Bhaktivinoda Thakur and Bipin Bihari Goswami

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Jan Brzezinski. (2022). Bhaktivinoda Thakur and Bipin Bihari Goswami: Journal of Vaishnava Studies. Journal of Vaishnava Studies, 23(1), 141–159. Retrieved from


A name remarkable for its absence in the disciplic succession taught by Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati (1874–1937) is that of Bipin Bihari Goswami (1850–1919), the initiating spiritual master of Kedarnath Datta,Bhaktivinoda Thakur.1 Born in the family of Goswamis whose seat is in Baghna Para, situated between Kalna and Nabadwip in the Burdwan district of West Bengal, Bipin Bihari was twelve years Bhaktivinoda’s junior. His line was established by Ramachandra Goswami, the grandson of Vamsivadanananda Thakur, an associate of
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and the adopted son and disciple of Jahnava Thakurani, the wife of Nityananda Prabhu

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