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Here you will find all the latest posts on the Bhaktivinoda Institute in the form of Articles, Book Chapters, Songs & Poems etc.

Garbha Stotra Verse Eight

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

May 28th, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

A New Year (Nava-varṣa)

This article, ‘Nava Varṣa’ (A New Year) was an editorial published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 7. Issue 1 in 1895. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reports on the ongoing service at Śrīdhāma Māyāpura and also discusses the disappearance of Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja.

May 18th, 2024|Articles|

A Critique of the Book: A Virtuous Treasury of Proper Conduct (Samālocana: Guṇa-nidhi Sadācara)

A Critique of the Book: A Virtuous Treasury of Proper Conduct (Samālocana: Guṇa-nidhi Sadācara) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.5 issue 9 in 1893. In this review, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura shows an eclectic and encouraging mood in dealing with the worshipers of Demigods, in particular the Śaivites. He briefly discusses the topics of accepting a sad-guru, animal sacrifice, śālagrāma worship and chanting the name of Śiva.

May 15th, 2024|Articles|

Garbha Stotra Verse Seven

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

May 12th, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

Garbha Stotra Verse Six

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

May 2nd, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

Garbha Stotra Verse Five

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

April 23rd, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

Garbha Stotra Verse Four

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

April 14th, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

Garbha Stotra Verse Three

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

April 9th, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

Garbha Stotra Verse Two

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

April 1st, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter Eighteen

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s first Bengali commentary to the Bhagavad-gītā named ‘Rasika-Rañjana’ (‘That which delights the relishers of rasa’) was written in 1886 and was a combined translation/commentary. This commentary was based upon Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s Sārārtha-varṣiṇī commentary. The Ṭhākura also gave an elaborate introduction to this work describing the connection between the paths of karma, jñāna and bhakti.

Vairāgya (Renunciation)

This article ‘Vairāgya’ by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura seems to have been published after his disappearance by Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.24. Issues 1-2. Bhaktivinoda had previously written a similar article in Vol.11, Issue 6, however, this more extensive article gives greater detail about the topic of renunciation, its characteristics and who is qualified to be a renunciate.

March 19th, 2024|Articles|

Garbha Stotra Verse One

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

March 16th, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

Introduction to Garbha Stotra

In 1870, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura wrote a commentary to the Garbha Stotra of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam (10.2.26-40) wherein the Demigods pray to Kṛṣṇa within the womb of Devakī. His commentary, the Sambandha Tattva Candrikā (‘That Moon which Reveals the Reality of One’s Relationship with the Lord’) was based upon that of the famous Vaiṣṇava commentator, Śrī Śrīdhara Svāmī.

March 16th, 2024|Garbha Stotra|

Jñāna (Knowledge)

Jñāna (‘Knowledge’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8, Issue 7 in 1897. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura analyses what is jñāna and then defines the various types of jñāna specifically in relation to the jīva - in particular, he explains svabhāvaja-jñāna (inherent knowledge) and prasādaja-jñāna (knowledge born from mercy).

March 11th, 2024|Articles|

Bhagavad-gita – Chapter Seventeen

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s first Bengali commentary to the Bhagavad-gītā named ‘Rasika-Rañjana’ (‘That which delights the relishers of rasa’) was written in 1886 and was a combined translation/commentary. This commentary was based upon Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura’s Sārārtha-varṣiṇī commentary. The Ṭhākura also gave an elaborate introduction to this work describing the connection between the paths of karma, jñāna and bhakti.

February 15th, 2024|Rasika-Rañjana Commentary of Bhagavad-gītā|
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