Radha Kunda

Glories of Radha Kunda     Appearance of Radha Kunda in the Material World
Lord Chaitanya Rediscovers Radha and Syama Kundas
Raghunatha dasa Goswami Excavates Radha and Syama Kundas
Bathing at the Kundas
     Goswami Temples at Radha Kunda
Ma Janava's Sitting Place     Raghunatha dasa Goswami's Samadhi
Krishnadas Kaviraja's Bhajan Kutira     Panca Pandava Ghat
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur's Bhajan Kutira      The Sangam
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Sitting Place    Giriraja Maharaja Mandir and Caran Cinha

Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami Bhajana Kutira

At this very place Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami wrote the great Vaisnava classic Sri Chaitanya caritamrita, a biography on the life and precepts of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This work was finished in 1581, and just one year later in 1582 Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami entered samadhi. He is also the author of the highly aclaimed Govinda-lilamrta which describes the daily pastimes (astakala-lila) of Radha and Krishna, as well as a commentary on Bilvamangala Thakura’s Krishna-karnamrita, known as Saranga-rangada.

He came to Vrindavana on the orders of Lord Nityananda who appeared to him in a dream. On his arrival at Radha-kunda, he took shelter of Raghunatha dasa Goswami, whom he accepted as his guru. The Chaitanya caritamrita is based largely on the accounts of Lord Chaitanya’s pastimes in Puri, as described by Raghunatha dasa who personally witnessed them. Raghunatha would speak for three hours on Lord Chaitanya’s pastimes every afternoon before an assembly of devotees, and Kaviraja Goswami would take notes on whatever Raghunatha spoke.

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