[Advaita-l] Books on Bhagawatam
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue May 29 15:13:10 CDT 2012
On Sun, 27 May 2012, durga prasad wrote:
> I am looking for the following books translated in Telugu or English or
> Hindi :
> 1. SrIdhara swamI - "BhAvArtha-dIpikA" -- commentary on Bhagawatam.
Unfortunately it seems that even the sanskrit editions of this tika are
long out of print. The Tirupati Devasthana is in the process of
publishing an edition of the Bhagavata purana with the bhavartha dipika
along with other vishistadvaita, dvaita etc. tikas but it will be some
time before it is complete and in any case it will be Sanskrit only.
> 2. Dongreeji Maharaj's Bhagawatam.
I was going to reply to you that as far as I knew Dongre Maharaj's
bhagavata expositions were only available in Gujarati but then I came
I have not seen the book so I don't know if it is a translation or an
original work (Dongre Maharaj knew English, Marathi, and Hindi as well as
Gujarati and Sanskrit.) nor can I vouch for its quality.
On Mon, 28 May 2012, Venkata sriram P wrote:
> As regards the commentary by Shri Dongreji, i am not aware of any of his
> writings. There is another Dongreji by name Shri Vireshwara Krishna
> Dongre Ji who was a pu. mimAmsa scholar and AFAIK he was a mimAmsaka and
> never tried his hands on puranas.
No this Dongre Maharaj (Ramachandra Shastri Dongre) was different. He was
born in Vadodara (Baroda) Gujarat of Chitpavana Brahmana stock.
(The Gaekwad Maharajas were Marathas so there is a sizable Marathi
population there.) He became one of the most popular and beloved
Bhagavata Kathakars of the 20th century in Gujarat and his writings are
widely available wherever Gujarati speakers can be found. He reached
Vaikuntha in 1990.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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