Did Lord Krishna take the form of Bhagavata Purana?

Jai Sri Krishna,

Please accept my greetings.

I have a question regarding the greatness of Srimad Bhagavatam. I heard from one of my friend who said "Before Krishna was about to depart the world, Uddhava requested Krishna to stay back as he knew with Kaliyuga's arrival and Krishna's departure, world would become as bad as hell. Then Krishna consoled Uddhava stating He would stay with the people as Bhagavata Purana. Hence if one reads, listens, discourses Bhagavatam, then s/he is enjoying the presence of Lord Himself. Saying so, He got dissolved into Bhagavatam."

Now I want to know is the above info true? If yes, is there any scriptural reference for the same?

Regards,
Ratnadeep.

Bhagavatam is Krishna

Hare Krishna.

In SB 1.3.40 it is said idam bhägavatam näma puränam brahma-sammitam - the Bhagavata Purana is non different from Krsna. In SB 1.3.43 it is said that when Krsna left this world for His abode, the Bhagavata Purana arose like the sun. As we know the sun is always present. It sets and then rises again. So the Bhagavatam arose like the when the sun of Krsna set. Thus Bhagavatam is another form of Krsna.

Thus one who hears/reads Bhagavatam is associating with Krsna directly.

Radhikesh das