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Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves to take sannyas

Selected references to this day, on the Math's websites.


Audio: Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves to take Sannyas, talk from 1982. "This day in the year Mahaprabhu stayed the last day of His family stay. This afternoon He will meet many of His friends and will appeal to them fervently to take to Krishna Nama: 'Whatever you do, in every engagement, you try to take Krishna always with you. Eating, sleeping, working, whatever you are physically engaged in, go on with the consciousness of Krishna.' Then, by the end of this night he left Nabadwip for all."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 13 January 1982:
16+ minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio

thumb Krishna's call. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains Sriman Mahaprabhu's motivations for taking sannyas. Posted on the Math's website:
"Not caring for the cold during this winter season at all, He went. There was so much heat within His body and mind. He was heated on one side by viraha, feeling separation from Krishna, and on the other side by the duty of preaching to the world about Krishna."

Excerpt from The Golden Volcano, describing Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Sannyas-lila, which begins with Him leaving His home for Katwa. Available as a pdf and a webpage. (Posted here in 1995 in the very early days of

In addition, fifty-seven illustrated web-pages of the full chapter 'A Tragedy of Separation' from 'Golden Volcano of Divine Love'.

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip | Vaisnava Calendar