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Hinduism - Who Was Ishvara Puri?

 


Ishvara Puri is a Hindu devotee (c.1500). He was Lord Jai Shree Krishna's ecstatic devotee (bhakta), who is also known as the master of Bengali saint Chaitanya.

Ishvara Puri's origin is unknown, while his surname "Puri" suggests that he received official ascetic initiation in the Dashanami Sanyasis' Puri branch.

Chaitanya was fired with devotion to Krishna after meeting Ishvara Puri in the pilgrimage town of Gaya in 1508, and he began to perform the public ecstatic recitations of Krishna's name, which have become an established element in the religious life of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, the community that claims him as its founder.

 


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