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ÇRÉMAD BHÄGAVATAM by Kåñëa-

Dvaipäyana Vyäsa
–Translation by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedänta Swami Prabhupäda &
others

CANTO ONE: "Creation"


Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1—Questions by the Sages
Chapter 2—Divinity and Divine Service
Chapter 3—Kåñëa Is the Source of All Incarnations
Chapter 4—The Appearance of Çré Närada
Chapter 5—Närada's Instructions on Çrémad-Bhägavatam for Vyäsadeva
Chapter 6—Conversation Between Närada and Vyäsadeva
Chapter 7—The Son of Droëa Punished
Chapter 8—Prayers by Queen Kunté and Paräkñit Saved
Chapter 6—The Passing Away of Bhéñmadeva in the Presence of Lord
Kåñëa
Chapter 10—Departure of Lord Kåñëa for Dvärakä
Chapter 11—Lord Kåñëa's Entrance into Dvärakä
Chapter 12—Birth of Emperor Parékñit
Chapter 13—Dhåtaräñöra Quits Home
Chapter 14—The Disappearance of Lord Kåñëa
Chapter 15—The Päëòavas Retire Timely
Chapter 16—How Parékñit Received the Age of Kali
Chapter 17—Punishment and Reward of Kali
Chapter 18—Mahäräja Parékñit Cursed by a Brähmaëa Boy
Chapter 19—The Appearance of Çukadeva Gosvämé

CANTO TWO: "The Cosmic Manifestation"

Chapter 1—The First Step in God Realization


Chapter 2—The Lord in the Heart
Chapter 3—Pure Devotional Service: The Change in Heart
Chapter 4—The Process of Creation
Chapter 5—The Cause of All Causes
Chapter 6—Puruña-sükta Confirmed
Chapter 7—Scheduled Incarnations with Specific Functions
Chapter 8—Questions by King Parékñit
Chapter 6—Answers by Citing the Lord's Version
Chapter 10—Bhägavatam Is the Answer to All Questions

CANTO THREE: "The Status Quo"

Chapter 1—Questions by Vidura


Chapter 2—Remembrance of Lord Kåñëa
Chapter 3—The Lord's Pastimes Out of Våndävana
Chapter 4—Vidura Approaches Maitreya
Chapter 5—Vidura's Talks with Maitreya
Chapter 6—Creation of the Universal Form
Chapter 7—Further Inquires by Vidura
Chapter 8—Manifestation of Brahmä from Garbhodakaçäyé Viñëu
Chapter 9—Brahmä's Prayers for Creative Energy
Chapter 10—Divisions of the Creation
Chapter 11—Calculation of Time, from the Atom
Chapter 12—Creation of the Kumäras and Others
Chapter 13—The Appearance of Lord Varäha
Chapter 14—Pregnancy of Diti in the Evening
Chapter 15—Description of the Kingdom of God
Chapter 16—The Two Doorkeepers of Vaikuëöha, Jaya and Vijaya, Cursed by
the Sages
Chapter 17—Victory of Hiraëyäkña Over All the Directions of the Universe
Chapter 18—The Battle Between Lord Boar and the Demon Hiraëyäkña
Chapter 19—The Killing of the Demon Hiraëyäkña
Chapter 20—Conversation Between Maitreya and Vidura
Chapter 21—Conversation Between Manu and Kardama
Chapter 22—The Marriage of Kardama Muni and Devahüti
Chapter 23—Devahüti's Lamentation
Chapter 24—The Renunciation of Kardama Muni
Chapter 25—The Glories of Devotional Service
Chapter 26—Fundamental Principles of Material Nature
Chapter 27—Understanding Material Nature
Chapter 28—Kapila's Instructions on the Execution of Devotional Service
Chapter 29—Explanation of Devotional Service by Lord Kapila
Chapter 30—Description by Lord Kapila of Adverse Fruitive Activities
Chapter 31—Lord Kapila's Instructions on the Movements of the Living
Entities
Chapter 32—Entanglement in Fruitive Activities
Chapter 33—Activities of Kapila

CANTO FOUR: "The Creation of the Fourth Order"

