There He took a boat and went as far as Prayaga-ghata in the Midnapura District. His treatment to Haridasa (senior) will show how He loved spiritual men and how He defied caste distinction in spiritual brotherhood.” (Thakura Bhaktivinoda. Dear devotees . He was born in Nadia (Vidyanagara) and taught innumerable pupils in the ‘nyaya’ philosophy in his tola there. They were all big branches of the all merciful tree of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. It is said that a brahmana on pilgrimage became a guest in His house, cooked food and read grace with meditation upon Krishna. The thieves, for fear of detection, left the boy there and fled. There He preached, there He sang, there He danced, and there He expressed all sorts of religious feelings. Dedicated to: Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, ISKCON Vrindavan, He declared that party feelings and sectarianism were the two great enemies of progress and that as long as He should continue to be an inhabitant of Nadia belonging to a certain family, His mission would not meet with complete success. Here it was that Sanatana Goswami joined him and took instruction for two months in spiritual matters. Mahaprabhu ordered them to go to Vrindavana and meet Him there. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu preached the Srimad-Bhagavatam and propagated the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita in the most practical way. To read more enquiries by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Ramananda Raya click the link below: ... Srila Haridas Thakur – Disappearance Day – Sep 12, 2019; Recent Comments. was a great spiritual teacher and the founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. The ‘brahmana’ was then lost in ecstasy at the appearance of the object of his worship. When Shriman Mahaprabhu took sannyasa, he became half-mad. He loved His mother all along and sent her ‘Mahaprasada’ now and then with those who went to Nadia. ), Help us build Lord Jagannath's new palace. Nityananda Prabhu, who was then a preacher of Vaishnavism and who had then completed His travels all over India, joined Him at that time. Now that He had come to Gauda, both the brothers appeared before Him with their long-standing prayer. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prbhu were in the kirtan, and when it reached its climax, the Gaur-Nitai murtis on the altar, which were identical to Them, jumped off and joined the ecstatic singing and dancing. His mother, asking for the reason, He stated that as every sweetmeat was nothing but clay transformed, He could eat clay as well. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486 - 1534 C.E.) Krishna Balaram Mandir His mother’s father, Pandita Nilambara Chakravarti, a renowned astrologer, foretold that the child would be a great personage in time; and he, therefore, gave him the name Vishvambhara. “Shri Lokanatha Goswami was a personal associate of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and a great devotee of the Lord. (In the image: Lord Chaitanya along with other Devotees performing Kirtan at Shrivas Thakur’s house). Afraid of the so-called conquering pandita, the tola professors of Nadia left their town on pretence of invitation. This time all the inmates of the house had fallen asleep, and so the lad showed Himself as Krishna to the traveller and blessed him. He preached Vaishnavism and ‘nama-sankirtana’ throughout the journey. Raya Ramananda was His second mate. Chaitanya then preached pure ‘bhakti’ and instulled into their hearts spiritual love for Krishna which obliged them to give up sectarian feelings. In fact, a host of ‘pandita’ preachers of Vaishnavism, all sincere at heart, came and joined Him from different parts of Bengal. Disappearance day of Srila Haridas Thakur - ISKCON Vrindavan This they did, and Nimai marched out with His ‘sankirtan’ divided in 14 groups, and on His arrival in the Kazi’s house, He held a long conversation with the Kazi and in the end communicated into his heart His Vaishnava influence by touching his body. As a ‘sannyasi’, Krishna Chaitanya put on nothing but a ‘kaupina’ (two pieces of cloth, a loin cloth) and a ‘bahirvasa’ (outer covering). Taking this opportunity, Srila Haridas Thakur revealed his heartfelt desire in front of the Lord. Completely satisfied by the mood of Srila Haridas Thakur, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu would come and visit him everyday after taking darshan of Jagannath while staying in Puri. Beautiful as the lad was, everyone heartily loved to see Him every day. Mahaprabhu slept short. He lived in Nabadwipa. Thus, it was that Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu visited this place and chanted the glories of the Supreme Lord. There He converted the whole family of Venkata from Ramanuja Vaishnavism to Krishna-bhakti, along with the son of Venkata, a boy of ten years named Gopala, who afterwards came to Vrindavana and became one of the six Goswamis or prophets serving under their leader Sri Krishna Chaitanya. Accompanied by all the devotees, the lord then took Haridas Thakur to the ocean where he was bathed and put into samadhi at the shore of the ocean. Shri Svarupa Damodara is an eternal associate and friend of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. And all glories to the Holy disappearance day of this great personality, who was put in samadhi by Sri Gaurahari himself on the auspicious day of Ananta Chaturdashi in the month of Bhadrapada. "From this time, that is, from His 31st year, Mahaprabhu continually lived in Puri the house of Kasi Misra until His disappearance in His forty-eighth year at the time of sankirtana in the temple of Tota-gopinatha. His father, Jagannatha Misra, a poor ‘brahmana’ of the Vedic order, and His mother, Saci-devi, a model good woman, both descended from ‘brahmana’ stock originally residing in Sylhet. “It was at the age of 16 or 17 that He travelled to Gaya with a host of His students and there took His spiritual initiation from Ishvara Puri, a Vaishnava ‘sannyasi’ and a disciple of the renowned Madhavendra Puri. He sang and danced, took no care of Himself and of-times lost Himself in religious beatitude. Every Sunday ISKCON Youth Forum(IYF) Class: 2 PM – 4 PM; Every Sunday Satsang : 6:30 PM -9 PM; Ramachandra Vijayotsava & Sri Madhvacarya-Apperance : 19th Oct 2018; Fasting for Pasankusa Ekadashi: 20th October 2018; Sri Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami Disappearance, Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami Disappearance, Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami Disappearance: … (https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report) His sweet appearance gave cheer to all who came in contact with Him. He always stayed with Mahaprabhu. Mahaprabhu was a beautiful child, and the ladies of the town came to see Him with presents. After a short stay at Puri He left for Vrindavana. He met Ramananda Raya, the Governor of Vidyanagara, on the banks of the Godavari and had a philosophical conversation with him on the subject of ‘prema-bhakti’. © 2021 ISKCON Vrindavan. Humility was personified in Him. He always stayed with Mahaprabhu. In two years He became well read in Sanskrit grammar and rhetoric. Nityananda Prabhu, who was then a preacher of Vaishnavism and who had then completed His travels all over India, joined Him at that time. He was now so renowned that He was considered to be the best pandita in Nadia. All Rights reserved. Sarvabhauma then requested Mahaprabhu to hear his recitation of the Vedanta-sutras, and the latter tacitly submitted. Gauridas jumped in after Them, chasing Them with a stick. According to Chaitanya Bhagavat, which gives a detailed description of Mahaprabhu's life, Mahaprabhu made a prediction that the holy name of Krishna will be sung in every town and … In His twenty-eighth year He went to Bengal as far as Gauda in Mald. Astonished as this, Sarvabhauma said, ‘How is it that you understand the meanings of the ‘sutras’ and do not understand the commentaries which explain the ‘sutras’? Being a married man, He went to Eastern Bengal on the banks of the Padma for acquirement of wealth. If You understand the ‘sutras’, please let me have Your interpretations.’ Mahaprabhu thereon explained all the ‘sutras’ in His own way without touching the pantheistic commentary of Shankara. The early life of the Lord is most fascinatingly expressed by the author of Chaitanya-bhagavata (Sri Vrindavana Dasa Thakura), and as far as the teachings are concerned, they are more vividly explained in the Chaitanya-Charitamrita (by Sri … It is said that when He was an infant in His mother’s arms He wept continually, and when the neighbouring ladies cried ‘Haribol’ He used to stop. This created a sensation and roused different feelings in different quarters. His followers of the town of Nadia commenced to sing the Holy Name of Hari in the streets and bazaars. The people of Nadia were now surprised. On one such occasion, the Lord brought a bakul twig offered to Lord Jagannath as a Datun, or tooth cleaner, and planted it next to Haridas thakur. His readings after that were of the nature of self-study in His own house, where He had found all-important books belonging to His father, who was a ‘pandita’ himself. Mahaprabhu agreed to that proposition and in a few days left Shantipura for Orissa. As He grew up He became a whimsical and frolicsome lad. ISKCON, Vrindavan also celebrated this festival. In a few days Sarvabhauma turned out to be one of the best Vaishnavas of the time. Iskcon chennai welcomes all of you to participate in the Gaura Purnima festival ( appearance day of lord chaitanya mahaprabhu) on 9th march […] The world was astonished at the spiritual power of the Great Lord, and hundreds and hundreds of heretics converted and joined the banner of Vishvambhara after this affair. In the houses of His followers He showed miracles, taught the esoteric principles of ‘bhakti’ and sang His ‘sankirtan’ with other bhaktas. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura powerfully spread the teachings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the early twentieth century. This he markedly did in the case of Junior Haridasa. This body is yours, and I must obey your orders. His father’s name was Padmanabha, and his only younger brother was Pragalbha. Raghunath Das Goswami, when Shri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Swarupa Damodar Goswami, his Guru and life, disappeared from this world, he offered prayers, he felt so much bereft, he had no reason to go on living. Suddenly, at the time of renovation of Puri’s renowned Sri Jagannath temple a complete human skeleton discovered from the premises of the temple. The wonderful pastimes performed by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the city of Navadvipa and in Jagannath Puri are recorded by His biographers. He was the best ‘naiyayika’ of the times and was known as the most erudite scholar in the Vedanta philosophy of the school of Shankaracharya. Previously his name was Shri Purushottama Acharya. It was at His mother’s request that He married Visnupriya, the daughter of Raja Pandita Sanatana Misra. Thence He walked through Balasore and Cuttack to Puri, seeing the Temple of Bhuvaneshvara on His way. In the festival that was then celebrated, he again danced madly in separation from his dear associate, after which he personally fed all the vaishnavas who had come for the festival. “This account originally appeared in a short work by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura entitled, ‘Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: His Life and Precepts.’ (dated 20th August 1896. Both pleasure and pain invaded her heart when she saw her son in the attire of a ‘sannyasi’. Sponsorship is only Rs. “His biographers have given us a detail of the journey. WELCOME TO ISKCON KANAI-NATSALA Dedicated to Guru Maharaj (H.H. Mahaprabhu had written in reply that He preached Vaishnavism and ‘ nama-sankirtana ’ throughout the journey in... 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