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WORKS BY BHAKTIVINODA THAKURA:

    Saranagati & Gitavali (Surrendered to the Lord's Shelter & A Collection of Songs) - Two songbooks in one beautiful volume, totalling 120 of Bhaktivinoda's most famous songs of devotional surrender and ecstatic praise. 200 pages, large size, $20.00

    Navadvipa Bhava Taranga  (Waves of Ecstatic Moods in the Abode of Navadvipa) - 168 Bengali verses by Thakura Bhaktivinoda, describing his visit in samadhi to the divinely splendrous, purely spiritual realm of Navadvipa/Vrndavana Dhama. 100 pages, $9.00

    Kalyana Kalpa-taru (The Desire-Tree of Auspiciousness)  - A songbook of 62 Bengali poems. Very sublime philosophy divided into three branches: Advice, Attainment of Realization, and Overflowing Spiritual Emotions. Bengali & English, 100 pages, $10.00
     
    Gita-Mala (A Garland of Songs)  - A songbook of 80 Bengali poems, divided into 5 chapters thus: Yamuna-Bhavavali, Karpanya-Panjika, Soka-Satana, Rupanuga-Bhajana-Darpana, and Siddhi-Lalasa. Bengali & English, 104 pages, $10.00
 
    Vaisnava-Siddhanta-Mala  (A Garland of Pure Vaisnava Truths) - An exposition on the ten truths (Dasa-Mula), composed in the form of simple questions-and-answers. Originally a Bengali pamphlet distributed to the public by Bhaktivinoda during his extensive Nama-Hatta preaching programs. 34-page booklet, $4.00

    Baul Sangit (Songs of the Madman) - 12 rare Bengali songs by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, in which he pretends to be a member of the pseudo-Vaisnava sect of deviant minstrels known as Bauls - cleverly doing this only in order to preach the pure Gaudiya siddhanta to them. 28- page booklet, $4.00

    Nam-Bhajan  - An English essay composed in 1893 about the faithful practice and deep cultivation of chanting the Holy Names, which leads to the natural awakening of pure prema- bhakti. 20 pages. $3.00

    Bhaktivinoda Thakura's English Writings - A collection of 10 different articles, poems, essays and reviews composed by the Thakura in English. Some are reproduced from The Harmonist, others from period magazines and newspapers. Includes 3 English lectures by his empowered son, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. 82 pages, $10.00

    Prakrta-Rasa-Sata-Dusini  (A Hundred Warnings Against Mundane Mellows) - Bengali verses by Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, strictly denouncing the immature misconceptions of imitative devotees known as prakrta-sahajiyas. 40-page booklet, $4.00

    Dusta Mana (O Wicked Mind) - 19 verse famous Bengali poem by Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, in which he chastises his own mind for desiring the cheap esteem of pretentious devotional practices. 12 page booklet, $2.00


WORKS BY VISVANATHA CAKRAVARTI:

    Sri Gauranga-Lilamrta - Ecstatic eight-fold daily pastimes of the Golden Avatara and His associates in eternal Navadvipa. 60 pages, $8.00. 
     
    Mantrartha-Dipika (A Torchlamp of Kama-Gayatri's Meaning) - A small work which gives many meanings for each and every syllable of the supreme Kama-Gayatri-Mantra. Temporarily out of Stock-Sorry!
    11 pages, $2.00
     
    Camatkara-Candrika (Moonbeams of Sheer Astonishment) - A truly astonishing book describing four different transcendental pranks played by the mischievous moon-like Krsna-candra, who comes before Sri Radha in various creative disguises. 42 pages, $6.00

    Prema-Samputa (The Love-Locket) - A single episode of playful lila in 141 verses, wherein Sri Krsna dresses up in the disguise of a celestial goddess and visits Sri Radhika to ask a number of pointed questions. By this means, He tricks Her into speaking Her heart, thereby revealing the innermost esoteric secrets of Her divine ecstatic love for Him. 36 page booklet, $4.00
     
    Rupa-Cintamani (A Touchstone of Meditation on Radha & Krsna's Beautiful Forms) - A pocket-sized edition of this sublime 32-verse guided meditation. Sanskrit slokas with English poetry, includes diagrams of Their hands and feet. 40 pages, $3.00
     
