Saints

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This page will eventually come to include concice biographies of various prominent associates of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, as well as of later saints and teachers, who have contributed in giving Gaudiya Vaishnavism its present form. To give a historical context for the tradition, we have also listed some significant teachers predating Chaitanya.

Aside original sources, the information in the biographies is drawn from Haridas Dasji's elaborate dictionary entitled Gaudiya Vaishnava Abhidhan. For later personalities, his collection of biographies, Gaudiya Vaishnava Jivani, has proven valuable.




PANCA-TATTVA - THE FIVE ASPECTS OF GOD


• Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
• Nityananda Prabhu
• Advaita Prabhu
• Gadadhara Pandit
• Srinivasa Acarya


TEACHERS PREDATING CHAITANYA


• Madhva
• Ramanuja
• Vishnu Svami
• Nimbarka
• Sankara
• Jayadeva
• Bilvamangala
• Chandidas


ASTA-MAHANTA - THE EIGHT PRIMARY MAHANTAS


• Svarupa Damodara
• Ramananda Raya
• Govindananda Thakur
• Ramananda Vasu
• Sivananda Sena
• Govinda Ghosh
• Vakresvara Pandit
• Vasudeva Ghosh


DVADASA-GOPALA - THE TWELVE COWHERDS


• Abhirama Thakur
• Dhananjaya Pandit
• Gauridas Pandit
• Kalakrishna Das
• Kamalakara Piplai
• Kholaveca Sridhara
• Mahesh Pandit
• Nagar Purushottama
• Paramesvari Das
• Purushottama Das
• Sundarananda Thakur
• Uddharana Datta


OTHER ASSOCIATES OF CHAITANYA


• Bhagavata Acarya
• Candrasekhara Acarya
• Devananda Pandit
• Dhananjaya Pandit
• Gadadhara Das
• Gauridas Pandit
• Gopala Guru Goswami
• Haridas Thakur
• Isana Thakur
• Isvara Puri
• Jagadananda Pandit
• Jagadisa Pandit
• Jagai and Madhai
• Jagannatha Mishra
• Jahnava Thakurani
• Kasi Mishra
• Kasisvara Pandit
• Kavi Karnapura
• Laksmipriya
• Madhava Ghosh
• Madhavendra Puri
• Maharaja Prataparudra
• Mukunda Datta
• Murari Gupta
• Nandana Acarya
• Narahari Sarakara
• Paramananda Puri
• Prabodhananda Sarasvati
• Raghava Pandit
• Sacidevi
• Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya
• Sikhi Mahiti
• Sita Thakurani
• Vamsivadanananda Thakur
• Vasudeva Datta
• Vishnupriya
• Yadunandana Acarya


ASTA-GOSVAMI - THE EIGHT GOSWAMIS


• Rupa Goswami
• Sanatana Goswami
• Raghunatha Das Goswami
• Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami
• Gopala Bhatta Goswami
• Jiva Goswami
• Lokanatha Goswami
• Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami


OTHER EARLY TEACHERS AND AUTHORS


• Acyutananda
• Ananta Acarya
• Bhugarbha Goswami
• Gadadhara Bhatta Goswami
• Govinda Das Kaviraja
• Krishna Mishra
• Locana Das Thakur
• Madhu Pandit
• Narayana Bhatta Goswami
• Narottama Das Thakur
• Raghunandana Thakur
• Ramacandra Goswami
• Rasikananda Deva
• Saranga Murari
• Srinivasa Acarya
• Syamananda Pandit
• Virabhadra Prabhu
• Vrindavan Das Thakur


LATER TEACHERS AND AUTHORS


• Baladeva Vidyabhusana
• Gangamata Goswamini
• Narahari Cakravarti
• Siddha Jayakrishna Das Babaji
• Siddha Krishnadas Babaji (Govardhan)
• Siddha Krishnadas Babaji (Ranabari)
• Siddha Madhusudana Das Babaji
• Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakur
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