Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God: Srimad Bhagavata Purana, Book 10

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Penguin Books Limited, Dec 4, 2003 - Religion - 608 pages
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The Purana is one of the two most important and popular Hindu texts, the other being the Ramayana. It is part of the popular tradition, rather than a literary classic like the Upanishads or the Gita. It tells the story of the god Krishna, the supreme godhead of the Hindus and worshipped by them for over two and a half millennia. The most popular stories about him occur in this, the 10th book, which is the climax of the epic. The stories relate to Krishna's childhood and adolescence in the forests of Vrindavan among the herdspeople, delightful tales which lie behind much of Hindu art, appearing in painting, temple sculpture, drama, dance and song.

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

User Review  - Ramya - Goodreads

Beautiful and sensitively translated, an interpreted text of prose from the X book of the Puranas describing Krsna's life and exploits. I like the fact that the translator/interpretor includes a quick portion of the XI book, as well to understand the denouement of the Krsna avatar. Read full review

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

User Review  - Pooja Jz - Goodreads

Hands down this is the best translation out there for the Bhagavad Purana. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Edwin F Bryant is Lecturer on Indology, Department of Religion, Rutgers University and a specialist in Indic civilisations, religions and languages, Hinduism, and Comparative Religion.

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