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Author: Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī

Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī appeared in a respectable brāhmaṇa family in Gaṅgānandapur, East Bengal, in 1898. After accepting initiation in 1923 from Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, he served his guru in the publication department of Śrī Gauḍīya Maṭha. In 1947 Śrīla Purī Mahārāja accepted sannyāsa from his godbrother, Śrīmad Vaikhanasa Mahārāja and continued to edit various periodicals published by his godbrothers, such as ‘The Gauḍīya’ and ‘Caitanya Vāṇī.’ He was expert in arcana (Deity worship) and was renowned for his nāma-ruci (taste for the Holy Name) and deep Vaiṣṇava humility. Śrīla Purī Mahārāja departed this world in Jagannātha Purī in 1999.

Articles by Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī

Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa – The Fountainhead of All Tattvas

Śrīla B.P. Purī Mahārāja delves into the ontology of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa according to the Nārada Pañcarātra and other śāstra demonstrating the nature of non-difference between Them. In particular he discusses the supremacy of Śrī Rādhā. This was originally published in Bengali in Śrī Caitanya Vāṇī, 16. 7 on 1st September 1976 and translated by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

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Śrīla Swami Mahārāja Attains the Dust of Vraja

This tribute to Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda by Śrīla B.P. Purī Gosvāmī was originally published in Caitanya Vāṇī magazine in November 1977. In this article Śrīla Purī Mahārāja glorifies Prabhupāda's achievements and gives a brief synopsis of his life. This article was translated by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

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The Disappearance of Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja

This Bengali article by Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Mahārāja was written for Śrī Caitanya Vāṇī magazine in August 1988 on the occasion of the disappearance of Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja. Śrīla Purī Mahārāja glories his godbrother's character and achievements. This article was translated by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

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A Prayer Composed on the Occasion of the Disappearance of Śrīla Gadādhara Paṇḍita

This Bengali poem, 'Śrī Śrīla Gadādhara Paṇḍita Gosvāmī Prabhura 
Tirobhāva Upalakṣe Sūcika' was composed by Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī Mahārāja and first published in The Gauḍīya, Vol.1, Issue 7th, June 1950. It was translated in English by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

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The Internal Meaning of Ratha Yātrā and Nāma Bhajana

This article was a lecture given by Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Mahārāja at Gopīnatha Gauḍīya Maṭha, Jagannātha Purī on the day of Herā Pañcamī, June 29th 1998. In this talk, Śrīla Purī Gosvāmī discusses the importance of pure nāma-bhajana as the qualification to discuss higher topics of kṛṣṇa-līlā.

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