Essentials of Vedānta sūtra

By Venu Gopal Das

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Course Duration

45 Hours


90 minutes Each

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Schedule of Classes


Starts on


8:00 to 09:30 PM IST

Regular classes on

Saturday & Sunday

About the Teacher


Venu Gopal Das

Venu Gopal Das was introduced to Krishna Consciousness in 2007.

He has served as pujari for three years in ISKCON, Varanasi. 

Have been brahmachari since 2012. 

Ph.d in Sad sandarbhas from Benaras Hindu University. 

Master in Tele communication Engineering from Jadavpur University. 

Bhakti Sastri from VIHE. 

Course Overview

Course Description: This course focuses on study of more than 100 essential sutras, from Vedānta sūtras of Śrīla Vyāsadeva. These are the sutras quoted by Śrīla Prabhupāda and predecessor Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava ācāryas, in the various commentaries to Śrīmad Bhāgavatam and Bhagavad Gītā, as well as in six Sandarbhas of Śrīla Jīva Goswāmī.

Course Contents: The sūtras will be explained on the basis of Govinda Bhāṣya commentary by Śrīla Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa. The explanations will be in English with references to the original Sanskrit sūtra and Govinda Bhāṣya text. Concepts from sandarbhas and bhāgavatam commentaries will also be included in the explanations.

The style of presentation will be based upon the standard explanation of five angas in an adhikaraṇa or a topic: Viṣaya, saṁśaya, pūrva paksa, siddhānta and prayojana.

Course materials: Vedānta sūtras: Sanskrit text 

Govinda bhāṣya commentary: Sanskrit text 

Reference books soft copies will be shared in the beginning of the course.

Target audience: Anyone who has studied Bhagavad Gītā

Assessment Plan: Multiple-choice questions (MCQ): Two Online tests in full course

Course Requirement: Anyone who has studied Bhagavad Gītā

Course Content

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