• Sri Vakreshvara Pandit
    Biography

    Sri Vakresvara Pandita – Disappearance day – 16 Jul, 21

    Sri Vakreshvara Pandit was Lord Caitanya’s very dear servant and is considered to be the fifth branch of the Lord Caitanya’s tree, In the Gaura-ganoddesa-Dipika(71) it is stated that Vakreshvara Pandita was an incarnation of Aniruddha, one of the quadruple expansions of Vishnu (Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Aniruddha, and Pradyumna). While some others like Vakreshvara Pandit’s initiated disciple Gopala Guru Gosvami and many others in Orissa, including Dhyan Chandra, a disciple of Gopala Guru Gosvami, says in his books that Vakreshvara Pandit is an incarnation of Tungavidya-Sakhi, an expert singer, and dancer serving as one of Srimati Radharani’s ashta-sakhis. Vakreshvara Pandit was born in the village of Guptipara near Triveni. He could…

  • Baby Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
    Biography,  Philosophy

    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 such as his father, mother and spiritual master. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu took his birth on the full moon night of phalguna masa in the year 1486 (CE). He was the tenth child of Srimati Saci-Devi and Sri Jagannath Misra. They named him Nimai. He appeared in a town in the Nadiya distrct of Bengal, in the region of Navadvipa called Mayapur. At the time of His birth, there was a lunar eclipse on account of which people of Navadvip were bathing in the Ganga and resounding the name…

  • Biography,  Festival,  Philosophy

    Early Pastimes of Lord Chaitanya

    Every year, in the month of Phalguna (Feb-March), the birth of Lord Chaitanya is celebrated as Sri Gaura Purnima. Lord Chaitanya advented Himself in Navadipa, West Bengal in the year 1407 of the Shaka Era on the Purnima (full moon) of the month of Phalguna corresponding to 18th February 1486 AD. He exhibited His transcendental pastimes for forty-eight years and disappeared in A.D. 1534. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu lived in grihastha ashrama for twenty-four years and in sannyasa ashrama for the next twenty-four years. During this time he spread the love of Krishna by chanting the nectarian Hare Krishna Maha-mantra. He spent a majority of his sannyasa years at Jagannath Puri. For…