Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Lord Caitanya Is The Lords Incarnation For This Age
Posted on October 6, 2011 by Devarsi>
This conclusion is supported by the statements of the Vedas, the Srimad-Bhagavatam, various puranas, upa-puranas, the Mahabharata, various Samhitas, Tantras and pancaratric texts.
It is also supported by the authoritative statements of the great purva-acaryas.
[previous authorized bona fide spiritual masters] We shall quote from many different vedic scriptures (known to any student of Vedic Indian Heritage), in order to establish the Absolute Truth about the documented history of the Supreme Lord Sri Caitanya’s pre-predicted advent.
LORD CAITANYA AND LORD NITYANANDA
Prediction of Lord Gauranga’s advent in the form of a brahmana In the Adi Purana and in the Narada Purana, the Supreme Person says:
aham eva dvija-srestho
lokam raksami sarvada
“I shall advent in the form of a brahmana devotee [aham eva dvija-srestho] and I shall hide my factual identity [prachanna vigrahah]. I shall deliver all the worlds [lokam raksami sarvada].”
Prediction of His advent as a sannyasi In the Upan Puranas, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna speaks to Srila Vyasadeva:
aham eva kvacid brahman
sannyasa asramam asritah
hari bhaktim grahayami
kalau papa-hatan naran
“O brahmana, I occasionally take the sannyas asrama [sannyasa asrama asritah] in an attempt to bring the fallen people of Kali-yuga to take up the path of bhakti or devotional service to Lord Krishna [hari bhaktim grahayami]“.
janma prathama sandhyayam
The Supreme Person will appear in the first part of the age of Kali [janma prathama sandhyayam]. He will appear in the home of a brahmana [bhavisyati dvijalaye], to save the embodied conditioned souls [uddharaya tanu-bhrtam] burning in the troubles of Kali-yuga.
Description of the purpose of Sri Caitanya’s incarnation In the Garuda Purana, the Supreme Person says:
janma prathama sandhyayam
“In the first part [prathama sandhya] of the age of Kali, I will come among the brahmanas [karisyami dvijatisu] to save the fallen souls, [paritranaya tanu-bhrtam] who are being burned by the troubles of the age of Kali [kalina dahyamananam].”
Prediction of the name of His mother and the actual name of His future birthplaceIn the Garuda Purana, the Supreme Lord says:
aham purno bhavisyami
bhavisyami saci sutah
“I will take birth as the son of Saci [bhavisyami saci sutah], in Navadvip-Mayapur [mayapure navadvipe]. I will come in my complete spiritual form in the first part of Kali-yuga.”
laksmi- kanto bhavisyatidaru-brahma-samipa-sthah
In the first part of Kali-yuga, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will come in a gold-like form. First He will become the husband of Laksmi [Srimati Laksmi Devi, Lord Caitanya's first wife]. Then He will become a sannyasi, near Lord Jagannath who will appear in a divine wooden form. The Supreme Personality of Godhead who in the Satya-Yuga appeared as a half-man, half-lion to cure a terrible disease that had ravaged the daityas, and who in the Treta-Yuga appeared as a person named Rama [Lord Ramacandra], the person who defeated the ten-headed Demon Ravana, and who in the Dvapara-Yuga removed the earth’s burden, and protected the gopa [cowherd men] people of Vraja-pura, will appear again in the Kali-yuga. His form will be golden, He will delight in chanting the Lord’s Holy Names, and His name will be Caitanya.
Prediction of the future advent of Sri Caitanya by His direct nameIn the Padma Purana, it is said:
caitanya vapur aste vai
The Supreme Personality, Janardana, who is the object of the yogis’ meditation [yogi-chintyo- janardanah], who saves the devotees from various sufferings, and who is the master of all yogic practices [yogesvarah], who is always full of divine transcendental ecstasy and bliss [sandra-ananda-atmakah], will advent in His own divine form of Sri Caitanya [caitanya-vapah].
Description of the time and place Sri Caitanya’s future adventIn the Padma Purana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself states:
“I shall appear on this earth [mahi-tale] in the first part of Kali-yuga [kaleh prathama sandhyayam] in a beautiful place on the bank of the Bhagirathi [bhagirathi-tate ramye]. I shall have a golden form [gaurangah], and I shall take birth as the son of Saci [bhavisyami saci-sutah].”
