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Latest Posts

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

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

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.

July 24th, 2021|Articles|

Śrīmad Bhāgavatācārya

‘Śrīmad Bhāgavatācārya’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.9 Issue 12 in 1898. In this detailed biography of Śrī Bhāgavatācārya, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the service of Bhāgavatācārya to Mahāprabhu and reveals a secret about the city of Kolkata.

July 20th, 2021|Articles|

Samālocana (A Book Review)

Samālocana (A Book Review) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.7 issue 4 in 1895. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews three books – a commentary on Śrī Nityānandāṣṭaka, a publication of Śaṅkarācārya’s Moha Mudgara, and a composition about the glories of the Holy Name.

July 18th, 2021|Articles|

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.

July 17th, 2021|Articles|

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.

July 14th, 2021|Articles|

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.

July 12th, 2021|Articles|


‘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.

July 6th, 2021|Articles|

‘Tattva Sāra’ (A book by a follower of Ramakrishna)

‘Tattva Sāra’ is a book review first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.2 issue 6 in 1885. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura critiques a book by Rāma Candra Datta who was a follower of the famous Ramakrishna Paramahaṁsa. In this article, Bhaktivinoda is ambivalent in regards to Ramakrishna, who at this time, was just gaining a name for himself, but in his review, the Ṭhākura discusses the topic of bhāva.

July 5th, 2021|Articles|
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