• SAVOR THE ESSENCE OF BHAGAVATA TREATISE ENTER THE OCEAN OF TRUTHS WITH EASE MEDITATE ON THE MEANINGS THAT SCRIPTURE REVEALS CONCERNING MAYA,JIVA,GURU,KRSNA,BHAKTI RASA DEALINGS.   CC Madhya Lila - 25.266 Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has personally preached the transcendental truths and mellows of srimad-bhagavatam.srimad bhagvatam and the supreme personality of goadhead are indentical,for srimad bhagavatam is the sound incarnation of sri krishna.
  • Caitanya Ratnamala - a handy pocket sized compilation of nectar verses from Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Compact and complete with all the most vital, power packed and reslihing verses, this book is brought to you by the same makers of Bhagavata Subodhini – the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Team.

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  • We invite the readers to delight in the pastimes of the most merciful form of the Lord – Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as cited by Srila Krishna Dasa Kaviraja Goswami in his great work Sri Caitanya Caritamrita. The study guide Caitanya Subodhini is a humble attempt by the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha to assist the readers in their systematic study of the Caitanya-caritamrita. We, at the Vidyapitha, found it helpful to divide the long chapters of Caitanya-caritamrita into subsections and present the technical sections in the form of crisp flowcharts and tables for easy readability, assimilation and quick reference. Even one, who hasn’t heard of the Caitanya-caritamrita, can read through Caitanya Subodhini and develop an interest in the original manuscript. Our humble endeavour in producing this systematic study guide is only to assist the readers in fully delighting in the splendour of the original book. Submerge deeply into the fundamental principles of sambandha-jnana consisting of radha-tattva, krishna-tattva, guru-tattva, jiva-tattva and other tattvas as explained by SrilaKrishnadasaKaviraja! Experience the transformation of Mahaprabhu’s Personality and character! From tender childhood There is no difference between Krishna-lila and Caitanya-lila therefore Nimai’s pastimes are as sweet or even more sweeter than the pastimes of little Gopal. Be the witness of Vishvambara’s childhood pranks and mischieves – playing with the snake, making all residents of Navadvipa chant the Holy Name, bothering the Brahmanas and Kumaris on the bank of Ganges and many others… Learned scholar Delight in the pastimes of Nimai Pandit who starts His own grammar school, derides the smarta Bhattacaryas and Cakravartis, smashes and establishes His own arguments in logic and finally destroys the pride of the great Pandit Keshava Kashmiri. Humble disciple To teach by His own example to the mankind, the God Himself accepts a guru by receiving mantra which He himself had whispered to His guru Sripad Isvara Puri and becomes a great devotee of Himself in the form of Krishna. Great leader Gauranga demonstrates the principle of “yadyadācaratiśreṣṭhas tat tad evetarojanaḥ” by inspiring the general people to revolt against the Kazi of Navadvipa by His own example and establishes the supreme position of Harinam Sankirtan. Madman A mood of supreme ecstasy never before demonstrated by the Supreme Lord in any of His previous incarnations!  After accepting initiation and continuously chanting the Holy Name, Mahaprabhu becomes so absorbed in separation from Krishna that He looses His consciousness again and again and makes His associates chant appropriate verses from the scriptures to nourish His mood. Renunciation Reciprocating with the love of the Gopis who sacrificed everything for the pleasure of Krishna at the peak of their youth, the supremely beautiful Lord Gaurasundar accepts sannyasa at a young age of 24, cuts His hair off and heads off to the city of the Lord of Universe – Nilacala. Compassionate brothers Saba avatar sara siromani – Lord Gaurachandra and Nimaichand delivers the two most sinful personalities of Nadia whose sins couldn’t be counted by even Chitragupta. Their mercy makes them the unalloyed first-class devotees of Lord Krishna. And finally the dearest friend of all and especially his associates His sweet loving exchanges with NityanandaPrabhu, AdvaitaAcarya, GadadharPandit, Srinivas Acarya, Haridas Thakur, KolavecaSridhara, Budhimanta Khan, Suklambarabrahmacari… And many more…  
  • BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI is a systematic study guide to Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhagavata Subodhini unveils the exciting structure and flow of the Bhagavatam cantos by giving the connections between chapters, subsections and verses in a lucid and colourful manner based on the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur.

    Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 7 is the fifth volume of the series, and gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the most enchanting pastimes of Lord Narasimha-deva, the selfless and seamless devotion of Prahlada Maharaja, and the gist of the Varna-asrama dharma, along with many original illustrations.

    Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Bhagavata Subodhini, Gauranga Darshan Das presents this volume on the Seventh Canto for easy readability and assimilation of its contents and delight in the splendor of its message.

    With simplified flow charts, summary tables, diagrams, additional notes from the commentaries of acharyas, special descriptions on vital verses, along with interesting thematic compilations and many other features, Bhagavata Subodhini becomes a constant companion for all Bhagavatam lovers as acknowledged by several readers across the globe.

    Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by integrating the explanations of our beloved acharyas, thus catering for the taste and needs of avid readers, scholars and newcomers.

    The Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Centre and Tulsi books happily launch this volume for the auspicious occasion of Narasimha Caturdasi.

      About Author :

    Gauranga Darshan Das is the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He teaches scriptural courses at several places in India. He has written study guides including Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini and Gita Subodhini, and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magzine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects.

  • Read all the enthralling pastimes of the Supreme Lord in the MANVANTARAS of the current day of Lord Brahma in BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI Canto 8, in its usual colorful and concise form with verse-by-verse overview in sections and subsections, summary tables, flowcharts, nectar slokas and thematic compilations, based on the commentaries of SRILA PRABHUPADA and SRILA VISVANATHA CAKRAVARTI THAKUR, as presented by Gauranga Darshan Das.

    ‘Bhagavata Subodhini’ is a systematic study guide to Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhagavata Subodhini unveils the exciting structure and flow of the Bhagavatam cantos by giving the connections between chapters, subsections and verses in a lucid manner for easy readability and assimilation of its contents and delight in the splendor of its message.

    ‘Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 8’ is the sixth volume of the series, and gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the enchanting episodes in the Eighth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. The Eighth Canto of the Bhagavatam vividly presents the theme of Manvantara or the reign of the Manus. Manus are the administrators of the universe, appointed by the Supreme Lord. There are fourteen Manus who rule in one kalpa or a day of Lord Brahma that spans over 1000 catur-yugas (catur-yuga is the combination of the four yugas namely Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali). Thus, each Manu rules for about seventy-one catur-yugas. In every manvantara, there are six kinds of personalities who manage various functions of the universe. They are: the Manu, the sons of Manu, the demigods, Indra, the seven great sages and the Manvantara avatara of the Lord. In this canto, Sukadeva Goswami describes the six types of main persons in each of the fourteen Manvantaras (past, present and future) in the current day of Brahma, and elaborates selected pastimes of the Lord in some manvantaras. Thus, we hear the episodes of Svayambhuva Manu, Gajendra, Samudra Manthan, Mohini Murti bewildering Lord Siva, Bali Maharaja’s deliverance by Lord Vamanadeva and the pastimes of Matsya avatara. In all these episodes, the Lord’s protection aspect is vividly described.

    Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Bhagavata Subodhini, Gauranga Darshan Das presents this volume on the Eighth Canto with simplified flow charts, summary tables, diagrams, additional notes from the commentaries of acharyas, along with interesting thematic compilations and many other features.

    Bhagavata Subodhini attempts to become a constant companion for all Bhagavatam lovers as acknowledged by several readers across the globe. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by integrating the explanations of our beloved acharyas, thus catering for the taste and needs of avid readers, scholars and newcomers.

    About the Author :

    Gauranga Darshan Das is the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He teaches scriptural courses at several places in India. He has written books including Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned, and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magzine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects.

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    He dwells so far, yet so close to the heart

