Topic: Vaiṣṇava History

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.

Śrī Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī Prabhu

Śrī Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī Prabhu was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.2. issue 7 in 1885. In this brief biography, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura talks about the life of Sanātana Gosvāmī and also about the various apa-sampradāyas that lay claim to him. He gives Sanātana's genealogy, and at the end of the article, the Ṭhākura laments that Sajjana Toṣaṇī is not receiving enough support.

Śrī Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhu

‘Śrī Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhu,’ first published by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.2. issue 8 in 1885, is a brief biography of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī. The Ṭhākura gives a list of some of the literary achievements of Śrī Rūpa, and laments how various apa-sampradāyas make claim to many great ācāryas.

Gata-varṣa (The Last Year)

'Gata-varṣa (The Last Year)' is an editorial written by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura for Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.12, Issue 1 in 1900. The Ṭhākura reviews the spiritual achievements made during the last year, and predicts that in future, people from all nations will come to the birthplace of Mahāprabhu. He also mentions his son, Siddhānta Sarasvatī in connection to the publication of Padma Purāṇa.

Śrī Śyāmānanda Gosvāmī


‘Śrī Śyāmānanda Gosvāmī’ was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.2, Issue 6 in 1885. Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda gives a brief biography of Śyāmānanda Gosvāmī and finally calls upon the devotee community to give support so that Sajjana Toṣaṇī magazine may continue to publish the glories of great Vaiṣṇava personalities.

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