Both pleasure and pain invaded her heart when she saw her son in the attire of a ‘sannyasi’. His followers of the town of Nadia commenced to sing the Holy Name of Hari in the streets and bazaars. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared as a devotee of Krishna in Mayapur, West Bengal, India in the late fifteenth century. He had left for Puri some time before the birth of Nimai Pandita. The moon was eclipsed at the time of His birth, and the people of Nadia were then engaged, as was usual on such occasions, in bathing in the Bhagirathi with loud cheers of Haribol. Not to speak of the ‘smarta panditas’, the ‘Naiyayikas’ were all afraid of confronting Him in literary discussions. (In the image: Lord Chaitanya talking to Chand Kazi). When he first met Lord Chaitanya, Srila Rupa Gosvami was engaged as the finance minister of Nawab Hussain Shah ,the ruler of Bengal . Gopinatha, who had known Mahaprabhu from Nadia, had a great reverence for Him and declared that the ‘sannyasi’ was not a common human being. Gaura Purnima Festival, Appearance Day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, March 2, All are Invited for this auspicious occasion Program schedule Venue: Radha Krishna temple ecr, akkarai, chennai 119. He sang and danced, took no care of Himself and of-times lost Himself in religious beatitude. We have gathered and summarised the precepts of Chaitanya from the books of those great writers. In this way he honoured the great Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur.On this auspicious day of his disappearance, we pray at the lotus feet of Srila Haridas thakur to please bless us with some taste for chanting the holy names of the Lord, for Krishna naam is the only solace for the suffering conditioned living entities stuck in the material world. It was at this time that He preached Vaishnavism at intervals. The Kazi then joined the sankirtan party. He never lacked in giving proper instructions in life to those who solicited them. The ‘brahmana’ was then lost in ecstasy at the appearance of the object of his worship. Both he and Svarupa would sing while Mahaprabhu expressed His sentiments on a certain point of worship. The biographers, especially Krishnadasa Kaviraja, have given us details of Chaitanya’s teachings to Rupa and Sanatana. In fact, a host of ‘pandita’ preachers of Vaishnavism, all sincere at heart, came and joined Him from different parts of Bengal. “In His eighth year, He was admitted into the tola of Gangadasa Pandita in Ganganagara close by the village of Mayapur. There were now two Gaur-Nitai in the kirtan! 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. Srila Rupa Gosvami was the leader of the six Gosvamis, who were the direct disciples of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Mahaprabhu slept short. Haridas Thakur requested the Lord to allow him to leave the world in his presence, so that he may be able to fix his vision upon the lotus face of Gaurahari while leaving this material world. ... November 18, 2020, No Comments on Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day 2020 – ISKCON Bangalore. Nadia now became the regular seat of a host of Vaishnava ‘acaryas’ whose mission it was to spiritualize mankind with the highest influence of the Vaishnava creed. Though descended from the lines of Karnatic brahmanas, these two brothers turned demi-Moslems by their continual contact with Hussain Shah, then Emperor of Gauda. 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. He then resolved to be a citizen of the world by cutting His connection with His particular family, caste and creed, and with this resolution He embraced the position of a ‘sannyasi’ at Katwa, under the guidance of Keshava Bharati of that town, on the 24th year of His age. "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. The Kazi then wept and admitted that he had felt a keen spiritual influence which had cleared up his doubts and produced in him a religious sentiment which gave him the highest ecstasy. Rupa Goswami met Him in Allahabad. Sponsorship is only Rs. Chaitanya heard with silence what the great Sarvabhauma uttered with gravity for seven days, at the end of which the latter said, ‘Krishna-Chaitanya! Chaitanya, though a very young boy, consoled His parents, saying that He would serve them with a view to please God. All well! The 35,000 Sq.Ft. This time He was accompanied by one Balabhadra Bhattacharya. “From this time, that is, from His 31st year, Mahaprabhu continually lived in Puri the house of Kashi Misra until His disappearance in His forty-eighth year at the time of sankirtana in the Temple of Tota-gopinatha. “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. “Sri Chaitanya visited numerous places in Southern India as far as Cape Comorin and returned to Puri in two years by Pandepura on the Bhima. 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 … Nityananda Prabhu, who was then a preacher of Vaishnavism and who had then completed His travels all over India, joined Him at that time. 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 ‘sannyasis’ were headed by their most learned leader Prakashananda Sarasvati. His biographers have described the journey of Krishna Chaitanya (that was the name He got after His ‘sannyasa’) from Shantipura to Puri in great detail. The two gentlemen had found no way to come back as regular Hindus and had written to Mahaprabhu for spiritual help while He was at Puri. The descendant of those converts are still known as Pathana Vaishnavas. His mother, asking for the reason, He stated that as every sweetmeat was nothing but clay transformed, He could eat clay as well. The year was 2000. 