Canto I (Nov 13-18, 2006): mp3

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1/6 Nov 13 2006 25

* A dialogue between Narad and Bhakti Devi

* A dialogue between Narad and Sanat Kumaras

2/6 Nov 14 2006 27
* Story of Gokarna and Dhundukari
3/6 Nov 15 2006 25

* Sanaka and other sages interrogate the famous Suta

* Lord’s Avatara’s into this world of matter

* A sense of frustration overtakes Vedavyasa

4/6 Nov 16 2006 27

* An and account of Narada’s previous birth

* Ashwatthama assasinates Draupatis sons and the Lord deliveres Parikshit in the womb and is extolled by Kunti

* Yudhisthira gives way to grief

* Sri Krishna’s departure to Dwaraka

* Right Royal reception of Sri Krishna at Dwaraka

5/6 Nov 17 2006 27

* Birth of Parikshit

* Departure of Dhritarastra and his wife Gandhari for the forest at the instance of Vidura

* King Yudhistira grows apprehensive at the site of evil omens and Arjuna returns from Dwaraka

6/6 Nov 18 2006 29

* Stricken with grief Pandavas install Parikshit on the throneof Hasthinapura and ascend to the heaven

* Conquest of the world by Parikshit and dialogue between Dharma and Mother earth

* King Parikshit subdues Kali

* The youthful sage Sringi utters an imprecation against king Parikshit

Canto II (Dec 11-16, 2006): mp3


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* Sukh ji enters Parikshits life
2/6 Dec 12 2006 27

* The process of meditation and the cosmic form of Lord described

Concentration on the gross and subtle forms of the Lord and two types of mukti

* Worship of different deities for the gratification of various desires

3/6 Dec 13 2006 26

* The king asks a question about the creation of the Universe and the sage Suka commences his discourses

* A description of the cosmos

* Glories of the cosmic Being

4/6 Dec 14 2006 27

* The stories of the Lords sportful descents

5/6 Dec 15 2006 27

* King Parikshit asks various questions of the sage Suka

* Brahmma beholds the Divine abode of the Lord and is taught by Him the text of Bhagavata, consisting of four couplets only.

6/6 Dec 16 2006 27

* The ten chatacteristic features of the Bhagavata


Canto III (March 19-25, 2007): mp3

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* Meeting of Uddhava and Vidura

* Uddhava recounts the childish sports of the Lord

* A brief survey of the Lord’s other exploits

2/7 Mar 20 2007 24

* Uddhava explains how Yadukula vamsha gotdestroyed

* As directed by Uddhava, Vidura calls on the sage Maitreya

* Vidura meets Maitreya Rishi

3/7 Mar 21 2007 28
The sage Maitreya describes the process of creation in reply to Vidura’s question*
Appearance of the Cosmic Body

Vidura’s questions

Brahma’s manifestation

Brahma extols the Lord

4/7 Mar 22 2007 27

* Description of the tenfold creation

* Divisions of Time such as Manvatara and so on

* The multiplication of creation

5/7 Mar 23 2007 25

* The Lord’s Descent as the Divine Boar

* Diti’s conception

* Sanaka and his three brothers pronounce a curse against Jaya and Vijaya

* The fall of Jaya and Vijaya from Vaikuntha

* Birth of Hiranyakasipu and Hiranyaksa and the latter’s conquest of the four quarters

* Encounter of the Divine Boar with Hiranyaksa

* Death of Hiranyaksa

6/7 Mar 24 2007 25

* The sage Kardama practices austere penance and the Lord confers a boon on him

* The sage Kardama accepts the hand of Devahuti

* Amorous pastimes of Kardama and Devahuti

* Descent of Lord Kapila

7/7 Mar 25 2007 27

* Lord Kapila expatiates on the glory of Devotion in response to the query of mother Devahuti

* The process of evolution of the Mahat-tattva and other fundamental principles

* How to attain Liberation through the differentiation of Matter and Spirit?

