Sri Krsna Samhita by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(Translated by Bhumipati Dasa)

Śrī Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā, written in 1880, is a revolutionary treatise on Kṛṣṇa, His pastimes and His devotees containing an 83-page introduction wherein Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses the philosophy and development of Indian religion from a historical and geographical viewpoint. In the saṁhitā section of the text, Bhaktivinoda composed 10 chapters with 281 Sanskrit ślokas dealing with the spiritual world, the potencies of Kṛṣṇa, His avatāras, His pastimes, and how the demons that Kṛṣṇa killed represent specific obstacles in the life of a devotee. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s 50 page conclusion discusses the principles of sambandha, abhidheya and prayojana and he states that all of his unique conclusions were revealed to him while in a deep spiritual trance (samādhi)

Book Chapter Navigation


Introduction Part 1

Introduction Part 2

Introduction Part 3

Chapter 1 – Descriptions of Vaikuṇṭha

Chapter 2 – Descriptions of the Lord’s Energies

Chapter 3 – Descriptions of the Lord’s Incarnations

Chapter 4 – The Pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa

Chapter 5 – The Pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa

Chapter 6 – The Pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa

Chapter 7 – Considerations on Kṛṣṇa’s Pastimes

Chapter 8 – Direct and Indirect Considerations on the Moods of Vraja

Chapter 9 – Achievement of the Lotus Feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa

Chapter 10 – Characteristics of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Associates