Krishna Dharma’s latest book, Brilliant as the Sun, A retelling of the Srimad Bhagavatam: Canto 6, Divine Protection, has been released and is now available on Amazon and all platforms.
Krishna Dharma, along with his wife Chintamani Dhama Dasi, put their combined expertise into retelling Vedic scriptures into a succinct format that gives it a less intimidating feeling and makes it more accessible to a wide range of audiences. It is also a perfect format for those who are familiar with Srimad Bhagavatam as it adheres closely to the Spotless Purana in the ways it has been explained by previous Vaishnava acharyas.
In this book, we get to read how Krishna saves his devotees from degradation. Beginning with the famous lila of Ajamil, the brahmin who fell from an exalted position to become a ruthless robber, and the power of being saved by the holy name. We also hear about Lord Indra offending his guru and this leads to a battle against the demon Vritra who surprisingly is a devotee of Krishna and the awe-inspiring bhakti-filled knowledge the Demon preaches to Lord Indra. Lastly, we hear about the Mother of Demons, Diti, and how she gains her salvation through her devotional service. Through all these epic tales we see how, no matter how fallen one is, if you have even the smallest amount of devotional service within you, Krishna will find a way to save you.
Krishna Dharma says “the series, which we began researching and writing in 2010, publishing the first canto in 2016, is a dramatic retelling that aims to make the SB more accessible to a wide range of readers.” They have published seven volumes so far, the first six cantos (the third canto was two volumes), and plan to complete up to the ninth canto by early 2023.
An accessible, entertaining, yet faithful rendition of the great Srimad-Bhāgavatam… As in his other celebrated renderings, here too Krishna Dharma, teaming up with his wife Chintamani Dhama makes ancient stories and wisdom easily and dramatically available to modern readers. -His Holiness Hridayananda Das Goswami
Krishna Dharma and Chintamani Dhama Dasi have rendered the Bhagavatam into easy-to-read prose by combining Sage Vyasadeva’s teachings with essential points from Srila Prabhupada’s commentaries. The result is a freely flowing narration that will appeal to readers of all ages and aptitudes.” ~His Holiness Sivarama Swami
I was so hooked I read most of it in one day, simply couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend it to anyone who studies Srimad Bhagavatam and would like the extra help tying the plotlines together, or who, like me, has had trouble going deeper into the text, or indeed anybody who just loves a good book. ~Chaitanya Chintamani Dasi
Jan 23, 2022
Anandini Tikunov (8th-grade student)
Jan 22, 2022
Sunanda Das, tovp.org