Published on July 13th, 2021 | by Madhudvisa dasa

The Golden Avatar — Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Life and Teachings — Now in 1080p HD!

“The Golden Avatar” film provides a beautiful synopsis of the life and teachings of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the incarnation of Krishna who popularized the public chanting of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra (sankirtana) five hundred years ago in West Bengal, India. A movement that was later taken to every continent on the planet by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the Hare Krishna movement.

The great saint Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu lived in India during the sixteenth century. The Vedic scriptures predicted His advent and activities, declaring Him an ‘avatar’, an incarnation of the Supreme Lord Krishna.

As foretold, Sri Caitanya began a spiritual renaissance based on chanting the names of God, which spread throughout India, and later His Divine Grace A.

C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada spread Krishna consciousness and the teachings of Lord Caitanya throughout the entire world.

Today pilgrims journey to Mayapur, the birthplace of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, annually to celebrate the anniversary of His appearance. They know of Lord Caitanya as the boy genius who casually defeated the greatest scholars, the young revolutionary who organized India’s first cival disobedience movement, the social reformer who transcended the rigid Hindu caste system, the supreme renouncer to whom common people, religious leaders and even kings bowed. And above all they know of Sri Caitanya as the perfect devotee who blessed the world with sankirtana, the congregational chanting of the holy names of God.

At Lord Caitanya’s birthplace He is worshiped on the lap of His mother, Sachidevi.

In fifteenth century Europe the renascence was turning people’s vision from God to man, from religion to humanism, from the search for the self to a search for unexplored continents.

But in India Sri Caitanya and His associates shifted people’s vision back to God and made God’s love accessible to everyone. Their lives would exemplify Krishna’s immortal teachings in Bhagavad-gita. Their’s was a renascence in bhakti, devotion to Lord Krishna.

About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

3 Responses to The Golden Avatar — Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Life and Teachings — Now in 1080p HD!

  1. PANNAL LAL KAR says:

    I want to know about Sri chaitanya

  2. Krishna Das says:

    Thanks for sending the video titled ‘The Golden Avatar’.
    It’s a nice gift for me, I think.

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