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Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita
By Paramhansa Shrila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami
Summarized by Purnaprajna Dasa
Edited by Swami Gaurangapada

Layout by Pankaja dasa





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The reasons for Lord Krishna's appearance

The reasons for Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's appearance

Advaita Acharya petitions the Lord to appear

The appearance of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Sitadevi, the wife of Advaita Acharya, comes to see the Lord

Nilambara Chakravarti describes the Lord's  bodily features

Baby Nimai induces the neighborhood ladies to perform sankirtana      

The anna-prashana ceremony       

Nimai eats dirt         

Nimai repeatedly eats the brahmana's cooked food       

Two thieves try to rob the Lord's gold ornaments

On Ekadashi, Nimai asks for prasada from Hiranya and Jagadisha's house      

Nimai steals milk and rice from neighbor's houses

Nimai teases the brahmanas at the Ganga

Nimai takes the offerings of the young girls        

Lakshmi, the daughter of Vallabhacharya  

Nimai sits on discarded cooking pots        

After Jagannatha Mishra rebukes Nimai, a brahmana appears in his dream      

The hate khadi ceremony   


The Lord's teachers, Vishnu and Sudarshana       

Nimai asks His mother not to eat grains on Ekadashi      

Vishvarupa takes sannyasa 

Jagannatha Mishra passes away from this world  

Vanamali arranges Nimai's marriage with Lakshmi



Nimai Pandita begins teaching       

The Lord journeys to East Bengal  

Tapana Mishra meets the Lord      

Lakshmi dies in separation from the Lord  

Keshava Kashmiri arrives at Navadvipa     

Nimai Pandita analyzes Keshava Kashmiri's poetry

Keshava Kashmiri surrenders to the Lord  



Nimai Pandita, the child-scholar      

The Lord travels to Gaya and is initiated by Ishvara Puri 

Mother Sachi nullifies her offense to Advaita Acharya      

Advaita Acharya sees the universal form of the Lord      

Nityananda Prabhu's childhood      

Meeting of Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda, the sad-bhuja form 

Jagai and Madhai delivered  

The maha-prakasha at Shrivasa Thakura's house 

Mukunda Datta receives the Lord's mercy 

In the mood of Lord Varaha

The Lord explains the "harer nama" verse 

Gopala Chapala attacked by leprosy        

Advaita Acharya's displeasure at being treated respectfully by the Lord 

Murari Gupta 

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu plants a mango seed 

In the mood of Lord Nrisimhadeva 

An astrologer comes to the Lord's house  

In the mood of Balarama   

The meeting with Chand Kazi        

Nimai Pandita discusses animal sacrifice    

One of Shrivasa Pandita's sons dies, during sankirtana    

Nimai Pandita is criticized for chanting the names of the gopis   

The Lord decides to accept the renounced order of life   

The Lord meets Keshava Bharati at Katwa

After taking sannyasa, the Lord is known as Shri Krishna Chaitanya      



Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu starts for Vrindavana 

Nityananda Prabhu leads the Lord to Advaita Acharya's house   

Advaita Acharya offers the Lord prasada   

Nityananda Prabhu and Advaita Acharya joke      

Sankirtana at Advaita Acharya's house      

Mother Sachi comes to Shantipura to see her son

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu decides to reside at Jagannatha Puri

Four persons accompany the Lord to Nilachala    

At Remuna, the temple of Kheer-chora-gopinatha

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu relates the pastimes of Madhavendra Puri  

Madhavendra Puri arrives at Vrindavana    

Lord Gopala installed atop Govardhana Hill

In a dream, Madhavendra Puri ordered to bring sandalwood      

Madhavendra Puri arrives at Remuna        

Gopinatha steals kheera for Madhavendra Puri     

Madhavendra Puri at Jagannatha Puri        

Madhavendra Puri returns to Remuna       

The verse recited by Madhavendra Puri at the end of his life      

At the temple of Sakshi-gopala at Kataka 

Nityananda Prabhu relates the story of the two brahmanas       

The Deity Gopala travels to Vidyanagara to serve as a witness  

Nityananda Prabhu breaks the Lord's danda into three pieces    

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu travels alone to Jagannatha Puri     

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu faints upon seeing Lord Jagannatha 

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya takes the Lord to his house 

Gopinatha Acharya and Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya argue        

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya instructs Vedanta to Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu   

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu explains Vedanta      

The Lord explains the "atmarama" shloka 

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's ecstasy       

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya receives maha-prasada       

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya composes two verses         

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya substitutes "bhakti-pade" for "mukti-pade" 

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu expresses his desire to tour South India     

