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History of Nabadwip Dham

History of Nabadwip Dham

History of Nabadwip Dham

Nabadwip Dham Foundation
  • Acording to 'Ramacharitam' of Sandhyakar Nandi, Nabadwip Dham was founded in 1063 CE.

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1063 AD.
Samanta Sen
  • He lived on the shores of Bhagirathi, probably in Nabadwip.
  • Samanta Sen was employed in high offices under the Palas.

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1070 - 95
Hemanta Sen
  • He held the position of a feudatory chief in the Pala empire.
  • He is also described asprotector of king in Barrackpur plate of Vijaya Sen.

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1070 - 96
Vijaya Sen
  • Vijaya Sen defeated Palas and founded the independent rule of Senas dynasty.
  • He conquered Kamarupa and Kalinga.
  • Vijaya-prashasti was written by the famous poet Sriharsa.

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1097 - 1160
Ballala Sen
  • Ballala Sen ended the Pala Empire by defeating Govindapala.
  • Ballala Sena introduced the practice of Kulinism in Bengal.
  • He wrote the Danasagara, and started writing the Adbhutasagara.
  • Ballala Sena married Ramadevi a princess of Western Chalukya Empire.

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1160 - 78
Pavanaduta Dhoyi Kaviraj
Dhoyi Kaviraj
  • Dhoyi was born in a Tantuvaya (weaver) caste family from Nabadwip.
  • He is the composer of Pavanduta the earliest surviving example of the many messenger poems.
  • He was a court poet of Lakshmana Sena.

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12th century
Lakshmana Sen
  • Lakshmana Sen was devout to Vaishnava.
  • He completed the Adbhuta Sagara.
  • His court poets were Jayadeva (Gitagovinda), Dhoyi (Pavanduta), Umapati (Deopara Prashasti), Govardhana (Arya-saptasati)

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1179 - 1206
Invasion of Bakhtiyar Khilji
  • Bakhtiyar Khalji attacked Nabadwip and defeated Lakshman Sen.
  • Eastern Bengal remained under Sena control.
  • According to Minhaj al-Siraj's "Tabaqat-i-Nasiri" he left the city of Nudiah in desolation.

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1203
Shulapani
  • Shulapani was smrtikar and framer of reformed religious sanctions.
  • He was born in Nabadwip.
  • His famus books are 'Ekadashi', 'Durga puja', 'Rasyatra', 'Dolyatra', 'Sangkranti' 'Ayurveda' 'Dattaka'.

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1375-1460
Vasudeva Sarvabhauma
  • Vasudeva Sarvabhauma was a Sanskrit scholar and Nyaya philosopher.
  • He was son of Narahari Visharad, a famous philosopher of Nadia.
  • He went away to Puri when Chaitanyadev's social movement earned the displeasure of the royal court in Nadia.

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1430-1540
Raghunatha Siromani
  • He was Chancellor of Ancient Mithila University.
  • He was the grandson of Shulapani.
  • He brought the new school of Navya Nyaya, representing the final development of Indian formal logic. 

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1477–1547
Srivasa Thakur
  • Srivasa Thakur is mentioned in the Pancha Tattva mantra as pure devotee.
  • He had previously lived in Sri Hatta.
  • He moved to banks of the Ganges in Nabadwip.

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Nityananda
  • Nityananda was born in Ekachakra, currently in Birbhum district.
  • He also called Nitai, was a key religious figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava faith.
  • He was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's companion and disciple.
  • They are frequently referred to as Gaura-Nitai.

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1474-1540
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
  • His original name was Vishvambhara Mishra.
  • According to 'Chaitanya Charitamrita', he was born in Nabadwip during a lunar eclipse on the full moon night, beneath a Neem tree.
  • Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was the second son of Jagannath Mishra and Sachi Devi.

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18 Feb 1486
Pilgrimage to Gaya
  • He travelled to Gaya as a pilgrim at the age of 22 to carry out his father's sraddha ritual. 
  • Chaitanya met his guru, Ishvara Puri, from whom he received initiation with the Gopala Krishna mantra.

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1508
Sannayasa Initiation
  • At the age of 24, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu left Nabadwip to obtain sannyasa from Keshava Bharati in Katwa.
  • From there he went to Shantipur and then on to Puri.

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1510
Chaitanya visited Vrindavan
  • Over time, Vrindavan's essence was lost until Chaitanya rediscovered it.
  • In order to find the missing holy sites connected to Krishna's sublime pastimes, he travelled to Vrindavan.

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1515
Disappearance of Mahaprabhu
Disappearance of Mahaprabhu
  • He spent the last 24 years of his life in the Radhakanta Math in Puri, Odisha.
  • Prataprudra Dev, the Gajapati ruler, considered Chaitanya as Krishna's avatar.
  • He once dove into the Bay of Bengal in Puri, thinking of it as the sacred Yamuna river.

