Is it to be only read by Paramahamsas? Kindly quote where it is mentioned as Paramahamsa Samhita.

  • The colophons of Bhagavadgita also refers itself as a Paramahamsa samhita.
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There isn't a verse which excplicitly mentions the same title.

However, It can be said so as it's fully realized and relished only by the paramahamsas, especially the descriptions of Krishna Leela.

श्रीमद्भ‍ागवतं पुराणममलं यद्वैष्णवानां प्रियं यस्मिन् पारमहंस्यमेकममलं ज्ञानं परं गीयते । तत्र ज्ञानविरागभक्तिसहितं नैष्कर्म्यमाविष्कृतं तच्छृण्वन् सुपठन् विचारणपरो भक्त्या विमुच्येन्नर: ॥ १८ ॥

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the spotless Purāṇa. It is most dear to the Vaiṣṇavas because it describes the pure and supreme knowledge of the paramahamsas. This Bhāgavatam reveals the means for becoming free from all material work, together with the processes of transcendental knowledge, renunciation and devotion. Anyone who seriously tries to understand Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, who properly hears and chants it with devotion, becomes completely liberated.

Because Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is completely free of contamination by the modes of nature, it is endowed with extraordinary spiritual beauty and is therefore dear to the pure devotees of the Lord. The word pāramahamsyam indicates that even completely liberated souls are eager to hear and narrate Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Those who are trying to be liberated should faithfully serve this literature by hearing and reciting it with faith and devotion (SB 12.13.18).

Anyone who wishes to be liberated from material existence should recite and hear Shrimad Bhagavatam. It is meant for those who are (or wish to become) nirmatsara i.e., free from envy or fully pure at heart.

dharmaḥ projjhita-kaitavo 'tra paramo nirmatsarāṇām satām

Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhāgavata Purāṇa propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart (SB 1.1.2)

Sri Madhusudana Sarasvati, a scholar of Advaita Vedānta and devotee of Krishna had written a commentary which he named as Paramahamsa-priya.

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