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Title: Is Gauranga Krishna name correct

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-04-06 16:48:11



What is the scriptural basis of the word Lord Gauranga Krishna which you use? Has any Acharya used it?



Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! Pranams  and Blessings !  Yes, our Rasika Acharya, Shrila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami uses it in the verse below and so does Shrila Prabhupada in the translation of the below verse. This is just one of the unlimited examples. Shri Shrila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura used the word Lord Gaurakrishna so much in his letters and writings. The very name Gaurahari which is used millions of times in the scriptures is the names of Gauranga and Krishna combined because They are one and the same Personality of Godhead. Infact Gauranga-Krishna is the most complete Name of God including both His munificence and sweetness.


Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Madhya Lila 23.1:


cirad adattam nija-gupta-vittam

sva-prema-namamritam aty-udarah

a-pamaram yo vitatara gaurah

krishno janebhyas tam aham prapadye


"The most munificent Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Gaurakrishna, distributed to everyoneven the lowest of menis own confidential treasury in the form of the nectar of love of Himself and the holy name. This was never given to the people at any time before. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto Him."