Bhek Dhāraṇa (Accepting the Dress of a Bābājī)

Bhek Dhāraṇa (‘Accepting the Dress of a Bābājī’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol. 2 issue 7 in 1885. In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses bhek-dhāraṇa (the acceptance of the bābājī āśrama) and how those who have polluted it are ‘a black spot on Vaiṣṇava dharma.’

Bhek Dhāraṇa (Accepting the Dress of a Bābājī)2021-09-24T19:08:20+00:00

Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata

‘Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol. 13 issue 1 in 1901. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur reviews a new edition of Śrī Caitanya Bhāgavata by Atula Kṛṣṇa Gosvāmī. While the Thākura is very happy for the most part with the publication, he also points out some defects.

Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata2021-08-20T16:17:54+00:00

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.

Śrī Sīmantadvīpa2021-08-27T17:15:37+00:00

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.

Andhera Cakṣe Añjana (Salve for the Eyes of the Blind)2021-08-19T07:22:42+00:00

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.

Śrī Śrī Navadvīpa Dhāma2021-07-15T14:17:39+00:00

Ripu (The Enemy)

In this important article, ‘Ripu’ (The Enemy) first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8 issue 11 in 1897, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura analyses the overpowering strength of our internal enemies, in particular, the enemy known as kāma (lust).

Ripu (The Enemy)2021-06-24T17:09:30+00:00

Śrīdhāma Māyāpura

In this short article ‘Śrīdhāma Māyāpura’ published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.5 issue 12 in 1893, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives evidence from Bhakti Ratnākara to prove that Māyāpura is the birthplace of Śrī Caitanya, and invites the people of Bengal to attend the annual Gaura Pūrṇīmā festival that year.

Śrīdhāma Māyāpura2021-06-24T17:06:36+00:00
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