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Brief Life History Of Prabhupada KRISHNA KAMAL GOSWAMI

Brief Life History Of Prabhupada KRISHNA KAMAL GOSWAMI

Self-Handwritten Sloka Of
Shrimat Krishna Kamal Goswami

Book Cover Of Krishna Kamal Goswami’s Lyrics

Pre 200th Birth Anniversary Of Prabhupada Krishna Kamal Goswami

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Appearance :-> In the year 1810 A.D, month June-July on the day of Rathayatra during the 2nd lunar day.

Dis-appearance :-> In the year 1888A.D, 26th January on the 12th day of a fortnight on Wednesday.

Binayak Sen Sharma (was the chief of Dhanyantari clan. He was chief -minister of Raja Ballal sen) during the period 1160 to 1178 A.D. Rosh Sen was his son.

Binayak Sen Sharma was the 11th ascendant generation of Shrimat Krishna Kamal Goswami.

Krishna Kamal was the son of Muralidhar Goswami’s second wife Yamuna Devi .Muralidhar was not onlyJogi but also Pundit in scriptures and shastras .Shri Murlidhar married his second wife without the knowledge of his elder brother Giridhar, head of the family. His second wife and son were not in good look of Giridhar.So Muralidhar used to keep his son Krishna Kamal often with him staying outside in disciple’s houses.

Krishna Kamal‘s education began at the age of five .When he was seven years old he went to Vrindavan with his father. He had natural melodious voice and with extraordinary intelligence and skillful guidance of his father he became versed in music. Shri Krishna Kamal used to dress up like Brajabasi people and played on the bank of the river Kalindi and in the forest as well .With the help of a fabulously rich Gujrati Gentleman, his education in music began. For about four years he took lessons in music from his master and became a musical expert; which in turn helped him in composing his lyrics. He was well expert in explaining Shrimad Bhagavat ; he himself melted in the nectar of love and listener’s hearts were also melted by such explanations. This was how he sustained his family by these earnings. At a public place in Bhajanghat, Jagadhatri puja was celebrated with great grandeur, here in a musical conference he participated and received much appreciation. At the age of 25, Shri Krishnakamal Goswami married the nine years old Swarnamayi, daughter of Haranath Roy of Bnakipur village under Hoogli District.

After few days of his marriage, with the care of the businessmen of Dhaka and Kundu disciples, he taught Shrimad Bhagavat in Barabazar and Tollygaunge at Kundu’s warehouse residence. In Dhaka he composed an open- air opera called “Nandaharan”.

Some people said this opera was so pleasant and compassionate that it could be regarded as a mesmerizing (hypnotic) spell. Sad to say that this composition had been lost and found nowhere. Based on Brajalila (Braja Dalliance) and Nabadwipdham he composed some devotional songs.

But due to the absence of educated audience these well composed lyrical poems were almost remained unnoticed. During his stay in Dhaka musical drama “Swapnabilash”, “ Rai Unmadini”, “Bichitrabilash” ,”Bharatimilan” and Gandharva Milan “were published. These five musical dramas were his best creations. At present it had been published in his musical poems. Apart from this, there were some musical hymns composed by him.

More or less within 50 years, Shri Krishna Kamal Goswami had prepared songs for the singers of Dhaka, had it been collected together it would have been a huge book. But unfortunately the songs were given to uneducated and inexperienced people who failed to give any due respect to it; later on these were transformed into mere waste papers. There were some of its remaining which had never seen the light of publication.

In the year 1901, the 2nd edition of the musical dramas were published , at that time people of East Bengal never purchased a book for reading, inspite of this Shri Krishnakamal Goswami’s “Swapnabilash” and “Rai Unmadini “ were published , 20,000 copies were sold in the first publication.

As the introduction of Paradise lost is Layaligro, Venace Edomis is Romeo Juliet‘s introduction, similarly “ Swapnabilash” was the introduction of “Rai Unmadini”.

