Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578)
South and North, West and East-equal for Mother India for her grace
Great Saints and Seers- of Hindu or Sufi gifted for the peace and joy
Of all the children of Bharatha Matha! We are grateful to you Mother.
Born in a Sri vaishnava family of Tamil Iyengar origin in Srirangam, Tamilnadu.
Gopala bhatta goswami was a great devotee of Laxmi-Narayana
Born in Fifteen Hundred and Three and lived upto Fifteen Seventy Eight
The foremost disciples of the Vaishnava saint,Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
and a leading figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava school
A part of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, who influenced its philosophical basis .
His first meeting with Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was in fifteen hundred and ten
During Mahaprabhu’s tour of South India. At young age he met Chaitanya
And served him for some months.Such was his love for the saint, that when
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was about to leave,Gopala Bhatta became upset,
And for his sake, Chaitanya agreed to stay a few more days.
He had a spiritual vision where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu revealed Himself
As an avatar of Krishna, the supreme God.In the vision Krishna told him that
In the town of Vrindavan He would meet two devotees, Rupa and Sanatana.
Goswami who would guide in the finer details of devotional service .
Gopala Bhatta wanted to leave for Vrindavan at once,
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu told him to stay and serve his parents.
After Chaitanya’s departure, Gopal Bhatta took guidance from his uncle
Prabhodananda Sarasvati. Gopal Bhatta took care of his parents in their old age,
After their death he went to Vrindavana. and met Rupa and Sanatana .
They accepted him as a brother. Gopal Bhatta helped Sanatana
Compile the book Hari Bhakti Vilasa. Let us invoke his grace and blessings.