Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's definitive article on Srila Gadadhar Pandit's paramount sacrifice. Translated from a Bengali article originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, August 1956, and posted here in English on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
Pandit Sri Gadadhar, the Lord's most intimate associate. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the heart of the Lord's most intimate associate. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
Audio: Srila Gadadhar Pandit's Appearance Day.
Informal talk by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj over
the phone with Madhusudhana Prabhu from Hawaii. Dum Dum Park Temple,
Download, or listen online (20+ minutes, 4.7 MB mp3 audio)
The Lotus feet of Gadadhar Pandit are our sole treasure. Excerpt from 'Divine Guidance'. Chapter Two, 'On the way to Sri Puri-Dham' by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Both the feelings of Mahaprabhu and the feelings
of Gadadhar Pandit were described in a beautiful sloka by our Srila
Guru Maharaj: 'The lotus feet of Gadadhar Pandit are
our sole treasure. He resided by the ocean of Vipralambha which was
manifest by his life and soul, Lord Gauranga, who took everything from
Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math,
Jagannathdev and His Dham.
A Special discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
published in the Jagannathdev's Rathayatra edition 1995 of the Math's
periodical, Sri Gaudiya Darshan. (144 K pdf file.)
"In His later pastimes, almost every
day Mahaprabhu would go to the ocean
and meet with Sri Gadadhar Pandit, and
Sri Gadadhar Pandit would sometimes
go to Gambhira and read the Srimad Bhagavatam to Mahaprabhu...
Mahaprabhu considered every letter
of Srimad-Bhagavatam to be a manifestation
of Krsna, and when He heard
it from Gadadhar Pandit’s lotus mouth
He felt so much peace and felt Himself to be fully nourished. Sri Gadadhar
Pandit served Mahaprabhu in this way."
Acharyya and the Stolen Books.' In this audio recording, Srila
Gurudev, His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj, touches further
on the Pastimes between Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srinivas Acharyya.
Audio: Srila Gadadhar Pandit. Evening class
by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj on Srila Gadadhar Pandit's appearance
day 2011. "Revealed truth is not to be received the same way that
you are educated about any other subject... Srila Guru Maharaj says
here that ten million cupids will faint to have a glimpse of the beauty
of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu."
3 May 2011, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata:
63 minutes, 11 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Gaur Gadadhar, the supreme worshipable Deity.
Sripad Tyagi Maharaj reads a transcript of Srila B.S. Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj's lecture from 2006 on the occasion of Gadadhar
Pandit's appearance day. "We are so fortunate that Srila Bhaktivinod
Thakur has told us: 'Gaur Gadadhar is the supreme worshipable Deity in
this world.' He (Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur) lived in Svananda Sukhada
Kunja in Nabadwip and while living there he manifested Gaur Gadadhar
puja. Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's disappearance day is in the same day
as the disappearance day of Sri Gadadhar Pandit."
3 May 2011, Nabadwip:
46 minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio
Eyes -- Lotus Tears: Gadadhar -- Mahaprabhu's Ecstatic Correlative,' an article by Sripad Goswami Maharaj:
'By the divine grace of Srila Sridhar Maharaj, such an astonishing
conception was projected on the mirror of my conscious self --
so beautiful, luminous -- it penetrated the layers of dust and
ego, covering my heart, providing a momentary glimpse into his
Surrendered Souls,' Sripad Akinchan Maharaj reflects on this
holy day in 2004 (also available on our local mirror):
'Srila Sridhar Maharaj says: "Gadadhar Pandit represents Radharani's
mood, Her nature, Her heart." .... And at the conclusion
of 'Heart and Halo,' Srila Sridhar Maharaj says that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
Thakur identified Gadadhar Pandit with Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur.
"That was the vision of our Gurudeva. He could see in them the
Hidden Chamber of Bhajan.' Sripad Goswami Maharaj recounts
Srila Gurudev's response to a suggestion that a deity of Sri Gadadhar
join the Mahaprabhu Vijay Vigraha at the Chandan Yatra Mandir
in Govinda Kunda:
' "Why was the worship of Gaur Gadadhar not manifested in
Mayapur? First one must become qualified about that conception.
One must not only understand it theoretically but must have substantial
feelings. The worship of Gaur Gadadhar was the deep bhajan of
Bhaktivinoda Thakur hidden in his bhajan kutir."
Also linked on the web-page for Sri Gadadhar Pandit's disappearance day:
A Holy Day, Excerpt from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume II, Chapter 7 by Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"After returning from Gaya, when Sri Chaitanyadev expressed his
Devotional Aspect, He said one day, 'Gadadhar, from your very childhood
you are a devotee of Krsna, and My days have been wasted discussing
grammar and mundane literature. But you, Gadadhar, My friend — your
life is very successful. You have fulfilment of life. From the
beginning you are fond of Krsna-nama."
A wonderful excerpt about Sri Gadadhara Pandit from the book "Heart and Halo" by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Two web-pages compiled from Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj's writings, including links to further reading.