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Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, manifested by Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, is the crown jewel of Gaudiya Vaishnava literature. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada had once said that if for some reason all the Vaishnava literature, except Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, disappear from this world, still the deliverance of the entire world would be possible, due to the presence of this glorious scripture. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta has three parts—Adi-Lila, Madhya-Lila and Antya-Lila. The present edition is the Hindi translation of the original Sri Caitanya Caritamrta in Bengali, published by Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti Trust. In this edition, not only the three commentaries ('Amrta Pravaha Bhasya' of Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakur, 'Anubhasya' commentary of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada, and 'Amrtanukana' commentary of Sri Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja) from the original Bengali edition of GVST have been included but along with that a special commentary, 'Amrtanukanika' as instructed by Srila Gurudeva, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja has been added. This commentary is based on the relevant articles from Gaudiya Patrika and some books provided by Srila Gurudeva from his library and his lectures, which makes this edition all the more magnificent.
This first volume discusses the in-depth ontological details of six principles (Guru, Isa-bhaktas, Isvara, Isavatara, Isa-prakasam, and Isa-sakti) each having distinct features which are diversities of the same Absolute Truth. The reasons for the appearance of Sri Krsna as Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu are also explained.