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1.       YADAVA                                                                  GVA

2.       YADAVACARYA                                                         GVA

3.       YADAVACARYA GOSVAMI/YADAVA MISRA           GVA,CCU

4.       YADAVA DASA                                                          GVA

5.       YADAVA KAVIRAJA                                                    GVA

6.       YADAVA KAVIRAJA                                                    GVA

7.       YADAVENDRA                                                 GVA

8.       YADAVENDU THAKURA                                              GVA

9.       YADU KAVICANDRA                                         CCU

10.     YADU GANGULI                                                        GVA,CCU

11.     YADUJIVANA TARKALANKAR                                       GVA

12.     YADUNANDANA                                                        GVA

13.     YADUNANDANA                                                        GVA,CCU

14.     YADUNANDANA/YADUNANDANACARYA               GVA

15.     YADUNANDANA ACARYA                                            GVA,CCU

16.     YADUNANDANA CAKRAVARTI                                     GVA

17.     YADUNANDANA CAKRAVARTI                                     GVA

18.     YADUNANDANA DASA/THAKURA                        GVA,GPC,CCU

19.     YADUNATHA                                                  GVA,CCU

20.     YADUNATHA                                                  GVA

21.     YADUNATHA                                                  GVA

22.     YADUNATHA CAKRAVARTI                                GVA

23.     YADUNATHA KAVICANDRA                               GVA,GPC

24.     YADUNATHA DIGVIJAYI                                             ---

25.     YADUNATHA HALADAR                                              GVA

26.     YADUNATHA VIDYABHUSANA                                     GVA

27.     YAMUNA                                                                 GVA

28.     YAMUNACARYA                                                        GVA

29.     YASOBANTA DASA                                                    CCU,BMO

30.     YASORAJ KHAN                                                        GVA

31.     YAVANA ADHIKARI                                                   GVA

32.     YAVANA CARA                                                          GVA

33.     YOGESVARA PANDITA                                               GVA

34.     YUGALA                                                                  GVA

 

 

 

1.       YADAVA:

 

          He was a disciple of Rasikananda prabhu.  (Rasikamangala Pascima 14.153)

 

2.       YADAVACARYA:

 

          He belonged to the subsidiary line descending from the spiritual lineage of Gadadhara Pandita.  (Sakhanirnayamrta 55)

 

3.       YADAVACARYA GOSVAMI OR YADAVA MISRA:

 

          He was the brother of Vishnupriya Devi and a resident of Vrndavana (CC. 1.8.67).  Krishnadasa Kaviraja sought his permission before taking up the task of writing CC.

 

          When Virabhadra Gosvami arrived at Vrndavana, Yadavacarya went with other devotees to welcome him.  He was the disciple of Kasisvara Gosvami of Vrndavana.  (BRK. 13.323-325, Premavilasa 18)

 

          The family priests of Mahaprabhu at Navadvipa claim to be descendants of Yadavacarya.

 

4.       YADAVA DASA:

 

          He belonged to the spiritual lineage of Advaita Acarya. (CC. 1.12.61)

 

5.       YADAVA KAVIRAJA:

 

          He was a resident of Kulia near Shrikhanda.  He belonged to the disciple-line of Narahari Sarkara.

 

6.       YADAVA KAVIRAJA:

 

          He was a disciple of Narottama Thakura. (Premavilasa 20)

 

7.       YADAVENDRA:

 

          He was a Vaishnava poet, his three poems are found in Padakalpataru.

 

8.       YADAVENDU THAKURA:

 

          He belonged to the family of Shrinivasa Acarya.  He was the elder brother of Radhamohana Thakura, the compiler of Padamrtasamudra.  His descendants live in the village of Daksinakhanda near Malihati. There are some padas which were composed by him.  (See also "Shrinivasa Acarya")

 

9.       YADU KAVICANDRA:

 

          The son of Ratnagarbha Acarya, brahmana by caste, and a resident of Shrihatta and Navadvipa.  He belonged to the spiritual lineage of Lord Nityananda. (Vaishnava Vandana of Jiva 244, Devaki 117, Vrndavanadasa 110, CBh. 2.1.151)

 

10.     YADU GANGULI:

 

          He belonged to the sakha of Gadadhara Pandita.  (CC. 1.12.86, Sakhanirnayamrta 34)

 

11.     YADUJIVANA TARKALANKAR:

 

          He was the court Pandita of King Mahendra of Sikharabhuma in Burdwan.  His daughter, Rama, was married to Mukunda, the

paternal grandfather of Rupa and Sanatana.

