Wednesday, 13 August 2014

First Day of Bhagawat Katha

And the first day passed... Pandit Rajendra Joshi, born in Bikaner, who has been telling this story of Krishna for the last 20 years is narrating it again but this time in Ashram.
It is quite an art to recite 18,000 verses in just 7 days! Rare are the people nowadays who want, or have time, to spend more than a few hours to listen to the most famous of the Puranas.

Srimad Bhagawat is full of stories of devotion towards God. In the Sanatan Dharma tradition God is only One, Universal, Absolute, but can take any form He likes. That is why in India there are so many Gods and Goddesses, as they are all but a small part, or amsa, as they are called in the books, of that One Universal God!
As all stories start .... Once upon a time there was a great king, known by the name of Parikshit. Due to some unfavorable circumstances he was bitten by the king of snakes and was destined to die withing one week and is searching for the way to get out of this predicament.

Srimad Bhagawat is made as a conversation between king Parikshit and saint Suka Muni who manages to liberate the king from this mortal world in mere 7 days.


Today's stories were from Book 1 (Skand 1) where the benefits of merely listening to these stories are explained, and then the life of some saints described.

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