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Bhaktivinoda Thakura- The seventh goswami

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) is a prominent preceptor acharya in our succession of spiritual masters and disciples coming from...

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Sri Vakresvara Pandita

Sri Vakreshvara Pandit was Lord Caitanya’s very dear servant and is considered to be the fifth branch of the Lord Caitanya’s...

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Lord Caitanya Delivers Buddhists

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a scholar par excellence. On His tour to south India, Mahaprabhu defeated many types of philosophers by sound...

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Early Pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Appearance of Lord Chaitanya When Lord decides to take his birth on earth, first he sends the incarnations of his respectable predecessors...


Who are Pancha Tattva?

(jaya) sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna,...

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Sri Sridhara Pandita

Among the innumerable devotees of Lord Chaitanya there was an exceptional devotee named Kholavecha Sridhara. In Krishna Lila his name was...


Sri Ramananda Raya

Sri Ramananda Raya was one of the four personalities with whom Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discussed the most confidential topics of Krishna...

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Understanding Sri Chaitanya Tattva

The word Chaitanya means “living force.” As indicated in the revealed scriptures, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is Kṛiṣhṇa...

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Nityananda Jayanti: Glories of Lord Nityananda

Nityananda Jayanti is the appearance day of Lord Nityananda, who is Lord Balarama Himself. Lord Balarama Bala means strength, not bodily...

Balabhadra Bhattacharya submitted his prayer before Lord Chaitanya that he desired to go to the banks of the Ganges. So, the next morning, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu got up early and took His bath. Then He became filled with ecstatic love, thinking how He now had to leave Vrndavana. Balabhadra Bhattacharya saw Him and said, "Let us go to Mahavana [Gokula].Saying this, he had Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu get aboard a boat and they crossed the river. Rajaputa Krishnadasa, the Sanodiya brahmana and Balabhadra Bhattacharya's assistant brahmana were also with them. While walking, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu understood that the others were fatigued, and He took them beneath a tree to sit down. Near that tree there were many cows grazing. Suddenly a cowherd boy blew on his flute. The Lord was immediately struck with ecstatic love and He fell to the ground unconscious. He foamed at the mouth and even His breathing stopped.At that time, ten Muslim cavalry soldiers rode up to that spot and saw the Lord unconscious. The soldiers thought, "This sannyasi must have possessed a large quantity of gold. These four rogues here must have taken away that sannyasi's riches after killing Him by making Him take the poison dhutura." They decided to arrest the four persons and kill them. Krishnadasa and the Sanodiya brahmana were fearless and they spoke very bravely. The brahmana said, "You Pathana soldiers are all under the protection of your king. Let us go to your commander and get his decision. This sannyasi is my spiritual master, and I am from Mathura. I am a brahmana, and I know many people who are in the service of the Muslim king. This sannyasi sometimes falls unconscious due to the influence of a disease. Please sit down here, and you will see that He will very soon regain consciousness and His normal condition."-Summary and quotations from Chaitanya-caritamrita, Madhya-lila, 18.148-170

A Village Encounter

A passage from the life of Lord Chaitanya Lord Chaitanya’s Visit to Vrindavana Lord Chaitanya came to Vrindavan on the day of Karitika...