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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

Synopsis:

The 'Purana' is one of the two most important and popular Hindu texts, the other being the Ramayana. It tells the story of the god Krishna, the supreme godhead of the Hindus. The most popular stories about him occur in this, the tenth book, which is the climax of the epic.

About 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447996
Other:
Anonymous
Editor:
Bryant, Edwin F.
Other:
Anonymous
Editor:
Bryant, Edwin F.
Author:
Anonymous
Author:
Bryant, Edwin F.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
7.76x5.08x1.09 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by , The 'Purana' is one of the two most important and popular Hindu texts, the other being the Ramayana. It tells the story of the god Krishna, the supreme godhead of the Hindus. The most popular stories about him occur in this, the tenth book, which is the climax of the epic.
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