By Sri Narahari Chakravarti. Translated by Kusakratha Dasa. Edited by Grahila Dasa.
After the disappearance of Lord Chaitanya, His followers, although filled with grief, worked tirelessly to spread His message throughout Bengal. This exciting book describes the lives of these many great devotees, including their preaching efforts throughout India.
Bhakti Ratnakara vividly portrays the mood of the devotees after the disappearance of Lord Chaitanya.
Many fascinating pastimes of Sri Jahnava-devi, her son Viracandra Prabhu, and numerous other exalted devotees are described. Read the letters Jiva Goswami sent to Shrinivasa Acharya. Read about Shrinivasa's preaching in Jagannatha Puri, how Gopal Bhatta Goswami established the Radha Raman temple in Vrindavana, and the many pastimes of Narottama Dasa Thakura.
There is also a wonderful tour of Navadvipa given by Isana Thakura to Srinivasa and Narottama, wherein he described many confidential pastimes of Lord Chaitanya in His early years.
It is very enlightening to read of how the devotees related to one another. Lord Chaitanya said that we should offer all respects to others and expect no respect for ourselves. This wonderful literary work serves as inspiration, for in its pages we see how these great devotees lived these principles.
Originally written in Bengali, this translation puts each verse into a story format, creating an easy-to-read edition you are sure to enjoy.
Hardbound, 431 pages, 6.5" x 9.5".
- First published 2009.
- Printed in India.
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