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Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī

Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī appeared in this world in the village of Hapaniya, West Bengal, in 1895 within a high class Bhaṭṭācārya brāhmaṇa family. After studying philosophy at Krishnanath College in Berhampore, he met his guru, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, and accepted initiation from him in 1926 and sannyāsa in 1930. In 1942 he founded the Śrī Caitanya Sārasvata Maṭha and remained there till his departure in 1988. He was recognised by his godbrothers for his dispassionate nature and common sense, as well as for his superlative Sanskrit compositions and profound philosophical insights.

Articles by Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī

Śrī Nāma Māhātmya (The Glories of the Holy Name)

In Śrī Nāma Māhātmya (The Glories of the Holy Name), Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja gives a detailed explanation of the gradual development of the Holy Name according to the eight verses of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s ‘Nāma Māhātmya’ from ‘Śaraṇāgati.’ This edited transcript was originally spoken on October 2nd 1981.

By |April 29, 2022|Tags: |

The Position of The Bhāgavata Amongst Religious Scriptures

The following Bengali lecture was given by Śrīla Śrīdhara Maharaja at the Sārasvata Śravaṇa Sadana, at 7:00pm on 6th June, 1937. In this talk, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja describes the supremacy of the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam in relation to all other śāstras and how it is the essence of all religious texts. This lecture was translated by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

By |August 14, 2015|Tags: |

Śrīmad Bhaktivinoda Viraha Daśakam

On the eve of the disappearance of Śrīla Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda, we present Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja's composition, 'Śrī Bhaktivinoda Viraha-Daśakam' (Ten Prayers in Separation of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura). Upon reading this prayer, Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura commented, "Now I am confident that we have one man who is qualified to uphold the standard of our sampradāya."

By |June 26, 2014|Tags: |

Oh Bābā! Bolacche-re!

In commemoration of the 119th appearance of Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja, we present the following article which was written by Śrīla Śrīdhara Maharaja, prior to his acceptance of sannyāsa, for the Gauḍīya Maṭha’s daily newspaper, Dainika Nadīyā Prakāśa on April 18th, 1928. This article was translated from Bengali to English by Sanātana Dāsa.

By |October 25, 2013|Tags: |

by Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva Goswami

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