Chaitanya Bhagavata

by Bhumipati Dāsa | 2008 | 1,349,850 words

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 1.2.34, English translation, including a commentary (Gaudiya-bhasya). This text is similair to the Caitanya-caritamrita and narrates the pastimes of Lord Caitanya, proclaimed to be the direct incarnation of Krishna (as Bhagavan) This is verse 34 of Adi-khanda chapter 2—“The Lord’s Appearance”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 1.2.34:

শ্রীবাস-পণ্ডিত, আর শ্রীরাম-পণ্ডিত শ্রী চন্দ্রশেখর-দেব—ত্রৈলোক্য-পূজিত ॥ ৩৪ ॥

श्रीवास-पण्डित, आर श्रीराम-पण्डित श्री चन्द्रशेखर-देव—त्रैलोक्य-पूजित ॥ ३४ ॥

śrīvāsa-paṇḍita, āra śrīrāma-paṇḍita śrī candraśekhara-deva—trailokya-pūjita || 34 ||

srivasa-pandita, ara srirama-pandita sri candrasekhara-deva—trailokya-pujita (34)

English translation:

(34) Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita, Śrīrāma Paṇḍita, and Śrī Candraśekhara are worshiped throughout the three worlds.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

Śrīvāsa and Śrīrāma are described in Śrī Kavi-karṇapūra’s Gaura- gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (90) as follows: “The most intelligent Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita is nondifferent from Śrī Nārada Muni. Śrī Parvata Muni, who was very dear to Nārada Muni, has now appeared as Śrīrāma Paṇḍita, the younger brother of Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita.” After the Lord took sannyāsa, Śrīvāsa and Śrīrāma left Navadvīpa and resided at Kumārahaṭṭa. (See Antya-khaṇḍa, Chapter 5.)

Śrīmān Candraśekhara Deva was the Lord’s devotee uncle (husband of Śacī’s sister). According to the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, he was one of the nine Nidhis or Candra. Śrīmān Mahāprabhu danced and sang in his house in the mood of Devī for the first time in Bengal. The place where Candraśekhara’s house was situated is now known as Vrajapattana. The huge octagonal temple known as Śrī Caitanya Maṭha is situated at this place. It is the center of nourishment for the world-famous Viśva- vaiṣṇava Rāja-sabhā. Deities of the four Vaiṣṇava-sampradāya ācāryas are established on the four sides of this temple. Śrī Guru-Gaurāṅga and Gāndharvikā-Giridhārī are being worshiped in the middle of the temple. Nityānanda Prabhu gave prior information to Śrī Candraśekhara of the Lord’s plan to take sannyāsa. (See Madhya-khaṇḍa, Chapter 26.) Śrī Candraśekhara was present with Śrī Nityānanda and Mukunda Datta at Katwa when the Lord took sannyāsa. He duly performed the prescribed sannyāsa rituals and then returned to Navadvīpa to inform everyone of the Lord’s acceptance of sannyāsa. A description of the Lord’s kīrtana in the house of Candraśekhara Ācārya prior to His acceptance of sannyāsa is found in the Madhya-khaṇḍa, Chapter 8. The presence of Candraśekhara Ācārya during the huge saṅkīrtana procession to subdue the Kazi and when the Lord bestowed His mercy on Śrīdhara is described in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā, Chapter 23. He would accompany the devotees of Bengal to visit the Lord in Nīlācala every year.

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: