Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta, Volume 1

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Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta, Volume 1


Sri Brihad-bhagavatamrita is an epic work originally composed in Sanskrit during the sixteenth century by Sanatana Goswami, one of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's leading disciples. It is one of the first books written by any of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan.

In three volumes, it gives an engaging account of two great spiritual quests. In one, the Vedic sage Narada searches throughout the universe for Krishna's greatest devotee. In the other, the cowherd boy Gopa Kumar searches for Krishna Himself—the Supreme Person, the ultimate goal of life.

The Bhagavatamrita is rooted in ancient history. It is the appendix to the sage Jaimini Rishi's version of the historical saga Mahabharata, and was spoken by the hero of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, King Pariksit, to his mother, just moments before the king's death.

This edition of Sri Brihad-bhagavatamrita is the work of Gopiparanadhana Dasa, who was part of the team of Srila Prabhupada's scholarly disciples who completed the translation and commentary on Srila Prabhupada's life's work—the Srimad-Bhagavatam—after Srila Prabhupada's passing in 1977. Gopiparanadhana Dasa wrote several volumes of translation and commentary on the Goswamis' writings before his passing in 2011.