śrīvāsa aṅgan

A place to consider the deep mysteries of Gaura-lila in confidential company.

Jaya Gaur!

I like to read about and contemplate Gaura-lila, the play of Bhagavan Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Here are some files I have created over the years:

Sri Mayapur - a collection of quotes from Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura on the subject of Navadvipa, Mahaprabhu's birthplace.

Raga-vartma-candrika (v0.1) - With translation!

Sri Sri Visnupriya Devi - an essay by Dr. Radhagovinda Nath about the forgotten worship of Mahaprabhu's beloved wife.

The Dawn of the Age of Love - an essay by Srimat Kanupriya Gosvami on the golden age of Mahaprabhu.

Influence of Madhva Thought on Bengal Vaishnavism - a chapter from Dr. B. N. K. Sharma's 'History of the Dvaita School of Vedanta and its Literature' that briefly discusses interesting facts about the extent of Madhva influence on Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Incomplete work, needs to be updated with translations of Devanagari verses from Madhva works.

Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Sadhana - a chapter from Shukavak Das' 'Hindu Encounter with Modernity' that details BVT's personal sadhana, as well as describing the ins and outs of the practice of siddha-pranali, raganuga-sadhana, and astakaliya-lila. Complete with footnotes. NEW!

Coming Soon:

- The Dawn of the Age of Love - Updated version of Kanupriya Gosvami's essay above, with correct citations, diacritical characters, improved grammar and spelling, and so forth.

- Raganuga-Bhakti-Sara - A compilation by Madhavananda das of the main teachings on raganuga bhakti in the matter of introducing it, qualifications and practice.

- On the Doctrinal Basis of Siddha Pranali - A short essay by Madhavananda das of the main teachings of the previous Acharyas on the practice of Siddha Pranali.

Email me: gaurasundara(at)gmail(dot)com

Last Updated: 21st April 2021