* The process of the eightfold Yoga

* True meaning of devotion and the glory of Time

* Downfall of men attached to their body, house etc

* The stages of growth of a human embryo

* Devahuti receives the light of wisdom and attains final beatitude


Canto IV (April 9-14, 2007): mp3

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* The Progeny of Swayambhuva Manu’s Daughters

III-feeling between Lord Siva and Daksa

* Sati insists on joining the sacrificial festival at her father’s

2/5 Apr 10 2007 25

* Sati burns herself with the fire of Yoga

* Virabhadra wrecks Daksa’s sacrifice and beheads him

* Brahma and the other gods proceed to Kailasa and appease Lord Siva

* Completion of Daksa’s sacrifice

* Dhruva’s departure for the woods

3/5 Apr 11 2007 26

* Dhruva returns home after receiving a boon from the Lord

* Uttama’s death at the hands of the Yaksas and Dhruva’s encounter with them

* Swayambhuva Manu intervenes and persuades Dhruva to cease fighting

* Kubera confers a boon on Dhruva, who ascends to the abode of Lord Visnu

4/5 Apr 12 2007 26

* Dhruva’s posterity and the narrative of king Anga

* The story of king Vena

* Descent and coronation of king Prthu

* Glorification of king Prthu by the bards

* King Prthu gets angry with Earth and the latter extols him

* King Prthu milks Goddess Earth in the form of a cow

* King Prthu performs a hundred horse-sacrifices

* Lord Visnu manifests Himself in the sacrificial hall of King Prthu

5/5 Apr 14 2007 29

* King Prthu’s teaching to his subjects

* The sage Sanaka and his three brothers impart instruction to King Prthu

* King Prthu practises asceticism and departs for the other world

* The Dialogue between king Pracinabarhi and the sage Narada (continued)

* Bhagavan Visnu confers a boon on the Pracetas, who then return to their city and marry the foster-daughter of the trees.

* The story of the Pracetas

* The hymn sung by Lord Siva (and taught to the Pracetas)

* Introductory part of the parable of Puranjana

* Puranjana goes a hunting to the forest and the queen gets angry with him

* Raid of Candavega against the capital of Puranjana and the story of Kalakanya

* Puranjana is reborn as a woman and attains liberation through the teaching of his friend, Avijnata


Canto V (May 14-19, 2007): mp3

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* The story of Priyavrata

* An account of Agnidhra

2/6 May 15 2007 28

* The descent of Lord Rsabha

* The sovereignty of Rsabha

* Lord Rsabhadeva instructs his sons and Himself takes to the life of an ascetic who has shaken off worldly feeling and obligation

3/6 May 16 2007 26

* Lord Rsabha quits His body

* The story of Bharata

* Bharata conceives an infatuation for a fawn and is reborn as a deer

* Bharata reborn for a second time in a Brahmana family

* The meeting of Jadabharata with King Rahugana

4/6 May 17 2007 26

* Bharata’s teaching to King Rahugana

* Bharata answers the query of Rahugana

* Bharata allegorically represents this state of worldly existence as a forest and the doubts of Rahugana get resolved.

* Jadabharata elucidated the meaning of the allegory

5/6 May 18 2007 26

* An account of Priyavrata’s posterity continued

* A description of the terrestrial world

* An account of the descent of the holy Ganga and a song of praise to Lord Sankarsana by the divine Sankara

* A description of (the various Varsas) of the terrestrial globe continued

6/6 May 19 2007 30

* The description of Jambudwipa concluded

* A description of the other six Dwipas and the mountain-range called Lokaloka

* A description of the stellar sphere as well as of the chariot of the sun-god and his entourage

* The relative position of the planets and their movements

* The position of Rahu etc., and the limits of the heavenlike subterranean regions

* A description of the infernal regions

Canto VI (Oct 16-21, 2007) mp3

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* The introductory part of the story of Ajamila

* The messengers of Lord Visnu expound the Bhagavata Dharma (the cult of Devotion) and Ajamila ascends to the Lord’s supreme Abode

