Chakra Announcements

Sri Caitanya-bhagavata

by Vrajraj Press

Posted March 4, 2004

Vrajraj Press is happy to announce the release of the sixth volume of their English translation of Sri Caitanya-bhagavata. This edition of Sri Caitanya-bhagavata includes verse transliteration, verse translation, and translation of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura's chapter summaries and purports. The previously released first five volumes cover the complete Adi-khanda and Madhya-khanda, while the newly released volume covers the Antya-khanda Chapters One through Four. The topics covered in this volume include Lord Caitanya's meeting with the devotees at the house of Sri Advaita Acarya after the Lord's acceptance of sannyasa, the Lord's journey through Bengal and Orissa to Jagannatha Puri, the Lord's deliverance of Sarvabhauma and exhibition of His six-armed form, the Lord's journey to Bengal, Sri Acyutananda's pastimes, and the worship of Sri Madhavendra Puri.

Sri Caitanya-bhagavata, the authorized biography of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, was written by Srila Vrindavana Dasa Thakura, who is accepted by Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas as the incarnation of Vyasadeva in Lord Caitanya's pastimes. Sri Caitanya-bhagavata is glorified by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, particularly in the Adi-lila, Chapter Eight, wherein Srila Prabhupada comments, "...it is a great aid for the common man to read Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura's Caitanya-bhagavata, for thus he can actually understand devotional service, Krsna, Lord Caitanya and Nityananda."

The purports of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura illuminate the text, reveal the essence of pure devotional service, and reject that which is not in strict accordance with the line of Rupa Gosvami.

For more information or for a list of other publications contact Pundarika Vidyanidhi dasa at indrani.hks@pamho.net