Establishing Srimad Bhagavatam as the Highest Scripture

This course focuses on establishing Shrimad Bhagavatam as the highest scripture (pramana) in Vedic literatures. It is primarily based upon two important books on the authenticity of Shrimad Bhagavatam: 'Shri Tattva Sandarbha' of Shrila Jiva Goswami and 'Siddhanta darpana' by Shrila Baladeva Vidyabhushana.

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Course Duration

9 hrs


No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week



At least 2 years of exposure to Krishna Consciousness, Basic understanding of vedic literature

Schedule of Classes


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8 pm-9:30 pm

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About the Teacher


HG Kanai Krishna Das

Kanai Krishna Das is a disciple of His Holiness Radhanatha Swami Maharaja. He joined ISKCON in 2001. Currently he serves as a full-time monk in ISKCON

NVCC, Pune, India. After completing his graduation in mechanical engineering, in 2004, from Govt. College of engineering, Pune, he worked with MNCs such as FMR Corporation, Honeywell Corporation and others, as an Oracle consultant for 6 years.

He joined as a full-time monk in ISKCON Pune in year 2011. Since his college years, he has rendered services as a preacher of Krishna consciousness to student and corporate youth.

He is a member of ISKCON’s Shastric Advisory Council (SAC), a body which advises GBC on the matters pertaining to Shastras and their applications in ISKCON.

He is the Director of Academics at ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya, Govardhan. He is also the Dean of academics at ISKCON NVCC, for Bhakti Shastri, Bhakti Vaibhava and Bhakti Vedanta courses. He is a Sanskrit scholar with expertise in Paninian Grammar. He teaches Sanskrit grammar, Sanskrit commentaries on Bhakti Shastras as well as courses like Bhakti Vaibhava and Bhakti Vedanta to students at IBMV Govardhan, ISKCON Pune and other places in India.

Course Overview

The course covers the following topics:

1. Vedas are the infallible source of spiritual and material knowledge

2. The current challenges in studying the original Vedas

3. The Vedic pedigree of Itihasas and Puranas

4. Why study of Itihasas and Puranas is more relevant currently

5. Three divisions of Puranas

6. Shrimad Bhagavatam: the one Purana with perfect authority

7. Praise of Shrimad Bhagavatam by other Puranas

8. Characterization of the Bhagavatam by Garuda Purana

9. Common objections about the Bhagavatam and their refutations

10. Special position of Vyasadeva and Shukadeva

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