Advaita Acharya | Disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Advaita Acharya

Advaita Acharya

Advaita Acharya (1434–1559), was a great Vaishnava Saint. He was a great scholar in Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavata Purana and other divine scriptures, and he promoted the Bhakti spirit amongst the devotees. His birth name was Kamalaksha Mishra.

LIFE

He was born in Bangladesh. {It is believed that he was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu}. He lived with his family in Nadia, West Bengal. He was the friend of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda. And they all together spread the “HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA MANTRA” among the masses.

After the death of his parents, he travelled to several holy places and visited the shrines of gods. He went to Vrindavan and was deeply involved with bhakti on Lord Krishna.

Sri Advaita Acharya studied the scriptures from Santacharya in a village at Gujarat, and he was awarded the title of “ACHARYA” by his guru Sri Santacharya. And Sri Advaita Acharya was also a disciple of Madhavendra Puri.

Sri Advaita Acharya was admired by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu for his sincere devotion on god, and he was declared as an Avatar of Lord Vishnu, by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu himself. He lived an entire life span of 125 years.

IMPORTANCE

Sri Advaita Acharya was a great devotee of Lord Krishna, and it is said that, whenever he hears any song on Krishna, tears of joy will flow from his eyes due to his great devotion on Lord Krishna. He was a great saint who devoted with full bhakti on Krishna and also prayed for the welfare of the living beings on the earth.

Let us pray to him and chant his name with sincere devotion and be blessed.
“OM SREE ADVAITA ACHARYARE NAMAHA”
“JAI KRISHNA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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