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Hinduism - Who Was Krishnadas Kaviraj?

 

Krishnadas Kaviraj is the author of the Chaitanya-Charitramrta ("Nectar of Chaitanya's Deeds"), a chronicle of the life of the Bengali poet-saint Chaitanya, published roughly ninety years after Chaitanya's death.

Krishnadas' manuscript is Chaitanya's most recent and comprehensive biography, focusing mostly on Chaitanya's latter life, particularly his journey to Brindavan, the northern Indian town where the divinity Krishna is said to have spent his boyhood.

The three Goswamis—Rupa, Sanatana, and Jiva—have a strong intellectual effect on this literature, and their views shaped Chaitanya's religious followers, the Gaudiya Vaishnavas.

This narrative, like the other classic accounts of Chaitanya's life, is a hagiography (an idealizing and idolizing image) produced by a devoted devotee, rather than a "objective" history (bhakta).

 

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