Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God: (Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book X)

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Overview

The Beautiful Legend of God contains the tenth and most significant book in the popular Indian epic Srimad Bhagavata Purana, which is the principal source for the story of Krishna, worshipped by many Hindus as the Supreme Being. Devoted to Krishna’s miraculous incarnation, this collection of sacred tales recounts his childhood and adolescence in the forests of Vrindavan: playing with his friends, dallying amorously with cowherd maidens, and stealing butter to feed the monkeys. Krishna emerges from these episodes as an immediately engaging figure, and the stories have inspired generations of artists, musicians, poets, sculptors, and dramatists. They also contain valuable insights into Hindu views on such matters as creation, cosmography, and the history of the subcontinent.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Key text for students of Hinduism, Eastern religions, and religious thought
  • Includes introduction, glossary of Sanskrit terms, pronunciation guide, and bibliograpy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140447996
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/25/2004
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 466,552
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 7.83 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Edwin F. Bryant is a professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University and a specialist in Indic civilizations, religions, and languages.

Edwin F. Bryant is a professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University and a specialist in Indic civilizations, religions, and languages.

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Table of Contents

Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God Acknowledgments
Introduction
Note on Translation and Method

Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God

Srimad Bhagavata Purana Book X
Part One
Part Two
Book XI, Chapters 1, 6, and 29-31

Notes
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms and Names
Pronunciation Guide
List of Primary Sources Mentioned in the Text
Bibliography

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