How to read this book
After one's bath in the morning, one should worship the Lord, and also worship with flowers this scripture known as the Bhagavatam.
Then one should repeat 108 times
the mantra 'Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya',
the mantra 'Om Klim Krsnya Govindaya Gopijana Vallabhaya Svaha'.
Then the following mantra should be repeated:
om asya srimad bhagavate khya stotra mantrasya narada rsih
brhati chandah sri krsnah paramatma devata brahma bijam
bhaktih sakttih jnana vairagye kilakam
mama srimad bhagavat prasada siddhyartham pathe viniyogah
With the following mantra one should touch the respective parts of one's body:
Om klam hrdayaya namah - the heart.
Om klim sirase svaha - the head.
Om klum sikhayai vasat - the back of the head.
Om klaim kavacaya hum - the two shoulders, with the 'other' hand.
Om klaum netra trayaya vausat - the two eyes with the ring and index fingers, and the centre of the forehead with the middle finger.
Om klah astraya phat - clap the hands thrice.
Om klam angusthabhyam namah - with the index finger of both hands, touch the respective thumb.
Om klim tarjanibhyam namah - with the thumb, touch the index finger, of both hands.
Om klum madhyamabhyam namah - touch the middle finger.
Om klaim anamikabhyam namah - touch the ring finger.
Om klaum kanisthikabhyain namah - touch the little finger.
Om klah karatala karaprsthabhyam namah - rub the palms and the back of the palms.
kasturi tilakam lalata patale vaksah sthale kaustubham
nasagre vara maukttikam karatale venum kare kankanam
sarvange hari candanam sulalitam kanthe ca mukttavali
gopastri parivestito vijayate gopala cudamanih
asti svastaruni karagra vigalat kalpa prasunaplutam
vastu prastuta venu nada lahari nirvana nirvyakulam srasta
srasta nibaddhanivi vilasad gopi sahasra vrtam
hasta nyasta nata pavargam akhilodaram kisorakrti
Then read the page for the day.
Om Tat Sat
Om SriI Satgurubhyo Namah
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasydevaya
janmadyasya yato nvayadi taratas ca rthesv abhijnah svarat tene brahma hrda ya adikavaye muhyanti yat surayah tejo varimrdam yatha vinimayo yatra trisargo mrsa dhamna svena sada nirasta kuhakam satyam parasi dhimahi (1)
dharmah projjhita kaitavo tra paramo nirmatsaranam satam vedyam vastavan atra vastu sivadam tapatrayo nmulanam srimad bhagavate mahamunikrte kim va parair isvarah sadyo hrdyavarudhyate tra krtibhih susrusubhis tat ksanat (2)
yam pravrajantamanupetam apetakrtyam dvaipayano virahakatara ajuhava putreti tanmayataya taravo bhinedustam sarvabhutahrdayam munimanato smi (3)
narayanam namaskrtya naram caiva narotthamam devim sarasvatim vyasam tato jayamudirayet (4)
We meditate on that transcendent reality from whom the universe springs up, in whom it abides and into whom it returns, because he is invariably present in all existing things and is distinct from all non entities. We meditate on him who is self-conscious and self-effulgent, who revealed to Brahma by his mere will the veda that cause bewilderment even to the greatest sages, on account of whom the creation shines as a reality and who excludes illusion by his own self-effulgent glory.
In this glorious Bhagavatam, produced by the great sage Vyasa, has been taught that supreme religion which is entirely free from all deception in the shape of desire. Herein has been expounded that absolute reality which can be known only by saints who are free from malice, which is the bestower of supreme bliss and which uproots the threefold agony - of body, mind and spirit, caused by oneself, other creatures or nature. God can be instantly realised through this text, by those blessed persons who have a keen desire to hear it.