Ugrashravas Sauti also known as Ugraśravas, Sauti, Sūta, Śri Sūta, Suta Gosvāmī is a bard in Hindu literature, featured as the narrator of the Mahābhārata and several Puranas including the Shiva Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Harivamsa, Brahmavaivarta Purana, and Padma Purana, with the narrations typically taking place before the sages gathered in Naimisha Forest.
He is the son of Lomaharshana (or Romaharshana), and a disciple of Vyasa, the author of the Mahābhārata. Ugrasrava is a bard of Puranic literature.
Sūta Gosvāmī is also the narrator of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam as he heard it from Śuka Gosvāmī.
Śuka Gosvāmī was impregnated with the message of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam by his father, Śrī Vyāsadeva.
Sūta Gosvāmī realized Kṛṣṇa by carefully hearing the message of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (which is non-different from Kṛṣṇa) which was narrated to emperor Mahārja Parīkṣit by his self-realized spiritual master, Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī, a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa.
Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform a great thousand-year sacrifice for the satisfaction of the Lord and His devotees.
They selected Sūta Gosvāmī as the speaker because he was the eldest, well versed in all scriptures, completely free from all vice, and because of his realization of pure devotional service.