Bhagavata Purana

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The Bhagavata Purana (Devanagari: भागवतपुराण; ) also known as the Bhagavatamahapuranam, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana, or simply Bhāgavata, is one of Hinduism's 18 great Puranas (or Mahapuranas, meaning 'great histories').wikipedia
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Vaishnavism

VaishnavaVaishnaviteVaishnavaite
Originally composed in Sanskrit, the most studied, popular, revered, and influential Purana is an epic Vaishnava poem consisting of 18,000 shlokas (or verses) over 12 skandhas (or cantos).
Key texts in Vaishnavism include the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Pancaratra (Agama) texts and the Bhagavata Purana.

Puranas

PuranaPuranicSthala Purana
Originally composed in Sanskrit, the most studied, popular, revered, and influential Purana is an epic Vaishnava poem consisting of 18,000 shlokas (or verses) over 12 skandhas (or cantos). The Bhagavata Purana (Devanagari: भागवतपुराण; ) also known as the Bhagavatamahapuranam, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana, or simply Bhāgavata, is one of Hinduism's 18 great Puranas (or Mahapuranas, meaning 'great histories').
The Bhagavata Purana has been among the most celebrated and popular text in the Puranic genre, and is of non-dualistic tenor.

Krishna

Lord KrishnaSri KrishnaShri Krishna
Its interconnected and interwoven narratives, teachings, and explanations focuses on the incarnations (or avatars) of Vishnu – particularly Krishna as the ultimate, primeval, transcendental source of the multiverse (including the demigods and gods such as Vishnu) – as well as the lives of his greatest devotees. Notable additional layers of dialogue are between Narada and Vasudeva, and between Krishna and Uddhava (and in turn, other dialogues such as that between the Hamsa (swan) avatar and Brahma).
He is a central character in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana and the Bhagavad Gita, and is mentioned in many Hindu philosophical, theological, and mythological texts.

Vishnu

Lord VishnuViṣṇuVisnu
Its interconnected and interwoven narratives, teachings, and explanations focuses on the incarnations (or avatars) of Vishnu – particularly Krishna as the ultimate, primeval, transcendental source of the multiverse (including the demigods and gods such as Vishnu) – as well as the lives of his greatest devotees. The table below does not include devotee avatars of Vishnu such as Narada, Kipila, or Prthu.
The most well-known of these avatars are Krishna (most notably in the Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, and Mahabharata; the latter encompassing the Bhagavad Gita), and Rama (most notably in the Ramayana).

Avatar

avatarsincarnationavatara
Its interconnected and interwoven narratives, teachings, and explanations focuses on the incarnations (or avatars) of Vishnu – particularly Krishna as the ultimate, primeval, transcendental source of the multiverse (including the demigods and gods such as Vishnu) – as well as the lives of his greatest devotees. The table below does not include devotee avatars of Vishnu such as Narada, Kipila, or Prthu.
Varying lists of avatars of Vishnu appear in Hindu scriptures, including the ten Dashavatara of the Garuda Purana and the twenty-two avatars in the Bhagavata Purana, though the latter adds that the incarnations of Vishnu are innumerable.

Yajna (avatar)

YajnaYagnja
Yajna or Yajneshwara ("Lord of Yajna") is mentioned as an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the Bhagavata Purana.

Nara-Narayana

Nara NarayanaNarNarayan DevNar Narayan
The legend of Nara-Narayana is also told in the scripture Bhagavata Purana.

Sanskrit

Sanskrit languageClassical SanskritSkt.
Originally composed in Sanskrit, the most studied, popular, revered, and influential Purana is an epic Vaishnava poem consisting of 18,000 shlokas (or verses) over 12 skandhas (or cantos).
Sanskrit was a spoken language in the educated and the elite classes, but it was also a language that must have been understood in a wider circle of society because the widely popular folk epics and stories such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana, the Panchatantra and many other texts are all in the Sanskrit language.

Pradyumna

Pradhyumna
Pradyumna is the name of a character in the Srimad Bhagavatam.

Hinduism

HinduHindusHindu culture
The Bhagavata Purana (Devanagari: भागवतपुराण; ) also known as the Bhagavatamahapuranam, Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, Srimad Bhagavata Mahapurana, or simply Bhāgavata, is one of Hinduism's 18 great Puranas (or Mahapuranas, meaning 'great histories').
Varying lists of avatars of Vishnu appear in Hindu scriptures, including the ten Dashavatara of the Garuda Purana and the twenty-two avatars in the Bhagavata Purana, though the latter adds that the incarnations of Vishnu are innumerable.