Prediction of the purpose of Sri Caitanya’s adventsIn the Narada Purana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead says:
aham eva kalau vipra
lokan raksami sarvada
“O Vipra, in the age of Kali, I will come disguised [nityam prachanna vigraha] as a devotee [bhagavad-bhakta-rupena] and I will save all the worlds [lokan raksami sarvada].”
Prediction of His mother’s name and the nature of His specific preaching method [sankirtana]The Supreme Personality of Godhead states in the Narada Purana:
divija bhuvi jayadhvam
jayadhvam bhakta rupinah
kalau sankirtana arambhe
“O Divija (demigods), please come and advent as devotees on this earth [bhuvi jayadhvam jayadhvam] in the age of Kali-yuga. I will incarnate as the son of Saci [bhavisyami saci-sutah] to inaugurate the congregational chanting of the name of Krishna [kalau sankirtana arambhe].”
Prediction of the revelation of Sri Caitanya’s formIn the Brahma Purana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead says:
kaleh prathama sandhyayam
“I will reveal my eternal golden form [gaurangotham mahi-tale] in the first part of Kali-yuga [kaleh prathama sandhyayam]. I will advent on the earth on the bank of the Bhagirathi [bhagirathi-tate bhumni] as son of Mother Saci [bhavisyami saci-sutah].”
Prediction of the future sannyasi role and ecstasy of Sri CaitanyaIn the Bhavisya Purana, the Supreme Lord says:
sarve mama eva draksyanti
“O austere sage, you should know that in the age of Kali, everyone will see my transcendental form as a sannyasi [kalau sannyasa rupinam].
I will be exhibiting symptoms of ecstasy like shedding tears of bliss and hairs standing in ecstasy [anandasru-kala-roma-harsa-purnam].”
Prediction of the color of Sri Caitanya and the nature of His future associatesIn the Agni Purana, it is said:
gaurangas ca suravrtah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead will come in a golden form [gaura-anga], full of peace [prasantatma], and a beautiful long neck [lamba-kanthah]. He will be surrounded by many saintly devotees [sura-avrtah].
[Note: This is an indirect prediction of the future advent of the members of the Pancha-Tattva.]
Prediction of the characteristics of Sri Caitanya In the Matsya Purana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead says:
mundo gaurah su-dirghangas
“In the age of Kali, I shall advent [bhavisyami kalau yuge] where the three rivers meet [tri-srotas-tira-sambhavah]. I shall have a shaven head [mundah]. I shall have a golden complexion [gaurah]. I will be very kind and always chant the Holy Name of Krishna [dayaloh kirtana-grahi].”
Prediction of the name of the river where Sri Caitanya will take his birth and other characteristics In the Vayu Purana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead states:
bhavisyami kalau yuge
“In the age of Kali-yuga, I shall come [bhavisyami kalau yuge] in a place on the bank of the Ganges [ganga-tira-samudbhavah].
I will be very pure [suddhah], have a golden complexion [gaurah], and be very tall [su-dirghangah] and chant the Holy Names of Krishna.”
Prediction that the Supreme Lord will leave Goloka and come in a golden form In the Markandeya Purana, the Supreme of Godhead declares:
golokam ca parityajya
“In the Kali-yuga, I will leave Goloka and, to save the people of the world, I will become the handsome and playful Lord Gauranga.”
Prediction of one of the purpose of Sri Caitanya’s appearanceIn the Varaha Purana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead declares:
aham eva dvija-srestho
lokan raksami sarvada
“I shall come as the best of the brahmanas [aham eva dvija-srestha]. I will exhibit many pastimes [lila-pracurya-vigrahah] in the form of a devotee [bhagavad-bhakta-rupena]. I shall deliver the people of the world [lokan raksami sarvada].”