 

12.     YADUNANDANA:

 

          According to some scholars he married Vidyutmala, the daughter of Kamalakara Piplai. (Vaishnava-Acara-Darpana, see also "Virabhadra Gosvami")

 

13.     YADUNANDANA:

 

          He belonged to the sakha of Lord Chaitanya.  (CC. 1.10.119)

 

14.     YADUNANDANA/YADUNANDACARYA:

 

          He was a disciple of Virabhadra Gosvami and hailed from the Pippali clan in Shripata Jhamatpur.  Virabhadra married Yadunandana's two daughters, Shrimati and Narayani (Premavilasa 24, BRK. 13.250).  Yadunandana's wife was Laksmi (BRK. 13.251A 255)

 

15.     YADUNANDANA ACARYA:

 

          He belonged to the sakha of Advaita Prabhu (CC. 1.12.56). He was the family priest of Hiranyadasa of Saptagrama.  (CC. 3.6.161-162)

 

16.     YADUNANDANA CAKRAVARTI:

 

          He was a brahmana disciple of Dasa Gadadhara and hailed from Shripata Katoa (BRK. 9.352).  On the occasion of the death of Dasa Gadadhara, he invited devotees from all over to celebrate a festival in honor of Shri Gadadhara.  According to Haridasa Dasa (GVA. P. 161) family priests who serve the Deity of Mahaprabhu at Katoa in Burdwan, are Yadunandana's descendants (See "Gadadhara Dasa").  He made some contribution to Padavali literature.

 

17.     YADUNANDANA CAKRAVARTI:

 

          He was the teacher of Rasikananda when the later was a child.  (Rasikamangala Purva 9.27)

 

18.     YADUNANDANA DASA/THAKURA:

 

          He was a Vaidya by caste and a disciple of Hemalata, the daughter of Shrinivasa Acarya.  His Shripata was at Malihati village (or Meleti) to the north of Katoa.  He wrote the book titled Karnananda which contains a biography of Shrinivasa Acarya.

 

          Upon hearing this book Hemalata Devi was deeply impressed and named it Karnananda.  Yadunandana acquired great fame for his lucid translations of Vidagdhamadhava, Govindalilamrta and Krishnakarnamrta.  His poems have been included in Padamrtasamudra.  See the book Vaishnava Sahitya O Yadunandana for details.

 

The following is from GPC:

 

          This Yadunandana dasa was one of the five followers of Shri Chaitanya whose names were Yadunandana.  In 1459 Saka the great composer Shri Yadunandana dasa was born in the village of Khalihati, which was situated on the western bank of the Bhagirathi and the northern part of Kantakanagara, 13 crosa south of the district of Mursidabad.

 

          He belonged to a Vaidya family and was a favorite disciple of Shrimati Hemalata, daughter of Shrinivasa Acarya. In his book Karnananda, Shri Yadunandana dasa mentions the name of his guru at the end of every chapter and respectfully glorifies her:  "Hemalata, the daughter of Shrinivasa Acarya prabhu, is just like a creeper of divine love and is a beautiful creation of the Supreme Lord.  I, Yadunandana dasa, take pleasure in writing the book Karnananda, keeping her lotus feet fixed within my heart."

 

          He translated Shri Govinda-lilamrta in verse and in that book he states:

 

"Worship the feet of guru which is the only abode of peace

And which is the mine of all good qualities

The daughter of Acarya prabhu is Shri Hemalata,

whose name can bring fulfillment of all desires

Finding me in utter darkness of ignorance

and in utter damnation,

She gave me her kind refuge

And by her mercy my eyes have been opened

by throwing away the darkness of ignorance."

 

          Shrimati Hemalata Thakurani was a wonderful genius amongst the Vaishnavas in Gauda.  She, like her father Shrinivasa, preached the teaching of Lord Chaitanya everywhere.  Through her influence even the most wicked persons became interested and attracted to the path of devotion.

        Shri Yadunandana dasa was very sincere and devoted to his guru.  He frequently stayed at the house of Shrimati Hemalata in the village of Budhaipara on the western bank of the Bhagirathi, where he served her with utmost care.  There are no records available about Yadunandana's marriage or children. He was a versatile genius, composing numerous songs and translating many books into verse.  He wrote a book of poetry named Kunjarastava.  His translated poetry books are as follows:  Govindalilamrta, Krishnakarnamrta, Karnamrta (the original one), Gauralilapada and Krishnalila padas, etc.

 

19.     YADUNATHA:

 

          A resident of Kulinagrama who belonged to the sakha of Lord Chaitanya (CC. 1.10.80, Vaishnava Vandana of Jiva 268, Devaki 129, Vrndavanadasa 128).

 

          In Padakalpataru there are sixteen padas containing the bhanita of Yadunatha.  Editors Jagadvandhu Bhadra and Satisacandra Raya consider that the poet Yadu and Yadunatha are the same person and the author of Govinda-lilamrta. However, since no supporting evidence is cited for this argument, B.B. Majumdar in CCU p. 675 argues that the above mentioned persons were different people.  

