Publishing Date: Aug 2002
Edition: First in Aug 2002
The Bhagavata sect is based on several scriptural works like the N?r?yaniya section of the Sh?nti parva of the Mah?bh?rata the Bhagavad Git? the Vishnu pur?na and the Bh?gavata Pur?na apart from the Sutras of S?ndilya and N?rada.
It is divided into two streams: the P?nacr?tra and the Vaikh?nasa. The former is more popular with a large mass of ?gama-literature and widely followed in most of the Vaishnava temples. A cursory knowledge of the same will help the students of general Hinduism with this booklet.