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Bhakta Kavi Gopala Krishna

Bhakta Kavi Gopala Krishna
Item Code: IDH331
Author: Fakir Mohan Das
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8126012013
Pages: 104
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.2" X 5.3"
About the Book

Bhakta Kavi Gopala Krishna (1784-1862), a devotee of Lord Krishna and a keen reader of Chaitanya Charitamrita, belonged to the Vaishnava Cult. He was a great exponent of 'Odissi Sangita' (devotional song), which is well-known in every town and village of Orissa. The clear expression of his words reflects the softness and purity of his heart just as the pure and sweet river water in the autumn season reflects the clear blue sky. A pure Vaishnavite, Gopala Krishna always avoided any fame and name. So, he did not have nay desire to assemble his poems in book forms. He became famous as pandit, devotee and scholar. Except the allegorical types, all other varieties are exhibited in the writings of Gopala Krishna.

About the Author

Fakir Mohan Das (b. 1932) is a life long Brahmachari in Gaudiya Vaishnava line. He received Ph. D. degree from Utkal University in 1983 and received the first Eisman medal for his research on religion. He has taught in Baripada Govt. Sanskrit College and in the post Graduate Department of Utkal University. He has published more than twenty-five books in Oriya, Sanskrit and English.

Chapter I-Introduction 1
The Forefathers of Gopala Krishna
Chapter II-Life History 4
Early Life And Education
Family Life
Initiation Of The Poet Into Spiritual Life
Last Days Of The Poet
The Poet's Composition
Publications And Installation Of The Poet's Statue
Chapter III-A Study Of Gopala Krishna Padyavali 19
The Padyavali Literature Of Orissa
Boli Poems
Chautisa Poems
Sankhiatmika Poems
Sandesa Poems
Samajika Poems
Sanskritika Poems
Tattva-Oriented Poems
Chaupadi Poems
Chapter IV- The Poetic Values of Gopala Krishna61
Chandas of Gopala Krishna Padyavali
Talas Used in Gopala Krishna Padyavali
Some Remarkable Alankaras And Descriptions
Use Of Diction (Language)
Chapter V- Gopala Krishna: A Critical Estimate72
Sri Sri Radha Krsna Worship And Orissan Culture
The Five Ideals Of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Chapter VI- The Poet's Spiritual Identity And Place 85
Among Orissan Vaisnavas
Gopala Krishna And Gaudiya Vaisnava Ideology
Disciplic Succession
The Development Of Vaishnavism In Orissa
Appendix 1- Historical Elements From The Poet's 95
Writings and The History Of Parala
The Origin Of The Eastern Ganga Kings of Parala
The Old Khemundi State And Its Rulers
The Separation Of Paralakhemundi State And Its First King
Subhalinga Bhanu (Sibalinga Bhanu)
The King Gajapati Narayan Deva
The First Feudal King Of Parala State
The culture Of Paralakhemundi State
Appendix 2- The Genealogy Of The Poet Gopala Krishna105
Appendix 3- A Select Bibliography 106

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