Mahabharata An Overview

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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10 Hours 30 Minutes


90 Minutes

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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

Course Description: Embark on a self-guided exploration of the timeless wisdom embedded in the Mahabharata, focusing on Krishna bhakti and the profound teachings of the Gita. This self-study course is designed to deepen the understanding of Krishna Consciousness, covering various parvas (books) of the Mahabharata. The course is tailored for devotees with at least two years of exposure to Krishna Consciousness. Course Contents:

1. Introduction to the Mahabharata and its Significance in Krishna Consciousness 2. Lessons on Krishna Bhakti in Adi Parva, Sabha Parva, and Van Parva 3. The Bhagavad Gita in Mahabharata: Exploring the Udyoga Parva 4. Spiritual Insights from Bhishma Parva, Drona Parva, and Karna Parva Target Audience:

Devotees with a minimum of two years of exposure to Krishna Consciousness who seek a deeper understanding of the Mahabharata from the perspective of Krishna bhakti.

Course Requirement:

Participants are expected to have a minimum conviction that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and are encouraged to chant a minimum of 8 rounds daily as part of their spiritual practice. Important Guidelines for Students:

1. Read and engage with the content of each parva thoroughly. 2. Attend to the reflective exercises and quizzes to enhance understanding. 3. Maintain a dedicated time for self-study, contemplation, and chanting.

What Students Will Gain: Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Mahabharata in the context of Krishna Consciousness. The course aims to deepen philosophical insights, strengthen adherence to dharma in adversity, and nurture a resilient Krishna bhakti mindset. Why Attend This Course? To acquire a profound understanding of the Mahabharata through the lens of Krishna Consciousness, gaining valuable insights into the application of spiritual principles in real-life situations.

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