Srimad Bhagavata Mahatmyam Chapter 3 Slokas 10- 22

Srimad Bhagavata Mahatmyam Chapter 3 Slokas 10- 22


Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 10: Suthaouvacha..Sutha said: After this conversation, Sanat Kumaras and Narada Muni left from Badari Ashram to Haridwar with the sole intention to part-take in the Srimad Bhagavata yagna.

Explanation: In all the Puranas, there are references to various question and answer sessions held between sages and an ardent and learned devotee. Here, we go back to Sutha, who was initially narrating the story to Shounaka and it is here that all that happened between Sanat Kumaras, Narada Muni, Bhakti, Gnayana, Vairagya came in. So, Sutha continues his narration.

The narration of Srimad Bhagavatam is interspersed with such frequent references to earlier conversations. This indicates that the Holy Text is a consolidation of the best dialogues between Sages of wisdom and an attentive listener who was capable of asking the right questions.

This is seen in every purana. The listener is often just one or two steps below the learned sages and hence he is capable of throwing the right questions. It is only then that the conversation gains attention and strength.      

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 11: Yada Yatha sthalam: As they started their journey to Haridwar, all the worlds rejoiced in prayers and bliss.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 12: Sri Bhagavata: All the Vaishnavites, keen on part-taking in the Amrut called Bhagavata yagna, rushed to Haridwar to hear the discourse on the Holy Text.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 13 & 14: Brugu Vashista (13) Yogeshwaro (14)..A huge congregation of munis like Brughu, Vashista, Dattatraya, Gautham devas, devotees with their wives and children also came to Haridwar.       

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 15-17: Vedanta (15) Gangadya (16) Nagadya (17) The munis and sages representing Vedas, Mantras, sastras, tantras, Devas representing rivers like Ganga, Yamuna and forests etc also arrived in Haridwar. People who were engrossed in worldly affairs were advised by Brigu Maharshi to come (since Brigu is a universal guru).

Interpretation: The reference to Ganga (water), forests etc show that the chanting of Srimad Bhagavatam has an effect on all objects of nature.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 18: Deeksha Narada: All the devotees of Sri Krishna paid their respects to Sanat Kumaras and Narada muni and took their respective seats.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 19: Vaishnava…In the front row sat Vaishnavites and then in the following order: people who had renounced the world and attained wisdom, then sanyasis and Brahmacharis. In front of them sat Narada Muni.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 20: Ekebaage…And on the flanks sat Rishis, Devas, Vedas, Upanishads, the rivers, and then women.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 21: Jaya sabdho…The air was then filled with chants of Jaya Jaya Namo Namaha, blowing of conch and sweet smell of flowers, smoke etc.

Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 22: Vimanani…Some of the Devas showered flowers from Kalpavriksha on the assembled gathering.



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