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14 June 1534
Kavi Karnapura
  • Parmananda Sen was his original name.
  • He was received the honorific title of 'Kavi Karnapura' by Chaitanya in Puri.
  • He is best known for his worls 'Chaitanya Chandrodaya' nataka.

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1524
Krishnananda Agamavagisha
  • Aagameshwari Kali puja, the oldest Kali Puja of Nabadwip was started by him.
  • He popularized Kali Puja, in Bengal and turned it into a household practice.
  • He authored "Tantrasara" and "Brihat Tantrasara".

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1533
Mathuranatha Tarkavagisha
  • His works include a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita.
  • He was a philosopher Navya Nyaya school of philosophy.

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Around 1570
Jagadisha Tarkalankara
  • Navya Nyaya philosopher and Sanskrit scholar.
  • Sanatan Mishra, was his great-grandfather.
1606 - 1950
Nadia Raj Dynasty
  • Raja Mansingh win the battle against Raja Pratapaditya with the help of Bhabananda Majumdar.
  • Mughals established their supremacy in Bengal.
  • Jahangir rewarded Bhabananda a farman of 14 Parganas in 1606.

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1606 - 1950
Shankara Tarkabagish
  • Alane Kali - 1st rash pujo

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1723 - 1820
Ramprasad Sen
  • Ramprasad Sen was bhakti poet recognized for developing a new compositional form that blended Baul with classical & Kirtan.
  • He was strongly influenced by Krishnananda Agamavagisha.

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1723 - 82
Raja Krishnachandra Gopal Bhar
Raja Krishnachandra
  • Raja Krishnachandra  was the Zamindar in Nadia.
  • He was the most important man of the period in the Hindu society of Bengal.
  • Bharatchandra Ray Gunakor & Ramprasad Sen were his court poet.
  • He appears in all stories of the famous court jester Gopal Bhar.
  • He was part of the group, which comprised Jagat Seth, Mir Jafar, Omichund, Ray Durlabh, and others, who conspired against Siraj ud-Daulah.

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1728 - 82
Buno Ramnath
  • Ramnath Tarkasiddhanta, also known as Buno Ramnath.
  • He was a notable logician, scholar, and ideal teacher in Nabadwip during the eighteenth century.
  • He had put up his Chatuspathi in a forest area.

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1770
Manipur Rajbari Nabadwip
Bhagya Chandra
  • Maharaj Bhagya Chandra of Manipur with princess Bimbavati established the idol of Anu Mahaprabhu in Nabadwip.

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1798
Prasanna Chandra Tarkaratna
  • He used to teach by setting up a toll near Nabadwip Vidyasagar College.
  • Later, a rich man named Babulal of Lucknow built his toll into a pucca building.
  • Since then, it has been known as the Pakatol of Nabadwip.

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Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji
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1838-1915
Nabadwip Municipality
Nabadwip Municipality
1869
Nabadwip Tarasundari Balika Girls' High School
  • Nabadwip Tarasundari Balika Girls' High School established in 1870.

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1870
Nabadwip Hindu School
Nabadwip Hindu School
  • Initially, it was at the outhouse of Nrisingha Prasad Das (Nasibabu) in 1871.
  • In 1873, the main building of the present school was founded by Ratanmoni Kundu on a donated land by Tarini Chattapadyay.

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1873
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami & Pranagopala Goswami
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1874- 1937
Nabadwip Bakultala High School
Nabadwip Bakultala High School
  • It was founded primarily with the name 'Nabadwip Banga Vidyalaya' in the year 1875 at another place, where now girls' school Nabadwip Bakultala Balika Vidyalaya is situated.
  • It became a high school in 1924.

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1875
Yogapith Temple
  • Bhaktivinoda Thakur established Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's birth place in Mayapur.

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1880
Sanskrit Center
  • Main Sanskrit learning center of India as well as the undivided Bengal was established at the Tol house of Buno Ramnath.

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1886
Swami Prabhupada
  • Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was an Indian spiritual teacher and the founder of ISKCON, also known as the "Hare Krishna movement".
  • Swami Prabhupada was born as Abhay Charan De in 1896 in Calcutta.
  • In July 1966, he established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in New York City.

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1896-1977
Swami Prabhupada
  • Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was an Indian spiritual teacher and the founder of ISKCON, also known as the "Hare Krishna movement".
  • Swami Prabhupada was born as Abhay Charan De in 1896 in Calcutta.
  • In July 1966, he established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in New York City.

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1896-1977
Rash Behari Bose
  • Revolutionary Rasbihari Bose's 'Master of Disguise'.
  • Before going to Japan, he was hiding in Nabadwip in the guise of a Vaishnava in Srimadanamohan Mandir, Brajananda Goswami Road.

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1914-15