Caitanya caritāmṛta of Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja: a translation and commentary
Dept. of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 1171 pages
The Caitanya Caritamrta is an early-seventeenth-century Bengali and Sanskrit biography of the great saint and Vaisnava leader Caitanya (1486-1533 c.e.), by the poet and scholar Krsnadasa, who has been given by Bengali tradition the title Kaviraja--"Prince of Poets." The text is of interest to theologians (Caitanya was, in Krsnadasa's view, an androgyne of Krsna and Radha), philosophers (his theory was that aesthetic and religious experience are much the same in kind), historians of religion (the movement that Caitanya inspired has encompassed the great part of the eastern Indian subcontinent, and Krsnadasa has some interesting observations on his own times), and appreciators of literature (in Krsnadasa's very long poem are embedded some lyric gems).
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Advaita Advaita Acarya avatara Bengali Bhagavan Bhagavata Purana bhaktas Bhattacarya bhava body brahma Brahma Samhita Brahma-worlds brahmana Caitanya Caitanya Caritamrta Calcutta called cause commentary crore Damodara danced darsana devotion dharma divine edition eternal feet of Prabhu Gadadhara Gadadhara Pandita gained Gariga Gauda glory Gopala gopls Gosvamin Gosvaml Govinda guru Hari Haridasa hear heart Isvara Jagannatha jlva Kavikarnapura klrtana Krsna Krsnadasa Laksml llla lotus Mahaprabhu manifest maya meaning mercy mind Misra Mukunda Murari name of Krsna Narayana Navadvlpa nectar Nityananda Nllacala obeisance Pandita Prabhu prasada Puri Purl purusa qualities Radha Radhagovinda Natha Raghunatha Rama Ramananda rasa Raya RQpa Gosvamin's Rupa sakti Samkarsana samklrtana samnyasa samnyasin Sanatana Sanskrit Sarvabhauma sastras says servant Sloka sQtras Srl Krsna Caitanya Srlvasa Svarupa svayam bhagavan sweetness taste things translation true form Vaikuntha Vaisnava Vasudeva vilasa Visnu Vraja Vrndavana Dasa worship