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How vast is the Hindu mythos A simple computation should do it this volume, which is hefty on its own, covers Book 10 and a little bit of Book 11 from the Bhagavata Purana But then there are seventeen other Puranas in addition to this one, and then there are the two gargantuan epics, as well as the Vedas, of which there are four or so, and a bunch of other stuff A feast to end all feasts, you d think, although I suspect I d have difficulty digesting most of it without further study.Also I be How vast is the Hindu mythos A simple computation should do it this volume, which is hefty on its own, covers Book 10 and a little bit of Book 11 from the Bhagavata Purana But then there are seventeen other Puranas in addition to this one, and then there are the two gargantuan epics, as well as the Vedas, of which there are four or so, and a bunch of other stuff A feast to end all feasts, you d think, although I suspect I d have difficulty digesting most of it without further study.Also I believe this is the only Purana published by Penguin Classics so far I can t imagine how long it ll take for me to put together a complete set.This edition is divided into two halves I m saving the back end for another day The first half is about Krishna s birth and his childhood in the forests, playing and laughing with the cow maidens, fighting demons, wowing his parents, instructing his countrymen The Bhagavata makes it clear that Krishna is not just an avatar of Vishnu, which I understand may contradict other ancient texts He is all powerful, all knowing, he is everything, and you should be thankful for being a blade of grass beneath his feet I suspect there s a poetry wisdom behind the English here that I could really languish in for awhile, but this is in prose, and like a lot of Penguin Classics translations, I found the language too pedestrian for its exalted subject www.sacred texts.com has some translations from the Sanskrit that are in the public domain, they seem to be mostly from the 19th century My next step will be to go exploring there Wonderful translation hard to put down The text is very readable and supplemented with very helpful endnotes to increase your understanding. The best version of Book 10, Bhagavata Purana that I have found The author has gone to great lengths to include Sridhar Swami s commentary and also make the often complex theology accessible to the average reader The Bhagavata Purana, especially book 10 has a place within my heart I fully reccommend this version to anybody who wants to read about Lord Krishna s pastimes. 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. Krishna 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 Hands down this is the best translation out there for the Bhagavad Purana.