    The Story of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura - Wonderful pastimes of this esteemed 17th century acarya. Includes biographical profiles of Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana, Narahari Cakravarti Thakura, and many other medieval devotees. 172 pages, $12.00


  WORKS ABOUT LORD CAITANYA:

    The Poetry of Mahaprabhu  - A collection of rare Sanskrit prayers and verses said to have issued forth from the lotus mouth of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Eight major compositions are presented as well as numerous separate slokas. Much of the material reveals the ecstatic moods of the Golden Avatara while absorbed in the most exalted Radha-bhava. Includes listings of archival evidence as researched in various manuscript libraries in India. 94 pages, 14.00
     
    Sri Gauranga-Astottara-Sata-Nama-Stotram -  108 names of Lord Caitanya, by Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya. Includes 12 additional names. 6 pages, $1.00
     
    Sri Caitanya-Carita  (The Great Poem Describing the Character of Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu) -  The first biography of the Golden Avatara written in Sanskrit poetry in 1531 A.D. by Lord Caitanya's personal associate, Murari Gupta (incarnation of Sri Hanuman). Complete in 1,927 verses, the work also contains two special prayers - Sri Ramastakam by Murari Gupta, and Sri Sivastakam by Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Full Edition contains complete Sanskrit text and word-for-word synonyms totalling 464 pages. $44.00

     Abridged Edition contains English translation with occasional slokas, 190 pages, $22.00

     Sri Gauranga Mahima  (The Glories of Sri Gauranga) -  An anthology of classic Sanskrit prayers composed by Lord Caitanya's personal associates. Includes the famous Susloka-Satakam, 100 Beautiful Verses by Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, plus six other prayers and astakams. Sweetly translated by Bhaktivedanta Bhagavata Svami. 128 pages, $9.00


LILAS AND STAVAS

    Radha-Krsna Nectar  - 300-page large size anthology of Sanskrit and Bengali songs, poems, astakams, lists and truly amazing transcendental miscellany. Everything you ever wanted to know about Radha and Krishna, but were afraid to ask, $32.00

    Cowherd Boys Nectar (Nayanananda Thakura's Preyo-Bhakti-Rasarnava, The Nectar Ocean of Fraternal Devotion) -  Exhaustive exposition on the transcendental science of sakhya-rasa. After a detailed technical analysis of the fraternal mellow, there are narrations of Sri Krsna and Balarama's schedule of ecstatic daily cowherding lilas. 272 pages, $16.00

    Sri Sri Damodarastakam - 8 famous verses from the Padma Purana glorifying Lord Damodara, with the Dig-Darsini-Tika of Srila Sanatana Gosvami, $5.00
     
    Radha-Krpa-Kataksa-Stava-Raja (The King of Prayers Which Petitions the Merciful Sidelong Glance of Srimati Radharani) - The most famous and poetic Sanskrit prayer in Vrndavana, uttered by Lord Siva to Parvati in the esoteric Vaisnava scripture known as Urdhvamnaya-Tantra. 18-page booklet, $3.00
     
    Radha-Rasa-Sudha-Nidhi (The Book of Radha) - 272 utterly magnificent verses by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati Gosvami which glorify Radhika's sweet graces, feminine charms and exalted qualities, $10.00 
     
    Ascarya-Rasa-Prabandha (An Amazing Account of the Rasa-Dance Intrigue) - 284 sublime Sanskrit verses by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati Gosvami describing one night's extraordinary pastimes performed by Sri Sri Radha-Madhava during Their ecstatic Maha-Rasa-Lila, the topmost sacred dance from the very nucleus of Creation. Very intimate - not for the faint of heart. Complete Sanskrit and English, 76 pages, $10.00

    Pranam-Ballari (A Desire-Fulfilling Vine Blooming with Flower-like Obeisances) - Based on 216 holy names of Srimati Radharani, this sweet work expounds on each of those names with lovely verses that poetically elucidate the pastimes represented by each name. Presented in homemade 5" x 8" format. 252 pages, $16.00

