Jīva gosvāmi

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Jiva gosvami, JIva gosvAmi, Jiva gosvaami


Jīva gosvāmi lived in A. D. 1609. Among the prominent teacher of the Acintya-bhedābheda school of Vaiṣṇava philosophy in Bengal, Jīvagosvāmin has niched an important place for himself. He was a nephew of the well-known Rupa Gosvāmi and Sanātana Gosvāmi and along with them was a disciple of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Jīva gosvāmi lived his whole life at Vṛndāvan near Mathurā in Uttar Pradesh.

His well known works include:

  1. Satsandarbha which includes a commentary on the Bhāgavata
  2. Bhaktisiddhānta
  3. Gopālacampu
  4. Upadeśāmṛta
  5. Harināmāmrta vyākarana


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore