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Raghunâtha dâsa Goswâmî

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Raghunâtha dâsa Goswâmî

Rasamanjari, or Ratimanjari, or Bhanumati.

Appeared in Kèëòapur in 1492. Diksha guru was Yadunandana Âcârya. He got vaishnava-kripa from young age. Studied under Balarama dâsa Acharya (family pujari) and Haridâsa Thakur had visited his house, and gave him instructions. Hearing about LC and L Nitai's many pastimes attracted him. Once he ran to Advaita's house, got blessings of LC, Who advised him not to be crazy, but to return. Later he got Nitai's great mercy.

Story of his meditation on cooking, offering and honoring sweet rice to Giridhari; he got sick from overeating in his mind.

Someone once brought him a beautiful leaf cup with some sweet prasadam. He inquired where the leaf cup had come from, and when he heard the answer, he threw it aside, saying, "That's the place of Chandravali - I'll never accept anything from there."

A businessman gave him money for the excavation of Radha Kunda. As it was being dug up, trees were also cut. RDG had a dream that 5 trees were the 5 Pandavas who were absorbed in meditation on RK-lila.

He says that he'd rather hear the prajalpa of the Brijbasis than Kèëòa katha anywhere outside of Vrindavana.

Goswâmî Stories

Ballabhacharya once visited Rupa Goswâmî. Seeing him working on a literature, Ballabha inquired to see it and pointed out a mistake. Rupa asked him to correct the work while he took bath. When he was out Jiva pointed out to Vallabha that there was no mistake, and Ballabha was satisfied. So he told Rupa when he returned that your cousin has shown me I was mistaken - don't worry, this work is perfectly composed. After Ballabha left, Rupa was angry with Jiva and told him to return to the east (he meant Bengal). But Jiva went east of Rupa and Sanatana's ashram and moved into an old crocodile cave. There he wrote Gopala Champu, desiring not to offend Vaishnava's point of view. He wrote it on coconut leaves strung together with banyan tree roots. But after composing it he became angry at himself out of humility and threw the manuscript in the Yamuna.

At the same time, Sanatana and Rupa were bathing downstream, and the manuscript touched Sanatana's body. He recoverd the manuscript and could tell it was Jiva's. So he went looking for him. Villagers told him, "Barobaba, there is a wonderful young sadhu living in that cave on the bank of the Yamuna. He is more austere than even you and your brother, and he chants and cries constantly." So he found Jiva and embraced him, bringing him back to Rupa.

When Rupa was writing the Radhikastakam, he compared Radharani's hairdo with Her gem on top of it to a black cobra. Sanatana didn't like this. So Rupa said, "Well, that's the only way I can describe it, but I'll think about it." So Sanatana went out. While walking he saw some young girls playing on a swing; two were pushing and one was riding the swing. As he got closer he saw the one on the swing had a cobra in her hair. He returned to Rupa, saying, "You are my guru. Whatever you write is exactly correct."


  1. Ärî Abhirama Gopâla Ùhâkura - jun 15
  2. Ärî Acyutananda - jun 15
  3. Sri Advaita Acarya - jun 15
  4. Ananta Âcârya - jun 15
  5. Ärî Anupama - jun 15
  6. Ärîla Baladeva Vidyâbhûëana - jun 15
  7. Ärî Bhâgavata Âcârya - jun 15
  8. Ärî Bhûgarbha Gosvâmî - jun 15
  9. Candraäekara Âcâryaratna - jun 15
  10. Ärî Devânanda Paòàita - jun 15
  11. Ärî Dhanañjaya Paòàita - jun 15
  12. Ärî Gadâdhara dâsa Ùhâkura - jun 15
  13. Ärî Gadâdhara Paòàita Gosvâmî - jun 15
  14. Ärî Gaôgâdasa Paòàita - jun 15
  15. Ärî Gaôgâ Mata Gosvâmîni - jun 16
  16. Gaurî Dâsa Paòàita - jun 16
  17. Ärî Vasudeva Ghosa, Ärî Madhava Ghosa and Ärî Govinda Ghosa - jun 16
  18. Sri Gopal Bhatta Goswami - jun 16
  19. Ärî Gopâla Guru Gosvâmî - jun 16
  20. Ärî Govinda Kaviraja - jun 16
  21. Pundârîka Vidyânidhi - jun 16
  22. Ärî Raghunândana Ùhâkura - jun 16
  23. Ärî Viëòu Priya-devi (An assortment of Gaudiya Vaishnava Nectar) - jun 16

Raghunätha däsa Gosvämé - also known as Däsa Gosvämé; a confidential associate of Çréman Mahäprabhu. He was born in 1494 in the village of Kåñëapura within the Hugalé district of West Bengal.

His father was Govardhana Majumadära and His uncle was Hiraëya Majumadära. His dékñä-guru was Çré Yadunandana Äcärya.

At an early age he gave up a beautiful wife and opulence like that of Indra to take shelter at the feet of Çréman Mahäprabhu in Jagannätha Puré. Mahäprabhu placed him under the guidance of Svarüpa Dämodara Gosvämé. After the disappearance of Çré Caitanya and Svarüpa Dämodara, he went to Våndävana and remained under the shelter of Çré Rüpa and Çré Sanätana Gosvämés.

He stayed at Rädhä-kuëòa, constantly absorbed in bhajana. He wrote three books: Stavävalé, Dänakeli-cintämaëi, and Muktä-carita.

In kåñëa-lélä he is Rati Maïjaré.

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