Sri Caitanya-bhagavata is a famous book describing the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This biography of Lord Caitanya was written in Bengali by Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura and it particularly describes Lord Caitanya’s early years. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta is considered its sequel and its author Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami has emphatically requested his readers to read Sri Caitanya-bhagavata, thus revealing its paramount importance in the Gaudiya Vaisnava heritage. There is an elaborate commentary on Sri Caitanya-bhagavata entitled Gaudiya-bhasya by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura.
This great literature with its learned commentary is still printed in a single large volume and studied by followers of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. The text and its commentary have been translated into English by Sri Bhumipati Prabhu, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, and published from 1998 to 2005 in seven volumes.
Our classes on Sri Caitanya-bhagavata with Gaudiya-bhasya are meant to inspire and benefit Srila Prabhupada’s committed followers who actively participate in ISKCON as per his instructions and who regularly read his books.
When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Please note that the first session will be on Sunday 4 April 2021 (the appearance of Sri Srivasa Pandita). We plan to complete Sri Caitanya-bhagavata with Gaudiya-bhasya in three years, with classes from April to October each year. A detailed schedule of classes for 2021 can be seen at https://tinyurl.com/catuspathi2021.
Where: This will be an on-site and online class.
On-site campus: Paratattva Catuspathi, Ground Floor, Tulsi Bhavan, Ganganagar, Sri Mayapur.
For online, we will have a Telegram group, where we will share the zoom links for the classes. Recordings of the classes will also be posted on Youtube.
The classes will be conducted by HG Vidvan Gauranga Das.
Fees: All sastric classes conducted by us, including this course, will be based on the traditional system of daksina: students can financially contribute as they like and this will be considered a sign of mutual goodwill and trust, rather than a payment with obligations. And therefore, Paratattva Catuspathi reserves the right to remove dissident students.
Contact: Whatsapp +917384104165 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested devotees can click the link below to register. They will be asked for their e-mail, name, Whatsapp number and address in Mayapur. These will be required to notify them of the venue and update them of any changes in dates, timings or venue for particular sessions.
Teacher: HG Vidvan Gauranga Das