 

20.     YADUNATHA:

 

          He was a disciple of Narottama Thakura and belonged to Shripata Gachpada.  His parents were Vipradasa and Bhagavati, and his brother was Ramanatha.  (Premavilasa 20)

 

21.     YADUNATHA:

 

          He was a disciple of Syamananda prabhu and belonged to Shripata Balarampura.  (Premavilasa 20)

 

22.     YADUNATHA CAKRAVARTI:

 

          He belonged to the subsidiary lines (Upasakha) descending from the spiritual lineage of Gadadhara Pandita. (Sakhanirnayamrta 44)

 

23.     YADUNATHA KAVICANDRA:

 

          He belonged to the sakha of Lord Nityananda (CC. 1.11.35).  Some believe that he hailed originally from either Burunga village of Shrihatta or Daksinagrama of Dhaka and later settled at Kulinagrama.  His father was Ratnagarbha Acarya. Yadunatha had two brothers namely Krishnananda and Jiva. Yadunatha's father and Lord Gauranga's father were residents of the same village.  Yadunatha was a contemporary of Lord Gauranga (CB. 2.1.296-300)

 

24.     YADUNATHA DIGVIJAYI:

 

          According to Premavilasa 24 this Yadunatha entered into arguments with Haridasa Thakura and after acknowledging defeat surrendered and sought refuge at the feet of Haridasa.

 

25.     YADUNATHA HALDAR:

 

          According to Pataparyatana he was a disciple of Abhirama Gosvami and belonged to Shripata Radhanagar.

 

26.     YADUNATHA VIDYABHUSANA:

 

          He was a disciple of Narottama Thakura.  At first he was a staunch critic of Narottama, but later he became a devout Vaishnava. 

(Premavilasa 19) (See also "Rupanarayana")

 

27.     YAMUNA:

 

          She was the daughter of Shrinivasa Acarya. 

(Anuragavalli 7)

 

28.     YAMUNACARYA:

 

          He was the guru of Ramanuja and a noted exponent of Visistadvaitavada.  His other name was Alavandar.  Some of the slokas composed by him under the title "Stotraratna" have been accepted with great respect by Gaudiya Gosvamis.

 

29.     YASOBANTA DASA:

 

          Yasobanta Dasa was one of the five associates of the panchasakhas.  According to Udaya Kahani, Yasobanta was born in the village Arabanga, near Jagatsinghpur in the district of Cuttack in 1487 A.D.  His father's name was Jagu Mallik and mother was Rekha Devi.  Some scholars are of the opinion that he was a Ksatriya or Mahanayaka.  He came in contact with Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu when he went to Orissa.  It is said that Yasobanta was initiated by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Puri.  After his initiation he returned home and began to lead a life of religious meditation and wrote books on the science of bhakti as taught by Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. 

          The following is a popular story about Yasobanta:  When Yasobanta was in his teens, he was watching over the cornfield to keep out deer and wild boars when the Lord suddenly appeared before him and said, "Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is My incarnation, thus you should accept initiation from Him and serve His feet.  Thereafter you shall preach the message of Mahaprabhu and save the fallen souls from their sinful lives." The Lord vanished and Yasobanta set out to find his master. After some time he saw Lord Gauranga, the son of Saci, and fell prostrate at His feet.  Mahaprabhu embraced Yasobanta and addressed him as Swarupa Tirth.  He initiated Yasobanta into the name of Hari, and named him Suvaher (Iswara Dasa's Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata, compiled by A.B. Mohanty, Utkal University, Chapter XLVI). 

          It is also mentioned in Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Iswar Dasa) that Yasobanta was a constant singer in the sankirtana party.  In Cuttack he joined the sankirtana party which was engaged in a Mahautsava organized by King Prataparudradeva.        In Chourasi Ajna it is mentioned that he was present at the time of the demonstration and took a major role.  During the demonstration Shri Chaitanya, King Prataparudradeva and Sarvabhauma were present (Sudarsana Dasa's Chourasi Ajna manuscript preserved in Utkal University Library, Chapter XLIII). 

          Taking initiation from Shri Chaitanya had a great impact on him and thus he wrote a number of books revealing the teachings of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.  Among these works, Premabhakti brahmagita elucidates the path of prema-bhakti in great detail.  Previously he had been a follower of jnanamisrabhakti.

 

30.     YASORAJ KHAN:

 

          He acquired fame as the first poet to compose poems in Vrajvuli.

 

31.     YAVANA ACARYA:

 

          He was the provincial Muslim ruler referred to in the following entry "Yavana Cara" (Cc. 2.16.178-199).  For details see entries under "Mahapatra" or "Visvasa")

 

32.     YAVANA CARA:

 

          He worked as a spy under one of the provincial rulers of King Prataparudra of Orissa.  When Lord Chaitanya arrived at the border of Orissa on His way to Vrndavana, Yavana Cara, knowing that the Lord drew large crowds wherever He went, wanted to avoid any political difficulties.  Thus he approached the Lord to inquire about His intentions and was very moved by this meeting (Cc. 2.16.168)

 

33.     YOGESVARA PANDITA:

 

          He was the eldest son of Nilambara Cakravarti and a resident of Belpukhuria, Navadvipa.  (Premavilasa 7)

 

34.     YUGALA:

 

          He was a disciple of Rasikananda prabhu.  (Rasikamangala Pascima 14.131)