Prediction of the name of the mother of Sri Caitanya and His future role as the deliverer of the darkness of Kali-yugaIn the Vamana Purana, the Supreme Personality of Godhead declares:
sarvan acara varjitan
sacigarbhe ca sambhuya
“O Narada Muni, I will take birth in the womb of Saci [saci-garbhe ca sambhuya]. I shall save the people, who will give up all proper good conduct [sarvan acara varyitan], from the
terrible darkness of the age of Kali-yuga [kali-ghora-tamas-channan].”
tatra dvija-kulam prapto
tena lokasya nistaras
tat kurudhvam mamajnaya
dharitri bhavita cabhir
“I shall advent in the month of Phalguna, when the star Phalguni is conjoined with the full moon. I shall incarnate in a golden complexion in the womb of Saci and Purandara Misra. I will be born in the city of Navadvipa, on the Ganges’s shore, in a brahmana’s family. I shall take the renounced order of life [sannyasa] and show kindness to the people in general and engage them in bhakti. I will be known as Sri Krishna Caitanya. All of you should follow My order and deliver the people of the world. I shall appear as a brahmana. I shall make this earth fearless.”
Prediction of Sri Caitanya’s birth city, the name of the river close to His birth site, the name of His mother, His close associates and their divine roles in His lila, His divine reason for incarnating as well as different names by which Sri Caitanya will be knownIn the Ananta-Samhita, it is said:
sa eva bhagavan krmo
srsty-adau sa jagannatho
gaura asin mahesvari
aprakasyam idam guhyam
na prakasyam bahir mukhe
bhaktam bhakti-pradam svayam
na jnasyanto bahir-mokhah
striyo ye purusah priyah
gopa dvadas balakah
a viharisyami tair aham
kale nastam bhakti-patham
sthapayisyamy aham punah
gacchantu bhuvi te putrah
kurvantu te mamajnaya
prabhur gauro gaura-harir
“To show mercy to the people and give them devotional service, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear in a brahmana’s home in Navadvip by the Ganges’s shore. The Supreme Person, Sri Krishna Himself, who is the life of Srimati Radharani, and is the Lord of the universe in creation, rnaintenance, and annihilation, appears as Gaura, O Mahesvari.
In Kali-yuga, I will descend to the earth with My associates. In Navadvip, which is surrounded by the Ganges, I will take birth in Saci Devi’s womb. They who are bewildered by My illusory potency will not understand the great secret of the appearance in this world of Me in My personal form,
1. in My form as the incarnation of devotion,
2. in My form as the incarnation of a devotee,
3. in My form bearing the name of a devotee,
4. in My form as a devotee, and
5. in My form as the giver of devotional service.
This secret is not to be revealed to them. Only the saintly, pure, renounced devotees, diligently engaged in My devotional service, will be able to understand Me in these five forms. My dear male and female associates, headed by Sridama and Subala, who came to this world at the time of My advent as Lord Krishna, will come again during the Kali-yuga. The gopas will become the sixty-four mahantas and the twelve gopalas. To establish the truth of religion, I will enjoy many pastimes with them. In this way I will again reveal the path of devotional service, which has been destroyed in the course of time. My sons should also descend to the earth, assume the forms of devotees, and, by My order, also work to re-establish the principles of true religion. At this time My names will be: Krishna Caitanya, Gauranga, Gauracandra, Sacisuta, Mahaprabhu, Gaura and Gaurahari. Chanting these names will bring devotion to Me.”
What other major vedic literatures also describe characteristics of the advent of Sri Caitanya?The great epic Mahabharata (Dana-Dharma, Visnu-Sahasra-Nama Stotra) points out the divine characteristics of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s appearance.
suvarna varna hemango
sannyasa krt-chamah santo
nistha shanti parayanah
In His early activities Lord Caitanya comes as a householder. He has a golden complexion [suvarna varnah]. His limbs are very beautiful [vara-anga] and are smeared with sandalwood pulp [candana-angadi]. He has the appearance of molten gold [hema-anga]. The Supreme Lord Caitanya accepts the renounced order of life [sannyasa-krt]. He is fully sense-controlled or equipoised [sama], and is completely peaceful [santa]. He is completely fixed in the chanting of the Holy Name of Lord Krishna, [nistha]. He is the highest abode of devotion and transcendental peace. He silences the mayavadi impersonalists [nistha santi parayanah]. The sanskrit words suvarna-varna indicate one who has gold-like complexion.
The Vedic text to support this point is:
yada pasya pasyate rukma-varnam
kartaram isam purusam brahma-yonim
The words rukma-varnam kartaram isam refer to the Supreme Person [Sri Caitanya] who has a complexion like molten gold.