Chapter 1—Genealogical Table of the Daughters of Manu


Chapter 2—Dakña Curses Lord Çiva
Chapter 3—Talks Between Lord Çiva and Saté
Chapter 4—Saté Quits Her Body
Chapter 5—Frustration of the Sacrifice of Dakña
Chapter 6—Brahmä Satisfies Lord Çiva
Chapter 7—The Sacrifice Performed by Dakña
Chapter 8—Dhruva Mahäräja Leaves Home for the Forest
Chapter 9—Dhruva Mahäräja Returns Home
Chapter 10—Dhruva Mahäräja's Fight With the Yakñas
Chapter 11—Sväyambuva Manu Advises Dhruva Mahäräja to Stop Fighting
Chapter 12—Dhruva Mahäräja Goes Back to Godhead
Chapter 13—Description of the Descendants of Dhruva Mahäräja
Chapter 14—The Story of King Vena
Chapter 15—King Påthu's Appearance and Coronation
Chapter 16—Praise of King Påthu by the Professional Reciters
Chapter 17— Mahäräja Påthu Becomes Angry at the Earth
Chapter 18—Påthu Mahäräja Milks the Earth Planet
Chapter 19—King Påthu's One Hundred Horse Sacrifices
Chapter 20—Lord Viñëu's Appearance in the Sacrificial Arena of Mahäräja
Påthu
Chapter 21—Instructions by Mahäräja Påthu
Chapter 22—Påthu Mahäräja's Meeting with the Four Kumäras
Chapter 23—Mahäräja Påthu's Going Back Home
Chapter 24—Chanting the Song Sung by Lord Çiva
Chapter 25—The Descriptions of the Characteristics of King Puraïjana
Chapter 26—King Puraïjana Goes to the Forest to Hunt, and His Queen
Becomes Angry
Chapter 27—Attack by Caëòavega on City of Puraïjana: Character of
Kälakanyä
Chapter 28—Puraïjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life
Chapter 29—Talks Between Närada and King Präcénabarhi
Chapter 30—The Activities of the Pracetäs
Chapter 31—Närada Instructs the Pracetäs

CANTO FIVE: "The Creative Impetus"

Chapter 1—The Activities of Mahäräja Priyavrata


Chapter 2—The Activities of Mahäräja Ägnédhra
Chapter 3—Åñabhadeva's Appearance in the Womb of Merudevé, Wife of
King Näbhi
Chapter 4—The Characteristics of Åñabhadeva, the Supreme Personality of
Godhead
Chapter 5—Lord Åñabhadeva's Teachings to His Sons
Chapter 6—The Activities of Lord Åñabhadeva
Chapter 7—The Activities of King Bharata
Chapter 8—A Description of the Character of Bharata Maharaja
Chapter 9—The Supreme Character of Jaòa Bharata
Chapter 10—The Discussion Between Jaòa Bharata and Mahäräja Rahügaëa
Chapter 11—Jaòa Bharata Instructs King Rahügaëa
Chapter 12—Conversation Between Mahäräja Rahügaëa and Jaòa Bharata
Chapter 13—Further Talks Between King Rahügaëa and Jaòa Bharata
Chapter 14—The Material World as the Great Forest of Enjoyment
Chapter 15—The Glories of the Descendants of King Priyavrata
Chapter 16—A Description of Jambüdvépa
Chapter 17—The Descent of the River Ganges
Chapter 18—The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of
Jambüdvépa
Chapter 19—A Description of the Island of Jambüdvépa
Chapter 20—Studying the Structure of the Universe
Chapter 21—The Movements of the Sun
Chapter 22—The Orbits of the Planets
Chapter 23—The Çiçumära Planetary Systems
Chapter 24—The Subterranean Heavenly Planets
Chapter 25—The Glories of Lord Ananta
Chapter 26—A Description of the Hellish Planets

CANTO SIX: "Prescribed Duties for Mankind"

Chapter 1—The History of the Life of Ajämila


Chapter 2—Ajämila Delivered by the Viñëudütas
Chapter 3—Yamaräja Instructs His Messengers
Chapter 4—The Haàsa-guhya Prayers Offrered to the Lord by Prajäpati
Dakña
Chapter 5—Närada Muni Cursed by Prajäpati Dakña
Chapter 6—The Progeny of the Daughters of Dakña
Chapter 7—Indra Offends His Spiritual Master, Båhaspati
Chapter 8—The Näräyaëa-kavaca Shield
Chapter 9—Appearance of the Demon Våträsura
Chapter 10—The Battle Between the Demigods and Våträsura
Chapter 11—The Transcendental Qualities of Våträsura
Chapter 12— Våträsura's Glorious Death
Chapter 13—King Indra Afflicted by Sinful Reaction
Chapter 14—King Citraketu's Lamentation
Chapter 15—The Saints Närada and Aìgirä Instruct King Citraketu
Chapter 16—King Citraketu Meets the Supreme Lord
Chapter 17—Mother Pärvaté Curses Citraketu
Chapter 18—Diti Vows to Kill King Indra
Chapter 19—Performing the Puàsavana Ritualistic Ceremony

