How old is Bhagavata Purana? How many commentaries it has by Vedic scholars?


 

It’s actually written 5000 years ago by Lord Sri Vyasadeva as mentioned in itself and other Vedic texts. The Srimad Bhagavatam is the last scripture written by Vyasadeva.

Some evidences which suggests that Bhagavatam is 1800-2000 years old —

The Spiritual guru of Adi Shankaracharya i.e Guadapada wrote the commentary on uttara gita. In that Bhashya or commentary he quoted verses from Srimad Bhagavatam or Bhagavata Purana :

Image ref. and text link—The entire text of Uttara gita can be found in the following link : Uttara Gita with Commentary : Gaudapada : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Some scholars say that Adi shankaracharya lived in 6th century. Some says in 4th/3rd century. There is no clear date but the dates are between 3rd century and 6th century.

Thus we can clearly understand the dating of Srimad Bhagavatam.

Popularity of Srimad bhagavatam is almost same as Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.

Srimad Bhagavatam has more commetaries than any other vedic scripture except for Bhagavad-gita which has almost same number of commentaries.

There are more than 29+ commentaries written on Srimad Bhagavatam from approx. 10th century :

1) Kardama Kshama (Anvaya)

2) Srila Sridhar Swami’s Bhavartha-Dipika

3) Srila Vamshidhara’s Bhavartha-Dipika-Prakash

4) Srila Jiva Goswami’s Vaishnava Toshani

5) Srila Jiva Goswami’s Brihad-Vaishnava Toshani

6) Sri Sudarshan Suri’s Shukapakshiyam

7) Srila Srinath Chakravarti’s Chaitanya Mata Manjusha

8) Srimad Viraraghavacharya’s Bhagavat-Chandrika

9) Srimad VijaydhvajTirtha’s Pada-Ratnavali

10) Srila Jiva Goswami’s Krama-Sandarbha and Brhat Krama-Sandarbha

11) Srila Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakura’s Sarartha-Darshini 12) Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana’s Vaishnavanandini

13) Sri Chalarinarayanacharya’s Bhagavat Tatparya Tippani 14) Sri Satyabhinavayati’s Durghata Bhava Dipika

15) Sri Pandhari Narayanacharya’s Durgatoddhara

16) Sri Prabhucharan’s Sri Tippani

17) Sri Purushottam Charan’s Subodhini Prakash

18) Sri Vallabh Maharaja’s Sri Subodhini Lekha

19) Sri Dixit Lalu Bhatta’s Subodhini Yojana

20) Sri Bhagavadeeya Nirbhaya Rama Bhatta’s Subodhini Karika Vyakhya

21) Sri Ganga Sahay’s Anvitartha Prakashika

22) Sri Gopalananda Muni’s Nigudhartha Prakash Vyakhyanam

23) Sri BhagavatPrasadacharya’s Bhakta Manoranjani

24) Sri Harisuri’s Bhakti Rasayanam

25) Sri Shukadev-Acharya’s Siddhanta-Pradipa

26) Srimad Vallabhacharya’s Subodhini

27) Sri Purushottamcharan Goswami’s Subodhini-Prakash

28) Sri GiridharLal Goswami’s Balprabodhini

29)Srila Prabhupada’s Krsna book

There are many others too.

Hare Krishna !

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