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Shrimad Bhagavatam

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Summarized by Purnapragya dasa
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Bhagavata Mahatmya Glories

Canto 1.


·   The sacrificial performance at the forest of Naimisharanya.

·   Vyasadeva’s despondency and how he became inspired to compile Shrimad-Bhagavatam.

·   The son of a maidservant becomes the great sage, Narada, by the association of pure devotees.

·   The punishment of Ashvattama and Parikshit saved within Uttara’s womb.

·   Instructions to King Yudhisthira and Bhishma’s passing away.

·   Lord Krishna’s departure from Hastinapura and His arrival at Dvaraka.

·   The birth of King Parikshit.

·   Dhritarashtra quits home.

·   The disappearance of Lord Krishna and the retirement of the Pandavas.

·   How King Parikshit received the age of Kali.

 

Cantos 2.

 

·   Parikshit cursed by the son of a brahmana and the appearance of Shukadeva Gosvami.

·   Lord Narayana enlightens Brahma by imparting to him the Chatuh-shloki.

 

Canto 3.

 

·   Vidura’s meeting with Uddhava and Maitreya.

·   The birth of Lord Brahma and the creation of the Kumaras and others.

·   The pregnancy of Diti. Jaya and Vijaya cursed by the four Kumaras.

·   The appearance of Lord Varaha. The victory of Hiranyaksha and his death at the hands of Lord Varaha.

·   Further creations of Lord Brahma.

·   Lord Kapila, the son of Kardama Muni and Devahuti.

·   Descendents of the daughters of Kardama and Svayambhuva Manu.

·   The sacrifice performed by Daksha.

Canto 4.

 

Descendents of the daughters of Kardama and Svayambhuva Manu. The sacrifice performed by Daksha. 

Dhruva Maharaja. 

King Anga, Vena, and Prithu Maharaja. 

King Prachinabarhi. The story of Puranjana. The Prachetas. 

 

Canto 5.

King Priyavrata. 

King Agnidhra. 

King Nabhi and his son, Lord Rishabhadeva.  

Bharata Maharaja. The forest of material enjoyment. 

The structure of the universe. 

 

 

Canto 6.

Ajamila. 

The progeny of Daksha. Narada cursed. 

Vritrasura. 

King Chitraketu. 

Diti vows to kill Indra. 

 

Canto 7.

Prahlada Maharaja. 

Tripurari

Svayambhuva Manu protected by Lord Yagya.

Gajendra protected by Lord Hari. 

 

Canto 8.

The churning of the milk ocean.  Canto 8

Mohini-murti bewilders Lord Shiva

Lord Vamanadeva

Lord Matsya, the Fish Incarnation 

 

Canto 9.

King Sudyumna becomes a woman. Prishadhra attains perfection. 

The marriage of Sukanya and Chyavana Muni. Kakudmi gives

his daughter, Revati, in marriage to Lord

Balarama. 

Nabhaga, the son of Nabhaga. Ambarisha Maharaja

and Durvasa Muni. 

The downfall of Shaubhari Muni. 

Harishchandra, Rohita and Shunahshepha. 

The sons of Sagara meet Lord Kapila. 

Kalmasapada. Khatvanga Maharaja. 

Lord Ramachandra. 

Maharaja Nimi. 

Budha, the son of Tara. King Pururava enchanted by Urvashi. 

Lord Parashurama. 

King Yayati. 

King Dushmanta and Shakuntala. 

King Rantideva. 

The dynasties of Bharata and Yadu. 

 

Canto 10.

The advent of Lord Krishna. 

Prayers by the demigods for Lord Krishna in the womb. 

Birth of Lord Krishna. 

The atrocities of King Kansa. 

The meeting of Nanda Maharaja and Vasudeva. 

The killing of the demon, Putana. 

The killing of the demon, Trinavarta. 

Lord Krishna shows the Universal Form within His mouth. 

Mother Yashoda binds Lord Krishna. 

Deliverance of the Yamala-arjuna trees. 

The childhood pastimes of Lord Krishna. 

The killing of the demon, Aghasura. 

The stealing of the boys and calves by Brahma. 

Brahma's prayers to Lord Krishna. 

The killing of Dhenuka, the ass demon.  

Krishna chastises the serpent, Kaliya. 

The history of Kaliya. 

Lord Balarama slays the demon, Pralamba. 

Swallowing the forest fire. 

The rainy season and autumn in Vrindavana. 

The gopis glorify the song of Krishna's flute. 

Krishna steals the garments of the unmarried gopis. 

