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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.

An Earnest Appeal (Ārti-nivedana)

Ārta-nivedana (An Earnest Appeal) was an editorial first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.15, issue 1 in 1903. This is one of the last articles written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in which he laments about the state of affairs regarding the preaching of Vaiṣnava dharma in Bengal, and shares with the reader the advice that he was given by Mahāprabhu Himself.

July 2nd, 2021|Articles|

Impersonal Spirituality and Transcendental Spirituality (Ādhyātmika u Aprākṛta)

Ādhyātmika u Aprākṛta (Impersonal Spirituality and Transcendental Spirituality) was originally published as ‘samālocanā (A Book Review) in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 8 issue 7 in 1896. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews a small book that tries to give rational explanations for Kṛṣṇa’s aprākṛta-līlā.

July 1st, 2021|Articles|


Śraddhā was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.9, issue 8 in 1897. In this article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura examines the important topic of śraddhā and its vital importance in the life of a practicing devotee.

June 27th, 2021|Articles|

The Place of Śrī Nakula Brahmacārī (Śrī Nakula Brahmacārīra Pāṭa)

In this early article, Śrī Nakula Brahmacārīra Pāṭa (The Place of Śrī Nakula Brahmacārī) first published in Śrī Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2, issue 3 in 1890, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura talks about his visit on April 9th 1890 to the holy place of Nakula Brahmacārī, the eternal associate of Mahāprabhu. Bhaktivinoda speaks out against the present situation there and explains how the renunciant Vaiṣṇavas must be free from association with women.

June 26th, 2021|Articles|

Śrīpāṭa Denuḍa

'Śrīpāṭa Denuḍa' is a rare article written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura which was published in Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2 issue 6 in 1890. The Ṭhākura describes a visit to the bhajana-sthālī of Śri Vṛndāvana Dāsa Ṭhākura in Śrīpāṭa Denuḍa, and sees the dilapidated condition of this holy place.

June 23rd, 2021|Articles|

Aśirvācana (Blessings)

Aśirvācana (Blessings) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 2, issue 5 in 1885. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura laments the fact that there is animosity between the Indians and the British, and writes about the common factors they both share. He compares the two communities to an elder brother and a younger brother, and hopes that they can cultivate mutual respect for each other.

June 23rd, 2021|Articles|

Kalikātāra Kīrtana (Kīrtana in Kolkata)

Kalikātāra Kīrtana (Kīrtana in Kolkata) was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.11, issue 3 in 1899. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura happily reports on the many kīrtanas going on in the city of Kolkata, but also points out how the citizens may be initiating kīrtana due to the plague, and have not fully understood the true necessity of kirtana. He also mentions the unfortunate use of foreign musical instruments, as well as modern tunes being introduced into kīrtana

June 18th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī Prabhu

Śrī Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī Prabhu was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.2 issue 12 in 1885. Before giving a brief biography of Jīva Gosvāmī, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses the title 'Prabhu' and who should use it. In this biography, the Thakura gives a list of Śrī Jīva's works and mentions his influence on Vallabhācārya.

June 17th, 2021|Articles|
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