Articles by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Here you’ll find many articles authored by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Many of these were written and published in his monthly Sajjana Toṣaṇī periodical which ran for many years.

1605, 2021

Nūtana Gaurāṅga (A New Gaurāṅga)

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Nūtana Gaurāṅga (A New Gaurāṅga) was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol 8 Issue 1 in 1896. In this editorial, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura speaks about the various devotional achievements in the last year, as well as the obstacles created by envious persons, and then goes on to mention how some persons have created a 'new Gaurāṅga' who has come to harmonise all beliefs.

1305, 2021

A Critique of the Article ‘Vivāda Rahasya’ 
(Vivāda Rahasya Prabandhera Samālocanā)

By |May 13th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Vivāda Rahasya Prabandhera Samālocanā 
(A Critique of the Article 'Vivāda Rahasya') was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol 4 Issue 4 in 1892. In this critique, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses an article in the Caitanya-mata-bodhinī magazine that criticises the position of Śrī Viṣṇupriyā Devī.

1105, 2021

Śrī Dayānanda Sarasvatī and the Tantra Śāstra (Śrī Dayānanda Sarasvatī u Tantra Śāstra)

By |May 11th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Śrī Dayānanda Sarasvatī u Tantra Śāstra (Śrī Dayānanda Sarasvatī and the Tantra Śāstra) was published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.1, Issue 1 in 1881. In this unique article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura answers a rebuttal against the Tantra Śāstra by Swami Dayānanda Sarasvatī, the founder of the Ārya Samāj, and explains the true necessity of the Tantras Śāstra.

1005, 2021

The Temple of Śrī Śrī Jagannāthadeva 
(Śrī Śrī Jagannāthadevera Mandira)

By |May 10th, 2021|Tags: , , |

In this brief article, 'Śrī Śrī Jagannāthadevera Mandira 
(The Temple of Śrī Śrī Jagannāthadeva)', published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.4, Issue 2 in 1892, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura gives a short history of the temple of Jagannātha in Purī. He then goes on to explain the poor condition of the temple premises and requests the rich people of Bengal to generously donate towards the cause.

905, 2021

The Natural and Marginal Characteristics of a Vaiṣṇava (Vaiṣṇavera Svarūpa u Taṭastha Lakṣaṇa)

By |May 9th, 2021|Tags: , |

In Vaiṣṇavera Svarūpa u Taṭastha Lakṣaṇa (The Natural and Marginal Characteristics of a Vaiṣṇava), published in Sajjana Toṣaṇi, Vol.4, Issue 1 in 1892, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura describes the two types of characteristics found in Vaiṣṇavas. He explains the twenty-six qualities of a Vaiṣṇava and how such qualities, when found in a non-devotee, are useless.

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