Bhaktivedanta. Bhagavata Purana

The Bhagavata Purana is a wonderful book, and you might be especially interested in Canto 10 which tells Krishna's life story. There is an English translation online at the BhaktiVedanta VedaBase, and I have pasted in here the links to the main sections and subsections of the book; in print form it is quite massive, as you can see, and you can find an overview at Wikipedia: Bhagavata Purana.


The translation is by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The Bhagavata Purana was a crucial text for Swami Prabhupada and his followers.

Note that for each verse, you can access a separate page with the Sanskrit text and word-by-word translation; for example:


Canto 1: Creation
SB 1.1: Questions by the Sages
SB 1.2: Divinity and Divine Service
SB 1.3: Kṛṣṇa Is the Source of All Incarnations
SB 1.4: The Appearance of Śrī Nārada
SB 1.5: Nārada’s Instructions on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam for Vyāsadeva
SB 1.6: Conversation Between Nārada and Vyāsadeva
SB 1.7: The Son of Droṇa Punished
SB 1.8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved
SB 1.9: The Passing Away of Bhīṣmadeva in the Presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa
SB 1.10: Departure of Lord Kṛṣṇa for Dvārakā
SB 1.11: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Entrance into Dvārakā
SB 1.12: Birth of Emperor Parīkṣit
SB 1.13: Dhṛtarāṣṭra Quits Home
SB 1.14: The Disappearance of Lord Kṛṣṇa
SB 1.15: The Pāṇḍavas Retire Timely
SB 1.16: How Parīkṣit Received the Age of Kali
SB 1.17: Punishment and Reward of Kali
SB 1.18: Mahārāja Parīkṣit Cursed by a Brāhmaṇa Boy
SB 1.19: The Appearance of Śukadeva Gosvāmī


Canto 3: The Status Quo
SB 3.1: Questions by Vidura
SB 3.2: Remembrance of Lord Kṛṣṇa
SB 3.3: The Lord’s Pastimes Out of Vṛndāvana
SB 3.4: Vidura Approaches Maitreya
SB 3.5: Vidura’s Talks with Maitreya
SB 3.6: Creation of the Universal Form
SB 3.7: Further Inquires by Vidura
SB 3.8: Manifestation of Brahmā from Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu
SB 3.9: Brahmā’s Prayers for Creative Energy
SB 3.10: Divisions of the Creation
SB 3.11: Calculation of Time, from the Atom
SB 3.12: Creation of the Kumāras and Others
SB 3.13: The Appearance of Lord Varāha
SB 3.14: Pregnancy of Diti in the Evening
SB 3.15: Description of the Kingdom of God
SB 3.16: The Two Doorkeepers of Vaikuṇṭha, Jaya and Vijaya, Cursed by the Sages
SB 3.17: Victory of Hiraṇyākṣa Over All the Directions of the Universe
SB 3.18: The Battle Between Lord Boar and the Demon Hiraṇyākṣa
SB 3.19: The Killing of the Demon Hiraṇyākṣa
SB 3.20: Conversation Between Maitreya and Vidura
SB 3.21: Conversation Between Manu and Kardama
SB 3.22: The Marriage of Kardama Muni and Devahūti
SB 3.23: Devahūti’s Lamentation
SB 3.24: The Renunciation of Kardama Muni
SB 3.25: The Glories of Devotional Service
SB 3.26: Fundamental Principles of Material Nature
SB 3.27: Understanding Material Nature
SB 3.28: Kapila’s Instructions on the Execution of Devotional Service
SB 3.29: Explanation of Devotional Service by Lord Kapila
SB 3.30: Description by Lord Kapila of Adverse Fruitive Activities
SB 3.31: Lord Kapila’s Instructions on the Movements of the Living Entities
SB 3.32: Entanglement in Fruitive Activities
SB 3.33: Activities of Kapila

