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Hinduism - Who Is Kavikarnapura?

 


 (mid-16th century) Author of one version of the Chaitanya-Charitramrta ("Nectar of Chaitanya's Deeds"), a Bengali saint Chaitanya's life story.

The text of Kavikarnapura was composed in 1542, nine years after Chaitanya's death, and at a time when efforts to make Chaitanya a saint had already started.

Kavikarnapura clearly recognizes his debt to Murari Gupta's previous biography of Chaitanya.

He departs from the older text by depicting Chaitanya as a Krishna incarnation who has come to bestow grace on ordinary people.

The author does not claim that this is a "objective" biography, but rather a hagiography produced by a devout follower, as with other conventional narratives of Chaitanya's life (bhakta).

 


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