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Seventh Goswami

Shrila Sacchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Rupa-vilasa dasa

2003 by Rupa-vilasa dasa

All Rights Reserved



1. Prologue

2. Family Lineage

3. Birth and Infancy

4. Schooling

5. Marriage and Studies in Calcutta

6. College

7. Orissa

8. Deputy Magistrate

9. Preaching Days Begin

10. The Thakura in Puri

11. The Chastisemant of Bisakisen

12. Vaishnava Studies and Two Mahatmas

13. Royal Conspiracy

14. Krishna-samhita and Other Works

15. Initiation and Shrila Jagannatha Dasa Babaji

16. Bhakti Bhavan

17. Bankim Chandra and a Flow of Books

18. Discovery of Lord Shri Chaitanya's Birthsite

19. Preaching the Holy Name

20. A Mighty Pen

21. Retirement and Expansion of Preaching

22. His Preaching Reaches the Western World

23. Preaching and Publishing Until the Last

24. Bhakti Kuti and Svananda-sukhada-kunja

25. Acceptance of Babaji-vesha

26. Last Days

27. Summary of Life and Qualities

28. His Daily Schedule

29. His Character

30. His Writing

31. His Predictions

32. Appendices

33. Glossary


A Biography of

His Divine Grace

Shrila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura


by Rupa-vilasa dasa Adhikari

Edited by Karnamrta dasa Adhikari


"I have not yet seen the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan,

but I consider you to be the Seventh Goswami."

Shishir Kumar Ghosh (1840-1911)

Amrita Bazar Patrika, Editor and founder,

in a letter to glorify Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura




To His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, my eternal spiritual master, who delivered the merciful teachings of the Vaishnava acaryas to the suffering world. I pray that he may be a little pleased with this attempt to glorify Shrila Sac-cid-ananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

namo bhaktivinodaya sac-cid-ananda-namine gaura-sakti-svarupaya rupanuga-varaya te

namah-obeisances; bhaktivinodaya-unto Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura; sat-cit-ananda-namine-known as Saccidananda; gaura-(of) Lord Chaitanya; sakti-energy; svarupaya-unto the personified; rupa-anuga-varaya-who is a revered follower of Shrila Rupa Gosvami; te-unto you.

"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda, who is transcendental energy of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He is a strict follower of the Gosvamis, headed by Shrila Rupa."