Prithu

Prthu
The table below does not include devotee avatars of Vishnu such as Narada, Kipila, or Prthu.
The Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana tells the story of Prithu: King Vena, from the lineage of the pious Dhruva, was an evil king, who neglected Vedic rituals.

Dhanvantari

DhanavantariDhanvantriDhanvantari Temple
"Ramayana Balakand" and Bhagavata Purana state that Dhanvantari emerged from the Ocean of Milk and appeared with the pot of amrita (elixer for immortality) during the story of the Samudra (or) Sagara Mathana whilst the ocean was being churned by the Devas and Asuras, using the Mandara mountain and the serpent Vasuki.

Kamadeva

KamaManmathaManmadhan
11). Kamadeva is a name of Vishnu in Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata Purana (SB 5.18.15), and also Krishna as well as Shiva.

Kapila

KapilKapil MuniKapila Muni
The table below does not include devotee avatars of Vishnu such as Narada, Kipila, or Prthu.

Balarama

BalramBalaramBaladeva
Narratives of Balarama are found in Mahabharata, Harivamsha, Bhagavata Purana, Krishna Charit Manas and other Puranas.

Mohini

JaganmohiniJagan Mohinifemale avatar
The same expanded Mahabharata version of the story is also recounted in the Bhagavata Purana in the 10th century CE.

Maya (religion)

MayaMaya (illusion)māyā
The Bhagavata Purana narrates that the sage Markandeya requests Vishnu to experience his māyā.

Vamana

TrivikramaLord VamanaVāmana
A notable additional layer of dialogue is between the Vamana avatar and King Bali about the demon-King Hiranyakasipu.
The Bhagavata Purana describes that Vishnu descended as the Vamana avatar to restore the authority of Indra over the heavens, as it had been taken by a benevolent Asura King Mahabali (or simply called Bali).

Matsya

Cosmic Fishfirst incarnation of Vishnufish
The Bhagavata Purana presents a modified version for the Matsya mythology.

Narasimha

Lakshmi NarasimhaNarsimhaLord Narasimha
The Valmiki Ramayana (7.24), Harivaṃśa (41 & 3.41-47), Viṣṇu Purāṇa (1.16-20), Bhagavata Purāṇa (Canto 7), Agni Purāṇa (4.2-3), Brahmāṇḍa Purāṇa(2.5.3-29), Vayu Purāṇa (67.61-66), Brahma-Purāṇa (213.44-79), Viṣṇudharmottara Purāṇa(1.54), Kūrma Purāṇa (1.15.18-72), Matsya Purāṇa(161-163), Padma Purāṇa(Uttara-khaṇḍa 5.42), Śiva Purāṇa (2.5.43 & 3.10-12), Linga Purana (1.95-96) and Skanda Purāṇa 7 (2.18.60-130) all contain depictions of the Narasiṃha Avatāra.

Vasudeva

VasudevBasudebaBasudev
Notable additional layers of dialogue are between Narada and Vasudeva, and between Krishna and Uddhava (and in turn, other dialogues such as that between the Hamsa (swan) avatar and Brahma).
In the Bhagavata Purana, Vasudeva (Devanagari वसुदेव, IAST ) was the father of the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, Krishna, and his siblings Balarama and Subhadra.

Prahlada

PrahladPrahlādaPrahalad
A treatise is accredited to him in the Bhagavata Purana in which Prahlāda describes the process of loving worship to his Lord Vishnu.

Ajamila

Ajamila is the main character of a story in canto 6 of the Bhagavata Purana.

Uddhava

Uddhava GitaUdhhava
Notable additional layers of dialogue are between Narada and Vasudeva, and between Krishna and Uddhava (and in turn, other dialogues such as that between the Hamsa (swan) avatar and Brahma). Consisting of 31 chapters, the fourth canto continues the dialogues of Sukadeva Gosvami, Uddhava, and Maitreya.
He plays a significant role in the Bhagavata Purana, being taught the processes of yoga and bhakti directly by Krishna.

Multiverse (religion)

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Its interconnected and interwoven narratives, teachings, and explanations focuses on the incarnations (or avatars) of Vishnu – particularly Krishna as the ultimate, primeval, transcendental source of the multiverse (including the demigods and gods such as Vishnu) – as well as the lives of his greatest devotees.
The concept of multiverses is mentioned many times in Hindu Puranic literature, such as in the Bhagavata Purana: