The beauty of this holy text is Sri Suka Maharshi, the son of Vyasa who helped in transforming the fearful mind of King Parikshit into a fearless one. The father is narrating the discussion between his son, the Guru Sri Suka and the devotee or Shishya Parikshit. Bhagavatham is normally considered as a story of different Avathars or Incarnations. But actually it is a valuable spiritual, psychological and scientific counseling provided to elevate a stressed and depressed mind which is caught in the fear of an inevitable destiny.

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Main article: Krishnaism The Heliodorus pillar , dedicated by a Greek ambassador from the court of Indo-Greek king Antialcidas circa BCE, contains the first known inscription related to the Bhagavata cult in India. Various lineages of Gopala worshipers developed into identifiable denominations. However, the unity that exists among these groups in belief and practice has given rise to the general term Krishnaism. Today the faith has a significant following outside of India as well.

Some believe that early Bhagavatism was enriched and transformed with powerful and popular Krishna tradition with a strong "human" element to it. The Bhagavata Purana entails the fully developed tenets and philosophy of the Bhagavata cult whereis Krishna gets fused with Vasudeva and transcends Vedic Vishnu and cosmic Hari to be turned into the ultimate object of bhakti. Taittiriya Aranyaka X, i,6 identifies him with Narayana and Vishnu. At some stage during the Vedic period, Vasudeva and Krishna became one deity or three distinct deities Vasudeva-Krishna, Krishna-Gopala and Narayana, all become identified with Vishnu.

A Gupta period research makes a "clear mention of Vasudeva as the exclusive object of worship of a group of people", who are referred as bhagavatas. It is neutral to any particular practices like only Vaishnava, Smarta, Shakta, Gaanapatya, Saura etc. This is actual Bhagavata.


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Two or three such layers are typically operative simultaneously Gupta and Kenneth R. 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. It is like the sun and is full of knowledge about dharma.

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Here you will find the complete and up-to-date version maintained in Sanskrit, English and Dutch of this most important sacred book of stories of India. The book, arranged in twelve so-called cantos, comprises chapters with about verses. It is this collection of stories that stresses the prime importance of the maintaining aspect of God personified by the transcendental form of Lord Vishnu. The person The culture The representative of Vishnu on earth is named the Fortunate One in this book. Thus there is the Lord in His many appearances, the devotee with as many faces and the book. They are all called Fortunate.

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