An Overview of Prema Vivarta

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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15 Hours


90 minutes each

No. Of Sessions

Sessions per week

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Schedule of Classes


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About the Teacher


ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya aims to provide a facility for its members to study, practice, and disseminate the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam, along with the writings of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas and the branches of Vedic philosophy, culture, music and science in the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya is located in Sri Govardhan dhama to systematically propagate the teachings of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Caitanya-caritāmṛta to the society at large.

To accomplish the above mission, ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya will facilitate philosophical training for adult residential and non-residential students through the traditional Vedic educational methods. ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya has been inspired by the service and efforts of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu and His Holiness Gaur Krishna Gosvami Maharaja. Their dedication toward the study and the dissemination of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam is the torchlight guiding us forward to serve this mission.

Course Overview

Self-Study Course Title:

 Exploring Divine Love through "Prema Vivarta" by Srila Jagadananda Pandita

Course Description:

Embark on a journey into the profound realm of divine love as expressed through the loving exchanges between Jagadānanda Paṇḍita and Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Delve into the essence of love and its transformational power as revealed in Jagadānanda's literary masterpiece, "Prema Vivarta." This self-study course draws inspiration from Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta Antya 12.154, inviting participants to understand and experience ecstatic love for Kṛṣṇa.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Jagadānanda Paṇḍita and Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
  • Overview of "Prema Vivarta" and its Significance
  • Analysis of Loving Exchanges between Jagadānanda Paṇḍita and Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu
  • Exploration of the Concept of Love in the Context of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness
  • Understanding the Transformative Power of Love in Spiritual Practice

Course Material:

Primary Text: "Prema Vivarta" by Srila Jagadananda Pandita

Assessment Plan:

Given the self-study nature of this course, there is no formal assessment. Participants are encouraged to engage in personal reflection, journaling, and contemplation to deepen their understanding of the content.

Target Audience:

This self-study course is open to all individuals interested in exploring the spiritual dimensions of love and the teachings of Jagadānanda Paṇḍita. No specific prerequisites are required, making it accessible to a broad audience seeking to enhance their understanding of divine love.

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