Saturday, October 27, 2012

02 Bhagavatha: how the narration progressed.

Even after the mammoth task of editing and compiling the vedas, composing the Mahabharatha etc., Vyasa felt dejected. Narada reasons that it was because Vyasa did not sing the glory of God. He briefly narrates the theme of the Srimad Bhagavatha to Bhagwan Vyasa.
How the narration progressed: Earlier Vishnu gives an outline of the Srimad Bhagavatha in a nutshell (4 verses) to Brahma (note the handshake here). Brahma narrates it to the sages Sanaka and his brothers, Sanatana, Sanandana and Sanatkumara. They in turn, narrate it to Narada. Narada gives a brief description of the epic to Vyasa who composes the epic. The epic was then taught to Vyasa's son, Sage Shukha.

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Srimad Bhagavatham