Sunday, July 5, 2015
Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, a spiritual from ancient India (not to be confused with the modern Swami Prakashanand Saraswati from the 2015 news, and The Hunt with John Walsh) is alive and well in the hearts of the devotees who continue his tradition today.
The Swami was one of the most foremost devotees of the religious reformer, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Devotees of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu continue to consider the Saraswati as one of the most beloved writers in their tradition.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Swami Prakashanand Saraswati founded a monastic order in India in the middle ages, before he adopted Krishna devotion under the guidance of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Swami Prakashanand Saraswati is a well known Hindu Saint of the time, and was given a new name by Chaitanya, i.e. Prabhodhanand Saraswati.
Picture on top: A beautiful picture I found of the Swami and his beloved God Krishna in India.
Give us your opinion of the Swamiji in the comments section below and lets discuss the life of this legendary figure of India.
|Swami Prakashanand Saraswati and Lord Chaitanya|
Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, a 16th Century Hindu Saint was a shining light of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's movement. After he became a part of Lord Chaitanya's mission, Lord Chaitanya gave Swami Prakashanand Saraswati a new name: Prabhodhanand Saraswati. In one famous debate between him and Lord Chaitanya, he surrendered all that he had previously learned in the name of spiritual truths and accepted the divine teachings of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He left his throne, left his disciples and spent the rest of his life in Vrindavan, fully devoted to Radha Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.