Sri Caitanya-Bhagavata: Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura (Complete Edition)

Sri Caitanya-Bhagavata: Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura (Complete Edition)

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Item Code: IHD008
Author: Sarvabhavana Dasa, Edited by Sriman Kesidamana Dasa
Publisher: Ras Bihari Lal and Sons
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 9781878122148
Pages: 782 (12 Color Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.0" X 6.0"
Weight 1.1 kg

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The Sri Caitanya Bhagavata of Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura is a central work of Gaudiya Vaisnavism wherein the life and teachings of Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu are recorded. To chronicle the activities of an incarnation of the Supreme Lord, Sri Krsna, demands the greatest of authors and Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura displays herein the mastery that confirms the sastric statements that he is no less than an incarnation of Srila Vedavyasa, the compiler of the Vedas.

His subject, Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Vedas describe as a ‘covered’ incarnation of the Lord, Sri Krsna, in the role of a devotee to teach the religious process applicable for the present age of Kali-yuga, the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of the Supreme Lord, most notably the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra: Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

In the pages of this volume, the devoted readers will discover the most wonderful nectarine treasure as the life of Sri Krsna Citanya Mahaprabhu is displayed before the eyes of their soul. They will witness the amazing birth of the Lord, see His childhood, hear his debates as the greatest of panditas, thrill as He starts the sankirtana movement, be present at His ceremony of sannyasa, and live joyfully with the Lord in Jagannatha Puri. All are welcome.

The translator, Sriman Sarvabhavana Dasa Adhikari, was born in Calcutta in the year 1948. Interested in self-realisation from an early age, he became an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace Om Visnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacaya Astottara-sata Sri Srimad Nitya-lila-pravista A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada the founder-acarya of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness in 1975. A scholar in Sanskrit, Bengali, Hindi, English, and German, his talents and abilities were quickly recognized by Srila Prabhupada who directed Him to translate into English the works of their disciplic succession, the Sri Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya. This he has done with distinction, having produced many volumes to date, most notably: Sri Siksastaka, Sri Manah Siksa, Sri-Hari-Nama Cintamani, Sri Dasa-Mula-Tattva, and Sri Jaiva Dharma. We feel sure the readers will warmly appreciate this present offering, the Sri Caitanya Bhagavata of Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura.


ajanu-lambita-bhujau kanakavadatau
sankirtanaika-pitarau kamalayataksau
visvambharau dvija-varau yuga-dharma-palau
vande jagat-priya-karau karunavatarau

I worship their Lordships Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu, whose long arms extend down to their knees, whose beautiful complexions have the colour and radiance of molten gold and whose elongated eyes are like red lotuses. They have graciously initiated the congregational chanting of the holy names of Lord Krsna. They are the maintainers of the universe, the topmost of the brahmanas, the guardians of religious principles for this age, the munificent benefactors of all living entities, and the most merciful and compassionate incarnations of Godhead.




Chapter One  
Summary of the Pastimes of Sri Caitanya 1
Chapter Two  
The Appearance of Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu 15
Chapter Three  
The Horoscope of Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu 33
Chapter Four  
The Name-Giving Ceremony, Childhood Pastimes, and the Kidnapping 37
Chapter Five  
The Brahmin Feeds Nimai 47
Chapter Six  
Nimai Begins Study and Performs Mischief 59
Chapter Seven  
The Sannyasa of Sri Visvarupa 69
Chapter Eight  
Sri Misra Returns to the Spiritual World 85
Chapter Nine  
The Childhood and Pilgrimages of Sri Nityananda 99
Chapter Ten  
The Marriage of Nimai and Laksmipriya 119
Chapter Eleven  
Nimai Meets Isvara Puri 127
Chapter Twelve  
Nimai Wanders Throughout Navadvipa 137
Chapter Thirteen  
Nimai Defeats the Digvijaya 155
Chapter Fourteen  
The Departure of Sri Laksmipriya 167
Chapter Fifteen  
Sri Nimai Marries Sri Visnupriya 179
Chapter Sixteen  
The Glories of Srila Haridasa Thakura 191
Chapter Seventeen  
Sri Visvambhara Travels to Gaya 211

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