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Shri Krishna Das Kabiraj Gosvami;


Shri Krishnadas Kabiraj Gosvami was born in a Vaidya family of physicians at the village of Jhamatpur, within the district of Barddhaman, near Katwa. His father was Shri Bhagirath, and his mother was Shri Sunanda. He had a younger brother named Syam das. Deities of NitaiGaurachandra and Shri Madan Gopal are still being worshipped at Jhamatpur along with a piece of wood reputed to be the remains of the wooden sandals of Kabiraj Gosvami. More information about the early life of Shri Kabiraj is available in a book called Ananda ratnavali.


To go to Krishna das Kabiraj's birthplace at Jhamatpur one has to take a train North from Katwa (which is on the Nabadwip line) and get down at the second stop, Jhamatpur/Baharan. From there it is about a twenty minute walk to Kabiraj Gosvami's ancestral home.

Krishna das Kabiraj Gosvami's contribution to the Baisnab community will be forever remembered. He is the celebrated author of Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita, Govinda Lilamrta and a commentary on Krishna Karnamrta entitled Saranga Rangada. In presenting these waterfalls of nectar he has bestowed immortality on the contaminated souls of this age.

There is another work which has been ascribed to him entitled Shri Chaitanya Ganoddesh Dipika, also known as Swarup Varnon or Swarup Nirnoy. This, like Kabi Karnapur's book is a description of the associates of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

There are two manuscripts available; one at Patbari, Barahanagar (No.B/194) and the other at Bangiya Sahitya Parisad (No. 1655).


He was known in Braja lila as either Ratnarekha or Kasturi manjari.

There is a grand festival held in Jhamatpur on the occasion of his disappearance on the twelfth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Asvin, two days after Bijoy dasami. There is also a celebration in Radha kund, where his samadhi is located.