Srimad Bhagavatam 5th Canto Overview

with Kartik Candra das

The Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) is referred to as the spotless Purana, which is “directed toward bringing about a revolution in the impious lives of this world’s misdirected civilization (SB 1.5.11).” It is replete with conversations and pastimes that are deeply instructive for our lives, thus providing a lifetime of reading, re-reading, study and contemplation.

It is not without reason that Rupa Goswami explains in his Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu that even a small attachment for Srimad Bhagavatam can arouse devotional ecstasy (bhava-bhakti), even in a neophyte.

Translating this bhagavat-purana into English and providing in-depth purports to the thousands of slokas was Srila Prabhupada’s magnum opus, his life’s greatest work. There is no doubt that this epic is one of, if not the, most important text in the entire Vedic cannon.

On one occasion in Dhaka (modern day Bangladesh), the guru of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, spent 3 months just lecturing on the first verse of this great work. We can just imagine therefore the depth of the text. Each and every word, indeed each syllable, is pregnant with meaning.

In these sessions Canto 5 from the Srimad Bhagavatam will be covered each week, giving students an overview of the main stories and themes of this particular Canto. These sessions will be relevant to all, both established devotees as well as those newer to Krishna consciousness.

Course Dates: POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER for 6 weeks
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £35

For more information, please email

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

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