Works on the inspiring life of Chaitanya were written in Bengali
Sage Chaitanya was born at Nabadweep in Bengal, in a Brahmin family. His original name was Vishwambara. Later he was known as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Jagannath Mishra and Shachidevi were his parents. He was initiated to Krishna Bhakti by saint of Maadhva tradition called Iswarapuri at Gaya in 1505 AD.
Chaitanya went on chanting the name of Krishna and composed `Kirtanas’ in praise of Krishna. Forgetting his worldly surroundings he used to sing and dance in his house and engage people in group singing and Bhajans. He traveled widely in Bengal and Orissa. A real Vaishnava will forego all worldly desires and reject caste –ridden religious beliefs, he taught `Love of the universe (humanity) is the first steps towards securing love God’ he propounded. His disciples included the Dalits and the Muslims. A minister of the Gajapathi of Orissa, Vasudeva Bhadracharya became his disciple.
Works on the inspiring life of Chaitanya were written in Bengali language and this invigorated Bengali literature. The present Krishna Consciousness movement is influenced by Chaitanya’s teachings. Chaitanya visited the court of Krishnadevaraya.
The saintly leaders of the movement stressed the need for intense love for God and shedding of the sense of ego and selfishness in one’s pursuit of salvation.
Works On The Inspiring
Life Of Chaitanya
Written In Bengali