C. Sanatana Goswami

1500s–1600s

Sanatana Goswami appeared in 1488. He was the elder brother of Rupa Goswami and was also a direct follower of Lord Chaitanya. Together with Rupa, Sanatana served as a minister under Hussain Shah but abandoned his post after meeting Lord Chaitanya. Sanatana and Rupa wholeheartedly served Lord Chaitanya by spreading His movement and teachings. Sanatana renounced all worldly pleasures and remained detached and always absorbed in his studies. He excelled in his compassion toward the suffering souls. Among Sanatana Goswami's significant literary contributions are Hari-bhakti-vilasa, Brihad-Bhagavatamrita, and Brihad-Vaishnava-toshani. He left this world in 1558.