Chakra Announcements

Vaisnava Bibliography

by Madhavananda Das, Bhasa.Net project director

Posted January 6, 2007


Commemorating Srila Jiva Gosvami's disappearance day on the sukla-tritiya of the month of Pausa, Gaudiya Kutir and Bhasa.Net have the privilege of offering the global assembly of Vaisnavas a new online resource: An online bibliography database of Vaisnava literature.

Srila Jiva Gosvami, the master of philosophers and the scholar of scholars, established a large reference library at the premises of the Radha-Damodara temple in Vrindavana - a resource that is said to have at one point hosted over 2000 manuscripts of works modern and ancient.

Following in the wake of his inspiration to preserve Vaisnava literature for access for all students of Vaisnava theology, the Bhasa.Net Bibliography project was conceived as an aid in locating texts of interests. The steadily growing bibliography, currently hosting substantial notes for well over a hundred titles from 85 authors and 45 publishers, features works in English and many Indic languages as printed books, e-texts and manuscripts.

The resource is available online at: www.bhasa.net/bibliography

In the spirit of service to Srila Jiva Gosvami and the Vaisnava acaryas, we would like to extend our cordial invitation to all readers of this news release for both taking advantage of this unique resource as well as contributing bibliographical data from your own collections of Vaisnava literature. Adding new entries is easy and requires no special skills.