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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.

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.

2107, 2021

Śrīla Bhāgavatācāryera Pāṭa (The Place of Śrīla Bhāgavatācārya)

July 21st, 2021|

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.

2007, 2021

Śrīmad Bhāgavatācārya

July 20th, 2021|

‘Śrīmad Bhāgavatācārya’ was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.9 Issue 12 in 1898. In this detailed biography of Śrī Bhāgavatācārya, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura describes the service of Bhāgavatācārya to Mahāprabhu and reveals a secret about the city of Kolkata.

1807, 2021

Samālocana (A Book Review)

July 18th, 2021|

Samālocana (A Book Review) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī Vol.7 issue 4 in 1895. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura reviews three books – a commentary on Śrī Nityānandāṣṭaka, a publication of Śaṅkarācārya’s Moha Mudgara, and a composition about the glories of the Holy Name.

1607, 2021

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

July 16th, 2021|

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

Praśnottara (A Question and Answer Concerning Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saṁhitā)

July 14th, 2021|

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

July 12th, 2021|

‘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’

July 6th, 2021|

‘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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