Sri Shikasashtakam

Welcome to the self-study course on Śrī Śiksāstaka: A Necklace of Eight Beautiful Instructions. This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the Śiksāstaka, a series of eight brief prayers composed by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. These verses have the potential to transform your spiritual life, guiding you from the foundational stages of spiritual realization to the highest levels of devotion. Course Teacher: HH Bhakti Prachar Parivrajaka Swami Maharaj


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Course Duration

15 Hours


90 Mins Approx

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About the Teacher



ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya of North America, is committed to use the traditional methods of studying and teaching the Vedic literature and writings of the Gaudiya Vaishnava Acharyas.

As a service to the vaishnava society we wish to offer the glories of Srimad Bhagavatam as presented by our previous acharyas. This is our humble attempt to encourage devotees to read, hear and speak about Srimad Bhagavatam regularly.

Course Overview

Course Teacher: 

HH Bhakti Prachar Parivrajaka Swami Maharaj 

Course Description:

The Śiksāstaka is a set of eight prayers that encapsulate the essence of Krishna consciousness and represent the culmination of Vedic wisdom. This course will help you explore and internalize these teachings, allowing you to connect with the core principles of spiritual growth and devotion. Just as the chanting of the holy name is all-encompassing, these prayers contain profound spiritual knowledge, insights into the spiritual world, and the truth of spiritual relationships.

What will Students Gain from this Course:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the eight verses of the Śiksāstaka.
  • Explore the spiritual journey from Sraddha to Prema as described in these verses.
  • Reflect on the practical implications of these teachings in your daily spiritual practice.
  • Foster a deeper connection with Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's wisdom and Krishna consciousness.

Course Content:

Throughout this self-study course, you will delve into the eight verses of the Śiksāstaka. Each verse will be thoroughly explained, allowing you to grasp the spiritual journey of a devotee from the initial stage of Sraddha (faith) to the ultimate stage of Prema (divine love). The course materials consist primarily of the Śrī Śiksāstaka itself.

Target Audience:

This self-study course is designed for devotees and followers of the ISKCON Society who wish to deepen their understanding of the Śiksāstaka and its significance in their spiritual journey. However, it is open to anyone interested in exploring these profound teachings.

Assessment Plan:

An MCQ examination held at the end of the course.

Course Requirements:

This self-study course is open to all individuals who are eager to explore the teachings of the Śiksāstaka and deepen their spiritual understanding.

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