- Jun 2014
- New Delhi, India
Did I tell members here that I have a copy of Srimad Bhagawtham (Hindi) which was published before my birth, i.e., in 1940? It is a prized possession along with an old copy of Sri Rama Charit Manas, both from Gita Press, Gorakhpur. I have a Gita also from the same source, but it is in our Puja niche and controlled by my wife. I use Vedabase Gita and generally arrive at a meaning different from that of Prabhupada.These books have designed my life. I read Srimad Bhagawat in my childhood, marvelled at the images (done by an artist named 'Bhagwan'). When required, I can still consult it, but now I look at bigger things and not at the nitty-gritty.I do not have access to critical edition of Mahabharat and the one available to me (and most of us perhaps) is Krishna Mohan Ganguli's translation at: sacredtexts.com. On this edition I base my view. Translation by MN Dutt is also available for free download. Amongst the two, I like Ganguli's translation.