Canto 4: The Creation of the Fourth Order
SB 4.1: Genealogical Table of the Daughters of Manu
SB 4.2: Dakṣa Curses Lord Śiva
SB 4.3: Talks Between Lord Śiva and Satī
SB 4.4: Satī Quits Her Body
SB 4.5: Frustration of the Sacrifice of Dakṣa
SB 4.6: Brahmā Satisfies Lord Śiva
SB 4.7: The Sacrifice Performed by Dakṣa
SB 4.8: Dhruva Mahārāja Leaves Home for the Forest
SB 4.9: Dhruva Mahārāja Returns Home
SB 4.10: Dhruva Mahārāja’s Fight with the Yakṣas
SB 4.11: Svāyambhuva Manu Advises Dhruva Mahārāja to Stop Fighting
SB 4.12: Dhruva Mahārāja Goes Back to Godhead
SB 4.13: Description of the Descendants of Dhruva Mahārāja
SB 4.14: The Story of King Vena
SB 4.15: King Pṛthu’s Appearance and Coronation
SB 4.16: Praise of King Pṛthu by the Professional Reciters
SB 4.17: Mahārāja Pṛthu Becomes Angry at the Earth
SB 4.18: Pṛthu Mahārāja Milks the Earth Planet
SB 4.19: King Pṛthu’s One Hundred Horse Sacrifices
SB 4.20: Lord Viṣṇu’s Appearance in the Sacrificial Arena of Mahārāja Pṛthu
SB 4.21: Instructions by Mahārāja Pṛthu
SB 4.22: Pṛthu Mahārāja’s Meeting with the Four Kumāras
SB 4.23: Mahārāja Pṛthu’s Going Back Home
SB 4.24: Chanting the Song Sung by Lord Śiva
SB 4.25: The Descriptions of the Characteristics of King Purañjana
SB 4.26: King Purañjana Goes to the Forest to Hunt, and His Queen Becomes Angry
SB 4.27: Attack by Caṇḍavega on the City of King Purañjana; the Character of Kālakanyā
SB 4.28: Purañjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life
SB 4.29: Talks Between Nārada and King Prācīnabarhi
SB 4.30: The Activities of the Pracetās
SB 4.31: Nārada Instructs the Pracetās

Canto 5: The Creative Impetus
SB 5.1: The Activities of Mahārāja Priyavrata
SB 5.2: The Activities of Mahārāja Āgnīdhra
SB 5.3: Ṛṣabhadeva’s Appearance in the Womb of Merudevī, the Wife of King Nābhi
SB 5.4: The Characteristics of Ṛṣabhadeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead
SB 5.5: Lord Ṛṣabhadeva’s Teachings to His Sons
SB 5.6: The Activities of Lord Ṛṣabhadeva
SB 5.7: The Activities of King Bharata
SB 5.8: A Description of the Character of Bharata Mahārāja
SB 5.9: The Supreme Character of Jaḍa Bharata
SB 5.10: The Discussion Between Jaḍa Bharata and Mahārāja Rahūgaṇa
SB 5.11: Jaḍa Bharata Instructs King Rahūgaṇa
SB 5.12: Conversation Between Mahārāja Rahūgaṇa and Jaḍa Bharata
SB 5.13: Further Talks Between King Rahūgaṇa and Jaḍa Bharata
SB 5.14: The Material World as the Great Forest of Enjoyment
SB 5.15: The Glories of the Descendants of King Priyavrata
SB 5.16: A Description of Jambūdvīpa
SB 5.17: The Descent of the River Ganges
SB 5.18: The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambūdvīpa
SB 5.19: A Description of the Island of Jambūdvīpa
SB 5.20: Studying the Structure of the Universe
SB 5.21: The Movements of the Sun
SB 5.22: The Orbits of the Planets
SB 5.23: The Śiśumāra Planetary Systems
SB 5.24: The Subterranean Heavenly Planets
SB 5.25: The Glories of Lord Ananta
SB 5.26: A Description of the Hellish Planets

Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for Mankind
SB 6.1: The History of the Life of Ajāmila
SB 6.2: Ajāmila Delivered by the Viṣṇudūtas
SB 6.3: Yamarāja Instructs His Messengers
SB 6.4: The Haṁsa-guhya Prayers Offered to the Lord by Prajāpati Dakṣa
SB 6.5: Nārada Muni Cursed by Prajāpati Dakṣa
SB 6.6: The Progeny of the Daughters of Dakṣa
SB 6.7: Indra Offends His Spiritual Master, Bṛhaspati.
SB 6.8: The Nārāyaṇa-kavaca Shield
SB 6.9: Appearance of the Demon Vṛtrāsura
SB 6.10: The Battle Between the Demigods and Vṛtrāsura
SB 6.11: The Transcendental Qualities of Vṛtrāsura
SB 6.12: Vṛtrāsura’s Glorious Death
SB 6.13: King Indra Afflicted by Sinful Reaction
SB 6.14: King Citraketu’s Lamentation
SB 6.15: The Saints Nārada and Aṅgirā Instruct King Citraketu
SB 6.16: King Citraketu Meets the Supreme Lord
SB 6.17: Mother Pārvatī Curses Citraketu
SB 6.18: Diti Vows to Kill King Indra
SB 6.19: Performing the Puṁsavana Ritualistic Ceremony

Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations
SB 8.1: The Manus, Administrators of the Universe
SB 8.2: The Elephant Gajendra’s Crisis
SB 8.3: Gajendra’s Prayers of Surrender
SB 8.4: Gajendra Returns to the Spiritual World
SB 8.5: The Demigods Appeal to the Lord for Protection
SB 8.6: The Demigods and Demons Declare a Truce
SB 8.7: Lord Śiva Saves the Universe by Drinking Poison
SB 8.8: The Churning of the Milk Ocean
SB 8.9: The Lord Incarnates as Mohinī-Mūrti
SB 8.10: The Battle Between the Demigods and the Demons
SB 8.11: King Indra Annihilates the Demons
SB 8.12: The Mohinī-mūrti Incarnation Bewilders Lord Śiva
SB 8.13: Description of Future Manus
SB 8.14: The System of Universal Management
SB 8.15: Bali Mahārāja Conquers the Heavenly Planets
SB 8.16: Executing the Payo-vrata Process of Worship
SB 8.17: The Supreme Lord Agrees to Become Aditi’s Son
SB 8.18: Lord Vāmanadeva, the Dwarf Incarnation
SB 8.19: Lord Vāmanadeva Begs Charity from Bali Mahārāja
SB 8.20: Bali Mahārāja Surrenders the Universe
SB 8.21: Bali Mahārāja Arrested by the Lord
SB 8.22: Bali Mahārāja Surrenders His Life
SB 8.23: The Demigods Regain the Heavenly Planets
SB 8.24: Matsya, the Lord’s Fish Incarnation

Canto 9: Liberation
SB 9.1: King Sudyumna Becomes a Woman
SB 9.2: The Dynasties of the Sons of Manu
SB 9.3: The Marriage of Sukanyā and Cyavana Muni
SB 9.4: Ambarīṣa Mahārāja Offended by Durvāsā Muni
SB 9.5: Durvāsā Muni’s Life Spared
SB 9.6: The Downfall of Saubhari Muni
SB 9.7: The Descendants of King Māndhātā
SB 9.8: The Sons of Sagara Meet Lord Kapiladeva
SB 9.9: The Dynasty of Aṁśumān
SB 9.10: The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra
SB 9.11: Lord Rāmacandra Rules the World
SB 9.12: The Dynasty of Kuśa, the Son of Lord Rāmacandra
SB 9.13: The Dynasty of Mahārāja Nimi
SB 9.14: King Purūravā Enchanted by Urvaśī
SB 9.15: Paraśurāma, the Lord’s Warrior Incarnation
SB 9.16: Lord Paraśurāma Destroys the World’s Ruling Class
SB 9.17: The Dynasties of the Sons of Purūravā
SB 9.18: King Yayāti Regains His Youth
SB 9.19: King Yayāti Achieves Liberation
SB 9.20: The Dynasty of Pūru
SB 9.21: The Dynasty of Bharata
SB 9.22: The Descendants of Ajamīḍha
SB 9.23: The Dynasties of the Sons of Yayāti
SB 9.24: Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