CANTO SEVEN: "The Science of God"

Chapter 1—The Supreme Lord Is Equal to Everyone


Chapter 2—Hiraëyakaçipu, King of the Demons
Chapter 3—Hiraëyakaçipu's Plan to Become Immortal
Chapter 4—Hiraëyakaçipu Terrorizes the Universe
Chapter 5—Prahläda Mahäräja, the Saintly Son of Hiraëyakaçipu
Chapter 6—Prahläda Instructs His Demoniac Schoolmates
Chapter 7—What Prahläda Learned in the Womb
Chapter 8—Lord Nåsiàhadeva Slays the King of the Demons
Chapter 9—Prahläda Pacifies Lord Nåsiàhadeva with Prayers
Chapter 10—Prahläda, the Best Among Exalted Devotees
Chapter 11—The Perfect Society: Four Social Classes
Chapter 12—The Perfect Society: Four Spiritual Classes
Chapter 13—The Behavior of a Perfect Person
Chapter 14—Ideal Family Life
Chapter 15—Instructions for Civilized Human Beings

CANTO EIGHT: "Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations"

Chapter 1—The Manus, Administrators of the Universe


Chapter 2—The Elephant Gajendra's Crisis
Chapter 3—Gajendra's Prayers of Surrender
Chapter 4—Gajendra Returns to the Spiritual World
Chapter 5—The Demigods Appeal to the Lord for Protection
Chapter 6—The Demigods and Demons Declare a Truce
Chapter 7—Lord Çiva Saves the Universe by Drinking Poison
Chapter 8—The Churning of the Milk Ocean
Chapter 9—The Lord Incarnates as Mohiné-Mürti
Chapter 10—The Battle Between the Demigods and the Demons
Chapter 11—King Indra Annihilates the Demons
Chapter 12—The Mohiné-mürti Incarnation Bewilders Lord Çiva
Chapter 13—Description of Future Manus
Chapter 14—The System of Universal Management
Chapter 15—Bali Mahäräja Conquers the Heavenly Planets
Chapter 16—Executing the Payo-vrata Process of Worship
Chapter 17—The Supreme Lord Agrees to Become Aditi's Son
Chapter 18—Lord Vämanadeva, the Dwarf Incarnation
Chapter 19—Lord Vämanadeva Begs Charity from Bali Mahäräja
Chapter 20—Bali Mahäräja Surrenders the Universe
Chapter 21—Bali Mahäräja Arrested by the Lord
Chapter 22—Bali Mahäräja Surrenders His Life
Chapter 23—The Demigods Regain the Heavenly Planets
Chapter 24—Matsya, the Lord's Fish Incarnation

CANTO NINE: "Liberation"

Chapter 1—King Sudyumna Becomes a Woman


Chapter 2—The Dynasties of the Sons of Manu
Chapter 3—The Marriage of Sukanyä and Cyavana Muni
Chapter 4—Ambaréña Mahäräja Offended by Durväsä Muni
Chapter 5—Durväsä Muni's Life Spared
Chapter 6—The Downfall of Saubhari Muni
Chapter 7—The Descendants of King Mändhätä
Chapter 8—The Sons of Sagara Meet Lord Kapiladeva
Chapter 8—The Dynasty of Aàçumän
Chapter 10—The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rämacandra
Chapter 11—Lord Rämacandra Rules the World
Chapter 12—The Dynasty of Kuça, the Son of Lord Rämacandra
Chapter 13—The Dynasty of Mahäräja Nimi
Chapter 14—King Purüravä Enchanted by Urvaçé
Chapter 15—Paraçuräma, the Lord's Warrior Incarnation
Chapter 16—Lord Paraçuräma Destroys the World's Ruling Class
Chapter 17—The Dynasties of the Sons of Purüravä
Chapter 18—King Yayäti Regains His Youth
Chapter 19—King Yayäti Achieves Liberation
Chapter 20—The Dynasty of Püru
Chapter 21—The Dynasty of Bharata
Chapter 22—The Descendants of Ajaméòha
Chapter 23—The Dynasties of the Sons of Yayäti
Chapter 24—Kåñëa the Supreme Personality of Godhead
CANTO TEN: "The Summum Bonum"

