Book 1: 32 Enthralling Stories of Dhruva, Brahma, Siva, Sati, Vyasa, Narada, Devahuti, Parikshit and others
Age-old stories from the ancient scriptures reveal ever-fresh and relevant lessons to readers of all ages. In the entire scriptural library the position of Srimad Bhagavatam is unique. The Bhagavatam contains several enlivening tales of wonderful children like Dhruva and Prahlada, virtuous women like Suniti and Kunti, noble kings like Parikshit and Prithu, wise sages like Vyasa and Narada, and powerful incarnations of God like Rama and Narasimha.
“Bhagavatam Tales” is an amazing collection of stories retold by Gauranga Darshan Das in a lucid language, to nurture the young minds with every turn of the page. This image-rich story-book enlivens both young and young-at-heart readers with vital values and thought-inspiring activities. Owing to its simplicity and applicability, this book is a close friend to every child, a faithful companion to every teacher, and a must-have in every school’s library.
The first volume of Bhagavatam Tales presents 32 stories from the Bhagavatam’s first three cantos and the first twelve chapters of the Fourth Canto. The stories are narrated in a lucid language for the understanding of the younger generation. Along with colorful illustrations that bring the stories alive, each story is presented with important lessons and values like compassion, responsibility, forgiveness, positivity, friendship, respect, leadership, gratitude and so on. The activities at the end of each chapter will not only enthuse the children but adults too.
Bhagavatam Tales by Gauranga Darshan Das enlivens children with fascinating stories, enthrals them with bright illustrations, enlightens them with brilliant values, and enthuses them to practically apply the lessons.
About the Author: Gauranga Darshan Das, a disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami, is a spiritual author and sastric teacher. He holds a Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He is a resident monk at ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) and serves as the Dean of the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (BVRC). He has authored over 20 books including the Subodhini, Pravaha & Ratnamala series, and has delivered over 6000 hours of spiritual discourses. He regularly conducts scriptural courses for adults and children. Know more on gaurangadarshan.com
We spend time for effective resource management and money management, but how often do we spend time for life management? The timeless wisdom of Srimad Bhagavatam introduces us to emotions, situations, decisions and doubts that were felt by ancient people, but are the common inheritance of modern humans. Scriptural study is not just meant for gathering information, but must be aimed at heart transformation and for practical application. In the Bhagavata Viveka, Gauranga Darshan Das presents ageless stories from the Bhagavatam in his unique thought-inspiring style to translate wisdom into relatable and adoptable practices. For serious practitioners of bhakti-yoga, Bhagavata Viveka will be a handbook of inspirational wisdom, aiding in their pursuit for excellence. As for the newcomers to spirituality, Bhagavata Viveka will serve as the source of fundamental knowledge for inner transformation. Answers to Life’s Questions, the first book of Bhagavata Viveka series presents time tested wisdom on how to – Dodge conflicting mindsets? Enliven relationships? Win over worries? Deal with unrealistic expectations? Find meaning and purpose for life? – Answers to these questions help newcomers know the basics of spiritual life, and help seasoned devotees to strengthen their commitment.
Bhagavata Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das presents a Quick Overview of the Bhagavatam’s stories, Philosophy and Wisdom. It is a Simplified Summary of Srimad Bhagavatam with wonderful Life Lessons.
Have you read Srimad Bhagavatam, the sweetest fruit of the Vedic tree, yet? Does its size and depth impede your progress? Wish you could acquaint yourself with a quick outline of the entire text before you could dive deeper? – Bhagavata Pravaha is your essential friend to get your Bhagavatam journey started. It familiarizes you with the flow of the Bhagavatam’s narration, its key philosophical concepts and vital teachings.
Have you already studied Srimad Bhagavatam? Looking for a quick revision of all twelve cantos? Wish you could have a bird’s-eye view of the entire text in one place? – Bhagavata Pravaha is your faithful companion to take you deeper in your study and to help you better understand the connections between different sections.
In the Bhagavata Pravaha, Gauranga Darshan Das presents the wisdom of Srimad Bhagavatam in a simplified and concise form. Bhagavatam Pravaha’s clarity and ease of reading leaves a beginner with an inspiration for life, taste for more, and impetus to start a deeper study. For a seasoned reader, Bhagavata Pravaha complements the meditation on the Bhagavatam’s vital characters, episodes, philosophy and themes along with invaluable life lessons.
While in his earlier multi volume work “Bhagavata Subodhini,” author Gauranga Darshan Das presented a detailed verse-by-verse overview of Srimad Bhagavatam based on the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakur, in the BHAGAVATA PRAVAHA, he does the same in a much simplified and concise manner, along with jewel-like life lessons. With its concise narration, simplified summary, practical wisdom and enchanting illustrations, Bhagavata Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das serves as an “easy start for young and new readers” and an “enlivening revision for the seasoned readers” of Srimad Bhagavatam.
Caitanya Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das is a simplified summary of the pastimes, philosophy and wisdom of Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, the most famous biography of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, written by Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami is ranked by advanced spiritualists as the post-graduate study of the science of bhakti-yoga and the innermost sentiments of God. Wish you could acquaint yourself with a quick outline of the entire text before you could dive deeper into this divine ocean of nectar? Or are you looking for a quick revision of this masterpiece work, having already studied it in detail? Then Caitanya Pravaha is what you are looking for. Caitanya Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das is a succinct and simplified rendition of the entire Caitanya-caritamrita with practical insights and captivating illustrations. With all its philosophical depth, theological intricacies, cultural nuances, pragmatic wisdom and spiritual inspiration made accessible in an easy-to-read format, Caitanya Pravaha effectively aids all the seekers who wish to inaugurate a truly transforming spiritual journey. Caitanya Pravaha is also an invitation to the seasoned readers who have varying degrees of acquaintance with the oceanic nectar of Caitanya-caritamrita, to catch in one place all the high tides of love revealed in it. Following a similar style of his earlier book Bhagavata Pravaha, Gauranga Darshan Das presents Caitanya Pravaha in a lucid format to make Lord Caitanya's biography accessible even to newcomers and children.
What would be your response to someone’s mistake? Can you excuse him or her wholeheartedly? Errors cannot be endorsed, but disapproval of wrong-doings need not make one apathetic to the wrongdoers. “Hate the Sin, Not the Sinner!” is the golden principle exemplified by great people. In DISAPPROVED BUT NOT DISOWNED, Gauranga Darshan Das describes the strict yet sensitive dealings of God and godly people to inspire a journey from apathy to empathy, and from rejection to reformation, while responsibly dealing with others’ mistakes. Through relevant episodes from Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrita and Ramayana, this book describes the nature of loving, compassionate and forgiving hearts, along with attractive illustrations. This book also emphasises the importance of genuine repentance for one’s mistakes, and an honest attempt to rectify them and not repeat them.