Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Pranati
nama om vishnupadayakrishnapresthayabhutale
WORD FOR WORD
namah–obeisances; om-address; visnu-padaya–unto him who’s on the toes of Lord Visnu; krsna-presthaya–who may be very pricey to Lord Krsna; bhu-tale–on the earth; srimate–all-beautiful; bhaktisiddhantasarasvati–SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati; iti–thus; namine– who is known as.
I supply my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, who may be very pricey to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus toes.
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sri-varsabhanavi-devi-dayitaya–unto Sri Varsabhanavi-devi-dayita Dasa, the servant of the lover of SrimatiRadharani; krpa-abdhaye–who’s an ocean of mercy; krsna-sambandha–(of) the connection with Krsna; vijnana–(of) the science; dayine–who’s the deliverer; prabhave–unto the grasp; namah–obeisances.
I supply my respectful obeisances to Sri Varsabhanavi-devi-dayita Dasa [another name of SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati], who’s favoured by SrimatiRadharani and who’s the ocean of transcendental mercy and the deliverer of the science of Krishna.
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madhurya–conjugal; ujjvala–good; prema–love; adhya–enriched with; sri-rupa-anuga–following SrilaRupaGosvami; bhakti-da–delivering devotional service; sri-gaura–(of) Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu; karuna–(of) the mercy, sakti–power; vigrahaya–unto the personified; namah–obeisances; astu–let there be; to–unto you.
I supply my respectful obeisances unto you, the personified power of Sri Chaitanya’s mercy, who ship devotional service which is enriched with conjugal love of Sri SriRadha and Krishna, coming precisely within the line of revelation of SrilaRupaGosvami.
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namah–obeisances; to–unto you; gaura-vani–teachings of Lord Caitanya; sri-murtaye–unto the personified; dina–(of) the fallen; tarine–unto the deliverer; rupa-anuga–the philosophy which follows the teachings of SrilaRupaGosvami; viruddha–towards; apasiddhanta–(of) unauthorized statements; dhvanta–the darkness; harine–unto you who’re eradicating.
I supply my respectful obeisances unto you, who’re the personified teachings of Lord Chaitanya. You’re the deliverer of the fallen souls. You don’t tolerate any assertion which is towards the teachings of devotional service enunciated by SrilaRupaGosvami.
SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura is the non secular grasp of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness.
SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati ThakuraPrabhupada was born on 6 February 1874 at Jagannatha Puri. His childhood identify was Bimala Prasad Dutta. His father, Kedarnath Dutta (BhaktivinodaThakura), was Justice of the Peace of the town and superintendent of Jagannatha temple.
His eminence was confirmed in his babyhood. As soon as, in the course of the Rathayatra pageant, the automotive stopped in entrance of the household’s home. Taking the chance, SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s mom got here out with the newborn and put him on the Lotus Ft of Jagannatha. A garland from Lord Jagannatha’s hand fell on the newborn signifying the Lord’s particular blessing on the new child.
In his childhood he as soon as took a mango which was meant as an providing for the Deity. When his father rebuked him, saying that he mustn’t have taken the fruit which was meant for the Lord, the kid took it very critically and thought himself an ideal offender, promising to not take mango once more all through his complete life. This could possibly be executed solely by a person of nice sense management and full dedication to the Lord.
In his childhood he shortly mastered the Vedas, memorized the Bhagavad-gita and relished his father’s philosophical works.
Bimla Prasad was educated in Calcutta and have become realized in Arithmetic and Astronomy. On account of his writing a ebook on astronomy generally known as Surya Siddhanta, he obtained the title Siddhanta Sarasvati.Bimla Prasad took initiation into Gaudiya Vaishnavism from the Vaishnava ascetic Gaur kishorDās Bābājī, receiving the identify Varshabhanavi-devi-dayita Dasa (Vārṣabhānavī-devī-dayitaDāsa), “servant of Krishna, the beloved of Radha”), and devoted himself to arduous ascetic self-discipline, recitation of the Hare Krishna mantra on beads (japa), and research of classical Vaishnava literature.
And, when he took sannyasa, preaching the gospel of Lord Chaitanya, he obtained the nameSrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. He was acclaimed an ideal scholar in Calcutta, and the celebrated Dr.Kalidas Nag used to name him ‘a residing encyclopedia’.
ThakuraBhaktivinoda educated his son in childhood for preaching, and, after taking sannyasa, SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura began the Gaudiya Mission Establishment.
BhaktisiddhantaSaraswati inaugurated in Calcutta the primary heart of his establishment, which quickly developed right into a dynamic missionary and academic establishment with sixty-four branches throughout India and three centres overseas (in Burma, Germany, and England). The Math propagated the teachings of Gaudiya Vaishnavism by way of every day, weekly, and month-to-month periodicals, books of the Vaishnava canon, and public applications in addition to by such improvements as “theistic exhibitions” with dioramas. Identified for his intense and outspoken oratory and writing fashion he was additionally known as because the “acharya-keshari” or”lion guru”. Bhaktisiddhanta opposed the monistic interpretation of Hinduism, or advaita, that had emerged because the prevalent strand of Hindu thought in India, searching for to ascertain conventional personalist krishna-bhakti as its fulfilment and better synthesis. On the identical time, by lecturing and writing, BhaktisiddhantaSaraswatiPrabhupāda focused each the ritualistic casteism of brahmanas and sensualised practices of quite a few Gaudiya Vaishnavism spin-offs, branding them as apasampradayas – deviations from the unique Gaudiya Vaishnavism taught within the sixteenth century by Caitanya Mahaprabhu and his shut successors.
Being an eternally liberated soul, Srila Sarasvati Thakura knew easy methods to completely interact Maya (the illusory power) within the service of Lord Krishna.Breaking custom, he let his sannyasis put on tailor-made kurtas and overcoats, experience in automobiles and motor-boats, and carry Mahaprabhu’s message throughout the ocean to Europe.
His three “Brhat-mrdangas”(printing presses) in Madras, Calcutta, Krishna-nagara used to pump out books, magazines and newspapers to unfold the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. When he was requested why he printed a every day non secular newspaper entitled Nadia Prakash, SrilaBhaktisiddhantaSaravatiThakura replied, “If an insignificant metropolis can produce 5 every day newspapers, then why can’t we publish a newspaper each second concerning the everlasting, ever-fresh transcendental actions of the Supreme character of Godhead in His limitless non secular planet, Goloka Vrindavana?”
Sri Sri Gandharvika Giridhari, personally put in and worshiped by SrilaBhaktisiddhantaSaraswatiThakura
The mission initiated by Bhaktivinoda Thakur and developed by BhaktisiddhantaSaraswati Goswami Prabhupāda emerged as “essentially the most highly effective reformist motion” of Vaishnavism in Bengal of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Nevertheless, after the demise of SrilaBhaktisiddhantaSaraswatiThakurain 1937, the Gaudiya Math grew to become tangled by inner dissent, and the united mission in India was successfully fragmented. Over many years, the motion regained its momentum. In 1966 its offshoot, the Worldwide Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), was based by SrilaBhaktisiddhantaSaraswatiThakura’s disciple Bhaktivedanta Swami in New York Metropolis and spearheaded the unfold of Gaudiya Vaisnava teachings and observe globally. Gaudiya Vaishnavism presently counts over 500,000 adherents worldwide, with its public profile far exceeding the dimensions of its constituency.