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.
Yāhāke Samprati Navadvīpa Balena Tāhāi Aparādha-bhañjanera Pāṭa Kuliyā (What is Presently Called Aparādha Bhañjanera Pāṭa in Kuliyā) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.7 issue 3 in 1895. This was a follow-up article from issue 2 describing the location of the town of Kuliyā in Navadvīpa.
Aparādha-Bhañjana Pāṭa Kuliyā Kothāya (Where is Kuliyā Aparādha-Bhañjana Pāṭa?) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.7 issue 2 in 1895. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses the significance of the village of Kuliyā and establishes its true whereabouts.
Śrī Māyāpura Ki Ki Haiyeche? (What Has Happened in Śrī Māyāpura?) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.5 issue 12 in 1893. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a summary of the upcoming Gaura Pūrṇīmā festival in Śrīdhāma Māyāpura including the installation of the Deities and the saṅkīrtana being held during the lunar eclipse that year.
The Introduction to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vijaya was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭḥākura in 1887. The poem Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vijaya by Guṇarāja Khāṅ ( Śrī Mālādhāra Vasu) was practically lost until Bhaktivinoda republished it again. In this introduction, the Ṭhākura explains the significance of this work and gives an biography of Guṇarāja Khāṅ.
Chaya Gosvāmī Sambandha Abda Nirṇaya (A Discussion in Relation to the Dates of the Six Gosvāmīs) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 2. Issue 2 in 1885. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura shares with his readers a list of dates that he discovered concerning the Six Gosvāmīs.
‘Śrī Śrīnivāsa Ācārya Prabhu’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.2 issue 10 in 1885. In this short biography, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura narrates the life of Śrīnivāsa Ācārya and his pilgrimage to Navadvīpa, Purī and Vraja-dhāma.
‘Śrī Śrī Kṛṣṇa Dāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī Prabhu’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.2 issue 10 in 1885. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a brief biography of Kavirāja Gosvāmī and praises him for mercifully composing the Caitanya-caritāmṛta.
‘Śrī Śrī Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.2. Issue 10 in 1885. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a brief account of Dāsa Gosvāmī’s life, his ideal renunciation and the pastime of his excavation of Śyāma-kuṇḍa and Rādhā-kuṇḍa.
‘Śrī Bhāgavatācārya’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.10 issue 2 in 1885. In this short article Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura criticizes a descendant of Śrīla Bhāgavatācārya who has written two books expounding the beliefs of the sahajiyās and bāulas.
‘Śrī Sīmantadvīpa’ was first published in volume 2 of Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā in 1891. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura narrates some of the features and pastimes of Mahāprabhu on the island of Sīmantadvīpa.
Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam with Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Commentary
Śrīman Mahāprabhura Śikṣā
Vaiṣṇava Siddhānta Mālā
Īśopaniṣad with the Vedārka Dīdhiti Commentary
Datta Vaṁśa Mālā
Manaḥ Śikṣā of Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī
Śrī Navadvīpa-dhāma Māhātmya
Śrī Nāma Pracāra
Śrī Nāma Mahimā
Śrī Upadeśāmṛta of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī
Śrī Caitanya Upaniṣad
Śrī Navadvīpa Bhāva Taraṅga
The Poriade – Adventures of Porus
Śrī Godruma Kalpāṭavī
Gaurāṅga līlā smaraṇa maṅgala Stotram
Shri Chaitanya His Life and Precepts
On 18th August 2012, on the occasion of his Vyāsa Pūjā, Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja announced to the devotees that he had a strong desire to create a website called “Bhaktivinoda Institute” in honour of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura and his teachings in order to preserve and propagate them. Read More…