Vrittrasura

Narada teaches ‘Narada Pancharatra’ to Chandraketu

Diti revengeful of Indra and ‘Pumsavana’ Sacrifice

Was Vishnu partial to daityas?

Hiranyakasipu and Prahlada

Varnashrama and Grihasti Dharma in Prahlada’s Regime

Salvation of Gajendra the Elephant King

Mammoth Churning of Ocean for ‘Amrith’ ( Nectar)

War by Demons with Demi-Gods

Suka Muni’s prophecies about future Manus

Incarnation of Vamana and suppresion of King Bali

Role of Satyavrata in ‘ Matsya Avatara’

Present Manu Vivasvanta and his progeny

Harischandra an unparalled Example of Truth and Virtue

Bhagiradha a model of perseverance

Lord Rama the Epic hero and an Illustrious Incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Details of Chandra Vamsa – the Dynasty of Moon

Parasu Rama, an paradigm of paternal devotion and destruction of Evil

Lineage of King Pururava

Maha Vishnu's Avatar as Krishna

Krishna’s vigorous drive of Spiritual Love

Narada’s futuristic vision

Krishna’s demolition of Kamsa and other Demons

Rukmini abducted by Lord Krishna

Samantaka Mani ( Jewel), Satyabhama and Jambavati Secured

The destruction of Narakasura ( Bhaumika)

Aniruddha’s wedding with Usha

Lord Krishna Kills Sisupala

Sudama, boyhood friend, honoured by Krishna

Vedas – Sourcing Material par Excellence of Supreme Energy

Maha Vishnu’s ‘Darshan’( Vision) to Krishna and Arjuna

Bhasmasura over-smarted by Lord Vishnu and burnt as ashes

Great Rishis cursed ‘Yadu Vamsa’ to be destroyed

Nine Yogindras provide replies to Maharaja Nimi to Spiritual queries

Yogindras on Incarnations of Nara Narayan, Dattatreya and Hayagreeva


Avadhuta secured inspiration from Nature

Detachment: Varasrama Dharma, Vidhis and Niyamas- Above all ‘Satsanga’

The Vedic Routes of Achieving the Union

Destruction of Yadu Dynasty and Krishna ‘Niryana’

Degradation of Further Dynasities and Kali Yuga

King Parikshith passes away

Original Propagation of Vedas

Vision of ‘Virat Purusha’

Summing Up

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