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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.

Śrī Śrī Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī

‘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.

July 27th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Bhāgavatācārya

‘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.

July 26th, 2021|Articles|

Śrī Sīmantadvīpa

‘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.

July 25th, 2021|Articles|

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.

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|

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

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|

Praśnottara (A Question and Answer Concerning Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā)

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|

Chapter 7

Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa ('The teachings of Śrīman Mahāprabhu') was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1892. This work of eleven chapters deals with the ten principle philosophical points expounded by Śrī Caitanya (known as the daśa-mūla) principally citing the Caitanya-caritāmṛta as evidence.

July 9th, 2021|Sriman Mahaprabhura Siksa|

‘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.

July 6th, 2021|Articles|
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