Madhavendra Puri Goswami (14th century AD) is a Madhwa saint, he was a staunch devotee of Lord Krishna, he accepted the teachings and principles of Guru Madhwa and he was considered to be a godfather of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism Sampradaya. He became the disciple of Sri Lakshmipati Teertha under the Madhwacharya Lineage, and shined brightly in his spiritual career.
Madhavendra Puri has spent his childhood days by worshipping Lord Krishna. It is believed that during his childhood itself, Lord Krishna had appeared on his dream, and wrote the Pranava Mantra, “OM”, on his tongue, and once, he has also drank the milk given by Lord Krishna.Due to that, Divine songs began to pour from his mouth automatically, like the heavy rainfall. Sri Madhavendra Puri Goswami began to undergo holy pilgrimages in India after he became a Madhwa Saint. He has spent hisfinal period of life in Vrindavana and Odisha. Sri Madhavendra has founded the Sri Krishna Bhakti centre at Mathura, Vrindavana.
He contains a good fortune to converse directly with Lord Krishna himself, and through the instructions given by Lord Krishna, Sri Madhavendra Puri travelled throughout India in order to spread the “SRI KRISHNA BHAKTI SPIRIT” amongst the people.
Madhavendra Puri’s disciple is Isvara Puri, and his disciple is Sri Chaintanya Mahaprabhu, who was considered to be a powerful incarnation of Lord Krishna Bhagavan.
Madhavendra Puri died in Remuna at Odisha, and aSamadhi Shrine was also dedicated to him and his holy slippers were worshiped by his devotees. Still, most of the staunch devotees of Lord Krishna used to visit Madhavendra Puri’s Samadhi Shrine at Odisha, especially during the “SRIKRISHNA JAYANTI FESTIVAL DAY”.
Sri Madhavendra Puri Goswami has composed and sung many songs in praise of Lord Krishna, and one among those marvellous songs are as follows:-
“O, my beloved Lord Krishna, you are the friend of both the poor and the rich! Hey Mathura Vasa, I want to see you immediately,since,without seeing you, my soul is getting entirely disturbed.Oh, my beloved Lord, I am very much worried to live in this difficult earth, without your presence! Please tell me, what can I do, for that?”
“OM SRI MADHAVAYA NAMAHA”