Krishnadasa selected to accompany the Lord      

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya requests the Lord to meet Ramananda Raya        

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu departs- Nityananda's prediction     

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's method of preaching while touring South India   

The brahmana, Kurma, at Kurmakshetra   

Vasudeva, the leper 

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu meets Ramananda Raya      

The Lord asks Ramananda Raya to describe life's ultimate goal 

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu poses questions, Ramananda answers       

The glories of the holy name of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna    

The Buddhist acharya confronts the Lord  

Vyenkata Bhatta      

The authority in the matter of reading Bhagavad-gita      

The Lord and Vyenkata Bhatta discuss Lord Narayana and Lord Krishna

Meeting with Paramananda Puri     

Ramadasa Vipra's grief dispelled by the explanation of Kurma Purana   

The Bhattatharis entice Krishnadasa

The 5th chapter of Brahma-samhita discovered at the Adi-keshava temple      

At Udupi, the Lord meets the acharya of the Madhva sampradaya       

At Pandarapura, the Lord initiates Tukarama       

Ranga Puri informs the Lord of Vishvarupa's disappearance at Pandarapura     

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu finds Bilvamangala's Krishna-karnamrita     

The Lord returns to Ramananda Raya      

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu returns to Jagannatha Puri    

King Prataparudra desires to meet Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu   

The Lord resides at Kashi Mishra's house  

Residents of Jagannatha Puri introduced to the Lord       

Kala Krishnadasa rejected by the Lord      

Krishnadasa dispatched to Bengal  

Svarupa Damodara arrives at Jagannatha Puri     

Govinda arrives, to engage as the Lord's personal servant        

Brahmananda Bharati's deerskin     

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya requests the Lord to meet the King 

Ramananada Raya arrives at Jagannatha Puri      

King Prataparudra's lamentation     

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya suggests how the King can meet the Lord  

From the palace roof, the King sees the devotees from Bengal arrive   

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu meets the devotees from Bengal    

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu meets Haridasa Thakura      

The Lord accepts prasada, along with all the devotees   

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's sankirtana at the Jagannatha temple       

Nityananda Prabhu requests the Lord to give a garment to the King     

Ramananda Raya acts as the King's diplomat      

The King's son comes to meet Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu       

Cleaning the Gundicha temple        

The Lord and the devotees take prasada  

Nityananda and Advaita mock-fight

The Netrotsava festival      

The dayitas place Lord Jagannatha upon His ratha         

The chariot of Lord Jagannatha is pulled by the gaudas, but moves by the Lord's will 

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu organizes the sankirtana parties during Ratha-yatra

The Lord appears simultaneously in all seven sankirtana parties 

Shrivasa Thakura slaps Harichandana       

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's ecstasy at Ratha-yatra      

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu exhibits the meaning of Ratha-yatra

The Lord's absorption in the mood of the gopis  

King Prataparudra picks up the Lord, who then expresses disgust        

The food offerings at Balagandi     

King Prataparudra recites the chapters describing the rasa-dance

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu bestows His mercy upon the King   

The Lord and the devotees accept prasada in the garden

After all else fails, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu pushes the ratha with His head 

Lord Jagannatha remains at the Gundicha temple 

The Lord and the devotees have pastimes in the water of the Indradyumna lake       

The Hera-panchami festival 

Svarupa Damodara describes the different classes of gopis       

Svarupa Damodara describes the pastimes of Radha and Krishna        

Shrivasa Thakura in the mood of Narada Muni     

Description of Vrindavana   

The Lord orders the residents of Kulina-grama to make silk ropes        

Advaita Acharya worships Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu    

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His devotees enact the Lord's pastimes         

The Lord bids the devotees from Bengal farewell 

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes how His mother offers Him food 

The devotional service of Raghava Pandita

Satyaraja Khan asks about the symptoms of a Vaishnava        

Mukunda dasa, the royal physician 

Murari Gupta's devotion to Lord Rama     

Vasudeva Datta's appeal for the deliverance of all souls  

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya invites the Lord for lunch     

Amogha criticizes Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu      

The deliverance of Amogha 

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu decides to visit Vrindavana   

Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya and Ramananda Raya create impediments 

The devotees from Bengal arrive at Jagannatha Puri       

Further description of the symptoms of a Vaishnava      

Pundarika Vidyanidhi slapped in a dream   

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu departs for Vrindavana        

The King's arrangements and his meeting with the Lord  

Gadadhara Pandita breaks his vow of kshetra-sannyasa  

At the Orissan border, the Lord bestows His mercy upon the Mohammedan governor

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu arrives at Bengal       

Nrisimhananda Brahmachari mentally constructs a road for the Lord     

The Lord arrives at Ramakeli         

Keshava Chatri advises the Mohammedan King    

Dabira Khasa and Sakara Mallika go to surrender to the Lord    

Sanatana advises the Lord not to visit Vrindavana with such a crowd    

From Kanai Natasala, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu turns back to Nilachala       