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. He admitted also that the commentaries of Shankara never gave such natural explanations of the Vedanta-sutras as he had obtained from Mahaprabhu. ISKCON Seshadripuram Bangalore. His treatment to Haridasa (senior) will show how He loved spiritual men and how He defied caste distinction in spiritual brotherhood.” (Thakura Bhaktivinoda. In the Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika, Kavi Karnapura has stated that Sri Rupa Gosvami was … He appointed Prabhu Nityananda as the missionary in charge of Bengal. All who came to Him believed in Him as the all-beautiful God appearing in the nether world for the benefit of mankind. Sarvabhauma then requested Mahaprabhu to hear his recitation of the Vedanta-sutras, and the latter tacitly submitted. (In the image: Lord Chaitanya along with other Devotees performing Kirtan at Shrivas Thakur’s house). Upon His arrival at Puri He saw Jagannatha in the Temple and resided with Sarvabhauma at the request of the latter. …He showed His heavenly powers in the house of Shrivasa Pandita in the presence of hundreds of His followers, who were mostly well-read scholars. Trained up in Sanskrit by his uncle Prabodhananda Sarasvati, Gopala wrote several books on Vaishnavism. There He picked up two great personages named Rupa and Sanatana. It appears that He read the ‘smrti’ in His own study, and the ‘nyaya’ also, in competition with His friends, who were then studying under the celebrated ‘pandita’ Raghunatha Siromani. He renounced his aristocratic position to serve the mission of Lord Chaitanya. It was at this time that He opened a nocturnal school of ‘kirtana’ in the compound of Shrivasa Pandita with His sincere followers. Advaita managed to invite all His friends and admirers from Nadia and brought Sachidevi to see her son. “Shri Lokanatha Goswami was a personal associate of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and a great devotee of the Lord. When asked by the Lord, Srila Haridas Thakur, in great distress, answered that although his body was fine, his mind was not well, for he was not being able to finish his fixed number of naam. 5,555, You will get lifetime benefits and help restore Vedic India's Heritage! The Holy Son fell at the feet of His beloved mother and said, “Mother! He was born in Nadia (Vidyanagara) and taught innumerable pupils in the ‘nyaya’ philosophy in his tola there. Several conflicting references to Sri Chaitanya’s Death/Disappearance exist. Quotes from Vaisnava Acaryas “Madhavendra Puri was a well known sannyasi of the Madhva sampradaya. WELCOME TO ISKCON KANAI-NATSALA Dedicated to Guru Maharaj (H.H. Being a married man, He went to Eastern Bengal on the banks of the Padma for acquirement of wealth. “Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born in Mayapur in the town of Nadia just after sunset on the evening of the 23rd Phalguna (1407 Sakadba), answering to the 18th of February 1486 of the Christian Era. Sanatana Goswami, a prominent disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, lived under a tree as a renunciant. 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. In the houses of His followers He showed miracles, taught the esoteric principles of ‘bhakti’ and sang His ‘sankirtan’ with other bhaktas. It was at His mother’s request that He married Visnupriya, the daughter of Raja Pandita Sanatana Misra. He was a resident of a village named Talakhadi in the district of Yashohara in Bengal. 1974. pages xiii-xxii.) He always stayed with Mahaprabhu. He worked another miracle by touching (making them immediately disappear) the seven ‘tala-trees’ through which Ramachandra, the son of Dasharatha, had shot His arrow and killed the great Bali Raja. This fact has been admitted in his ‘adhangas’, which have been collected in a volume by Mr. Satyendra Nath Tagore of the Bombay Civil Service. Svarupa Damodara, who had been known by the name of Purushottamacharya while Mahaprabhu was in Nadia, joined Him from Benares and accepted service as His secretary. Mahaprabhu ordered them to go to Vrindavana and meet Him there. The wonderful pastimes performed by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the city of Navadvipa and in Jagannath Puri are recorded by His biographers. Who better could we find to include here than the pure unalloyed Devotee, and foremost scholar in Vaishnava circles Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura to perform this task. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu preached the Srimad-Bhagavatam and propagated the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita in the most practical way. His father’s name was Padmanabha, and his only younger brother was Pragalbha. As per Hindu lunar calendar, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born during Phalguna Purnima in the year 1542 Thence He walked through Balasore and Cuttack to Puri, seeing the Temple of Bhuvaneshvara on His way. 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. It is said that a brahmana on pilgrimage became a guest in His house, cooked food and read grace with meditation upon Krishna. He lived in Nabadwipa. He dispatched six disciples (Goswamis) to Vrindavana to preach love in the upcountry. In the meantime Mahaprabhu thought of visiting Southern India, and He started with one Krishnadasa Brahmana for the journey. 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. Jayapataka Swami) Long ago during the of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu there used to be deity of Lord Krishna in Kanai Natsala, Which was to be stolen by a gang of robbers. The Kazi then wept and admitted that he had felt a keen spiritual influence which had cleared up his doubts and produced in him a religious sentiment which gave him the highest ecstasy. His brother-in-law Gopinatha Mishra introduced our new sannyasi to Sarvabhauma, who was astonished at His personal beauty and feared that it would be difficult for the young man to maintain ‘sannyasa-dharma’ during the long run of His life. He visited Vrindavana and came down to Prayag (Allahabad), converting a large number of Mohammedans to Vaishnavism by argument from the Koran. Srila Rupa Gosvami was extremely dear to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He explained to His mother that there was no question of holiness and unholiness as regards to earthen pots thrown away after the cooking was over. “Chaitanya returned to Puri through Shantipura, where He again met His dear mother. Thereafter, taking Srila Haridas thakur’s divine form in his arms, Sriman Mahaprabhu danced ecstatically in the Kirtan, with tears of love flowing like rivers from his lotus like eyes. India. He then personally went from house to house to beg for alms so that a big festival may be arranged for the disappearance of Haridas Thakur. His sweet appearance gave cheer to all who came in contact with Him. 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