Establishing Shrimad Bhagavatam as the Highest Scripture

By Kanai Krishna Das

Certificate Course

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Course Duration

18 Hours    


90 minutes each

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Has faith in Vedic scriptures and has preferably studied Bhagavad Gita 

Schedule of Classes


Starts on


07:00 pom to 08:30 pm IST

Regular classes on

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

About the Teacher


Kanai Krishna Das

Kanai Krishna Das is a disciple of His Holiness Radhanatha Swami Maharaja. He joined ISKCON in 2001. Currently he serves as a full-time monk in ISKCON

NVCC, Pune, India. After completing his graduation in mechanical engineering, in 2004, from Govt. College of engineering, Pune, he worked with MNCs such as FMR Corporation, Honeywell Corporation and others, as an Oracle consultant for 6 years.

He joined as a full-time monk in ISKCON Pune in year 2011. Since his college years, he has rendered services as a preacher of Krishna consciousness to student and corporate youth.

He is a member of ISKCON’s Shastric Advisory Council (SAC), a body which advises GBC on the matters pertaining to Shastras and their applications in ISKCON.

He is the Director of Academics at ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya, Govardhan. He is also the Dean of academics at ISKCON NVCC, for Bhakti Shastri, Bhakti Vaibhava and Bhakti Vedanta courses. He is a Sanskrit scholar with expertise in Paninian Grammar. He teaches Sanskrit grammar, Sanskrit commentaries on Bhakti Shastras as well as courses like Bhakti Vaibhava and Bhakti Vedanta to students at IBMV Govardhan, ISKCON Pune and other places in India.

Course Overview

Course Description:

This course focuses on establishing Shrimad Bhagavatam as the highest pramana in Vedic literatures. It is primarily based upon two books: Shri Tattva Sandarbha of Shrila Jiva Goswami and Siddhanta darpana by Shrila Baladeva Vidyabhushana. 

Course Contents: 
1. Vedas are the perfect source of material and spiritual knowledge

2. The current challenges in studying the original Vedas

3. The Vedic pedigree of Itihasas and Puranas

4. The Origin of Itihasas, Puranas and Vedas is the same

5. Three divisions of Puranas

6. Shrimad Bhagavatam: the one Purana with perfect authority

7. Praise of Shrimad Bhagavatam by other Puranas

8. Characterization of the Bhagavatam by Garuda Purana

9. Common objections about the Bhagavatam and their refutations

10. Special position of Vyasadeva and Shukadeva 

Target Audience: Vaishnavas desiring to take up the study of Shrimad Bhagavatam

Assessment Plan: A MCQ test of 50 marks, at the end of the course 

Course Requirement: Has faith in Vedic scriptures and has preferably studied Bhagavad Gita 

Important Guidelines for the Students: The students need to attend at least 75% of the sessions to take up the test for certification

What will students gain from this course?

1. One will gain the understanding of how Shrimad Bhagavatam is the highest Vedic scripture

2. History of Vedas and relevance of original Vedas in today's context will be understood

3. Overview of Vedic scriptures will be gained

4. Many general misconceptions about Shrimad Bhagavatam will be refuted

5. A general idea of commentaries on Shrimad Bhagavatam will be gained

6. One's faith and desire to study this great Purana will be greatly strengthened 

Why should one attend this course?

To gain the deep understanding and faith in the supremacy of Shrimad Bhagavatam

What problems of the students are we solving through the course?

1. Doubts about Shrimad Bhagavatam's authenticity get answered

2. Misconceptions about Shrimad Bhagavatam are refuted

3. Doubts about difference between Vedas and Puranas are answered 

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