Vaisnava Vani Episode 1: The Brahma Samhita Wed, 2009-05-27 03:00

The Brahma Samhita is a religious text from India that was originally sung/recited by Lord Brahma, the creator of the material world. Lord Brahma emerged from a lotus which grew from the navel of Lord Vishnu who was resting on the cosmic ocean prior to the creation of the material universe. Lord Brahma being confused and unaware of his position in the Universe cried out to Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Krishna, in His kindness, emanated these words into the mind of Lord Brahma, telling him about the universe and its complexities and the supremacy of Himself, Lord Krishna; as Brahmaji glorifies him: Govindam Adi-Purusham Tam Aham Bhajami (I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord). The entire text has not survived though; the 5th chapter was discovered in South India by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is non-different from Lord Krishna, about 500 years agoThis text his held sacred to the millions of Vaisnavas all over the world.

In this episode, we here the different versions of the Brahma Samhita (Bengali, chant, South Indian, classical, and contemporary) and learn about its transcendental message for us all. Hare Krishna!