A new series is underway with stories from Bhagavatapurana. We have invited a guest blogger, Aparna Ganapathy, who has completed her M.A. in Sanskrit, to contribute to this series.
Srimadbhagavatam is a very popular purana and is one among the principle 18 compiled by Sri Veda Vyasa. The purana owes its popularity to the stories and leelas of Lord Krishna which forms the 10th skandha of the total 12. The rest of the skandhas of Srimadbhagavatam contains many beautiful value based stories like that of Gajendra moksha, Prithu, Dhruva, the dasavataras, Sage Markandeya, etc.
This series will focus on the lesser known stories from Srimad Bhagavatam.
Sanskrit Quiz - Entertaining interactive puzzles, crosswords in or related to samskritam मञ्जुरामायणम् - Random slokas from the text Manjuramayana, an abridged version of Valmiki Ramayana written by Srinidhi Swami Poets- Writeup on popular and lesser known poets, including their life history, style specialities and works. This is not exhaustive and encyclopedic in nature. Saastram speaks - Random selection of verses and ideas culled out from various sources, that are didactic in nature. वैराग्यशतकम् - Set of 100 slokas written by Bhartrhari delineating the path to mukti. श्लोकोऽयं मह्यं रोचते - Slokas are added on a regular basis, presently alphabetically along with meanings and explanations in English.
प्रेमस्वरूपः - A set of 8 slokas on Krishna describing the premabhava or love shown towards him and his reciprocation. मातृपञ्चकम्- Set of five slokas written by Adi Sankara dedicated to his mother. वैराग्यपञ्चकम्- A set of 5 slokas written by Sri Vedanta Desika
नारायणीयम्- Lecture on the episode of Gajendra moksha in English with an introduction to the text and Bhakti.Pronunciation- A guide to pronouncing the vowels and consonants of samskrit language by Shri Dhananjay Vaidya