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Illustrated Bhagavatam Tales To Inspire Young Minds Book 4 Released
By Kulavati Krishnapriya Devi Dasi, ISKCON News Staff Writer   |  Feb 02, 2024

Gauranga Darshan Das, an educator, TEDx speaker, and spiritual author of over 32 books, has launched his fourth book in the series, “Illustrated Bhagavatam Tales To Inspire Young Minds,” published and printed by Tulsi Books, a division of Sri Tulsi Trust. 

“Bhagavatam Tales” unfolds a narrative skillfully rewoven by Gauranga Darshan Das, distilling profound sagas into a lucid language tailored for young minds. The initial three books cover the first four cantos of Srimad Bhagavatam, with each successive volume delving into the subsequent realms: the fourth, fifth, and sixth cantos in Book Two, cantos seven through nine in Book Three, while Book Four explores the tenth canto.

A profound narrative, “Illustrated Bhagavatam Tales To Inspire Young Minds Book 4” explores the enchanting realm of Krishna’s childhood pastimes, unfurling 32 resplendent stories sourced from the sacred Srimad Bhagavatam. There are references from various other sources, such as Ananda Vrindavana Champu, Gopala Champu, Hari Vamsa, and Garga Samhita. Each chapter is a beacon, illuminating the path of inspiration for eager young minds. The book has garnered praise from university authorities, professionals, parents, and devotees alike.

Devamrita Swami said, “The multi-volume Bhagavatam Tales fills me with admiration, and also regret. Why, during my childhood, was such an inspiring publication not available? The textual and visual quality is first-class. Oh, as a child who read encyclopedia from cover to cover, if only I had access to such an exquisite production, how my reading smartness, as well as my spiritual perception, would have both increased.”

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Padmabhushan, Maharashtra Bhushan, PhD, IIT Delhi, and the Founder Chancellor & Chief Mentor of Multiversity said, “Bhagavatam Tales is a beautifully illustrated bouquet of children’s books that will enliven the stories from Bhagavata Mahapurana before young minds that will live with them for life. They will surely treasure and enjoy these pearls of wisdom. These books by Gauranga Darshan Das show us how to bring value education to our school education system as recommended by the new National Education Policy. A most valued possession for children, as well as parents.”

As an example, the first chapter of “Illustrated Bhagavatam Tales To Inspire Young Minds Book 4” begins with the prayers of the demigods who address the prevailing miserable situation before the birth of Krishna. Subsequent chapters unfurl the saga of Krishna’s birth, like how He was born and exchanged secretly, celebrations at Gokula and his name-giving ceremony; His enchanting pastimes in Vrindavan like his playful times with His friends, stealing butter, confusing Lord Brahma, eating mud, His binding by Mother Yashoda; and His relentless confrontation with demons dispatched by Kamsa in futile attempts to kill Him.

Gauranga Darshan Das has very beautifully intertwined each chapter with a virtue, encouraging young readers to introspect and ponder on the acquired wisdom. Furthermore, an activity section at the end of each chapter helps readers to track their learning progress. 

It is a wonderful textbook for parents who want to educate their children about the activities of Lord Krishna. Dr. Sumitra Vasu, Associate Professor of Medicine at Ohio State University, said, “As a mother and a teacher, I express my deep gratitude to Gauranga Darshan Prabhu for writing the timely book “Bhagavatam Tales” precisely filling the needs of young minds. Whether you have a child who is too young to read, a beginning reader, or a fluent reader, parents and teachers can use this book to narrate or read stories with their wards.”

Those interested can order your copy here or in your country’s Amazon bookstore.

To learn about the author and his other powerful resources, please visit the following platforms – website, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, and Instagram.

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