Chakra Announcements

New Book Release

by Indrani d.d.

Posted May 12, 2005

Sri Caitanya-bhagavata
by Vrajraj Press

C.Bhag. Vrajraj Press is happy to announce the release of the seventh (and final) 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, Madhya-khanda, and first half of the Antya-khanda, while the newly released volume covers the Antya-khanda, Chapters Five through Ten. The topics covered in this volume include the pastimes of Nityananda Prabhu, the glories of Nityananda Prabhu, pastimes in Sri Gadadhara's garden, Mahaprabhu's water sports in Narendra-sarovara, the glories of Advaita Prabhu, and the glories of Sri Pundarika Vidyanidhi. 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, Adi-lila, Chapter Eight, wherein Srila Prabhupada comments on one verse, "...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 refute that which is not in strict accordance with the line of Rupa Gosvami.

The new volume is available now in Vrindavana and will soon be available from our distributors-Bhaktivedanta Library Services, Krishna Culture, and Krishna.com.

For more information, editorial comments, suggestions on whether to separately publish an index on the series, or for a list of our other publications contact Pundarika Vidyanidhi dasa at indrani.hks@pamho.net. We also wish to take this opportunity to thank our esteemed readers for their support and patience.