Shri Bhagwat Katha
The essence of Indian Spirituality
Shri Bhagwad Mahapuran
Shri Bhgawad Mahapuran is the most sacred ancient text of Hinduism .According to Indian literary tradition entire knowledge of all the four Veda and all Puranas was combined in this single text by Rishis at the beginning of Kaliyuga (modern Age).The age of Kaliyuga is not considered favorable to undertake long penance (Tapasaya) and study all the holiscriputrues (Six Shastras Vedas, Puransetc.) due to the short life span of humans in Kaliyuga in caparison to other ages. To overcome these unavoidable decrees of Kaliyuga in the path to self-realizationentire knowledge of scriptures was summarizedby learned scholars in this Shrimad.
This Mahapuraanhasis undoubtedly the crown jewel in Vaishnavas’ life and is the necessary elixir for the soul. It gives a long lasting peace to the unsatisfied lives suffering from materialism as well as the road map for the journey from self to the divine consciousness. It consists of 12 Volumes (Skandha), 335 chapters (Adhyaya) and 28000 verses (Sholoka).
It is also sometinescalled ShrimadBhagwat or Bhagavatam alone and it is the greatest scripture of knowledge, devotion and serenity. It describes the incarnations of the story of twenty-four incarnations of Lord Shri Narayana, Pastimes of Lord Krishna. This Mahapurans explains in detail all the 24 Elements of Sankhya Philosophy in very details through a detail Analysis of the process of evolution of life (Consciousness) at individual and cosmic level. The elements which are only touched very briefly in Samkhya and yoga Philosophies are actually dealt in detail in human contact fully only in this Epic , this is the reason the supreme knowledge is attained by sincerely listening to ShrimadBhagvad Mahapuranand that naturally brings Peace and enlightenment. By having an insight into the lows on nature binding the soul to this world (Prakriti) one gets the ultimate freedom.
ShrimadBhagwat Katha Recitation
It our humble effort to convey divine knowledge of Sankhya-yoga Philosophy by understanding divine words and acts of Shri Krishna through listening to Shrimad Bhagwad Katha for a week.
In the later phase of Kaliyuga the learned Rishies of ancient India further compressed this long Purana (about 28000 verses) to be understood in one week (Bhagwad Saptah). Any Acharya to be qualified must convey this Philosophy in seven days and properly answer all the queries of listeners organizing the Katha.In course of time like everything RECITATION OF Shri Mad Bhagwapurana has also become a highly commercializedactivity, full of luxury, Pump and show and an expensive affair.
The Twenty Four Cosmic Principles Of Samkhya Philosophy
Few Suggestions for Organizing Katha
Everyone have a right to listen to this Katha in its most useful form to know the ultimate truth of life and find right guidance in spiritual life. Actually, as per the instructions of Rishis this Katha must be listened with a pure heart and there should be no luxury involved in entire effort. The food should be simplest and people listening must totally dedicate themselves for a week to BhagwadCharcha (Discussion on divine subjects), Kirtan (Chanting scared songs) and Charity (Only to the most needy and deserving).According to Shrimad Bhagwad a Charity to an impure and undeserving person is the greatest sin, so one should be utmost careful in doing Charity and follow all the instructionsregarding Charity given in this sacred text. A charity to incompetent person, who indulge in fulfillment of worldly desires or collecting articles of luxury for himself is totally prohibited.AnAcharya to be qualified to recite BhagwadPuran must be competent to convey the essence (Sankhya-Yog Philosophy validated by lord Krishna) of this entire epicto audience in simplest words in a week.
Almost all Hindu sacred texts often depict Lord Krishna as a multidimensional personality,who manifested himself in a human form on the earth only for the benefit of mankind by destroying wickedness and bringingrighteousness in society. Lord Krishna is described as Mahayogeshwar(Greatest among all the Yogis) and at the same time, the embodiment of pure love. Each and every action ofhis life is infused with divinity and profound secrets. The path prescribed by him is relevant irrespective of the age.We make constant endeavors to convey this rich resource of divine and eternal knowledge to the masses and bring a perpetual bliss through study and recitation of Srimad Bhagwad Katha– the essence of IndianSpirituality. In this Katha(epic) the highest and holiest doctrine of Hinduism known as ‘Sankhya-Yog’ is thoroughly described, which is the greatest gift given by Indian sages to the world. Listening to Bhagwat Katha is considered as an ultimate remedy to overcome miseries of this materialistic world and achieve peace in life time. The most sacred text of Hindus is called ‘Shrimad Bhagwad’ and there is a very old tradition of listening to Bhagwad Katha in sacred atmospheres with family and friends.Although this Katha can be organized at any place but few places like Rihikesh/Haridwar (along the Sacred river Ganga) and Vrindavan (The abode of Vishnu located on the bank of sacred river Yamuna) are specially considered suitable for this purpose. We organize Bhagwatkatha on behalf of anyone interested in this divine act at any place suitable to you and your intended attendees. An Ideal and minimum duration suggested for this Katha in Shrimadbhagwad isoneweek, but it can also be longer. Although Bhagwat is quite a lengthy text, but our highly qualified Acharyas (teachers) can pass on the essence of this great epic in a week to desiring audience. We have Acharyas,who are well versed inreciting this Katha in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Rajasthani and few more local languages. If you wish to organize Katha in other languages (German, French, Spanish, Russian etc), that is also possible.
We facilitate all the necessary things required for organizing Bhagwat Katha. A few of them are following.
- Accommodation in Neat and Clean Ashrams/ Hotels
- Hall with sitting capacity for required Number
- Highly Qualified Acharyas (Kathavachaks) speaking different languages
- Pure vegetarian food (Use of high quality cooking oil and Ghee)
- Management of cleanliness / hygiene in place of eating
- Arrangements of All meals Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner and snacks two times in a day
- Special arrangements for elderly people having a special food requirement
- Decoration of Stage on day to day basis
- Trips to spiritual places around the destination of Katha
- Video recording and Media coverage (Hordings, News papers, TV Channels)
Cost: We organize Katha in all Budgets and at all locations.