The brahmanas' wives blessed. 

Worshiping Govardhana Hill. 

Lord Krishna lifts Govardhana Hill. 

Wonderful Krishna. 

Lord Indra and Mother Surabhi offer prayers. 

Krishna rescues Nanda Maharaja from the abode of Varuna. 

Krishna and the gopis meet for the rasa dance. 

The gopis search for Krishna. 

The gopis' songs of separation. 

The reunion. 

The rasa dance. 

Nanda Maharaja saved and Shankhachuda slain. 

The gopis sing of Krishna as He wanders in the forest. 

The slaying of Arishta, the bull demon. 

The killing of the demons, Keshi and Vyoma. 

Akrura's arrival in Vrindavana. 

Akrura's vision. 

The prayers of Akrura. 

Krishna and Balarama enter Mathura. 

The breaking of the sacrificial bow. 

Krishna kills the elephant, Kuvalayapida. 

The killing of Kansa. 

Krishna rescues His teacher's son. 

Uddhava visits Vrindavana. 

The song of the bee.

(Delivery of Krishna's message to the gopis.) 

Krishna pleases His devotees. 

Akrura's mission in Hastinapura.

Ill-motivated Dhritarashtra.) 

Krishna establishes the city of Dvaraka. 

The deliverance of Muchakunda. 

Rukmini's marriage to Lord Krishna.

(Krishna, the Ranchor.) 

Krishna kidnaps Rukmini. 

The marriage of Krishna and Rukmini. 

The history of Pradyumna. 

The Shyamantaka jewel. 

Satrajit murdered, the jewel returned.

(The killing of Satrajit and Shatadhanva.) 

Krishna marries five princesses. 

The killing of the demon, Naraka (Bhaumasura). 

Talks between Krishna and Rukmini. 

Lord Balarama slays Rukmi.

(The geneological table of the family of Krishna.) 

The meeting of Usha and Aniruddha. 

Lord Krishna fights with Banasura. 

The deliverance of King Nriga. 

Lord Balarama visits Vrindavana. 

Deliverance of Paundraka and the King of Kashi. 

Lord Balarama slays Dvivida Gorilla. 

The marriage of Samba. 

Narada Muni visits Lord Krishna's palaces in Dvaraka. 

Lord Krishna's daily activities.  

The Lord travels to Indraprastha. 

Liberation of King Jarasandha. 

Lord Krishna returns to the city of Hastinapura. 

The deliverance of Sishupala at the Rajasuya sacrifice. 

Why Duryodhana felt insulted at the

end of the Rajasuya sacrifice. 

The battle between Shalva and the Vrishnis.

Lord Krishna slays the demon, Shalva. 

The killing of Dantavakra, Viduratha and Romaharshana. 

The liberation of Balvala and Lord Balarama's

Touring the sacred places. 

The brahmana, Sudama, visits Lord Krishna in Dvaraka. 

The Lord blesses Sudama brahmana. 

Krishna and Balarama meet the inhabitants of Vrindavana. 

Draupadi meets the queens of Krishna. 

The sages' teachings at Kurukshetra.

(Sacrificial ceremonies performed by Vasudeva.) 

Lord Krishna instructs Vasudeva and retrieves Devaki's sons. 

The kidnapping of Subhadra and Lord Krishna's

visiting Shrutadeva and Bahulashva. 

The prayers of the personified Vedas. 

Lord Shiva saved from Vrikasura. 

Krishna and Arjuna retrieve a brahmana's son.

(The superexcellent power of Krishna.) 

Summary description of Lord Krishna's pastimes. 

 

Canto 11.

The curse upon the Yadu dynasty. 

Maharaja Nimi meets the nine Yogendras. 

The Yadu dynasty retires to Prabhasa. 

Lord Krishna instructs Uddhava. 

The disappearance of the Yadu dynasty. 

The disappearance of Lord Shri Krishna. 

 

Canto 12.

The degraded dynasties of Kali-yuga. 

The symptoms of Kali-yuga. 

The Bhumi-gita.  

The four categories of universal annihilation. 

Shukadeva Gosvami's final instructions to Maharaja Parikshit.

Maharaja Parikshit passes away.  

The Puranic literature. 

Markandeya's paryers to Nara-Narayana Rishhi.  

Markandeya Rishi sees the illusory potency of the Lord. 

Lord Shiva and Uma glorify Markandeya Rishi.  

Summary description of the Mahapurusha.  

The topics of Shrimad-Bhagavatam summarized.  

The glories of Shrimad-Bhagavatam.