Brihad Bhagavatamrita


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Course Duration

40 Hours


90 Minutes

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About the Teacher



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 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

Course Description:

Embark on a profound journey into the devotional ocean of Brihad Bhagavatamrita, a sacred scripture that unveils the depths of devotion to Lord Krishna. This self-study course introduces you to the captivating narrative of how Janamejaya, after hearing the Mahabharata from Sage Jaimini, thirsted for more of Krishna's divine stories. Janamejaya implored Jaimini to complete his rendition of the Mahabharata with something exceptionally sweet, "madhurena samapayet." In response to this request, Jaimini narrated the essence of Srimad Bhagavatam, as related by Parikshit to his mother Uttara after he had heard Srimad Bhagavatam from Sukadeva Goswami. Srila Sanatana Goswami preserved this narration in the form of Brihad Bhagavatamrita, often referred to as the khila (supplement) to Jaimini's version of the Mahabharata.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Brihad Bhagavatamrita
  • The Context and Background of Brihad Bhagavatamrita
  • Janamejaya's Quest for More Krishna Katha
  • Jaimini's Narration of Srimad Bhagavatam's Essence
  • The Significance of Brihad Bhagavatamrita as a Supplement to the Mahabharata

Course Materials:

Brihad Bhagavatamrita (Text)

Optional Recommended Reading: Related Commentaries and Explanations

Course Requirement:

No specific prerequisites are required, but a genuine interest in the teachings of Bhakti Yoga and devotion to Lord Krishna is recommended.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for seekers of spiritual wisdom, devotees of Lord Krishna, and individuals interested in deepening their understanding of the devotional path.

Assessment Plan:

To enhance your comprehension, self-assessment quizzes and reflective exercises are included at the end of each module. These will help reinforce your understanding of the material and allow for personal reflection.

Immerse yourself in the nectar of devotion and spiritual wisdom as you explore the timeless teachings of Brihad Bhagavatamrita through this self-study course. Enjoy your journey into the depths of devotion to Lord Krishna.

Course Content

Brihad Bhagavatamrita

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