Articles by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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

2407, 2021

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

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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.

2107, 2021

The Place of Śrīla Bhāgavatācārya (Śrīla Bhāgavatācāryera Pāṭa)

By |July 21st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Śrīla Bhāgavatācāryera Pāṭa (The Place of Śrīla Bhāgavatācārya) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 10 issue 1 in 1898. This article followed a previous essay from Vol. 9 about Śrī Bhāgavatācārya and describes the famous pāṭhabāḍī in Kolkata where Bhāgavatācārya resided.

1707, 2021

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

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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.

1607, 2021

Śrī Śrī Nāma Haṭṭa (The Marketplace of the Holy Name)

By |July 16th, 2021|Tags: , |

Śrī Śrī Nāma Haṭṭa (The Marketplace of the Holy Name) was first published in Viṣṇupriyā Patrikā, Vol.2 in 1891 In this article, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura briefly describes the efficacy of his Nāma Haṭṭa preaching, and explains how the Holy Name and the preacher of the Holy Name must be pure.

1407, 2021

A Question and Answer Concerning Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā (Praśnottara)

By |July 14th, 2021|Tags: , , |

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.

1207, 2021

Śrī Śrī Navadvīpa Dhāma

By |July 12th, 2021|Tags: , , |

‘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.

607, 2021

‘Yugāvatāra’

By |July 6th, 2021|Tags: , |

‘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.

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