The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam

The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam

Translated by Swami Vijanananda, 1,192 Pages, Hardcover.

The "Srimad Devi Bhagavatam", on the basis of its order, style and theme belongs to the genre of Mahapuranas, in spite of its exclusion from the original list of the Mahapuranas. It is to the Saktas what the "Srimad Bhagavatam" is to the Vaishnavas. Opinions about the date of its composition vary; however, it can be safely said that it attained its present shape sometime during the eleventh century AD. Its ideas trace their source from all the major works of ancient India— the Vedas, the Epics and the Puranas.

The translation of the voluminous text of the "Srimad Devi Bhagavatam" by Swami Vijnanananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, is a landmark in the translation of ancient texts. This shall prove to be an invaluable boon to the students of ancient Indian history and to those interested in the study of Saktism and Tantrism in particular.