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Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is none other than the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, who appeared in this Kali-yuga to inaugurate the yuga dharma for this age - Sankirtana, the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of the Lord.

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Why did Lord Chaitanya appear on earth?

Why did Lord Chaitanya appear on earth? Is he a Vishnu Avatar?
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Does the Chandogya Upanishad foretell the birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?

Gaudiya Vaishnavas, a sect that includes the popular organization ISKCON, believe that their founder Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was an incarnation of Vishnu. In this article from ISKCON's publication Back ...
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What is the meaning of the term ''Mayavadi''? Is the term mentioned in any of the scriptures?

Many ISKCON websites call Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Vivekananda, Buddha and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa ''mayavadis'' and that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu called mayavadis ''greatest of all offenders''. However, ...
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What are the scriptural evidences suggesting Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was the incarnation of Lord Krishna?

The Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya claim that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was an incarnation of Lord Krishna. What is the scriptural evidence behind this claim? Is he mentioned in Puranic literature?
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Where can I get the complete English translation of the Chaitanya Bhagavata?

Though Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's biography: Chaitanya Charitamrita is easily available on the web, I have been unavailable to find the complete English translation of the Chaitanya Bhagavata. Can you ...
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Are there any references to the Brahma Samhita before Chaitanya Mahprabhu?

As I discuss in this question, one of the early movements that was important to the development of Vaishnavism was the ancient Pancharatra movement, whose sacred texts consisted of detailed procedures ...
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What is the full form of this sloka?

To support His opinion that as per the scriptures, a sannyasin has NO restrictions on food, Sri Advaita Acharya, a friend of Lord Sri Chaitanya quotes the following part of a scriptural sloka: ...
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Why did the direct disciples of Mahaprabhu not accept any relation with the Madhva Sect?

Sri Vasudev Sarvabhouma, Kavi Karnapur, Sri Rupa, Sri Sanatana, Sri Srijiva Goswami, Sri Baladev Vidyabhushana --none of them accepted any link between Madhva sect and the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect.(...
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Is appearance and divinity of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu foretold in Garuda Purana?

Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is regarded as incarnation of Lord Krishna by Gaudiya Vaishnava sect. Lord Chaitanya was born in Navadvipa Mayapur in west Bengal state of India in 15th century. He spread ...
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Who are the red complexioned and yellow complexioned avataras mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam?

Gargamuni, while naming Krishna, mentions that there are four types of complexions incarnations have: शुक्लरक्तस्तथा पीत इदानीं कृष्णतां गतः। The while coloured one could be the Hari who was related ...
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Could anyone locate where the Devi Purana contains the following verse about Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?

This blog post lists out verses from various Smritis that contain predictions of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The following verse is said to be from the Devi Purana. Nama-siddhanta-sampatti ...
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Did Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also write a Shivashtakam?

I have seen in atleast three places saying that he has written a Shivashtakam (apart from the one by Sri Adi Shankaracharya). 1. backtogodhead (cites the source "Recorded in Murari Gupta’s Sri ...
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Where is the next incarnation of Caitanya Mahaprabhu supposed to be born? And where is that written?

Matua devotees state that in the orthodox Vaiṣṇava scriptures it is written that Chaitanya will be reincarnated and will appear again in the land of Iśān (the cardinal direction of north-east). This ...
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Why was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu an eka-dandi sanyasi despite being a Gaudiya Vaishnava?

Advaitins Sanyasis are usually eka-dandi sanyasis while Vaishnava Sanyasis (including Gaudiya Vaishnava Sanyasis) are usually tri-dandi sanyasis. However, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a Gaudiya Vaishnava ...
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What are the views of Achintya Bheda Abheda on Nirguna Brahman?

In the Advaita Vedanta, Nirguna Brahman refers to a formless God without qualities and is the supreme. In Vishishtadvaita, it refers to God without negative qualities. However, I want to know what ...
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Is alleged claim that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was from a Shakta family have any basis in authentic biographies?

From Chaitanya Charitamrita: śrīhaṭṭa-nivāsī śrī-upendra-miśra-nāma vaiṣṇava, paṇḍita, dhanī, sad-guṇa-pradhāna CC 1.13.56: There was also Śrī Upendra Miśra, a resident of the district of ...
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Where can I get the complete English translations of the Sri Krishna Chaitanya Charitamritam & Sri Chaitanya Charitamritam Mahakavyam?

I would like to read the Sri Chaitanya Charitamritam Mahakavyam by Kavi Karnapura and the Sri Krishna Chaitanya Charitamritam by Murari Gupta in English. Can anyone provide me some links for these ...
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Is Prabhu Jagatbandhu considered a reincarnation of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?

Prabhu Jagatbandhu was a nineteenth century Vaishnava saint in Bengal. He was the founder of the Mahanam Vaishnava Sampradaya. Now, according to Wikipedia, he is considered a reincarnation of ...