Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Bhajana Kutira
The house of Bhaktivinoda Thakura was built in the beginning of the century. We can find it on the way further away from Syamakunda.
Bhaktivinoda Thakura during his life (1838-1914) used to stay on different places including Radhakunda.
Together with his son Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati they preached Krishna consciousness and tried to disclose pretenders.
The Puspa-samadhis of Bhaktivinoda Thakura and his son Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati are there.
“Puspa” means “flowers” and after departure of saints the flowers from their actual samadhi (tomb, where their bodily remains are buried) are brought to different places, which were connected with their lives. The flowers are buried there and in this way a puspa-samadhi is made.
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati used to come there in Karttika (October/November). We can see his personal belongings – wooden shoes, cane, chair and table.
Bhaktivinoda Thakura wrote in his Gita-mala:
“The banks of Radhakunda are made of billions of conscious ecstatic, desire-fulfilling touchstones, and surrounding the kunda are hundreds and hundreds of beautiful transcendental gardens made of coral and rubies. The trees in those gardens produce diamonds and pearls, their branches bending under the weight of millions of those lovely gems.
My cottage is shining beautifully within that most enchanting garden called Svananda-sukhada-kunja. Living there I will sing Krishna’s holy name, and I will greedily hanker for the time when I will get the service of Him and His associates.”
If you are lucky, you will get benediction by Bhaktisiddhanta’s walking stick.
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was the first to bring a number of disciples that were not born in brahmana families and dressed in western clothes to Vrindavan and Radhakunda. In Vrindavan even stones were thrown on them as babaji a caste goswami community protested, and all temples were closed except Radharaman Goswamis who enthusiastically welcomed them. Bhaktisiddhanta continued his preaching and planning for further spreading of Krishna consciousness.
Many more details on Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura house in our Archive.
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