Summary
Chapter 1—The Advent of Lord Kåñëa: Introduction
Chapter 2—Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Kåñëa in the Womb
Chapter 3—The Birth of Lord Kåñëa
Chapter 4—The Atrocities of King Kaàsa
Chapter 5—The Meeting of Nanda Mahäräja and Vasudeva
Chapter 6—The Killing of the Demon Pütanä
Chapter 7—The Killing of the Demon Tåëävarta
Chapter 8—Lord Kåñëa Shows the Universal Form Within His Mouth
Chapter 9—Mother Yaçodä Binds Lord Kåñëa
Chapter 10—Deliverance of the Yamala-arjuna Trees
Chapter 11—The Childhood Pastimes of Kåñëa
Chapter 12—The Killing of the Demon Aghäsura
Chapter 13—The Stealing of the Boys and Calves by Brahmä
Chapter 14—Brahmä's Prayers to Lord Kåñëa
Chapter 15—The Killing of Dhenuka, the Ass Demon
Chapter 16— Kåñëa Chastises the Serpent Käliya
Chapter 17—The History of Käliya
Chapter 18—Lord Balaräma Slays the Demon Pralamba
Chapter 19—Swallowing the Forest Fire
Chapter 20—The Rainy Season and Autumn in Våndävana
Chapter 21—The Gopés Glorify the Song of Kåñëa's Flute
Chapter 22— Kåñëa Steals the Garments of the Unmarried Gopés
Chapter 23—The Brähmaëas' Wives Blessed
Chapter 24—Worshiping Govardhana Hill
Chapter 25—Lord Kåñëa Lifts Govardhana Hill
Chapter 26—Wonderful Kåñëa
Chapter 27—Lord Indra and Mother Surabhi Offer Prayers
Chapter 28—Kåñëa Rescues Nanda Mahäräja from the Abode of Varuëa
Chapter 29—Kåñëa and the Gopés Meet for the Räsa Dance
Chapter 30—The Gopés Search for Kåñëa
Chapter 31—The Gopés' Songs of Separation
Chapter 32—The Reunion
Chapter 33—The Räsa Dance
Chapter 34—Nanda Mahäräja Saved and Çaìkhacüòa Slain
Chapter 35—The Gopés Sing of Kåñëa as He Wanders in the Forest
Chapter 36—The Slaying of Ariñöa, the Bull Demon
Chapter 37—The Killing of the Demons Keçi and Vyoma
Chapter 38—Akrüra's Arrival in Våndävana
Chapter 39—Akrüra's Vision
Chapter 40—The Prayers of Akrüra
Chapter 41—Kåñëa and Balaräma Enter Mathurä
Chapter 42—The Breaking of the Sacrificial Bow
Chapter 43—Kåñëa Kills the Elephant Kuvalayäpéòa
Chapter 44—The Killing of Kaàsa
Chapter 45—Kåñëa Rescues His Teacher's Son
Chapter 46—Uddhava Visits Våndävana
Chapter 47—The Song of the Bee
Chapter 48—Kåñëa Pleases His Devotees
Chapter 49—Akrüra's Mission in Hastinäpura
Chapter 50—Kåñëa Establishes the City of Dvärakä
Chapter 51—The Deliverance of Mucukunda
Chapter 52—Rukmiëé's Message to Lord Kåñëa
Chaptert 53—Kåñëa Kidnaps Rukmiëé
Chapter 54—The Marriage of Kåñëa and Rukmiëé
Chapter 55—The History of Pradyumna
Chapter 56—The Syamantaka Jewel
Chapter 57—Saträjit Murdered, the Jewel Returned
Chapter 58—Kåñëa Marries Five Princesses
Chapter 59—The Killing of the Demon Naraka
Chapter 60—Lord Kåñëa Teases Queen Rukmiëé
Chapter 61—Lord Balarama Slays Rukmé
Chapter 62—The Meeting of Üñä and Aniruddha
Chapter 63—Lord Kåñëa Fights with Bäëäsura
Chapter 64—The Deliverance of King Någa
Chapter 65—Lord Balaräma Visits Våndävana
Chapter 66—Pauëòraka, the False Väsudeva
Chapter 67—Lord Balaräma Slays Dvivida Gorilla
Chaptrer 68—The Marriage of Sämba
Chapter 69—Närada Muni Visits Lord Kåñëa's Palaces in Dvärakä
Chapter 70—Lord Kåñëa's Daily Activities
Chapter 71—The Lord Travels to Indraprastha
Chapter 72—The Slaying of the Demon Jaräsandha
Chapter 73—Lord Kåñëa Blesses the Liberated Kings
Chapter 74—The Deliverance of Çiçupäla at the Räjasüya Sacrifice
Chapter 75—Duryodhana Humiliated
Chapter 76—The Battle Between Çälva and the Våñëis
Chapter 77—Lord Kåñëa Slays the Demon Çälva
Chapter 78—The Killing of Dantavakra, Vidüratha and Romaharñaëa
Chapter 79—Lord Balaräma Goes on Pilgrimage
Chapter 80—The Brähmaëa Sudämä Visits Lord Kåñëa in Dvärakä
Chapter 81—The Lord Blesses Sudämä Brähmaëa
Chapter 82—Kåñëa and Balaräma Meet the Inhabitants of Våndävana
Chapter 83—Draupadé Meets the Queens of Kåñëa
Chapter 84—The Sages' Teachings at Kurukñetra
Chapter 85—Lord Kåñëa Instructs Vasudeva and Retrieves Devaké's Sons
Chapter 86—Arjuna Kidnaps Subhadrä, and Kåñëa Blesses His Devotees
Chapter 87—The Prayers of the Personified Vedas
Chapter 88—Lord Çiva Saved from Våkäsura
Chapter 89—Kåñëa and Arjuna Retrieve a Brähmaëa's Sons
Chapter 90—Summary of Lord Kåñëa's Glories

