We invite the readers to delight in the pastimes of the most merciful form of the Lord – Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as cited by Srila Krishna Dasa Kaviraja Goswami in his great work Sri Caitanya Caritamrita. The study guide Caitanya Subodhini is a humble attempt by the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha to assist the readers in their systematic study of the Caitanya-caritamrita.

We, at the Vidyapitha, found it helpful to divide the long chapters of Caitanya-caritamrita into subsections and present the technical sections in the form of crisp flowcharts and tables for easy readability, assimilation and quick reference. Even one, who hasn’t heard of the Caitanya-caritamrita, can read through Caitanya Subodhini and develop an interest in the original manuscript. Our humble endeavour in producing this systematic study guide is only to assist the readers in fully delighting in the splendour of the original book.

[su_heading size=”15″]Caitanya Subodhini Adi-Lila Launch [/su_heading]

On the most auspicious occasion of the 29th Brahmotsavam of Sri Sri Radha Gopinathji, the first volume of this series on ADI LILA of Sri Caitanya Caritamrita got launched on 16 July 2017.

Following a similar presentation style of Bhagavata Subodhini, this new series CAITANYA SUBODHINI also presents the verse by verse overview of Sri Caitanya Caritamrita systematically with sections, sub sections, tables, flow charts, important notes from the purports and also special thematic compilations and other appendix materials to assist a systematic study of the Caitanya caritamrita chapters. We hope that this humble attempt in presenting this study guide would be pleasing to the Vaishnava community.







[su_heading size=”15″]About Caitanya Subodhini Adi-Lila [/su_heading]

Submerge deeply into the fundamental principles of sambandha-jnana consisting of radha-tattva, krishna-tattva, guru-tattva, jiva-tattva and other tattvas as explained by SrilaKrishnadasaKaviraja! Experience the transformation of Mahaprabhu’s Personality and character!

From tender childhood

There is no difference between Krishna-lila and Caitanya-lila therefore Nimai’s pastimes are as sweet or even more sweeter than the pastimes of little Gopal. Be the witness of Vishvambara’s childhood pranks and mischieves – playing with the snake, making all residents of Navadvipa chant the Holy Name, bothering the Brahmanas and Kumaris on the bank of Ganges and many others…

Learned scholar

Delight in the pastimes of Nimai Pandit who starts His own grammar school, derides the smarta Bhattacaryas and Cakravartis, smashes and establishes His own arguments in logic and finally destroys the pride of the great Pandit Keshava Kashmiri.

Humble disciple

To teach by His own example to the mankind, the God Himself accepts a guru by receiving mantra which He himself had whispered to His guru Sripad Isvara Puri and becomes a great devotee of Himself in the form of Krishna.

Great leader

Gauranga demonstrates the principle of “yadyadācaratiśreṣṭhas tat tad evetarojanaḥ” by inspiring the general people to revolt against the Kazi of Navadvipa by His own example and establishes the supreme position of Harinam Sankirtan.


A mood of supreme ecstasy never before demonstrated by the Supreme Lord in any of His previous incarnations!  After accepting initiation and continuously chanting the Holy Name, Mahaprabhu becomes so absorbed in separation from Krishna that He looses His consciousness again and again and makes His associates chant appropriate verses from the scriptures to nourish His mood.


Reciprocating with the love of the Gopis who sacrificed everything for the pleasure of Krishna at the peak of their youth, the supremely beautiful Lord Gaurasundar accepts sannyasa at a young age of 24, cuts His hair off and heads off to the city of the Lord of Universe – Nilacala.

Compassionate brothers

Saba avatar sara siromani – Lord Gaurachandra and Nimaichand delivers the two most sinful personalities of Nadia whose sins couldn’t be counted by even Chitragupta. Their mercy makes them the unalloyed first-class devotees of Lord Krishna.

And finally the dearest friend of all and especially his associates

His sweet loving exchanges with NityanandaPrabhu, AdvaitaAcarya, GadadharPandit, Srinivas Acarya, Haridas Thakur, KolavecaSridhara, Budhimanta Khan, Suklambarabrahmacari…

And many more…

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Bhagavata Subodhini reviews

I found Bhagavata Subodhini very interesting and useful, for it presents the contents of Bhagavatam in a systematic and lucid manner. I am very happy that the devotees in our society are producing such wonderful literature based on Srila Prabhupada's books and commentaries of other acharyas. I like the fact ...


His Holiness Bhakti Purushottama Swami
pibata bhagavatam rasamalayamBhagavata Subodhini is an excellent study guide that makes Srimad Bhagavatam more relishable and easier to digest. Drawing strength from the Bhaktivedanta Purports and Bhagavad commentaries by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Bhagavata Subodhini is a great tool for an in-depth, systematic and scrutinising study of Srimad Bhagavatam. I ...


His Holiness Lokanath Swami
I am sincerely grateful to the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha for their dedicated efforts to present this publication – Bhagavata Subodhini. I pray that each reader may enter deeper and deeper into the knowledge and devotional love (Bhakti Ras) of the essence of all Vedas – Srimad Bhagavatam.


His Holiness Radhanath Swami
BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI is a praiseworthy project for deepening our appreciation of the Bhagavatam, particularly from the insight of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti. By concisely organizing his analysis of the work, the devotee will be able to relish both the Bhagavatam and Visvanatha's realizations. Caitanya Mahaprabhu has accepted Bhagavatam as the ...


His Holiness Bhanu Swami
It is a guide, I use to get a bird’s eye view of a Chapter, to spot out Diamond like sections for deeper contemplation and nectar like slokas for relishing and repeating to others. It has increased my appetite for Bhägavatam study and gain great spiritual advantage. Thanks to Bhaktivedänta ...


His Grace Radheshyam Das
This publication is a precious jewel, both adding to the unlimited radiance of Krishna’s presence as Srimad-bhagavatam and reflecting that splendour. What is special: the clarity of both the text and its graphic presentation, enabling a full and penetrating comprehension of the Bhagavatam’s structure and profundity.


His Holiness Devamrita Swami