The Bhagavata Purana (Devanagarī: भागवतपुराण, also known as Srimad Bhagavata Maha Purana, Srimad Bhagavatam or Bhagavata, literally meaning Divine-Eternal tales of Supreme God is one of the maha (prefix meaning great) Puranic texts of Vedic Sanskrit literature, with its primary focus on bhakti (religious devotion) to Vedic Supreme God Vishnu (Narayana), primarily focusing on Krishna. The Bhagavata Purana includes many stories well known in Vedic tradition, including the various avatars of God Vishnu and the life and pastimes of his complete incarnation, Krishna or Svayam Bhagavan. It was the first Purana to be translated into a European language, with three French translations made also between 1840 and 1857. The Padma Purana categorizes Bhagavata Purana as a Sattva Purana (Purana which represents goodness and purity).
The Bhagavata Purana is considered to be the purest and greatest of all the puranas since it invokes the devotion towards the God Narayana or Vishnu and his various incarnations, primarily focusing on Krishna since he was the complete incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Bhagavata Purana truly reveals the means for becoming free from all material work, together with the processes of pure transcendental knowledge, renunciation and devotion to God Vishnu and anyone who seriously tries to understand, hears and chants the verses of Bhagavata Purana with devotion to God Vishnu or Narayana or Krishna, becomes completely liberated from material bondage and attains moksha or liberation from cycle of births and deaths in the material world.
Kathakali (Malayalam: കഥകളി, Sanskrit: कथाकेळिः) is a highly stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion. It originated in the country's present day state of Kerala during the 17th century and has developed over the years with improved looks, refined gestures and added themes besides more ornate singing and precise drumming.