ABOUT RADHASHYAM KATHA

What is Shrimad Bhagwat?

Shrimad Bhagwat is a mahāpurāna (monarch amongst religious scriptures), which describes the divine eternal tales of the 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It focuses on the tales of Lord Krishna with emphasis on love towards God and getting rid of grief, attachment and fear.

Shrimad Bhagwat consists of 12 cantos, 335 chapters and 18,000 ślokas (verses) which describe devotion, incarnations of Lord Vishnu and the biographies of great devotees who have followed the path of devotion.

This divine scripture was narrated by the Supreme Lord to Lord Brahma; Lord Brahma narrated it to his son Sage Narad, who in turn narrated it to the great Sage Shri Ved Vyas ji. These narrations were contained in 4 shlokas (known as Chatu Śloki Bhāgavat). Sage Ved Vyas ji elaborated those 4 shlokas into its full form of 12 cantos, 335 chapters and 18,000 shlokas. He then passed this priceless inheritance to his son Shri Shukdev ji who in turn relayed it to King Parikshit.

Shrimad Bhagwat was written by Shri Ved Vyas ji, as the essence of Vedas and Upanishads (the origin of our scriptures) written by our Rishis, were difficult for common people to understand.Shri Ved Vyas ji. These narrations were contained in 4 shlokas (known as Chatu Śloki Bhāgavat). Sage Ved Vyas ji elaborated those 4 shlokas into its full form of 12 cantos, 335 chapters and 18,000 shlokas. He then passed this priceless inheritance to his son Shri Shukdev ji who in turn relayed it to King Parikshit.

Shrimad Bhagwat is therefore written as a conversation between Shri Shukdevji and King Parikshit. It is narrated in the form of a story and a simple, lyrical and symbolic way.

 

The Importance of Shrimad Bhagwat
Bhagwat not only covers the glory of God and ways of self-liberation, but also provides solutions to our current day-to-day issues, making it an important guide for our conduct in all parts of life. Bhagwat leaves no topic untouched, be it social, political, economic, educational, familial or marital.

Shrimad Bhagwat is capable of giving us knowledge to achieve any result that we desire. It is also the medicine that will cure us of the diseases of the material world such as greed, attachment, anger and pride. In addition, it is the remedy