Brihad Bhagavatamrita

By Jay Damodar Das

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Course Duration

40 Hours


90 Mins Each

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Schedule of Classes


Starts on


7:30 to 9:00 PM IST

Regular classes on

Mon, Wed & Fri

About the Teacher


Jay Damodar Das

Born in a Brahmin family and raised in a very religious and pious household, His Grace Jay Damodar Das is a preacher and a teacher and is especially known for his narrations of Mahabharata. He has delivered extensive public lectures and seminars on varied sastras like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavatam, Brihad Bhagavatamrita, Laghu Bhagavatamrita, Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads, Vedanta Sutras, and Vaisnava epistemology (pramana tattva) and ontology (prameya tattva).

He did his bachelors in mechanical engineering. Thereafter he worked with several companies for 12 years.

During the first year of his college, he had a good fortune of coming in association of devotees at ISKCON. He received his first initiation in the year 1999, second initiation in the year 2013, and thus has been practicing Krishna consciousness under the guidance of his spiritual master, His Holiness Bhakti Vikas Swami, for the last 25 years.

He has dedicated his life to spread the message of Krishna consciousness with his deep understanding of the essence of all Vedic knowledge, the Bhagavata philosophy.

Course Overview

Course description: After hearing Mahabharata from sage Jaimini, Janamejaya drowned in the ocean of devotional mellows. Eager to hear more Krishna katha, he requested Jaimini to complete his version of Mahabharata with something extraordinarily sweet, madhurena samapayet. Being thus implored by Janamejaya, Jaimini narrated the essence of Srimad Bhagavatam that Parikshit related to his mother Uttara after he had heard Srimad Bhagavatam from Sukadeva Goswami. This narration was presented to us by Srila Sanatana Goswami in the form of Brihad Bhagavatamrita. It is also said to be the khila (supplement) to Jaimini’s version of Mahabharata.  

Course Contents: The course is divided in two parts. In the first part, in his quest to find the recipient of Krishna’s highest mercy, Narada Muni approaches different devotees at different strata of the universe, finally arriving at Vraja to glorify gopis, especially Srimati Radharani. The second part tells us the story of a wandering cowherd boy, who received a mantra from a resident of Vrindavan, traveling from one planetary system to another, exploring living entities with different levels of consciousness. Finally, the gopa kumara attains Goloka Vrindavan and there he obtains the supreme perfection of his life, loving service to His ista deva, Sri Krishna. 

Course Materials: Brihad Bhagavatamrita student’s handbook

Course requirement: Reasonable understanding of Srimad Bhagavatam

Target Audience: Followers of Rupa Goswami and Sanatana Goswami

Assessment Plan: Multiple-choice questions at the end of the course   

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