CANTO ELEVEN: "General History"

Chapter 1—The Curse Upon the Yadu Dynasty


Chapter 2—Mahäräja Nimi Meets the Nine Yogendras
Chapter 3—Liberation from the Illusory Energy
Chaptrer 4—Drumila Explains the Incarnations of Godhead to King Nimi
Chapter 5—Närada Concludes His Teachings to Vasudeva
Chapter 6—The Yadu Dynasty Retires to Prabhäsa
Chapter 7—Lord Kåñëa Instructs Uddhava
Chapter 8—The Story of Piìgalä
Chapter 9—Detachment from All that Is Material
Chapter 10—The Nature of Fruitive Activity
Chapter 11—The Symptoms of Conditioned and Liberated Living Entities
Chapter 12—Beyond Renunciation and Knowledge
Chapter 13—The Haàsa-avatära Answers the Questions of the Sons of
Brahmä
Chapter 14—Lord Kåñëa Explains the Yoga System to Çré Uddhava
Chapter 15—Lord Kåñëa's Description of Mystic Yoga Perfections
Chapter 16—The Lord's Opulence
Chapter 17—Lord Kåñëa's Description of the Varëäçrama System
Chapter 18—Description of Varëäçrama-dharma
Chapter 19—The Perfection of Spiritual Knowledge
Chapter 20—Pure Devotional Service Surpasses Knowledge and
Detachment
Chapter 21—Lord Kåñëa's Explanation of the Vedic Path
Chapter 22—Enumeration of the Elements of Material Creation
Chapter 23—The Song of the Avanté Brähmaëa
Chapter 24—The Philosophy of Säìkhya
Chapter 25—The Three Modes of Nature and Beyond
Chapter 26—The Aila-gétä
Chapter 27—Lord Kåñëa's Instructions on the Process of Deity Worship
Chapter 28—Jïäna-yoga
Chapter 29—Bhakti-yoga
Chapter 30—The Disappearance of the Yadu Dynasty
Chapter 31—The Disappearance of Lord Çré Kåñëa
Appendix

CANTO TWELVE: "The Age of Deterioration"

Chapter 1—The Degraded Dynasties of Kali-yuga


Chapter 2—The Symptoms of Kali-yuga
Chapter 3—The Bhümi-gétä
Chapter 4—The Four Categories of Universal Annihilation
Chapter 5—Çukadeva Gosvämé's Final Instructions to Mahäräja Parékñit
Chapter 6—Mahäräja Parékñit Passes Away
Chapter 7—The Puräëic Literatures
Chapter 8—Märkaëòeya's Prayers to Nara-Näräyaëa Åñi
Chapter 9—Märkaëòeya Åñi Sees the Illusory Potency of the Lord
Chapter 10—Lord Çiva and Umä Glorify Märkaëòeya Åñi
Chapter 11—Summary Description of the Mahäpuruña
Chapter 12—The Topics of Çrémad-Bhägavatam Summarized
Chapter 13—The Glories of Çrémad-Bhägavatam