Canto 10: The Summum Bonum
SB 10.1: The Advent of Lord Kṛṣṇa: Introduction
SB 10.2: Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Kṛṣṇa in the Womb
SB 10.3: The Birth of Lord Kṛṣṇa
SB 10.4: The Atrocities of King Kaṁsa
SB 10.5: The Meeting of Nanda Mahārāja and Vasudeva
SB 10.6: The Killing of the Demon Pūtanā
SB 10.7: The Killing of the Demon Tṛṇāvarta
SB 10.8: Lord Kṛṣṇa Shows the Universal Form Within His Mouth
SB 10.9: Mother Yaśodā Binds Lord Kṛṣṇa
SB 10.10: The Deliverance of the Yamala-arjuna Trees
SB 10.11: The Childhood Pastimes of Kṛṣṇa
SB 10.12: The Killing of the Demon Aghāsura
SB 10.13: The Stealing of the Boys and Calves by Brahmā
SB 10.14: Brahmā’s Prayers to Lord Kṛṣṇa
SB 10.15: The Killing of Dhenuka, the Ass Demon
SB 10.16: Kṛṣṇa Chastises the Serpent Kāliya
SB 10.17: The History of Kāliya
SB 10.18: Lord Balarāma Slays the Demon Pralamba
SB 10.19: Swallowing the Forest Fire
SB 10.20: The Rainy Season and Autumn in Vṛndāvana
SB 10.21: The Gopīs Glorify the Song of Kṛṣṇa’s Flute
SB 10.22: Kṛṣṇa Steals the Garments of the Unmarried Gopīs
SB 10.23: The Brāhmaṇas’ Wives Blessed
SB 10.24: Worshiping Govardhana Hill
SB 10.25: Lord Kṛṣṇa Lifts Govardhana Hill
SB 10.26: Wonderful Kṛṣṇa
SB 10.27: Lord Indra and Mother Surabhi Offer Prayers
SB 10.28: Kṛṣṇa Rescues Nanda Mahārāja from the Abode of Varuṇa
SB 10.29: Kṛṣṇa and the Gopīs Meet for the Rāsa Dance
SB 10.30: The Gopīs Search for Kṛṣṇa
SB 10.31: The Gopīs’ Songs of Separation
SB 10.32: The Reunion
SB 10.33: The Rāsa Dance
SB 10.34: Nanda Mahārāja Saved and Śaṅkhacūḍa Slain
SB 10.35: The Gopīs Sing of Kṛṣṇa as He Wanders in the Forest
SB 10.36: The Slaying of Ariṣṭā, the Bull Demon
SB 10.37: The Killing of the Demons Keśi and Vyoma
SB 10.38: Akrūra’s Arrival in Vṛndāvana
SB 10.39: Akrūra’s Vision
SB 10.40: The Prayers of Akrūra
SB 10.41: Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma Enter Mathurā
SB 10.42: The Breaking of the Sacrificial Bow
SB 10.43: Kṛṣṇa Kills the Elephant Kuvalayāpīḍa
SB 10.44: The Killing of Kaṁsa
SB 10.45: Kṛṣṇa Rescues His Teacher’s Son
SB 10.46: Uddhava Visits Vṛndāvana
SB 10.47: The Song of the Bee
SB 10.48: Kṛṣṇa Pleases His Devotees
SB 10.49: Akrūra’s Mission in Hastināpura
SB 10.50: Kṛṣṇa Establishes the City of Dvārakā
SB 10.51: The Deliverance of Mucukunda
SB 10.52: Rukmiṇī’s Message to Lord Kṛṣṇa
SB 10.53: Kṛṣṇa Kidnaps Rukmiṇī
SB 10.54: The Marriage of Kṛṣṇa and Rukmiṇī
SB 10.55: The History of Pradyumna
SB 10.56: The Syamantaka Jewel
SB 10.57: Satrājit Murdered, the Jewel Returned
SB 10.58: Kṛṣṇa Marries Five Princesses
SB 10.59: The Killing of the Demon Naraka
SB 10.60: Lord Kṛṣṇa Teases Queen Rukmiṇī.
SB 10.61: Lord Balarāma Slays Rukmī
SB 10.62: The Meeting of Ūṣā and Aniruddha
SB 10.63: Lord Kṛṣṇa Fights with Bāṇāsura
SB 10.64: The Deliverance of King Nṛga
SB 10.65: Lord Balarāma Visits Vṛndāvana
SB 10.66: Pauṇḍraka, the False Vāsudeva
SB 10.67: Lord Balarāma Slays Dvivida Gorilla
SB 10.68: The Marriage of Sāmba
SB 10.69: Nārada Muni Visits Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Palaces in Dvārakā
SB 10.70: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Daily Activities
SB 10.71: The Lord Travels to Indraprastha
SB 10.72: The Slaying of the Demon Jarāsandha
SB 10.73: Lord Kṛṣṇa Blesses the Liberated Kings
SB 10.74: The Deliverance of Śiśupāla at the Rājasūya Sacrifice
SB 10.75: Duryodhana Humiliated
SB 10.76: The Battle Between Śālva and the Vṛṣṇis
SB 10.77: Lord Kṛṣṇa Slays the Demon Śālva
SB 10.78: The Killing of Dantavakra, Vidūratha and Romaharṣaṇa
SB 10.79: Lord Balarāma Goes on Pilgrimage
SB 10.80: The Brāhmaṇa Sudāmā Visits Lord Kṛṣṇa in Dvārakā
SB 10.81: The Lord Blesses Sudāmā Brāhmaṇa
SB 10.82: Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma Meet the Inhabitants of Vṛndāvana
SB 10.83: Draupadī Meets the Queens of Kṛṣṇa
SB 10.84: The Sages’ Teachings at Kurukṣetra
SB 10.85: Lord Kṛṣṇa Instructs Vasudeva and Retrieves Devakī’s Sons
SB 10.86: Arjuna Kidnaps Subhadrā, and Kṛṣṇa Blesses His Devotees
SB 10.87: The Prayers of the Personified Vedas
SB 10.88: Lord Śiva Saved from Vṛkāsura
SB 10.89: Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna Retrieve a Brāhmaṇa’s Sons
SB 10.90: Summary of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Glories