    he pervades all, yet He stays apart 

    Behind the golden curtain, stands the supreme actor

    know from the scriptures, his divine character 

      Read , Recollect, and Relish the essential Vedic wisdom of "SRI ISHOPNISHAD", based on the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Baldev Vidyabhushana and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, concisely and lucidly presented by Gauranga Darshan Das , for providing deeper insights for both beginners and seasoned students alike.
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    Book 1: 32 Enthralling Stories of Dhruva, Brahma, Siva, Sati, Vyasa, Narada, Devahuti, Parikshit and others Age-old stories from the ancient scriptures reveal ever-fresh and relevant lessons to readers of all ages. In the entire scriptural library the position of Srimad Bhagavatam is unique. The Bhagavatam contains several enlivening tales of wonderful children like Dhruva and Prahlada, virtuous women like Suniti and Kunti, noble kings like Parikshit and Prithu, wise sages like Vyasa and Narada, and powerful incarnations of God like Rama and Narasimha. “Bhagavatam Tales” is an amazing collection of stories retold by Gauranga Darshan Das in a lucid language, to nurture the young minds with every turn of the page. This image-rich story-book enlivens both young and young-at-heart readers with vital values and thought-inspiring activities. Owing to its simplicity and applicability, this book is a close friend to every child, a faithful companion to every teacher, and a must-have in every school’s library. The first volume of Bhagavatam Tales presents 32 stories from the Bhagavatam’s first three cantos and the first twelve chapters of the Fourth Canto. The stories are narrated in a lucid language for the understanding of the younger generation. Along with colorful illustrations that bring the stories alive, each story is presented with important lessons and values like compassion, responsibility, forgiveness, positivity, friendship, respect, leadership, gratitude and so on. The activities at the end of each chapter will not only enthuse the children but adults too. Bhagavatam Tales by Gauranga Darshan Das enlivens children with fascinating stories, enthrals them with bright illustrations, enlightens them with brilliant values, and enthuses them to practically apply the lessons. About the Author: Gauranga Darshan Das, a disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami, is a spiritual author and sastric teacher. He holds a Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He is a resident monk at ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) and serves as the Dean of the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (BVRC). He has authored over 20 books including the Subodhini, Pravaha & Ratnamala series, and has delivered over 6000 hours of spiritual discourses. He regularly conducts scriptural courses for adults and children. Know more on gaurangadarshan.com
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      UPADESAMRITA SUBODHINI by Gauranga Darshan Das is a systematic study guide to Srila Rupa Goswami's "Sri Upadesamrita," which is an ingenious enumeration of the fundamental guidelines for the practice of bhakti-yoga. Read, recollect and relish the nectarean instructions of Sri Upadesamrita, based on the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, concisely and lucidly presented by Gauranga Darshan Das, for providing deeper insights into the essence of bhakti for both beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Subodhini series, Gauranga Darshan Das presents Upadesamrita Subodhini with relevant verse titles, line-by-line translations, key concepts and profound explanations from the acarya commentaries in simplified sections, subsections, flow charts and summary tables. About the Author: Gauranga Darshan Das is the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Research Center (BRC) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He is a member of ISKCON Board of Examinations (BoEx) and GEV Administrative council. He is the author of Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Upadesamrita Subodhini, Isopanishad Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned, Bhagavata Pravaha and Caitanya Pravaha and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magazine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects. He has delivered over 5000 hours of spiritual discourses so far.
  • The Vedic Encyclopedia, Srimad Bhagavatam, like an ocean, is expansive with its nominal and phenomenal subject matters and deep in its spiritual and philosophical insights, making it a text for both research and relish by many. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, and thus caters to the taste and need of avid readers, scholars, and even newcomers to the Srimad Bhagavatam.
    • Have a bird’s eye view of the Srimad-Bhagavatam Cantos
    • Explore the Interconnections between different Sections
    • Familiarize yourself with the Flow of verses in a chapter
    • Dive deep into the Authentic imports of Vital verses
    • Delight on the Thematic perspectives and Compilations
    • Marvel at the richness of the Characters, Holy names and Analogies
  • Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 4 As you advance from one canto to the next, Srimad Bhagavatam becomes more real to you than ever before! Experience first-hand the fumbles and bumbles that we face in life portrayed through the characters of the past. Witness their confrontation with trying situations and the wonderful golden lessons of character that they exhibit! Relationship Struggles – Learn the conflicts that Lord Siva, Sati and her father Daksa faced when dealing with each other. This is even more deadly than a love triangle! It’s a triangle of misunderstanding and misjudgement! Obstinate Son – Everyone thinks their child is difficult. But just see how even obstinacy can be fruitful if aimed at the lotus feet of the Lord. Dhruva achieved what no one in creation could (nor would ever) and his story is heart wrenchingly narrated in the pages of the Bhagavatam. A Pious Father, A Pugnacious Son and A Perfected Grandson – The family line of King Anga, Vena and Prithu Maharaja is a depiction of the saying “every cloud has a silver lining”. Prithu Maharaj is so glorious that the Bhagavatam spends 9 chapters discussing his entire life. A Graphic Allegory – Heard of Aesop’s Fables or Pancatantra? Those are child’s tales compared to Narada Muni’s presentation that would stir a man from his kingly seat to take to the path of perfection. The story of Puranjana is the story of every being in this world. A Song That Kept Them Going On – The Pracetas; 10 brothers who shared everything in life, from activities to glories to soon even a wife, had the great fortunate of hearing Lord Siva sing in praise of Lord Krishna (Rudra Gita). Their heroic expeditions wrap up the Fourth Canto of the Bhagavatam. And Many More.......
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      Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 5 and 6
    The spiritual feelings and emotions portrayed by the characters inSrimad Bhagavatam become our own when we position ourselves in their shoes.Allow an irresistible sentiment of devotion enter our hearts by trying to understand their exemplary attitudes and responses in trying situations. Also get a glimpse of the workings and structure of cosmos which lies hidden from the imperfect vision of modern cosmologists. Enter fire and it will burn you Nature of the material world is that it is entangling! Witness the wondrous working and influence of the material nature on a dispassionate renunciant, Maharaj Priyavrata, who enters into her arena. His unexpected 'entanglement,' phenomenal activities, exalted dynasty, and finally liberation is a subject matter worth reading and contemplation.  Ideal rule, ideal teachings, ideal renunciation Troubled by the monarchy of exploitative monarchs, the modern world transformed into the Secular states. Get the first hand experience of the original servant monarch, King Risabhadev. An exemplary reign like his is sought by intelligent subjects. The incomparable rule, superexcellent activities  and teachings of King Rsabhadev, discussed in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam, is inspirational for all time to come. Carelessness - Lord saves but not without teaching a lesson Are you callous and careless in your spiritual practices? You won’t remain after knowing the saga of King Bharat, whose little inattention costed him two extra births to attain the Absolute Truth. Instructions from a palanquin carrier Heard of stories wherein a king becomes a pauper and a pauper a king! In this narration, an ordinary palanquin carrier turns out to be a learned sage and the king to be an ignorant common man. Herein, Jada Bharata humbles King Rahugana by subdueing his pride with words of knowledge. Exposing the happiness that pervades this world as mental concoctions, Jada Bharata uncovers the ignorance of King Rahugana about his real position. Naked form of material world A word of caution! This narration exposes one’s sinful desire, one’s precarious situation in family life, one’s miscalculation of happiness and worthless endeavour for happiness. A materially attached person might find this harsh truth to be unpalatable. Seeing the unseen cosmos through the eyes of Scriptures Be ready to make a leap of faith to accept the Vedic model of the universe. Imperfect senses see even the obvious things imperfectly. Scriptures are perfect. They show things as they are.  Eager to Sin? Think once Hell and heaven are not myth. Of course they are consciousness, but places too. This narration describes about the workings of the criminal department in the cosmic management. A soul with criminal activity has no way to escape but to reform. The graphic description of 28 hells and the kind of punishment the accused undergo there is dreadful. The Glorious Holy name of the Lord A story of a young pure hearted Brahman who was lead off in a most unruly fashion by the senses and the mind, in the association of a prostitute. Although destined to enter hell, still how he attains liberation by utterance of the holy name of Narayana forms the central theme of this account. Opposing services - common goal A practical example of how two bonafide servants can have two conflicting services from the same master. An instructive narrative of Prajapati Daksha and Narada Muni! Pride – cometh before the fall When a person becomes proud, he is already fallen. What happen later are just details! Srimad Bhagavatam showcase the mistakes of great personalities like Indra to warn practicing devotees against the evils of pride. Opportunity for service even in curse Behold the attractive qualities of a devotee, whose all activities are directed only for the pleasure of Lord Hari. This inspiring account of the Maharaj Citraketu’s gold- standard devotional service beautifully portrays that a devotee lives to serve and dies to serve. And Many more .....
       
  • The Vedic Encyclopedia, Srimad Bhagavatam, like an ocean, is expansive with its nominal and phenomenal subject matters and deep in its spiritual and philosophical insights, making it a text for both research and relish by many. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, and thus caters to the taste and need of avid readers, scholars, and even newcomers to the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
    • Have a bird’s eye view of the Srimad-Bhagavatam Cantos
    • Explore the Interconnections between different Sections
    • Familiarize yourself with the Flow of verses in a chapter
    • Dive deep into the Authentic imports of Vital verses
    • Delight on the Thematic perspectives and Compilations
    • Marvel at the richness of the Characters, Holy names and Analogies
         

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