2/6 Oct 17 2007 25
* A dialogue between Yama (the god of retribution) and his messengers
3/6 Oct 18 2007 25

* Daksa extols the Lord, who appears in person before him

* Narada subjected to an execration (by Daksa)

* The posterity of Daksa through his sixty daughters

* Deserted by the sage Brhaspati, the gods choose Viswarupa for their preceptor

4/6 Oct 19 2007 24

* The text of the (holy) Narayana-Kavaca (a prayer invoking the protection of Lord Narayana) taught (to indra)

* Indra slays Viswarupa; and routed by the demon Vrtra (the younger brother of Viswarupa), the gods call on the sage Dadhici at the instance of the Lord

* An account of the conflict between Indra and Vrtra

5/6 Oct 20 2007 24

* Vrtra’s teaching to Indra

* The demon Vrtra slain

* Indra’s Victory

6/6 Oct 21 2007 23

* The Lament of Citraketu

* Citraketu consoled

* Citraketu realizes (his oneness with) the Supreme Spirit

* Citraketu cursed (by Goddess Parvati)

* An account of the birth of the Maruts (the forty-nine wind-gods)


Canto VII (Oct 20-24, 2007) mp3

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* A dialogue between Narada and Yudhisthira; the story of Jaya and Vijaya

2/5 Oct 21 2008 26

* Hiranyakasipu rids his mother (Diti) of her grief (caused by the death of his younger brother, Hiranyaksa)

* Hiranyakasipu asks a number of boons (of Brahma, who is pleased with his austerities)

* Hiranyakasipu’s atrocities and Prahrada’s virtues recounted

* Hiranyakasipu attempts the life to Prahrada

3/5 Oct 22 2008 26

* Prahrada’s teaching to the demon boys

* (Prahrada’s) teaching to the Daityas’ sons

4/5 Oct 23 2008 26

* Lord Nrsimha extolled on the death of the demon king (at His hands)

* A Eulogy of the Lord (by Prahrada)

5/5 Oct 24 2008 28

* Prahlada explains how Lord can be worshipped in three different ways

* (The story of) the conquest of Tripura

* An inquiry into right conduct

* An inquiry into right conduct (continued)

* The course of conduct prescribed for a Samnyasi and a dialogue between an Avadhuta and Prahrada


Canto VIII Part 1 (Nov 10-13, 2007): mp3

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* The Manvantaras described

The lord of elephants is caught in the grip of an alligator

The leader of the elephants extols the Lord

2/4 Nov 11 2008 29

* The leader of the elephants extols the Lord (contd.)

3/4 Nov 12 2008 25

* The leader of the elephants is rescued from the dangerous situation.

Deliverance of the lord of the elephants

4/4 Nov 13 2008 25

* The gods resort to Brahma and the latter glorifies the Lord

* Transportation of Mount Mandara (to serve as a churn-staff for stirring the ocean of milk)


Canto VIII Part 2 (Jan 12-15, 2009): mp3

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* The gods and demons proceed to churn the ocean and Lord Siva drinks the poison appearing out of it.
2/4 Jan 13 2009 27

* Birth of Lakshmi Devi’

* The manifestation (in a personal form) of the Lord’s (own) enchanting potency.

Appearing in the form of Mohini (an enchanting damsel), the Lord deals out nectar among the gods.

Outbreak of hostilities between the gods and the Asuras.

Conclusion of the conflict between the gods and the demons.

* Infatuation of Lord Sankara

3/4 Jan 14 2009 27

* An account of the (concluding eight) Manvantaras

* Functions of a Manu and other functionaries holding office in his administration

Conquest of heaven by Bali

The procedure of (observing the vow of) Payovrata disclosed to Aditi

* The Lord manifests Himself before Aditi and grants her desired boon

4/4 Jan 15 2009 26

* The Lord appears as the divine Dwarf and visits the sacrificial performance of Bali.

* The Lord asks three paces of land of Bali, who gives his word; while Sukra remonstrates with him against this course.

