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Shree Dwarkadhish Temple 717 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859 AN ENGLISH DISCOURSE ON SHRIMAD BHAGAVATH KATHA By the eminent scholar, author and orator Bhakti bharati pujyasri prema pandurang and her group TIME 5.30pm to 7.30pm ADMISSION IS FREE July 24-30, 2011 Shree Dwarkadhish Temple 717 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859 Pujyasri Prema Pandurang, a retired professor of English Literature from Presidency College (Chennai), has been giving spiritual discourses on the Puranas and Scriptures since the tender age of 15. She is an eloquent and powerful orator, inspirational writer, humble teacher and a compassionate human being. Her distinct and mellifluous voice cuts across all artificial barriers of religion, language, age, caste, etc with her soul regaling discourses. Jai Sri Krishna! What is Srimad Bhagavatham? The Bhagavat Puranaa (also known as Srimad Bhagavatam, or simply Bhagavat) is one of the main Maha Purana texts of Hindu literature, with its primary focus on Bhakti (devotion) to Sri Krishna. The Sanskrit text comprises twelve skandhas (cantos or books) and 18,000 verses. The first nine books are about the different avatars of the Lord, while the tenth and longest book covers the pastimes of Lord Sri Krishna. The intense and personal bhakti described in the Bhagavatam is directed toward Sri Krishna as God in human form. The tenth skandha which is dedicated to Sri Krishna takes up about one quarter of the entire Bhagavatam. It is the most comprehensive collection of the pastimes of Sri Krishna, from the events leading up to his birth, to his childhood and adulthood. It includes instruction in the practice of bhakti, an analysis of bhakti, and descriptions of the different types of bhakti. The Bhagavatam takes the form of a story recounting Veda Vyasa's work being recited for the first time by his son Sukadeva to the dying King Parikshith, grandson of Arujna. Longing to hear of Sri Krishna before he dies, Parikshith listens to Sukadeva reciting the Bhagavatam over the course of seven days. Please come with your family and friends 717 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859-1040, USA Tel: (732) 254-0061 Design by: Uday Modi: 416-875-2949

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Page 1: AN ENGLISH DISCOURSE ON SHRIMAD BHAGAVATH · PDF fileWhat is Srimad Bhagavatham? The Bhagavat Puranaa (also known as Srimad Bhagavatam, or simply Bhagavat) is one of the main Maha

Shree Dwarkadhish Temple717 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859

AN ENGLISH DISCOURSE ON

SHRIMAD BHAGAVATH KATHABy the eminent scholar, author and orator

Bhakti bharati pujyasri prema pandurang and her group

TIME5.30pm to 7.30pm

ADMISSION IS FREE

July 24-30, 2011Shree Dwarkadhish Temple717 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859

Pujyasri Prema Pandurang, a retired professor of English Literature from Presidency College (Chennai), has been giving spiritual discourses on the Puranas and Scriptures since the tender age of 15. She is an eloquent and powerful orator, inspirational writer, humble teacher and a compassionate human being. Her distinct and mellifluous voice cuts across all artificial barriers of religion, language, age, caste, etc with her soul regaling discourses.

Jai Sri Krishna!

What is Srimad Bhagavatham?The Bhagavat Puranaa (also known as Srimad Bhagavatam, or simply Bhagavat) is one of the main Maha Purana texts of Hindu literature, with its primary focus on Bhakti (devotion) to Sri Krishna. The Sanskrit text comprises twelve skandhas (cantos or books) and 18,000 verses. The first nine books are about the different avatars of the Lord, while the tenth and longest book covers the pastimes of Lord Sri Krishna.

The intense and personal bhakti described in the Bhagavatam is directed toward Sri Krishna as God in human form. The tenth skandha which is dedicated to Sri Krishna takes up about one quarter of the entire Bhagavatam. It is the most comprehensive collection of the pastimes of Sri Krishna, from the events leading up to his birth, to his childhood and adulthood. It includes instruction in the practice of bhakti, an analysis of bhakti, and descriptions of the different types of bhakti.

The Bhagavatam takes the form of a story recounting Veda Vyasa's work being recited for the first time by his son Sukadeva to the dying King Parikshith, grandson of Arujna. Longing to hear of Sri Krishna before he dies, Parikshith listens to Sukadeva reciting the Bhagavatam over the course of seven days.

Please come with your family and friends717 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ 08859-1040, USA Tel: (732) 254-0061

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Page 2: AN ENGLISH DISCOURSE ON SHRIMAD BHAGAVATH · PDF fileWhat is Srimad Bhagavatham? The Bhagavat Puranaa (also known as Srimad Bhagavatam, or simply Bhagavat) is one of the main Maha

Shrimad Bhagavath Katha Program

Day 1: July 24th, 2011Introduction to Bhagavatham

Day 2: July 25th, 2011Kunti, Uttara, Draupadi and Bhishma. Parikshith’s Curse; Advent of Sukadeva; Bhagavatham as antidote to the Curse. Brahma & Chattusloki Bhagavatham

Day 3: July 26th, 2011Sanat Kumaras cursing Jaya and Vijaya; Kapila Avatar & Upadesha to Mother Devahuti. History of Dhruva; Bharata & Jadabharata; Ajamila & the glory of Narayana Nama; Prahlada Charitra & Sri Narasimha Avatar

Day 4: July 27th, 2011Gajendra Moksha, The Churning of the Milky Ocean; Vamana Avatar; Ambarisha Charitra; Sri Rama Avatar; Krishna Janma

Day 5: July 28th, 2011Sri Krishna Leela – Childhood pranks, Kaliya Narthana, Playing on the Flute, Govardhana Dharana, and Rasa Leela

Day 6: July 29th, 2011Uddhava visits Brindavana; Rukmini Kalyanam; Sudhama Charitra - 7-9pm OR 10am - 1pm

Day 7: July 30th, 2011Uddhava Gita; Parikshith’s Moksha & Summary of Srimad Bhagavatham - 10am - 12pm

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