Srimad Bhagavatam Reading Marathon

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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Course Duration

1 Year


60 minutes

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Schedule of Classes


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08.00 to 09.00 pm IST

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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

Why should I read Srimad Bhagavatam daily?

Srila Prabhupada wrote in his purport of Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1 Chapter 7 Text 7

The conclusion is that simply by hearing the Vedic literature Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, one can have direct connection with the Supreme Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa, and thereby one can attain the highest perfection of life by transcending worldly miseries, illusion and fearfulness. These are practical tests for one who has actually given a submissive hearing to the readings of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.

Srimad Bhagavatam is the literary incarnation of Krishna.

idaṁ bhāgavataṁ nāma

purāṇaṁ brahma-sammitam


cakāra bhagavān ṛṣiḥ

niḥśreyasāya lokasya

dhanyaṁ svasty-ayanaṁ mahat

This Srimad-Bhagavatam is the literary incarnation of God, and it is compiled by Srila Vyasadeva, the incarnation of God. It is meant for the ultimate good of all people,

and it is all-successful, all-blissful and all-perfect. (SB 1.3.40)

kṛṣṇe sva-dhāmopagate

dharma-jṣānādibhiḥ saha

kalau naṣṭa-dṛśām eṣa

purāṇārko ’dhunoditaḥ

This Bhagavata Purana is as brilliant as the sun, and it has arisen just after the departure of Lord Krishna to His own abode, accompanied by religion, knowledge, etc. Persons who have lost their vision due to the dense darkness of ignorance in the age of Kali shall get light from this Purana. (SB 1.3.43)

What is Srimad Bhagavatam Reading Marathon?

• Self-study of one chapter of Srimad Bhagavatam from Monday to Saturday.

• Students need to take online Srimad Bhagavatam Quiz after completion of each chapter. (Simple Multiple Choice Questions)

• Certificate of Participation will be awarded after completion of each canto.

• Every Sunday Evening there will be Srimad Bhagavatam Class from 8pm to 9pm IST.

How much effort I need to put daily?

• Self-study of 35 minutes per day.

• 1 chapter with Srila Prabhupada purport in 6 days.

For example: -

• 1st Chapter of 1st Canto, 23 slokas, in 6 days = 4 slokas with purport per day

• 2nd Chapter of 1st Canto, 34 slokas, in 6 days = 6 slokas with purport per day

Will I get any certificate?

Yes, Certificate of Participation will be awarded after completion of each canto.

How much I need to pay for this course?

It is a free course.

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