2121 Lotus Feet of Krsna Cantos One & Two we will discuss later. Now let’s see how they fit into the other Ten Cantos.
98765439876543 Manvantaras Cantos 3-9 discuss Manu-avatars and other Avatars (incarnations).
11 10 Krishna’s Pastimes Cantos Ten and Eleven discuss Krsna’s pastimes. Krsna is not an avatar of God. He is avatara-avatari, the source of all incarnations. To appreciate His full personality we must first see His different partial incarnations. These are presented in Cantos 3-9.
Types of Avataras Purusa-avataras They are like the Prison Minister, Prison Warden & Prison Guards. They are always with the material world.
Types of Avataras Lila-avataras – They come to the “prison” sometimes, giving a certain lesson.
Types of Avataras Manu-avataras – They are in charge of the universe for a fixed period during each day of Brahma. Brahma is the demigod in charge of the universe, but he is not managing things from moment to moment. Just as on a ship there is a Captain but also Officers of the Watch.
Manu-avataras Brahma is the head of this universe. In each of his days there are fourteen Manu-avatars one after another. The Srimad Bhagavatam takes us through them in Cantos 3-9. Along with them we see also, so many other incarnations of Krsna until, in the 10th Canto we can understand Krsna directly.
98765439876543 The first Manu, Svayambhuva, and his children The other thirteen Manus Our Manu, Vaivasvata-manu Details of Cantos 3 – 9 The Manu-avataras
Svayambhuva-manu and his wife Satarupa had five children. Three daughters: Devahuti, Akuti and Prasuti (The Uti sisters) Two sons: Uttanapada and Priya-vrata Cantos Three - Seven A memory device: DAPUP, the order that these children appear in the Bhagavatam.
Cantos Three – Seven Analysis by Chapter Groups 11-15 Narada X Yuddhisthira> VAD 1-10 K equal to everyone (Hiranyakaspiu) 18-19 Daksa> 60 Girls> Hiranyaksa 14-17 Vrtasura 7-13 Indra/V’rupa/Tvasta/Vrta 4-6 Pracetas> Daksa> 1-3 Hells Avoided (Ajamila) 14-26 SG x MP (Forest of ME, Hells) 7-13 Bharata x Rahugana (Forest of ME) 4-6 Rsabhadeva 1-3 Priyavrata > Agnidhra> Nabhi> 24-31 Puranjana> Pracetas 15-23 Prthu 13-14 Dhruva> 6> Anga> Vena 8-12 Uttanapada> Dhruva 2-7 Prasuti x Daksa > Sati 1 Akuti x Ruci, Devah. Daughters 20-33 Devahuti x Kardama> Kapila 13-19 Varaha avatara 5-12 Maitreya x Vidura 1-4 Vidura x Uddhava 7654376543 Do you see each of the children of Svaymbhuva Manu on the right? The Bhagavatam tells about them and their children one after another.
Canto Eight Analysis by Chapter Groups 15-24 Bali, Vamanadeva, Matsya 13-14 Manus 8-14 5-12 Manus 5-6 (Kurma, Mohini) 1-4 Manus 1-4 (Gajendra) In Canto Eight Maharaja Pariksit asks about the thirteen other Manus. 8
Canto Nine Analysis by Chapter Groups 14-24 Ila> Pururava>>Yadu (Krsna-Balarama) & Puru, Kurus 6-12 VM> Iksvaku>>Saubhari Muni>> Sagar>>Rama 4-5 Ambarisa 1-3 Vaivasvata Manu> Ila, Sukanya x Cyavana, Nabhi 9 In Canto Nine we hear about the current Manu, Vaivasvata Manu. His descendents include Krsna.
Canto Ten & Eleven Analysis by Chapter Groups 30-31 Dep Yadus & Krsna 7-29 Final Instruction to Uddhava 2-5 Final Yud'str (Nava yogendras) 50-90 Dvaraka 41-49 Mathura, 4-40 Vrndavana 1-3 Birth of Krsna 11 10 Canto Ten are Krsna’s pastimes in Vrndavana, Mathura, Dvaraka, and Canto Eleven His departure.
Canto Twelve Analysis by Chapters 7-13 Summary & Glories of SB 4-6 Departure of M. Parikshit 1-3 Conclude Dynasty Vaivasvata 12 Canto Twelve finishes the dynasty of Vaivas- vata Manu, and includes a summary of Srimad Bhagavatam.