Raghunatha dasa meets the Lord at Advaita Acharya's house    

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu bids farewell to His mother  

The Lord's return to Jagannatha Puri        

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu again departs for Vrindavana

The Lord passes through the jungle- His pastimes with the animals      

The Lord appreciates Balabhadra Bhattacharya's service 

Tapana Mishra meets Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Kashi        

Discussions of the Maharastriyan brahmana and Prakashananda Sarasvati       

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu comments on the Mayavadis

The Lord arrives at Mathura

The Sanodiya brahmana takes the Lord on a tour of Vrindavana

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's pastimes with the plants and animals      

The male and female parrot

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discovers Radha-kunda        

The Lord sees the Gopala Deity at Ganthuli-grama         

The Deities of Nanda, Yashoda and Krishna, within a cave        

Krishnadasa receives the Lord's mercy at Tentuli-tala      

People think that Krishna has once again appeared at the Kaliya lake   

Balabhadra Bhattacharya requests the Lord to leave Vrindavana

The Mohammedan Pathana soldiers

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu arrives at Prayaga     

Sanatana frees himself from the Nawab's service 

Rupa and Shri Vallabha meet the Lord at Prayaga

Vallabha Bhattacharya invites the Lord to his home        

Raghupati Upadhyaya meets Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

How Rupa and Sanatana Gosvamis lived in Vrindavana   

The Lord instructs Rupa Gosvami at Dasashvamedha-ghata      

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu departs for Varanasi  

Sanatana escapes from prison      

Sanatana gives the gold coins to the landholder   

Sanatana meets his brother-in-law at Hajipura     

The meeting of Sanatana and Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Kashi       

Sanatana's wool blanket     

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu instructs Sanatana Gosvami  

The astrologer, Sarvagya    

Sanatana inquires about the Kali-yugavatara        

Four-headed Brahma comes to visit Lord Krishna at Dvaraka     

The  qualities of a devotee 

Narada Muni and Mrigari the hunter

The Maharastriyan brahmana invites all the Mayavadis, as well as the Lord     

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu discusses with Prakashananda Sarasvati     

Further discussions with Prakashananda Sarasvati 

Subuddhi Raya        

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu returns to Jagannatha Puri    

Krishnadasa Kaviraja encourages the devotees to relish the Lord's pastimes    



A dog joins the party from Bengal  

Rupa Gosvami arrives at Jagannatha Puri  

Rupa Gosvami composes a verse during Ratha-yatra     

Rupa Gosvami recites verses from his two dramas        

Shivananda Sena tests Nakula Brahmachari, a devotee empowered by the Lord        

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's avirbhava manifestation    

Nrisimhananda Brahmachari brings Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Bengal        

Bhagavan Acharya's brother, Gopala, arrives at Nilachala

Junior Haridasa begs rice from Madhavadevi       

What took place after Junior Haridasa was rejected by the Lord

The son of the young brahmani widow     

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu sends Damodara Pandita to His mother     

Haridasa Thakura tells the Lord how the conditioned souls will be delivered     

The history of Haridasa Thakura    

Ramachandra Khan tries to deviate Haridasa Thakura by sending a prostitute  

Nityananda Prabhu comes to the house of Ramachandra Khan  

The Mohammedan finance minister punishes Ramachandra Khan

Haridasa Thakura stays under the care of Hiranya and Govardhana      

Gopala Chakravarti criticizes Haridasa Thakura     

Advaita Acharya offers Haridasa Thakura the sraddha-patra      

Mayadevi tries to allure Haridasa Thakura 

Sanatana gets itching, oozing sores all over his body     

Sanatana Gosvami arrives at Jagannatha Puri      

The devotion of Shri Vallabha, Sanatana's brother

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu dissuades Sanatana from committing suicide        

Sanatana comes to see the Lord by walking along the beach at noon  

Jagadananda Pandita advises Sanatana to return to Vrindavana  

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu chastises Jagadananda Pandita       

The Lord describes His feelings about Sanatana's afflicted body 

Sanatana Gosvami's body is transformed by the Lord's embrace

The books compiled by Sanatana Gosvami and Jiva Gosvami   

The Lord sends Pradyumna Mishra to Ramananda Raya  

How Ramananda Raya trains the devi-dasis         

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu spreads religious principles through men of low birth       