Seeing the Tamal tree Shri Radha deluded it as Krishna and quivered like kadam flower ,her body thrilled and overwhelmed with emotion , she told her female friends with choked voice:-

“Oi dekho charane charan thueye

Bhuvanmohan beshe dnariye

Amar ango keno holo bhari ,

Ami je aar chalite nari”

The song of Bidyapati which was broken and then mended by Ram Basu:-

the story about tying to the branches of the Tamal tree; “Female friends should not burn the body or throw it into the Jamuna”. Shri Krishna Kamal Goswami was not only a follower but also composed the “Swapnabilas” and tune to Lute to make it a new one:-

“Deho dahan korona dahandahe,
Bhasaona keho jamuna probahe,
Sob sahachari, bahuduti dhori
Bandhiyo Tamal dale.
Jodi ei vrindavan smaran kori
Ashego amar paran hari
Bodhur shree anga- samir parashe
Sharir juraibe sei kale
Bodhu asheae se jodi shudhay rai koi
Tora dekhas oi –tomar radha bandha tamale oi
Holo premmoyer premer saha maran”

This one is the old one, but:-

Mritotanu dekhele nayane (amar pranballava go)

Pachhe satipati shiver moto

Hoye bodhu unmatta

Bahiye ba phire bone bone( mone tai se bhabigo)

Sei anger chadanarparne ,koto bhoy basi mone

Se ange bhar sahibe kemone?

Shri Radha was dying for the separation from her lover, Krishna, even at that moment she was not suspicious. There was pleasure in death too. She was stucked by doubt, still she was not dying, she was not disappointed with Krishna’s love, rather if she dies, Krishna will become insane. Under the burden of death Radha’s frail body will get hurt. Rai Unmadini was an incomparable love poem. Kabi Shri Dineshchandra Sen said in 1901 that he had never seen such enchanted picture of love in edition of Sanskrit and Bengali literatures .Even if he was punished for such a daring opinion, he would still announce the same. The books were translated both in French and German languages, and are well kept in the Imperial library of Calcutta.

The wondering ascetic from joga ashram of Kashi- Krishnananda swami’s opinion was “In future the name of Shri Krishna Kamal Goswami will be taken together with the names of Bidyapati and Chandidas.Not only in Bengal but all over the world, his books were valuable assets in the history of the world literature”.

In the year 1883, 73 years old Shri Krishna kamal Goswami came from Dhaka to Bhajanghat and stayed for four years. He used to count Naam one lakh times over the bead. In the year 1887, he became ill and could not be cured as he could not stop his hiccup. With the advice of the doctor he was taken to Chunchura by railway, his wife Swarnamayi devi, his son Nityagopal, grandson Kamini kumar and nephew Chandra accompanied him, but even then his fever increased. After seeing his pulse Jagadish Chandra said he should be immediately moved on the bank of the river. Then he was taken on the river side on a bier. His son-in-law told him in loud voice “father we brought you on the ghat, please view the Ganga “.Hearing this he slowly opened his eyes and viewed the Ganga, with folded hands he praised (hymns). Shri Krishna Kamal Goswami said “you have brought me to the bank of the Ganga, but where is the boat?” His son-in-law Lalbihari asked him which boat he was talking about. After smiling for a while Shri Krishna Kamal Goswami said “the one in which I will cross the river”.

On one side of the Prabhu, his daily worshipped Giridhari geode, impression of Radharani’s feet and his prayer beads were placed. His son-in-law took out the impression of Radharani’s feet and held before Shri Krishnakamal Goswami, and asked “Are you talking about this boat?” With smiling face Shri Krishna Kamal said “Long live my son”. Just before 48 minutes preceding the sunrise (which is called Bramha muhurto), when the entire world was about to come out of sound sleep, at this particular point of time, (this moment had been always respected by Prabhu) he bowed before the sun and took his last leave.

On 26th Janaury 1888 A.D, on the 11th day of lunar of bright fortnight, Wednesday, Shri Shri Krishna Kamal Goswami was lying down with closed eyes, Nityagopal said “Father who will worship your daily –worshipped deity of Shri Shri Giridhari”. Prabhu told to all those who were present there, Giridhari would go with him.

He asked to place the Giridhari on his neck, accordingly Shri Shri Giridhari was placed and then it was encircled with his prayer beads, then he took his Geet-Govinda(namabali) with his own hand and covered it, for few minutes he meditated. Then he removed the namabali (piece of scarf painted with Mahamantra) from his face , and took his son’s hand and placed it in to his son-in –law’s hand and said” take care of Nityagopal”. Saint Kedarnath declared after Shri Shri Krishna Kamal Goswami left for eternal abode, Shri Shri Giridhari would be put into the water of Ganga.

But surprisingly when the Namabali was removed, there was no Giridhari on Prabhu’s neck.

At last Prabhu’s funeral was done, and the bereaved family went back to Bhajanghat with heavy heart.

Enclosure:- Photo of Pre 200th Birth Anniversary of Prabhupada Krishna Kamal Goswami, organised by Akhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelani .Attended by Central Minister Shri Mukul Roy and distinguished guests.