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Predictions about Lord Gauranga
Q. What are the predictions about the spread of Lord Gauranga's Name and Pastimes in Kali Yuga?
A. by Swami Gaurangapada:
Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura in Samalochana, Sajjana Tosani 4/3:
shri chaitanya-lila sakala bhasaya likhita haoya prayojaniya.
“It it very urgently required to translate and publish the books about the pastimes of Lord Shri Gauranga Mahaprabhu into all the languages of the world.
ati alpa dinera madhei mahaprabhu sarva desa vyapi haiya eka matra upasya-tattva haitechen.
“This is so urgently necessary because in a very short time, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu will become the sole object of worship or the Supreme Worshippable Lord in all the villages, towns, and cities of the world. If this books about His pastimes are available in various languages, people can read and hear them regularly and thus constantlyincrease and nourish their faith in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Shri Gauranga Mahaprabhu."
In the 15th Chapter of Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya, Shripad Ramanucharya came to know about Lord Gauranga’s incarnation from Lord Jagannatha Himself in Puri Dhama. He then decided become a staunch Gauranga-Bhakta and to reveal all the references hidden in the revealed scriptures about Lord Gauranga and thus flood the three planetary systems of the universe with Gauranga Bhakti, making everyone to Gauranga-bhaktas and tot ake up the chanting of His Holy Name.. At that time Lord Jagannatha said:
gaura-lila ati gudha rakhibe gopane; se lilara aprakate pabe sarva jane.
“Please keep this Gauranga-Lila very secret until Lord Gauranga completes His pastimes in this world. After this, the whole world will get the great treasure of Gauranga's Name and Pastimes.”
The Urdhvamnaya Tantra also predicts that Nityananda Gauranga Name and Pastimes will be broadcasted all over the world very soon:
dhanye kalau sampravishte, gaura-lila manorama; prakata bhavita hy etat, vyaktam tada bhavishyati.
“The advent of the age of Kali is most auspicious because in the near future the most wonderful and enchanting Holy Names and Pastimes of Lord Shri Gauranga Mahaprabhu will be most openly and widely established and broadcasted.”
Lord Shri Gauranga Mahaprabhu Himself predicted that His holy names will spread all over the world in the Chaitanya-bhagavata (Antya 4.126):
prithivite ache yata nagaradi-grama; sarvatra pracara haibe mora nama.
“My Name of Gauranga will be broadcasted and glorified in all various towns, villages, cities, countries and continents of the world.”
It is also predicted by Shrila Nityananda Prabhu in Shri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya that:
adbhuta mandira ei haibe prakasa; gaurangera nitya-seva haibe vikasa.
“Very soon, a most wonderful and superexcellent temple will manifest in Shri Mayapura, Navadvipa-dhama. From this temple, the eternal service to Lord Gauranga will spread and expand throughout the world." (Note: This temple is the Yogapitha temple which was built by Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada at the birthplace of Lord Gauranga in Mayapura Dhama.)
Also the 1st Chapter of Shri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya states that:
ara eka gudha katha suna sarva jana; kali jive yogya vastu gaura-lila dhana.
“Please hear a most confidential secret. The most suitable thing for the conditioned souls in Kali-yuga is the supreme the treasure of Lord Gauranga's Lila (pastimes).”
kali-jivera aparadha asankhya durvara; gaura nama vina tara nahika uddhara.
“The offnses of the living entities in Kali-yuga are unlimited, insurmountable and formidable. The only hope for their deliverance is the chanting of the Holy Name of Lord Gauranga.”
ataeva gaura vina kalite upaya; na dekhi kothaya ara sastra phukaraya.
“Therefore I see no other means except Lord Gauranga for everyone’s deliverance in Kali-yuga and this is the repeated declaration of all Vedic scriptures.”