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Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God (Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book X)

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The tenth and most significant book in the popular Indian epic Srimad Bhagavata Purana, which is the principal source for the story of Krishna.

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Devoted to Krishna's miraculous 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 episodes 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 subcontinent.

This new translation by Edwin F. Bryant is both faithful to the original Sanskrit text and accessible for contemporary readers. The introduction provides a detailed background to Hinduism and places the work in its philosophical and theological context. There are also notes and a glossary.


" includes, at the very end, several chapters fom the Eleventh Book of the Bhagavatam. This is a stroke of genius on Bryant's part. For now we have the Bhagavatam's own chapters on Krishna's disappearance story - the details on His leaving the planet, which aren't found in the Tenth Book.

At long last the academic world gives us a definitive life of Krishna, culled from authoritative sources and elaborated upon by a qualified academic and practitioner."      ~Steven J. Rosen

Edwin F. Bryant is a professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University and a specialist in Indic civilizations, religions, and languages.

Translator Bryant, Edwin F.
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 515 pp.
Publisher Penguin Books 2004
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