The Reading of Entire Çrémad-Bhägavatam

Çrémad-bhägavata mähätmya, Chapter three, says: “After many lifetimes of performing pious activities, when a person achieves full perfection then he obtains the Çrémad-Bhägavatam. By reading Çrémad-Bhägavatam one's devotional sentiments are awakened and Lord Kåñëa manifests within the heart.”

There are some sadhus who follow a particular way of reading Çrémad-Bhägavatam. These sadhus are devotees from a very young age and have been reading Çrémad-Bhägavatam from their early childhood days. After inquiring from them and understanding their way of reading Çrémad-Bhägavatam, we too found it easy. Most of these sadhus are well versed with Sanskrit and so they read only the Sanskrit verses from Çrémad-Bhägavatam. Within only 7 days, they complete the reading of the entire Çrémad-Bhägavatam! With this technique they have read Çrémad-Bhägavatam hundreds of times!

Our approach will be similar. We will read Srila Prabhupada's Translations of the verses in English language. Once one starts reading only the translations, it appears like a story which makes it easy to grasp. With only 15-20 minutes one can complete one chapter's translations. The study of Srila Prabhupada's purports will be your separate study.

The word Anuñöhän means “observance of a particular vow to get the desire result”. By pursuing Çrémad-Bhägavatam Anuñöhän our aim is to dive into the transcendental name, form, qualities, and activities of The Supreme Lord Sri Krishna. This includes a daily reading of approximately 5-13 chapters per day depending on the type of Anuñöhän. A detailed table of how many chapters is to be read everyday will be provided once you are determined to take up the Anuñöhän.

Options of Anuñöhän

1. One month Anuñöhän

Devotees who can spare 4 to 5 hours per day for a month can go in for a one month anuñöhän timetable. These are usually recommended during the months of Kartik, or Puroshottam masa.

2. Two months Anuñöhän

Devotees who are able to give 2 to 3 hours per day can choose a two months anuñöhän. This is taken up during the months of Chaturmasa.

What are the Benefits?

This special anuñöhän will help the devotee to get a complete overview of the Çrémad-Bhägavatam in a shorter span. It will also be helpful in their preaching activities and/or giving seminars on Çrémad-Bhägavatam.

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