2

I found some texts on Uddhava Gita online:

  1. first
  2. second
  3. third # this is amazon preview, but you can preview chapter 1 sloka 1

They all start differently:

  1. first start with suka uwacha
  2. second starts with badarayadi uwacha
  3. third starts with shri bhagwan uwacha

So, I'm a bit confused with which one is to be followed. Are these all different Uddhava Gitas?

P.S: Please tell me what this canto 11 chapter 6 to 29 means given in the first link.

  • 1
    "Please tell me what this canto 11 chapter 6 to 29 means given in the first link" -- Uddhaava Gita is not a seperate scripture..Actually, Chapter 6 to 29 of Bhagavata Purana: Canto/Skandha 11 are referred as uddhava Gita.. – YDS Jul 28 at 3:30
  • @YDS , you have any idea why these start differently? – juztcode Jul 28 at 3:46
  • What is a Canto? – juztcode Jul 28 at 3:47
  • there are different recensions of many shastras, including the Uddhava Gita. – Swami Vishwananda Jul 28 at 6:29
  • Canto is word used by ISKCON for Sanskrit word Skandha...that is actually nothing but grouping of chapters...so u can think Canto as Section of a particular scripture.. – YDS Jul 28 at 6:51
2

Please note that Uddhaava Gita is not a separate scripture, it's actually part of Bhagavata Purana: Canto/Section/Skandha 11. Similarly, Bhagavat Gita is also not a separate scripture, it's actually part of Mahabharata: Parva/Book 6 named Bhishma Parva.

But these Gitas mainly studied as separate scriptures. Historically, Bhagavat Gita got attention from more scholars and we got fixed number of chapters and shlokas in most of the edition but there are different recensions of many scriptures and Uddhava Gita is not an exception here.

Same is pointed out by another user Swami Vishwananda in his above comment "there are different recensions of many shastras, including the Uddhava Gita.".

Now, let's see the differences in the links mentioned by you in the question.


The first link [pdf file might get auto downloaded on clicking this]


The second link [pdf file might get auto downloaded on clicking this]

So this link treats whole Canto/Section/Skandha 11 of Bhagavata Purana as Uddhava Gita. This can be observed from the last page also:

enter image description here


The third link


Conclusion

By reading any of the version, you can get main part of Uddhaava Gita.

But if you want to understand more background, read whole Canto/Section/Skandha 11 of Bhagavata Purana.

| improve this answer | |
  • do you recommend to first learn bhagwad mahapuran and then uddhava gita, or the order is not important? – juztcode Jul 29 at 12:24
  • 1
    if u learn bhagwad mahapuran, uddhava gita would be covered automatically as uddhava gita is part of bhagwad mahapuran...but in case u have got less time read only 11th section of bhagwad mahapuran that would also cover uddhava gita..if u hv even lesser time then u can ignore 5 starting and 2 ending chapters of 11th section of bhagwad mahapuran... – YDS Jul 29 at 12:53

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .