Books in Hindi language
This book progressively presents teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu relevant to all sections of human society and clarifies how these teachings may be practically applied in the modern world. Containing the essence of the Vedas, the teachings are a wonderful rainfall of nectar that douses the forest fire of the quarrels and hypocrisy in this present age of Kali. The book is divided into eight "rainfalls of nectar", and each of these is sub-divided into "showers of instruction".
Sri Narayana, pleased by Lord Brahma's penance, tells him in four verses (found in the ninth chapter of the Second Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam) the entire essence of Srimad-Bhagavatam, profound with deep meaning subject to different interpretation by different sampradayas.
This edition is unique in that it has commentaries and their translations done by prominent acaryas of four different Vaisnava sampradayas. It is especially filled with a rasamayi interpretation of these four verses as done by acaryas of the Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya.
This is a unique work of Kavi Karnapura, describing the identities of the prominent associates and followers of Sri Caitanya, in krsna-lila. This book is a definitive guide for those who want to know who is who in mahaprabhu-lila and in krsna-lila.
In this book Srila Rupa Gosvami has given a brief yet vital description of the names, forms, qualities and different services of Sri Radha's and Sri Krsna's cherished companions. In the Brhad-bhaga, or first part, of this composition, he describes those in vatsalya-rasa and madhura-rasa, and in the Laghu-bhaga, or second part, he describes those in sakhya-rasa and dasya-rasa. Sometimes, especially in the second part, he depicts in detail the beautiful forms of Sri Radha and Sri Govinda, as well as Their bodily limbs, Their ornaments and the astonishing paraphernalia used by Them. Such a comprehensive description of Sri Krsna and His companions will not be found in any other single scripture.
The conversation between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Raya Ramananda from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta.
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu is a book written by rasikacarya Srila Rupa Gosvami in an elaborate way about the science of devotional service, and by reading this book one can understand the meaning of devotional service. But to elaborately explain madhura-rasa, which is not dealt in great depth in Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, he wrote Sri Ujjvala-nilamani. It deals with every aspect of madhura-rasa. This book is the only definitive guide to madhura-rasa and ragamayi-bhakti.
Caution: This book will not be comprehensible unless one dives into the deep ocean of bhakti, i.e. Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu. Only after attaining proficiency in Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu should one dare to search for this blue emerald, Ujjvala-nilmani, found deep within the ocean of bhakti, otherwise one may get lost. We should very carefully understand the exalted position of this book and also appreciate the qualification that are required for hearing it.
Vaisnava-siddhanta-mala was originally composed in the Bengali language by the incarnation of auspiciousness upon this world, om visnupada Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, who is to be included as an intimate member among the eternal associates of Sri Sacinandana Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the purifier of the age of Kali and the source of all incarnations. It is a compilation of selected verses from the Vedic literatures to provide the reader with a comprehensive analysis of all questions related with sambhanda, abhideya and prayojan tattva.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, the highly exalted preceptor and crown jewel of Sri Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas, has masterfully crafted this incomparable narrative poem, Sri Prema-samputa, in a language that is simple, yet replete with deep meaning.
Once, Sri Krsna, disguised in the attire of a heavenly damsel, came to Srimati Radhika and stood before Her completely silent. The sight of this incredibly beautiful celestial damsel filled Srimati Radhika with bliss and She became most eager to befriend Her. Srimati Radhika asked Her several questions, but the girl offered no reply...
This incomparable narrative poem has been painted with the soft brush of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's supremely sweet and natural prema-bhakti and the color of the all enchanting nectar of rasa. This literary composition consists of four astonishing and delightfully charming stories of the mischievous meetings of the Divine Couple, Sri Sri Radha-Krsna. It is presented for rasika and bhavuka readers, as well as sadhakas who desire to taste vraja-rasa.
This book is a compilation of lectures by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja on Ratha-yatra, or the Cart Festival of Lord Jagannatha, the world's most ancient annual religious festival.
About the transcendental holy name of the Lord."When a qualified person chants harinama, this light diffuses, thus keeping the darkness of illusion away from the soul."
The life and teaching of Srila Haridasa Thakura, compiled from the narrations found in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta and Sri Caitanya-bhagavata.
A philosophical novel by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura which clarifies and examines distinctions between the behaviour, aspirations and destinations of various types of Vaisnavas, yogis and neophytes.
After taking shelter of this desire tree of aspirations presented by Srila Visvanath Cakravati Thakura, that is to say, in order to attain the desire for the seva described in this compilations, one should sincerely, and without duplicity, with body, mind and words, remain under the guidance of the devoted persons who are completely immersed in this seva. These topmost, incomparable and transcendental aspirations can then quickly be fulfilled. Thus, the name of this book, Sri Sankalpa-kalpadrumah, is appropriate, because it makes one's desires bear fruit. The sadhaka's life attains success only when the impetus to obtain these trancendental aspirations appear in the heart by the causeless mercy of guru and Vaisnavas.
This book by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura presents in eleven chapters the essential teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu (i.e. dasa-mula siksa) regarding the nature of pramana (proof); the relationship (sambandha) between Krsna, the jiva and maya which is ascertained in the Vedas; the means to attain the goal (sadhana) and the goal itself (sadhya).
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