The drama written by a brahmana from Bengal   

Svarupa Damodara rejects the drama and chastises its author   

Raghunatha dasa and the Mohammedan chaudhuri        

Raghunatha dasa goes to meet Lord Nityananda at Panihati      

The chira-dahi festival        

Nityananda Prabhu brings Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Panihati         

Lord Nityananda bestows His mercy upon Raghunatha dasa      

Raghunatha dasa gives charity to the devotees    

With the help of Yadunandana Acharya, Raghunatha dasa leaves home

Raghunatha dasa arrives at Jagannatha Puri        

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes Hiranya and Govardhana  

Raghunatha dasa begs for food at the Simha-dvara       

The Lord's instructions to Raghunatha dasa         

Govardhana sends men and money for his son    

Raghunatha dasa gives up standing at the Simha-dvara   

The Lord gives Raghunatha dasa a govardhana-shila and gunja-mala    

Raghunatha dasa takes the rice discarded by the shopkeepers  

Vallabha Bhatta comes to meet the Lord at Jagannatha Puri      

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu glorifies the devotees before Vallabha Bhatta       

Vallabha Bhatta imposes himself upon Gadadhara Pandita        

Vallabha Bhatta argues with the Lord and His associates 

Vallabha Bhatta gives up his pride  

Ramachandra Puri comes to Jagannatha Puri       

Ramachandra Puri rejected by Madhavendra Puri, Ishvara Puri blessed  

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu reduces His eating     

Ramachandra Puri departs, to the great relief of the devotees   

Gopinatha Pattanayaka is raised onto the changa 

The King rewards Gopinatha Pattanayaka  

Bhavananda Raya and his sons      

Raghava Pandita's wife, Damayanti's cooking      

The devotees from Bengal arrive as the Lord is engaged in water pastimes     

The beda-sankirtana 

Govinda crosses over the Lord's body to massage His legs       

The Lord eats all the prasada kept in storage      

Shivananda's eldest son, Chaitanya dasa   

The passing away of Haridasa Thakura     

Lord Nityananda curses Shivananda Sena's sons to die   

Shivananda Sena's nephew, Shrikanta, goes alone to see the Lord       

Parameshvara Modaka       

Jagadananda Pandita visits Sachimata and Advaita Acharya       

Jagadananda Pandita prepares sandalwood oil for the Lord       

When the Lord refuses the oil, Jagadananda fasts

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu requests Jagadananda to feed Him  

Jagadananda Pandita prepares a pillow and mattress for the Lord        

Svarupa Damodara prepares another mattress from shredded banana leaves  

Jagadananda Pandita goes to Vrindavana  

Jagadananda Pandita resides with Sanatana Gosvami      

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu saved by Govinda from embracing a devi-dasi      

Raghunatha Bhatta travels to Jagannatha Puri with Ramadasa Vishvasa 

Description of Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami         

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu dreams that He sees the rasa-dance

A woman places her foot on the Lord's shoulder to climb the Garuda-stambha

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes the yogi of His mind        

The devotees find the Lord lying unconscious by the Simha-dvara        

The Lord at Chataka-parvata        

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes how He had gone to Govardhana Hill     

At night, the Lord talks at length, in the mood of Radharani      

Ramananda Raya and Svarupa Damodara assist the Lord in His ecstasy

Kalidasa eats the remnants of all the Vaishnavas in Bengal        

Kalidasa and Jhadu Thakura

Kalidasa drinks the water that washed the Lord's lotus feet       

The value of service unto three special items      

Shivananda Sena's son, Puridasa, composes a verse      

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes the aroma of Krishna-phela        

The nectar of Lord Krishna's lips    

The Lord is found unconscious among the cows near the Simha-dvara  

The vibration of Krishna's flute      

The Lord, along with His associates, wanders from garden to garden   

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu jumps into the sea    

The Lord is rescued by a fisherman

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describes Krishna's pastimes with the gopis in the water  

The gopis offer food to Radha-Krishna     

Advaita Acharya's sonnet      

In the mood of Krishna's departure for Mathura   

The Lord injures His face on the Gambhira's walls

Shankara Pandita, the Lord's pillow

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu sees Krishna in the Jagannatha-vallabha garden    

The scent of Krishna's body


Vrindavana dasa Thakura      

Lord Nityananda's mercy upon Krishnadasa Kaviraja       

Minaketana Ramadasa       

Lord Nityananda appears in Krishnadasa's dream 

Krishnadasa goes to Vrindavana    

Inspiration for writing Shri Chaitanya-charitamrita 

The original author's appeal