Canto 11: General History
SB 11.1: The Curse upon the Yadu Dynasty
SB 11.2: Mahārāja Nimi Meets the Nine Yogendras
SB 11.3: Liberation from the Illusory Energy
SB 11.4: Drumila Explains the Incarnations of Godhead to King Nimi
SB 11.5: Nārada Concludes His Teachings to Vasudeva
SB 11.6: The Yadu Dynasty Retires to Prabhāsa
SB 11.7: Lord Kṛṣṇa Instructs Uddhava
SB 11.8: The Story of Piṅgalā
SB 11.9: Detachment from All that Is Material
SB 11.10: The Nature of Fruitive Activity
SB 11.11: The Symptoms of Conditioned and Liberated Living Entities
SB 11.12: Beyond Renunciation and Knowledge
SB 11.13: The Haṁsa-avatāra Answers the Questions of the Sons of Brahmā
SB 11.14: Lord Kṛṣṇa Explains the Yoga System to Śrī Uddhava
SB 11.15: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Description of Mystic Yoga Perfections
SB 11.16: The Lord’s Opulence
SB 11.17: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Description of the Varṇāśrama System
SB 11.18: Description of Varṇāśrama-dharma
SB 11.19: The Perfection of Spiritual Knowledge
SB 11.20: Pure Devotional Service Surpasses Knowledge and Detachment
SB 11.21: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Explanation of the Vedic Path
SB 11.22: Enumeration of the Elements of Material Creation
SB 11.23: The Song of the Avantī Brāhmaṇa
SB 11.24: The Philosophy of Sāṅkhya
SB 11.25: The Three Modes of Nature and Beyond
SB 11.26: The Aila-gītā
SB 11.27: Lord Kṛṣṇa’s Instructions on the Process of Deity Worship
SB 11.28: Jñāna-yoga
SB 11.29: Bhakti-yoga
SB 11.30: The Disappearance of the Yadu Dynasty
SB 11.31: The Disappearance of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa

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