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Brief Life History Of Kabiraj Surendranath Goswami

Brief Life History Of Kabiraj Surendranath Goswami

Kabiraj Surendranath Goswami

Shrimat Surendranath Goswami’s Residence at Bhajanghat

In the year 1863 Surendranath Goswami was born in Bhajanghat under Nadia district. His father was an extremely simple natured man. He had to pass his childhood under strained circumstances and poverty.With the blessings of Shri Shri Radhaballava Jeew many supernatural incidents took place in his life.

Shri Surendranath Goswami passed his Eleventh class from his village school, and after this he passed F.A and then B.A from Metropolitan College. Then he took admission in Calcutta Medical College, but due to sudden breakdown of his father’s health, his studies stopped.He started teaching in Jaipur for earning, and when his financial conditions somewhat improved, he again started his studies. He was not accepting any fees for his medical treatment from the poor people, rather if conditions were critical he used to arrange their medical expenses and cremation in case of death.

To know about Prabhupad’s character it is necessary to know about his family deity‘s auspicious arrival.

Dr. Surendranath Goswami completed his postgraduation from Calcutta Medical College. At that time M.B degree was not started. After passing out he did not avail the opportunity for doing a government job. For rendering services to the poor villagers, he dedicated his life for the welfare of distressed people at the cost of his golden future. He practiced in Kumarkhali under Phulia district. During his stay, the queen of Natore became seriously ill, and because of his excellent medical treatment she recovered. Due to which Raja became grateful to him and asked Surendranath to take anything he wanted.

But he told the Raja, that he was just doing his duty. But Raja requested him over and over again to take something. After his repeated requests, Shri Surendranath Goswami wanted a photo copy of Shri Shri Gaurgovinda of Raja’s house.

In the year 1902 the photocopy of the canvas was established as Shri Shri Gour Rai Jeew, family deity of Surendranath, and it is still being worshipped in Shri Shri Gourkishore Shanti Kunja hermitage in Nabadwip.

In 1891 A.D after passing out from Medical College within few days he started practicing in Kumarkhali.Within few years surrounding 50/60 kms of Kumarkhalu , he became an established physician .His self –sacrificing nature, simplicity and unlimited kindness led him towards his progress. He never distinguished between rich and poor while doing medical treatment to them.

From this time he was attracted towards Ayurvedic Shastra. To prove that Ayurvedic shatra was no less than the foreign Medical science, he worked restlessly. His first gem was “Arya Dhatridevata” after his endless perseverance

His 2nd book “Punsavana” or causing of the birth of Male child was printed. He met the world famous Doctor Mahendralal sarkar and told him that “In Caesarian section (The troubled pregnant women’s womb is operated and the child was taken out), which was considered as remarkable Surgical treatment in Europe is already mentioned in Ayurvedic Shastra”.

Doctor Sarkar after studying books after books for 3 hrs he realized the truth of Kaviraj Surendranath Goswami’s words. He said “You truly discovered a great thing; your book from the present month will be published in my Newspaper”.

Punsavana had been highly appreciated in American and German newspapers also. In 1906 after his restless working and expenditure he built “The Calcutta Ayurvedic Institution and Pharmacy” school.

In 1918 his health started deteriorating .On 13th Feb, 1919 at 5.30 p.m he left for the eternal abode uttering Krishna’s name in sitting position. Apart from writing medical and scientific books, he wrote several literatures also e.g. “Snehamayi”, “Unmadini”, “Swadesh O Sarama”, “Rup Sanatan”, “Premashram”, “Premanjoli” etc. Many books, e.g. the Biology of the Hindus,Bignan Prabandha,Pranvidya O Ayurved,Astanga Ayurveder Itihas,Wrigvedanuved o Arthavedanuved etc. remained unprinted.