Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

The Pastimes of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
by Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami

In the early sixteenth century the West was on one course, the East on another. In India, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was directing people inward, toward a scientific understanding of the highest knowledge of man’s spiritual nature.

Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita is the main work on the life and teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the incarnation of Krishna who appeared in India five hundred years ago. Lord Chaitanya introduced the chanting of the holy names of God as the prescribed method of God-realization for our time. He began what is today called the Hare Krishna movement, since the movement’s founder, Srila Prabhupada, comes in the Chaitanya line of spiritual masters.

Lord Chaitanya transformed the face of India in four respects: philosophically, by encountering, defeating and converting the greatest philosophers and thinkers of His day; religiously, by organizing the largest, most widespread theistic movement in India’s history; socially, by His strong challenges to the religious inequities of the caste system; politically, by His organization of a massive civil disobedience movement in Bengal, more than four centuries before Gandhi.

This English translation with commentary, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, reveals his consummate Bengali and Sanskrit scholarship, his intimate familiarity with the precepts of Sri Chaitanya, and his pure devotion to God.

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, 9-Volume Set

Hardbound, 9-Volume Set Edition

  • Hardbound; 7,379 total pages; 15.2 x 22.9 (centimeters) 6 x 9 (inches)
  • 144 color illustrations; jacket; index
  • Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; First issue: 1975; Reissue: 1996
  • Suggested Audience: Advanced
  • Original Language: Bengali; Date: 1500s

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ISBN: 0-947259-06-6
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, One Volume Edition

Hardbound, One Volume Edition

  • Hardbound; 1,608 pages; 21.6 x 27.9 (centimters) 8.25 x 11 (inches)
  • 106 color illustrations; ribbon; index; tip-on
  • Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; First issue: 1975; Reissue: 2002
  • Suggested Audience: Advanced
  • Original Language: Bengali; Date: 1500s

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ISBN: 0-9578345-3-5
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Audiobook

Audiobook Edition

  • Narrated by Amal Bhakta Dasa. Approximately 47 hours and 35 minutes. Release date 1990.
  • Slight imperfections have occurred during the transfer from the original cassettes to the MP3 format CDs.
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