* A vision of the Cosmic Body (of the Lord)

* Bali put in bonds

* A dialogue between king Bali and Lord Vamana

* Freed from bondage, Bali enters the region of Sutala

* The story of the descent of the divine Fish recounted.


Canto IX (Feb 2-6, 2009): mp3

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* Number of Discourses

* The story of King Sudyumna, son of Vaivaswata Manu

The posterity of Karusa and other four sons of Vaivaswata Manu

The story of the sage Cyavana and his wife Sukanya; the posterity of King Saryati.

* The stories of Nabhaga and King Ambarisa

2/5 26 Feb 03 2009

* The stories of Nabhaga and King Ambarisa (Contd…)

* The story of Ambarisa  (Concluded)

The posterity of Ikswaku: the stories of Mandhata and the sage Saubhari

The story of the King Hariscandra

The story of King Sagara

* The story of King Bhagiratha: the descent of the holy Ganga

3/5 26 Feb 04 2009

* An account of Sri Rama’s pastimes

* The other pastimes of Sri Rama

The genealogy of (the remaining kings of) Ikswaku’s line

* The posterity of Nimi described

4/5 26 Feb 05 2009

* A brief survey of the Lunar Dynasty

* The stories of Rcika, Jamadagni and Parasurama

* Extermination of the Ksatriyas by Parasurama: an account of the posterity of the sage Viswamitra

* The posterity of Kings Ksatravrddha, Raji and others of the Lunar Dynasty

* The story of Yayati

5/5 25 Feb 06 2009

* Yayati’s Renunciation

* The posterity of Puru and the stories of Dusyanta and Bharata

The posterity of Bharata and the story of Rantideva

The genealogy of the Pancalas, the Kurus and the kings of Magadha

An account of the posterity of Anu, Druhyu, Turvasu and Yadu

* An account of the posterity of Yadu


Canto X Part 1 (March 2-7, 2009):  mp3

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Introduction to Canto 10’*
Prayers by the Devas for Lord Vishnu’

2/6 Mar 03 2009 27

* The Lord enters the womb of Devaki and is extolled by the gods

Advent of Lord Sri Krsna

Slipping from the grip of Kamsa, Yogamaya asgamaya ascends to the heavens and utters a prophecy

* Festivities connected with the Birth of Lord Sri Krsna at Gokula

3/6 Mar 04 2009 28

* Deliverance of Putana

Deliverance of the demon Trnavarta

* The Naming Ceremony of the Lord and His Infantile Sports

4/6 Mar 05 2009 27

* Pranks played by Krishna’

Grace (showered) on Yasoda

5/6 Mar 06 2009 28

* The imprecation pronounced (on Kubera’s sons) by Narada (and their consequent redemption)

Fruit seller Malini’

6/6 Mar 07 2009 25

* Destruction of Vatsasura and Bakasura

* Deliverance of Aghasura

* Brahma is seized with and ultimately rid of infatuation

Brahma extols the Lord


Canto X – Part 2 (April 20-24, 2009) mp3

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Apr 20 2009


* The demon Dhenuka slain

The Deliverance of Kaliya

Apr 21 2009


* The Deliverance of Kaliya (Contd…)

The Lord rescues the inhabitants of Vraja from a wild fire

The Lord slays the demon Pralamba

The Lord swallows up a wild fire (again)

* A description of the rains and Autumn

Apr 22 2009


* The Song Inspired by the Flute

The Lord steals away the garments of cowherd maids

Apr 23 2009


* Redemption of the wives of some Brahmanas engaged in a sacrifice

The Lord stops the sacrifice to Indra

* The Lord lifts up Mount Govardhana

* Nanda’s conversation with the cowherds about Sri Krsna glory

* Indra extols Sri Krsna

Sri Krsna rescues His father from the realm of Varuna

Apr 24 2009


* Sri Krsna rescues His father from the realm of Varuna (Contd…)

* A description of the (celebrated) Rasa-Play (of the Lord)

