• Biography

    Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami

    Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami was born in 1496 in a family of physicians in the village of Jhamatpur, within the district of Barddhaman in Nadiya. His father was Bhagiratha, and mother Sunanda. He had a younger brother named Shyamananda das. Worship of the Deities of  Gaura-Nityananda installed by Srila Krishadasa Kaviraja in this village continues to this day. Of his life before arriving in Vrindavan, little is known. In the Chaitanya Charitamrta, Adi-lila chapter five, Srila Kaviraja relates the cause of his leaving family life and heading to Vrindavan. “Lord Nityananda Prabhu had a servant named Sri Minaketana Ramadasa, who was a reservoir of love. At my house, there was sankirtana…