Srimad Bhagavatam 12.13.03 - The Ultimate Purana-Srimad Bhagavatam (download mp3)
by Vishwarup Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
dānaṁ dānasya māhātmyaṁ
pāṭhādeś ca nibodhata
Now please hear a summation of the verse length of each of the Purāṇas. Then hear of the prime subject and purpose of this Bhāgavata Purāṇa, the proper method of giving it as a gift, the glories of such gift-giving, and finally the glories of hearing and chanting this literature.
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the best of all Purāṇas. Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura explains that the other Purāṇas will now be mentioned just as the assistants of a king are mentioned in connection with his glorification.