Gopala Bhatta Goswami | Disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578) was one of the main disciples of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He was the prominent person in establishing the Gaudiya tradition through his spiritual speech.

LIFE

He was born in a Brahmin family in Srirangam. Gopala Bhatta Goswami was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu.

He met Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and served him for several months. He realized that Chaitanya was an avatar of Lord Krishna. Gopala Bhatta took spiritual guidance from his uncle Prabhodananda Sarasvati.

After the death of his parents, he travelled to Vrindavana, and met the great saints and Krishna devotees, Rupa and Sanatana and stayed with them.

As per the instructions given by Sree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, he helped Rupa and Sanatana to complete the Vaishnava literature written by them.

Gopala Bhatta established the Radha Raman Temple in Vrindavan in 1542, and his samadhi is present within the temple complex.

IMPORTANCE

He interacted with the followers of Krishna and formed a new bhakti cult (Spreading the importance of lord Krishna) and spread it among the masses. He also spread the “RAMA” and “KRISHNA” mantras through his followers. He has done many social welfare activities during his life time. He was a fond disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

During his life time, he made many preaching among the followers of Lord Krishna and explained the glory of Lord Krishna to them in a detailed manner. Devotees assembled with much enthusiasm to listen to his speeches. He was considered as a great preacher by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

He sung in praise of Lord Krishna, and was always involved in deep thoughts of Lord Krishna.

Let us worship him and be blessed.

“JAI SREE GOPALA BHATTA GOSWAMIYE NAMAHA”
“JAI KRISHNA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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