    Mukta-Carita (The Story of the Pearls)  -  A famous work by Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami describing a supremely playful incident of Vraja-lila. Lord Krsna once planted some pearls in Vrndavana, which grew into wonderfully uncommon pearl-bearing plants. Consequently, He soon corners the market on pearls, resulting in much raillery and bold wrangling, outrageous price-bargaining with the gopis, and so on. 64 pages, $8.00

    A Day in the Life of Radha and Krsna  -  A highly-condensed summary outline of the 2,500-verse Sanskrit epic Sri Govinda-Lilamrta of Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami. Awesome and sweet daily pastimes, manifest in eight periods of the day. 44 pages, 6.00

    Brhad-Bhagavatamrtam  -  The classic transcendental novel by Srila Sanatana Gosvami describing the various levels of devotion throughout the material and spiritual universes. Part One features the travels of the great sage Narada Muni, and Part Two features the amazing adventures of the cowherd boy named Gopa-Kumara. Flowing English translation by Prema Vilasa Dasa. 194 pages, $20.00

    Sri Gaura-Govinda-Arcana-Smarana-Paddhati  (A Manual for Visualizing the Confidential Worship of Lords Gauranga and Govinda)  -  An exalted work, full of nectarean Sanskrit slokas outlining the intimate process of smarana (remembrance or visualization) as a means of worshipping the Lord and re-entering His divine eternal lila. Composed by Sri Dhyana-Candra Gosvami, disciple of Sri Gopala-Guru Gosvami, the work is presented with Sanskrit transliteration along with precise and relishable English translation by Haridhama dasa. 132 pages, $16.00

    Radha-Hrdaya : Outlines of Three Esoteric Books  -  A chapter-by-chapter glimpse into three very interesting rasa-sastras - Vaidagdha-Vilasa (a Gaudiya Vaisnava work by Manohara dasa), Radha-Hrdaya (a pauranika text from the Brahmanda-Purana), and Radha-Tantra (a smrti manuscript spoken by Lord Siva to Parvati). These contain narrations of many astonishing lilas of Sri Sri Radha-Krsna that are either unheard of, or heard only in rumors. 32 pages, $5.00


OTHER COMPILATIONS:

    Songs of the Vaisnava Acaryas Word-for-Word  - Priceless companion to the BBT songbook for devotees who want to better understand the songs they sing every day. English synonyms for each and every word of 45 popular Bengali and Sanskrit songs. 64 pages, handy softbound volume, $5.00
     
    More Songs of the Vaisnava Acaryas  - 68 famous Sanskrit, Bengali, Hindi, and Brij-bhasha songs with English translation and complete word-for-word synonyms. Includes songs recorded by Srila Prabhupada that have not previously appeared in print. Large size 152 pages, spiral bound, $18.00
     
    Songs of Vidyapati and Candidasa  -  A collection of 44 ancient Bengali songs narrating weet loving intrigues in Vraja-dhama. As relished by Lord Caitanya, some songs are sung by Radha, some by Krsna, and some by Their intimate associates. 54 pages, $8.00
     
     Gaudiya Vaisnava Biography Books  -  Outlines and summary studies of 20 important history books written by and about the early followers of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Includes informative lists of ancient Deities, memorial paraphernalia, and more. 80 pages, $10.00
     
    Study Guide to Sri Vrndavana-Mahimamrtam  (The Nectarean Glories of Radha and Krsna's Divine Forest Paradise)  -  A companion volume to the English translation published by Krsna Institute, complete with a detailed outline, plus several lists of select verses in various categories, including special sections, astakas, stotras, guided meditations, special verses with repeating words, and a chart of Sanskrit meters. 6 pages, $4.00

    Vishnujana Swami Nectar  -  Transcription of 26 temple lectures and outdoor festival addresses by the legendary Prabhupada disciple, His Holiness Vishnujana Svami. From 1968 until his mysterious disappearance in 1976, the Maharaja was famous for travelling across America with the Radha-Damodara bus program, where he inspired all with his celestial bhajans, kirtans and cutting-edge devotional preaching. 150 pages, $16.00

    Questions and Answers - Comments on 40 esoteric devotional topics, ranging from Sri Yamuna Devi to the Yoga-Pitha. Compiled from Dasaratha-suta dasa's letters of response to various inquisitive friends around the world. Informative and fun 48-page booklet, $5.00

 

 

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