Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

Śrī Śrī Rūpānuga-bhajana-darpaṇa - Song Nine - 'madhurera sthāyī bhāba'
Śrīla Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura appeared in this world in 1836 and is considered to be the pioneer of the modern Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava movement. The Thākura was a respected district magistrate and despite his busy schedule, he wrote volumes of books, articles and commentaries on Vaiṣṇava philosophy in Bengali, English and Sanskrit. He began a monthly journal named Sajjana Toṣaṇī and began the Nāma-haṭṭa (‘marketplace of the Holy Name’) programme of preaching in rural villages as well as in the metropolis of Kolkata. Bhaktivinoda also rediscovered the original birthplace of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu in Śrīdhāma Māyāpura. After accepting the renounced order of life in 1908, he left this world in 1914.

Articles by: Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

On Durga Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller

This English article "On Durga, Siva and Kali in Their Exoteric Aspects: A Criticism on Max Muller" appeared in three parts in The Dawn, Vol.2. No. 5, 6 and 8, September/October/December, 1901. This was a revised and shorter version of the Ṭhākura’s earlier essay entitled ‘The Hindu Idols’ that he wrote in response to the Anti-Hindu article published in the magazine of the Christian Tract Society in 1899. It would seem that this article was discontinued in The Dawn.

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Śrī Gaurāṅga Samāja (The Society of Śrī Gaurāṅga)

In this article "Śrī Gaurāṅga Samāja (The Society of Śrī Gaurāṅga)" from the 10th volume of Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura deliberates upon what is the actual society of Śrī Gaurāṅga and explains the true meaning of iṣṭa-goṣṭhi according to Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta.

A Review of Nitya-rupa-sangsthapanam – A Sanscrit Work

Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda composed this book review "A Review of Nitya-rupa-sangsthapanam – A Sanscrit Work" in English for publication in a European journal 1883. He came across a book written by one Upendra Mohana Gosvāmī entitled "Nitya-rūpa-saṁsthāpanam" (Establishing God's Eternal Form), and liked the way it presented the facts about the Lord's existence in a logical, straightforward way. His purpose in writing this review was to interest educated Western readers.

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Books by Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Datta Kaustubham - by Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Datta Kaustubham

Jaiva Dharma - Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Jaiva Dharma

Bhakti Tattva Viveka

Bhakti Tattva Viveka


Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā


Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam with Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Commentary

Śrīman Mahāprabhura Śikṣā

Śrīman Mahāprabhura Śikṣā

Vaiṣṇava Siddhānta Mālā

Vaiṣṇava Siddhānta Mālā


Īśopaniṣad with the Vedārka Dīdhiti Commentary

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi - Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi

Datta Vaṁśa Mālā

Datta Vaṁśa Mālā

Tattva Viveka


Manaḥ Śikṣā

Manaḥ Śikṣā of Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī


Bhajana Rahasya


Sva-niyama Dvādaśakam

Navadvīpa-dhāma Māhātmya - Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma Māhātmya

Sri Nama Pracara - Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Śrī Nāma Pracāra

Śrī Hari Nāma

Śrī Hari-Nāma

Śrī Nāma Mahimā

Śrī Nāma Mahimā


Śrī Upadeśāmṛta of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī

Śrī Caitanya Upaniṣad

Śrī Caitanya Upaniṣad

Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga

Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga

Krishna Samhita

Śrī Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā

The Poriade - Adventures of Porus

The Poriade – Adventures of Porus

Śrī Godruma Kalpāṭavī

Śrī Godruma Kalpāṭavī


Gaurāṅga līlā smaraṇa maṅgala Stotram

Prema Pradīpa

Prema Pradīpa

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu His Life and Precepts

Shri Chaitanya His Life and Precepts

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