As Buddha is mentioned in the Bhagavatam does it prove that it was written after the time of Buddha?

by Chaitanya CharanJuly 16, 2013


In Srimad Bhagavatam Lord Buddha is mentioned as one of the Avataras of Lord Krishna. Atheists took this as an opportunity to point out that mentioning  of Lord Buddha in the holy scripture  clearly establish that Srimad Bhagavatam was written not during Bhagwan Vyasa’s time five thousand years ago but later during A.D ie. medieval times. Please  clear the doubt.

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  • prashant atole
    July 16, 2013 at 8:51 am

    really amazing

  • Harikatha Das
    July 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Dear Chaitanys Charan prabhu,

    Thank you for your nice reply but some where I feel the answer is still missed that whether Lord Buddha’s mention was prophecy or history. In this regard, I have done little research and found that According to Srila Jiva goswami- the present known Buddha is not the same Lord Buddha mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam (purport of Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.7.37). The actual lord Buddha appeared in different kali yuga.There are three types of Buddha. the prince Siddharth Gautam (Gautam title from gautam rishi kul) obtained “buddhatva” through meditation. I have even more references from Madhvacharya and Gaudiya Sampradaya. If you permit I can post it or send to your e mail.

  • Jitesh
    July 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Well, also we can say that Lord Kalki is mentioned in SB. Does it mean that it is written after Kalki comes. 🙂

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