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Sivarama Swami’s Latest Book Praises Motherly Love
By Braja Sevaki Dasi   |  Sep 19, 2016

Sivarama Swami’s latest book, the fourth volume of the Krishna In Vrindavana series, is hot off the press. Shri Damodara-janani weaves a captivating tale of the glories of Mother Yashoda. No other person has ever received the unique mercy that Krishna showed His own mother, teaching devotees for all time that the binding force of love for Him is more powerful than even His own supreme will.

The dedication

A pastime that stopped the demigods in their tracks, captivated the residents of Gokula, and even stunned the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, this most powerful and beautifully scripted spotlight on Mother Yashoda is a revelation that will bind the devotees’ hearts, and in turn, detail the path to hopefully binding the heart of our beloved Sri Krishna.

Totalling 464 pages, with a 40 page introduction, 12 chapters of detailed descriptions of the pastime, and 8 unique, interesting appendices, the book is based on commentaries of the damodara-lila section of the Bhagavatam by Shridhara Svami, Sanatana Gosvami, Jiva Gosvami, Shrinatha Cakravarti, Vishvanatha Chakravarti Thakura, Baladeva Vidyabhushana, and the purports of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

The author receives the first printed copy of his new book

At Sivarama Swami’s request in the spring of 1999, Gopi-paranadhana Das translated all the above acharyas‘ Sanskrit commentaries to the verses relevant to the damodara-lila as an audio recording. Incorporating these recordings and scriptural references from Padma Purana, Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Brhad-bhagavatamrta, Ananda-vrndavana-champu, Sanatana Gosvami’s commentary on Sri Damodarashtakam, and Gopala-champu, this unique retelling of this special pastime is written as a wonderful narrative like the Krishna Book and it’s a flood of sweet nectar. There is also a fresh rendering of the Damodarashtaka prayer.

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