Sri Virabhadra Goswami Avirbhbava [appearance day] Thursday, novemberr 1, 2018 [Mayapura, West Bengal, Bharata Bhumi Time]

November 4, 2018 in Articles, Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

Subject: Sri Virabhadra Goswami Avirbhbava [appearance day] Thursday, novemberr 1, 2018 [Mayapura, West Bengal, Bharata Bhumi Time]
Srila Prabhupada glorifies Sri Virabhadra Goswami
compiled by Yasoda nandana dasa
Srī-vīrabhadra gosāñi–skandha-mahāśākhā
tāṅra upaśākhā yata, asaṅkhya tāra lekhā

SYNONYMS

śrī-vīrabhadra gosāñi—of the name Śrī Vīrabhadra Gosāñi; skandha—of the trunk; mahā-śākhā—the biggest branch; tāṅra—his; upaśākhā—subbranches; yata—all; asaṅkhya—innumerable; tāra—of that; lekhā—the description.

TRANSLATION

After Nityānanda Prabhu, the greatest branch is Vīrabhadra Gosāñi, who also has innumerable branches and subbranches. It is not possible to describe them all.

PURPORT

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura describes Vīrabhadra Gosāñi as the direct son of Śrīla Nityānanda Prabhu and a disciple of Jāhnavā-devī. His real mother was Vasudhā. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, verse 67, he is mentioned as an incarnation of Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu. Therefore Vīrabhadra Gosāñi is nondifferent from Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahāprabhu. In a village of the name Jhāmaṭapura, in the district of Hugali, Vīrabhadra Gosāñi had a disciple named Yadunāthācārya, who had two daughters-a real daughter named Śrīmatī and a foster daughter named Nārāyaṇī. Both these daughters married, and they are mentioned in Bhakti-ratnākara (Thirteenth Wave). Vīrabhadra Gosāñi had three disciples who are celebrated as his sons-Gopījana-vallabha, Rāmakṛṣṇa and Rāmacandra. The youngest, Rāmacandra, belonged to the Śāṇḍilya dynasty and had the surname Vaṭavyāla. He established his family at Khaḍadaha, and its members are known as the gosvāmīs of Khaḍadaha. The eldest disciple, Gopījana-vallabha, was a resident of a village known as Latā, near the Mānakara railway station in the district of Burdwan. The second, Rāmakṛṣṇa, lived near Māladaha, in a village named Gayeśapura. Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura notes that since these three disciples belonged to different gotras, or dynasties, and also had different surnames and lived in different places, it is not possible to accept them as real sons of Vīrabhadra Gosāñi. Rāmacandra had four sons, of whom the eldest was Rādhāmādhava, whose third son was named Yādavendra. Yādavendra’s son was Nandakiśora, his son was Nidhikṛṣṇa, his son was Caitanyacāṇḍa, his son was Kṛṣṇamohana, his son was Jaganmohana, his son was Vrajanātha, and his son was Śyāmalāla Gosvāmī. This is the genealogical table given by Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura for the descendants of Vīrabhadra Gosāñi. Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/11/8

īśvara ha-iyā kahāya mahā-bhāgavata
veda-dharmātīta hañā veda-dharme rata

SYNONYMS

īśvara—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; ha-iyā—being; kahāya—calls Himself; mahā-bhāgavata—great devotee; veda-dharma—the principles of Vedic religion; atīta—transcendental; hañā—being; veda-dharme—in the Vedic system; rata—engaged.

TRANSLATION

Although Vīrabhadra Gosāñi was the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He presented Himself as a great devotee. And although the Supreme Godhead is transcendental to all Vedic injunctions, He strictly followed the Vedic rituals. Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/11/9

adyāpi yāṅhāra kṛpā-mahimā ha-ite
caitanya-nityānanda gāya sakala jagate

SYNONYMS

adyāpi—until today; yāṅhāra—whose; kṛpā—mercy; mahimā—glorious; ha-ite—from; caitanya-nityānanda—Śrī Caitanya-Nityānanda; gāya—sing; sakala—all; jagate—in the world.

TRANSLATION

It is by the glorious mercy of Śrī Vīrabhadra Gosāñi that people all over the world now have the chance to chant the names of Caitanya and Nityānanda. Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/11/11

sei vīrabhadra-gosāñira la-inu śaraṇa
yāṅhāra prasāde haya abhīṣṭa-pūraṇa

SYNONYMS

sei—that; vīrabhadra-gosāñira—of Śrī Vīrabhadra Gosāñi; la-inu—I take; śaraṇa—shelter; yāṅhāra—whose; prasāde—by mercy; haya—it becomes so; abhīṣṭa-pūraṇa—fulfillment of desire.

TRANSLATION

I therefore take shelter of the lotus feet of Vīrabhadra Gosāñi so that by His mercy my great desire to write Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta will be properly guided. Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/11/12

sarvaśākhā-śreṣṭha vīrabhadra gosāñi
tāṅra upaśākhā yata, tāra anta nāi

SYNONYMS

sarva-śākhā-śreṣṭha—the best of all the branches; vīrabhadra gosāñi—of the name Vīrabhadra Gosāñi; tāṅra upaśākhā—His subbranches; yata—all; tāra—of them; anta—limit; nāi—there is not.

TRANSLATION

Among all the branches of Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu, Vīrabhadra Gosāñi was the topmost. His subbranches were unlimited. Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/11/56

rāḍhadeśe janmilā ṭhākura nityānanda
gaṅgādāsa paṇḍita, gupta murāri, mukunda

SYNONYMS

rāḍha-deśe—the place where there is no Ganges; janmilā—took birth; ṭhākura nityānanda—Nityānanda Prabhu; gaṅgādāsa paṇḍita—of the name Gaṅgādāsa Paṇḍita; gupta murāri—of the name Murāri Gupta; mukunda—of the name Mukunda.

TRANSLATION

In Rāḍhadeśa, the part of Bengal where the Ganges is not visible, Nityānanda Prabhu, Gaṅgādāsa Paṇḍita, Murāri Gupta and Mukunda took birth.
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