The purpose of this book Sri Padyavali (English) Hard Bound is nicely described in the very first verse: This Padyavali (Anthology of Poetry) was written by devotees expert in the mellows of devotional service. This book contains many beautiful verses, which have been collected for the pleasure of the devotees. It illuminates the darkness of ignorance, and it is an ocean of transcendental bliss. Of course, there are many anthologies of verses written by great devotees, but one notable point is explained in the conclusion of the work: Jayadeva Gosvami, Bilvamangala Thakura, and other famous authors have written many books. Without referring to their verses, the work of other, less-famous authors, has been assembled in this book.