* The Gopis’ Question for Sri Krsna during the Rasa-Play

The Gopis’ Song (at the Lord’s disappearance) during the Rasa-Play


Canto X – Part 3 (September 21-25, 2009):  mp3

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Sep 21 2009

* The Lord comforts the Gopis during the Rasa-Play

* A Description of the Rasa-Play

Sep 22 2009

* The Lord makes short work of Sankhacuda

The gopis’ song in pairs of verses

Kamsa sends Akrura to Vraja to bring Sri Krsna and Balarama to Mathura

Akrura’s arrival (in Vraja)

* Departure of Sri Krsna and Balarama for Mathura

Sep 23 2009


* Akrura’s eulogy (of the Lord)

* Entry into Mathura (of Sri Krsna and Balarama)

* A description of the amphitheatre for wrestlers (set up by Kamsa)

* The elephant Kuvalayapida killed (by the Lord)

Sep 24 2009


* Kamsa slain (by the Lord)

* The Lord brings back His preceptor’s son (from the abode of Death)

Sep 25 2009


* The Lord relieves the agony of Nanda (by dispatching Uddhava to Vraja with a message of endearment)

Dialogue between Uddhava and gopis and ode to a black bee

The Lord pays a visit to Kubja (the hunchbacked woman) and Akrura at their respective places

Akrura’s visit to Hastinapura


Canto X – Part 4 (October 5-9, 2009):  mp3

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* The Lord ensconces Himself in a fortress (built by Him in the western sea under the name of Dwaraka)

* (Kalayavana gets burnt and) King Mucukunda glorifies the Lord

* Sri Krsna’s withdrawal to Dearaka; Balarama’s marriage;

* Rukmini sends a Brahmana with a message to Sri Krsna

Oct 06 2009

* Sri Krsna carries away Rukmini

* Discomfiture of Sisupala’s allies and Rukmi and the espousal of Rukmini by Sri Krsna solemnized

* The story of Pradyumna’s birth (and the destruction of the demon Sambara)

* The story of the Syamantaka gem; Sri Krsna weds Jambavati and Satyabhama

* Syamantaka stolen; Satadhanva killed and Akrura recalled to Dwaraka

Oct 07 2009

* Sri Krsna’s espousal with (the rest of) His eight principal spouses

* The Lord snatches away (by force) a Parijata tree (from Indra’s paradise) and kills the demon Naraka (the son of Mother Earth)

* A dialogue between Sri Krsna and Rukmini

* (A description of the Lord’s progeny;) Rukmi killed (by Balarama) during Aniruddha’s wedding

* Aniruddha made captive

* Aniruddha brought back (to Dwaraka)

* The story of king Nrga

* Baladeva triumphantly diverts the rive Yamuna from its course

* Paundraka and others killed

* Paundraka and (by Balarama)

* Triumph of Sankarsana-in the form of dragging Hastinapura

Oct 08 2009

* A Glimpse into the household life of Sri Krsna

* Sri Krsna’s daily routine; kings taken captive by Jarasandha send their messenger to Sri Krsna

* Sri Krsna goes to Indraprastha

* Jarasandha killed

Oct 09 2009

* Sri Krsna and others return to Indraprastha

* Sisupala killed (by Sri Krsna)

* Duryodhana’s humiliation

* Salva’s encounter with the Yadavas

* Salva’s deliverance

* Deliverance of Dantavaktra and Viduratha; Suta killed by Sri * Balarama during his Pilgrimage

* An account of Balarama’s pilgrimage

* Sri Krsna’s reception of Sudama

* The story of parched rice brought as a present (for Sri Krsna) by Sudama

* Meeting of the Vrsnis with the Gopas and Gopis (of Vrndavana)

* Conversation between Bhagavan Sri Krsna’s consorts and Draupadi

* An Account of the pilgrimage (undertaken by Lord Sri Krsna)

* The Lord brings back (from the abode of Death) His (six) elder brothers (throttled by Kamsa)

* (Subhadra carried away by Arjuna;) the Lords grace on Srutadeva


Canto XI – Part 1 (January 18-22, 2010):  mp3

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Jan 18 2010

* The curse of the Rasis invoking the destruction of Yadu’s race

* Narada visits Vasudeva and reproduces the dialogue between king Janaka and the nine Yogiswaras


Jan 19 2010


* A description of Maya and the means of transcending it.

