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    Vamsidas Babaji Maharaj

    Vamsidas Babaji was a Gaudiya Vaishnava sadhu who lived at Swarupa Gunj, Navadvip during the time of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. He was respected by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, and he used to see to it that Vamsidas Babaji was provided with grains and so on by Gaudiya Matha brahmacharis. Srila Vamsidas Babaji appeared in the village of Majidpur in the Jamalpur district of Bangladesh. Before the partition of India, this city was formerly in the district of Mymensing. His father’s name was Sanatana Malobrahma and he was previously known as Bhairava. Babaji Maharaj came to Navadvip from East Bengal. He lived as a total recluse, far away from the hubbub of…

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    Srila Shyamananda Prabhu – Disappearance day – 25th Jun, 2021

    Srila Shyamananda Prabhu was a great devotee of Lord Chaitanya. He was a contemporary of the great Acharyas Srinivasa Acharya and Narottama Dasa Thakura. The three were eternal associates of Lord Chaitanya incarnated to spread His teachings after the Lord’s disappearance. They studied under Srila Jiva Goswami in Vrindavan. They created a resurgence of Lord Chaitanya’s Bhakti movement in Bengal and Orissa, where it was flagging in the period after the Lord had left the planet. Birth & Childhood Sri Shyamananda was born on the Purnima (full moon day) of the month of Chaitra in a place called Dharenda Bhadura Puram, Utkala (Orissa). Noticing the auspicious moment of his birth…

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    Narottama Dasa Thakura

    Disappearance day – 5th Nov, 2020 akumara-brahmacari sarva-tirtha-darshiparama-bhagavatottamah srila-narottama-dasa “A brahmachari for his entire life, Narottama Das visited all the places of pilgrimage. He was on the highest platform of devotional achievement.” (Bhakti-ratnakara 1.256) Narottama Thakur was Champaka Manjari (a manjari is a personal maid-servant of the Gopis headed by Srimati Radharani) in Krishna-lila. Eternally assisting Rupa Manjari in her service to Radha and Krishna, Champaka Manjari had mercy on the conditioned souls of this earth and appeared as Narottama in the village of Kheturi, in the Rajshahi district of Bengal. This took place on the full moon day of the month of Magha, sometime around the middle of the…

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    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur: Ideal Time Management

    A living being is eternal by his very constitution. He gets stuck in the cycle of birth and death due to his contact with the material energy. Freed from such material energy, a living entity is liberated and is eligible to return home, back to Godhead. Those who want to live forever without changing their material bodies should not waste valuable time with topics other than those relating to Lord Krishna and His devotees. One second of human life wasted in the vain research of planning for happiness in the material world can never be replaced, by even spending millions of gold coins. Therefore, the transcendentalist desiring freedom from the…

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    Perfect Bearer of a Transcendental Legacy

    Lord Chaitanya’s Mercy 530 years ago Lord Chaitanya appeared on earth and flooded India especially Bengal with Krishna bhakti. With a sublime philosophy in the highest Vedic tradition and the simple process of Harinama Sankirtana, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu made esoteric Krishna Bhakti accessible to every human being. He transcended all social, cultural and intellectual boundaries and gifted the greatest accomplishment of the austere, renounced, enlightened and devoted spiritualist to everyone however absorbed in worldly pursuit. He so inundated the world with Krishna Bhakti that whoever touched the movement was swept up in its current and was elevated to the supreme spiritual experience of the love of Godhead. He brought to…

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    Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana

    A Saint & A Scholar A short Biography Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana was great acharya in the lineage of Lord Chaitanya who wrote many scholarly works establishing His philosophy. He was a pure devotee endowed with sublime humility. Little is known of Srila Baladeva Vidybhushana’s birth except that he was born in Odisha (some say near Remuna in Balasor District) in the early part of the eighteenth century. He was known as an expert scholar on the in Sanskrit grammar, poetry, rhetoric, and logic from a very early age. After gaining expertise these subjects, he began wandered to different places of pilgrimage. After some time, he happened to stay at a…