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Beautiful Seminars in Hindi

 

 Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Sri Krishna Himself, the Supreme Personality of
 Godhead. He appeared in the Kali Yuga (the present age), 523 years  
 ago in 1486 AD, in the mood  of His own greatest devotee, Srimati  Radharani. Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in this Yuga   to demonstrate the means for the people to return to Godhead.

Lord Caitanya appeared in Mayapur, West Bengal, more than 500 years ago. He is an incarnation of Krishna who descended to this material world for two purposes; to spread the chanting of the holy names of God to deliver all the people from their material bondage, and to simultaneously taste the nectar of the pure love of God, Krishna, as it was tasted by His topmost devotee, Srimati Radharani, who is the internal energy of Krishna.

In His early life, Lord Caitanya played the part of an ordinary scholar with enormous knowledge and talent, while hiding the truth of His incarnation. Most people knew him as Nimai Pandit. However, when the time was right, He manifested Himself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead to His devotees and began spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord.

After His 24th year, He accepted the renounced order of life, sannyasa, and left His home in Mayapur to travel throughout India to convert all the people to lovers of God. He would transform anyone, be he an atheist, rascal, or worse, as well as the pious and good, to the platform of love of Godhead. Lord Caitanya did not consider whether the recipients of the love of God were worthy or not, He indiscriminately bestowed what no other incarnation of God ever gave before; pure love of the Lord.

After travelling and preaching for six years, He settled in Jagannatha Puri for twelve years and intensely tasted the love that His pure devotees have for Him. Although He is Krishna Himself, He accepted the mood and colour of Srimati Radharani, His spiritual counterpart, and thought of Himself as His own devotee. Thus, although He is God Himself, He always was absorbed in the mood of His topmost devotees and thus He relished the highest love of Krishna together with His confidential associates.

Lord Caitanya started the sankirtan movement which continues to this day. He established the congregational chanting of the holy names of Krishna, with the Maha-Mantra:

 

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama,Hare Hare
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Sri Caitanya Gives the Religion for this Age

Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in this Yuga to demonstrate the means for the people to return to Godhead. In the present age of Kali, that began about 5000 years ago, people have short life spans, weak intellect and a propensity to quarrel and cheat. Out of compassion for the fallen souls in this age, Sri Krishna incarnated, as Caitanya Mahaprabhu, to establish the process of Sankirtan Yajna to help people return back, back to Godhead.

Sankirtan is chanting the holy name of the Lord. It is the religion for this age. It can be done congregationally, as kirtans, or it can be done softly in solace, as Japa. Japa is the process of chanting the Maha-mantra: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare on the 108 tulasi beads of the japa-mala. To enact His mission, He appeared with His associates. Thus Sri Krishna Caitanya is often worshipped in His form as Pancha-tattva, accompanied by His immediate expansions, Nityananda prabhu, Advaita acarya, Gadadhar pandit and Srivasa Thakura.

This article is from the following website where more information on Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya can be found:

http://www.harekrishnatemple.com/chapter11.html

http://www.radhagopaljiutempel.com/sricaitanyamahaprabhu.htm