should I read first - Srimad Bhagavatam or Puranas?
word Purana refers to “ancient book” and this itself claims the importance of
reading the Puranas for gaining spiritual knowledge, the knowledge of the
Absolute. There are 18 Puranas and of them all, the Bhagavat Purana or Srimad
Bhagavatam is considered to be the most important. It consists of 18,000 verses
that elaborately describe the nectar of devotion to the Supreme Lord Krishna or
Vishnu. Bhagavatam is known as “the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic
literature” and therefore covers everything in the other Puranas, Upanishads,
or Vedas. Thus, reading Srimad Bhagavatam is like reading everything about this
material world and beyond.
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