Srila Prabhupada explains the glories of Srila Isvara Puri

Ishvara Puri 2

Srila Prabhupada explains the glories of Srila Īśvara Purī

Compiled by Yaśodā-nandana dāsa

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Ishvara Puris birthplace

Īśvara Purī’s birthplace is popularly known by the name “Chaitanya Doba.” The word doba means “a pool of water”. When Chaitanya Mahaprabhu passed through Kuymara Hatta on His way to Puri, He showed respect for His spiritual master by picking up some earth from the place of his birth, wrapping it in His cloth and taking it with Him. Thousands of pilgrims have since followed His example, thus forming a pit that has since filled with water. (In the image: Chaitanya Doba-birthplace of Shrila Īśvara Purī).

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Srila Prabhupada explains the exalted position of Sri Īśvara Purī:

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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada Avirabhava tithi

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada

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The Disciplic Succession:

Books : Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition : Bg: introduction :

1) Kṛṣṇa, 2) Brahmā, 3) Nārada; 4) Vyāsa, 5) Madhva, 6) Padmanābha, 7) Nṛhari, 8) Mādhava, 9) Akṣobhya, 10) Jayatīrtha, 11) Jñānasindhu, 12) Dayānidhi, 13) Vidyānidhi, 14) Rājendra, 15) Jayadharma, 16) Puruṣottama, 17) Brahmaṇyatīrtha, 18) Vyāsatīrtha, 19) Lakṣmīpati, 20) Mādhavendra Purī, 21) Īśvara Purī, (Nityānanda, Advaita), 22) Lord Caitanya, 23) Rūpa (Svarūpa, Sanātana), 24) Raghunātha, Jīva, 25) Kṛṣṇadāsa, 26) Narottama, 27) Viśvanātha, 28) (Baladeva) Jagannātha, 29) Bhaktivinode, 30) Gaurakiśora, 31) Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī, 32) His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda


Srila Prabhupada gives all credit to his Guru Maharaja:

Books : Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition : Bg: Preface :

“…In Los Angeles many fathers and mothers used to come to see me to express their feelings of gratitude for my leading the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement throughout the entire world. Some of them said that it is greatly fortunate for the Americans that I have started the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement in America. But actually the original father of this movement is Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself, since it was started a very long time ago but is coming down to human society by disciplic succession. If I have any credit in this connection, it does not belong to me personally, but it is due to my eternal spiritual master, His Divine Grace Om Viṣṇupāda Paramahaṁsa Parivrājakācārya 108 Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja Prabhupāda..”


Srila Prabhupada explains his birth in a family of transcendentalists and his meeting His Guru Maharaja:

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Sri Narottama Dasa Thakura Avirbhava Tithi (Divine Appearance Day)

Srila Narottama dasa Thakura and Sri Srinivasa acarya

Sri Narottama dasa Thakura avirbhava tithi

(Divine appearance day)

Srila Narottama dasa Thakura and Sri Srinivasa acarya

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Nityananda's Lotus feet


The lotusfeet of Lord Nityananda
are cooling like a million moons

Meaning of the Auspicious Marks on
the Lotus Feet of Lord Nityananda Prabhu

Compiled and translated by Dasaratha-suta dasa

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Lord Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Lotus feet

Lord Nityananda

Sri Nityananda Trayodasi

Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu

Nityananda Appearance day


Lord Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Lotus feet

Lord Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s Lotus feet



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Srila Prabhupada describes the glories of Lord Nityananda Prabhu.


In Rāḍhadeśa, the part of Bengal where the Ganges is not visible, Nityānanda Prabhu, Gaṅgādāsa Paṇḍita, Murāri Gupta and Mukunda took birth


Here rāḍha-deśe refers to the village of the name Ekacakrā in the district of Birbhum, next to Burdwan. After the Burdwan railway station there is another branch line, which is called the Loop Line of the eastern railway, and there is a railway station of the name Mallārapura. Eight miles east of this railway station Ekacakrā Village is still situated. Ekacakrā Village extends north and south for an area of about eight miles. Other villages, namely Vīracandra-pura and Vīrabhadra-pura, are situated within the area of the village of Ekacakrā. In honor of the holy name of Vīrabhadra Gosvāmī, these places are renowned as Vīracandra-pura and Vīrabhadra-pura.

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