An exposition of Brahma and the path of Action

Jan 20 2010


* A description of the Lord’s descents

The fate of non-devotees, different methods of the Lord’s worship according to the different Yugas

The gods entreat the Lord to return to His divine realm

Jan 21 2010


* Uddhava approaches Him on the eve of the Yadus departure for Prabhasa

*The legend of an ascetic-the story of eight (out of twenty-four) preceptors (from the earth to the pigeon) recognized by him

* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors: Earth, Air, Space, Water

Jan 22 2010


* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors – continued


Canto XI – Part 2 (February 01, March 01-05, 2010): mp3

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Feb 01 2010


* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors – continued (Ocean, firefly, honeybee, elephant)

Mar 01 2010


* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors – continued (honey collector, deer, fish, prostitute, hawk, small kid, young woman, arrow maker.

Mar 02 2010


* What the Avadhuta learnt from the nine preceptors – continued (Snake, spider, wasp,

End of the Avadhuta’s discourse

The emptiness of earthly and other worldly enjoyments exposed

The characteristics of bound and liberated souls as well as of devotees

Mar 03 2010


* The glory of Satsanga’ how to perform one’s prescribed duty and how to relinquish it?

Mar 04 2010


* The teaching imparted by the Lord in the form of the divine Swan to the sage Sanaka and his three brothers

Mar 05 20110


* Glory of the path of devotion and the process of meditation described

Names and characteristics of the various Siddhis (mystic powers) acquired through Yoga

Glorious manifestation of the Lord enumerated


Canto XI – Part 3 (April 05-09, 2010):  mp3

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April 05 2010


* The duties pertaining to the four Varnas and four Asramas

* The duties of anchorites and recluses

April 06 2010

* A dissertation on devotion, spiritual enlightenment and Yogic disciplines in the form of the five Yamas, the (five) Niyamas and so on

April 07 2010


* Jnanayoga, Karmayoga and Bhaktiyoga analysed

The process of determining what is good and what is evil and the secret underlying it

April 08 2010


* Categories enumerated; distinction between Prakrti and Purusa

The episode of a forbearing Brahmana (Bhikshu Gita)

April 09 2010


* A dissertation on Sankhyayoga

The operation of the three Gunas described

Canto XI – Part 4 & Canto XII (May 03-07, 2010):  mp3

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May 03 2010



* The utterance of Pururava bearing on aversion for the pleasures of sense

* The Yoga of formal worship


May 04 2010


* The highest truth discussed

* The courses of conduct pleasing to the Lord; Uddhava’s departure for Badarikasrama

* Holocaust of Yadu’s race

May 05 2010


* The Lords’ ascent to His divine realm (contd)

* Lines of kings of Kaliyuga

* The evils of Kaliyuga

May 06 2010


* Vanity of kings; righteous conduct for every Yuga; the means to escape the evils of Kaliyuga-loud chanting of the divine name

The fourfold Pralaya

The (final) teaching (of Sukadeva) concerning Brahma

(Pariksit attains the supreme goal and Janamejaya commences a snake-sacrifice;) classification of the Vedas into so many Sakhas or schools

Different schools of Atharvaveda and the characteristics of the Puranas

May 07 2010


* The sage Markandeya embarks on a course of austerities and receives a boon

The sage Markandeya witnesses the Lord’s Maya

Lord Siva confers a boon on Markandeya

The significance of the Lord’s own limbs, attendants and weapons and a description of the retinue of the sun-god (changing every month in the course of a solar year)

A synopsis of (all) the twelve Skandhas (of Srimad Bhagavata)

The extent of the eighteen Puranas and the glory of the Bhagavata