Bhavas in Srimad Bhagavatam

Lakshmi

Goddess Lakshmi has 8 different forms ( “Ashta Lakshmi”), bestowing eight different kinds of wealth to those who propitiate Her. That is the reason why Sage Suka narrates the appearance of
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The Supreme Truth

Srimad Bhagavatam starts with a meditation on the ‘Param’ (the highest) Truth – The One Truth that is the cause for all creation sustenance and dissolution. The last verse of Srimad Bhagavatam
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Bhavas in Srimad Bhagavatam – 2

Sri Sri Swamiji expounded the Bhagavata Mahapurana for seven days in March 2008 at Guruvayoor. Innumerable bhavas sprung forth during His discourses. Nama Dwaar shares with its readers a few of
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The Fear of Death

The throat of a snake is only as thick as a needle. So when it catches a prey, it takes a tremendously long time to ingest it. The snake does not use its tongue to kill its prey. This is because
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The Purana for Nama

In the first Canto, Sage Suta talks about the great Purana called Srimad Bhagavatam with the following sloka: Idam bhAgavatam nAma purANam brahma samhitam | (…such is the Purana by name
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When does one get Bhagavatam?

Srimad Bhagavatam is a narration of the glories of the Lord by Sage Suka to king Parikshit. Going by this logic, the Purana should have commenced with the story of Parikshit. But how does the
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An avatar for the fairer sex

Women are forbidden from reciting the Vedas, learning the Shastras and performing Salagrama Pooja and the like. Hence the compassionate Lord came down on earth for the sheer purpose of bestowing
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The Seven forms of Life

A person can take birth as any of the seven life forms: Devas, humans, terrestrial animals, aerial life forms, crawling creatures, aquatic beings and plants. In Srimad Bhagavatam, we see that it was
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Milk or Sugar or both?

If one drinks a glass of milk, he finds it very sweet and tasty. If he takes a spoonful of sugar, he finds that sweet too. When he takes milk with sugar dissolved in it, he finds the combination
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