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Krishna The Beautiful Legend of God contains the tenth and most significant book in the popular Indian epic Srimad Bhagavata Purana which is the principal source for the story of Krishna worshipped by many Hindus as the Supreme Being Devoted to Krishna’s m. This is my first time reading Bhagavatham in English The language medium did not take away the happiness of reading Bhagavatham in a language other than my own I would definitely recommend this translation The introductory essay by the translator is informative and succeeds in inciting readers' curiosity about historicity of Indian texts and how Vedic deities were assimilated into Greek history As one born into a culture that worships Krishna as an avatar of Narayana Vishnu I found the debate of whether Krishna or Vishnu is the ultimate deity fascinating I concur with Bryant that the exercise of pointing out the historical period of a Purana becomes futile because the texts might have later interpolations and additions Therefore historical dating of parts of text is robust than dating the entire text Bryant's mention of the differences between the Vaishnava traditions in the South led by Ramanujacharya and Madhavacharya and the later interpretations in North led by Vallabhacarya and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu make the readers aware of various sub cultures in Hinduism I liked the effort the translator took to mention several names used for Lord Krishna Hari Madhusudana Narayana Mukunda Dasarha Damodara Uttamasloka Adhokshaja Govinda Urukrama Madhudvit and throughout the text In the current day and age when pluralism and tolerance are under attack the Greek connection and archaeological evidence pxx seem to be valuable sources to increase credibility and legitimize a belief system However for practitioners of Bhakti yoga interpreting and intellectualizing figure last on the list Nevertheless the essay is worth reading even before one gets to the text P lxviii Mermaids yoga interpreting and intellectualizing figure last on the list Nevertheless the essay is worth reading even before one gets to the text P lxviii

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Des as an immediately engaging figure and the stories have inspired generations of artists musicians poets sculptors and dramatists They also contain valuable insights into Hindu views on such matters as creation cosmography and the history of the subcontine. The best version of Book 10 Bhagavata Purana that I have found The author has gone to great lengths to include Sridhar Swami's commentary and also make the often complex theology accessible to the average reader The Bhagavata Purana especially book 10 has a place within my heart I fully reccommend this version to anybody who wants to read about Lord Krishna's pastimes

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Iraculous incarnation this collection of sacred tales recounts his childhood and adolescence in the forests of Vrindavan playing with his friends dallying amorously with cowherd maidens and stealing butter to feed the monkeys Krishna emerges from these episo. How vast is the Hindu mythos A simple computation should do it this volume which is hefty on its own covers Book 10 and a little bit of Book 11 from the Bhagavata Purana But then there are seventeen other Puranas in addition to this one and then there are the two gargantuan epics as well as the Vedas of which there are four or so and a bunch of other stuff A feast to end all feasts you'd think although I suspect I'd have difficulty digesting most of it without further studyAlso I believe this is the only Purana published by Penguin Classics so far I can't imagine how long it'll take for me to put together a complete setThis edition is divided into two halves I'm saving the back end for another day The first half is about Krishna's birth and his childhood in the forests playing and laughing with the cow maidens fighting demons wowing his parents instructing his countrymen The Bhagavata makes it clear that Krishna is not just an avatar of Vishnu which I understand may contradict other ancient texts He is all powerful all knowing he is everything and you should be thankful for being a blade of grass beneath his feet I suspect there's a poetry wisdom behind the English here that I could really languish in for awhile but this is in prose and like a lot of Penguin Classics translations I found the language too pedestrian for its exalted subject wwwsacred textscom has some translations from the Sanskrit that are in the public domain they seem to be mostly from the 19th century My next step will be to go exploring there Midnight Tango you'd think although I suspect I'd have difficulty digesting most of it without further studyAlso I believe this is the only Purana published by Penguin Classics so far I can't imagine how long it'll take for me to put together a complete setThis edition is divided into two halves I'm saving the back end for another day The first half is about Krishna's birth and his childhood in the forests playing and laughing with the cow maidens fighting demons wowing his parents instructing his countrymen The Bhagavata makes it clear that Krishna is not just an avatar of Vishnu which I understand may contradict other ancient texts He is all powerful all knowing he is everything and Jaxon (Kings of Denver you should be thankful for being a blade of grass beneath his feet I suspect there's a poetry wisdom behind the English here that I could really languish in for awhile but this is in prose and like a lot of Penguin Classics translations I found the language too pedestrian for its exalted subject wwwsacred textscom has some translations from the Sanskrit that are in the public domain they seem to be mostly from the 19th century My next step will be to go exploring there