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Articles by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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

308, 2021

Śrī Māyāpura Ki Ki Haiyeche? (What Has Happened in Śrī Māyāpura?)

August 3rd, 2021|

Śrī Māyāpura Ki Ki Haiyeche? (What Has Happened in Śrī Māyāpura?) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.5 issue 12 in 1893. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a summary of the upcoming Gaura Pūrṇīmā festival in Śrīdhāma Māyāpura including the installation of the Deities and the saṅkīrtana being held during the lunar eclipse that year.

208, 2021

Introduction to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vijaya

August 2nd, 2021|

The Introduction to Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vijaya was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭḥākura in 1887. The poem Śrī Kṛṣṇa Vijaya by Guṇarāja Khāṅ ( Śrī Mālādhāra Vasu) was practically lost until Bhaktivinoda republished it again. In this introduction, the Ṭhākura explains the significance of this work and gives an biography of Guṇarāja Khāṅ.

2907, 2021

Śrī Śrīnivāsa Ācārya Prabhu

July 29th, 2021|

‘Śrī Śrīnivāsa Ācārya Prabhu’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.2 issue 10 in 1885. In this short biography, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura narrates the life of Śrīnivāsa Ācārya and his pilgrimage to Navadvīpa, Purī and Vraja-dhāma.

2807, 2021

Śrī Śrī Kṛṣṇa Dāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī Prabhu

July 28th, 2021|

‘Śrī Śrī Kṛṣṇa Dāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī Prabhu’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.2 issue 10 in 1885. Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura gives a brief biography of Kavirāja Gosvāmī and praises him for mercifully composing the Caitanya-caritāmṛta.

2707, 2021

Śrī Śrī Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī

July 27th, 2021|

‘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.

2607, 2021

Śrī Bhāgavatācārya

July 26th, 2021|

‘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.

2507, 2021

Śrī Sīmantadvīpa

July 25th, 2021|

‘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.

2407, 2021

Andhera Cakṣe Añjana (Salve for the Eyes of the Blind)

July 24th, 2021|

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.

2207, 2021

Śrī Mahāprasāda Vitarka (A Dispute Concerning Mahāprasāda)

July 22nd, 2021|

Śrī Mahāprasāda Vitarka (A Dispute Concerning Mahāprasāda) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.10 issue 8 in 1898. Herein, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the different opinions between the smārtas and the Vaiṣṇavas concerning Jagannātha’s mahāprasādam.

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