International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
Srila Haridas Thakur Appearance Sept. 12, 2019
Jiva Goswami (1513–1598) was the nephew of Rupa Goswami and Sanatana Goswami. He received initiation from Rupa Goswami and became the acharya (spiritual master) after Rupa and Sanatana. Jiva Goswami was a Sanskrit scholar par excellence. Some contemporary Sanskritists call him the greatest philosopher and scholar who ever lived. The youngest among the six Goswami followers of Lord Chaitanya, Jiva Goswami was also the most prolific writer. He wrote some twenty-five books, including the Sat-sandarbha, Gopala-champu, and Hari-namamrita-vyakaranam.
Sri Haridas Thakur appeared in this world in the village of Buron, in the present district of Sat-kira, whichwas previously a sub-division of Khulna, Bangladesh.
Sri Haridas Thakur is an eternally liberated associate of the Lord. The associates of the Lord are worshipable wherever they make their appearance. Just as Garuda appeared as a bird, and Hanuman as a monkey, Haridas Thakur appeared in a family of Yavanas (Mohammedans). From his very birth he was very deeply devoted to the Holy Names of Sri Krsna.
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur Appear Sept. 11, 2019
Sri Vamandeva Appearance Sept. 10, 2019
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneering spiritual leader, a magistrate working in colonial India under British rule, a prolific preacher, writer, and poet. One of his sons was Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, a highly influential spiritual leader in his own right, and the spiritual master of the founder of the Hare Krishna movement
Srila Jiva Gosvami Appearance Sept. 10, 2019
Vamanadeva is Lord Krishna's avatar (incarnation) as a dwarf brahmana during a period of intense conflict between the appointed directors of the universe (devas, or "demigods") and asuras ("demons"). The Srimad-Bhagavatam tells how the asuras had violently assumed control and sent the demigods into hiding. As a trick to return the demigods their administrative posts, Vamanadeva begged three paces of land in charity from the leader of the asuras, Bali Maharaja. When Bali granted His request, Lord Vamana assumed such a gigantic form that with two steps He covered the earth and then the entire universe. For the third step, Bali Maharaja was then pleased to receive the Lord's lotus foot on his head.