Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

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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

Andhera Cakṣe Añjana (Salve for the Eyes of the Blind)

Andhera Cakṣe Añjana (Salve for the Eyes of the Blind) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8 issue 12 in 1897. In this short article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura explains the historicity of the name of Māyāpura. Some scholars opine that the name only became known as Māyāpura during the time of the Sena Dynasty, whereas Bhaktivinoda claims that it was known as Māyāpura since time immemorial.

The Place of Śrīla Bhāgavatācārya (Śrīla Bhāgavatācāryera Pāṭa)

Śrīla Bhāgavatācāryera Pāṭa (The Place of Śrīla Bhāgavatācārya) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 10 issue 1 in 1898. This article followed a previous essay from Vol. 9 about Śrī Bhāgavatācārya and describes the famous pāṭhabāḍī in Kolkata where Bhāgavatācārya resided.

The Inauguration of a Prapannāśrama in Amaljoda (Āmalāyoḍā Prapannāśrama Pratiṣṭhā)

Āmalāyoḍā Prapannāśrama Pratiṣṭhā (The Inauguration of a Prapannāśrama in Amaljoda) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.4 issue 2 in 1892. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the inauguration of a prapannāśrama in Amaljoda in Bengal, and in particular narrates the pastimes of Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābājī.

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Śrī Śrī Nāma Haṭṭa (The Marketplace of the Holy Name)

Śrī Śrī Nāma Haṭṭa (The Marketplace of the Holy Name) was first published in Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2 in 1891 In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura briefly describes the efficacy of his Nāma Haṭṭa preaching, and explains how the Holy Name and the preacher of the Holy Name must be pure.

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A Question and Answer Concerning Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā (Praśnottara)

Praśnottara (A Question and Answer Concerning Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā) is an undated article by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura which was republished in the 18th volume of the Gauḍīya Magazine in 1939. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura answers a question concerning the Bhāgavatam’s narration of kṛṣṇa-līlā, as found in his work, Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā.

Śrī Śrī Navadvīpa Dhāma

‘Śrī Śrī Navadvīpa Dhāma’ was first published in Śrī Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2 issue 5 in 1891. This article was written just after Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura had published Śrī Navadvīpa Dhāma Māhātmya, and here, we find the Ṭhākura giving evidence for Māyāpura as the birthplace of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

‘Yugāvatāra’

‘Yugāvatāra’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8 issue 7 in 1896. In this review of the book ‘Yugavatāra’ by Narendranātha Mukhopādhyāya, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives suggestions on the improvement of the text and then cites a passage from the work describing the destruction of Bengal by the Muslim fanatic, Bakhtiyar Khilji.

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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

Bhagavad-Gita-Rasika-ranjana

Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā

Krsna-Bhajanamrtam

Śrī Kṛṣṇa Bhajanāmṛtam with Āsvāda-vistāriṇī Commentary

Śrīman Mahāprabhura Śikṣā

Śrīman Mahāprabhura Śikṣā

Vaiṣṇava Siddhānta Mālā

Vaiṣṇava Siddhānta Mālā

Isopanisad

Īśopaniṣad with the Vedārka Dīdhiti Commentary

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi - Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Hari-nāma Cintāmaṇi

Datta Vaṁśa Mālā

Datta Vaṁśa Mālā

Tattva Viveka

Tattva-Viveka

Manaḥ Śikṣā

Manaḥ Śikṣā of Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī

Bhajana-Rahasya

Bhajana Rahasya

Svaniyama-Dvadasakam

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

Upadeśāmṛta

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

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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