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Caitanya-candramrta | Commentary by Anandi :: Prabodhananda Sarasvati

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Caitanya-candramrta :: Prabodhananda Sarasvati

1.00 Version (2006.05.29); 1.01 (2016.05.14)

There are two numbering systems for this text. The commentary by Anandi used here was published in 1977 by Manindranath Guha. I would like to thank Madhavananda Das of Bhubaneswar Iskcon for providing me with this edition. The material is here organized into twelve themes and numbered accordingly. The original sequential numbers are given in brackets.

Anandi has divided the 143 verses of this work into the following twelve sections—
• stavaḥ (verses 1-7)
• praṇāmaḥ (8-12)
• āśīrvādaḥ (13-17)
• śrī-caitanya-mahimā (18-30)
• śrī-caitanyābhakta-nindā (31-45)
• dainya-rūpa-sva-nindā (46-56)
• upāsya-niṣṭhā (57-79)
• loka-śikṣā (80-99)
• śrī-caitanyotkarṣatā (100-109)
• avatra-mahim (110-130)
• rūpollāsa-nṛtyādiḥ (131-137)
• śocakaḥ (138-143)

Jagat 2006-05-29

Source texts

(ed.) Manindranath Guha, 1977
Stava-kalpa-druma, (ed.) Bhakti Saranga Goswami. Vrindavan, 1959 and
Sri-sri-caitanya-candramrita, (ed.) Bhakti Vilasa Tirtha. Mayapur, Chaitanya Math. 3rd edition, 1992.The mula only version in WORD of this text has been updated after proofreading and the addition of many variant readings.
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Entry added: May 29th 2006
Entry updated: May 14th 2016
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Added by: Jagat
Text version: 1.01 (legend)
Keywords: Caitanya, Candramrita, Prabodhananda, Sarasvati, Saraswati, Chaitanya, Rasikasvadini, Anandi
Further notes
This commentary is famous for its identification of Prabodhananda Saraswati with Prakashananda. It is the earliest such attestation, dated 1707.
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About the commentary · Posted by Jagat on May 29th 2006 - 20:05 +0200
Not much is known about Anandi except that he wrote a grammar named Sighrabodha, which uses examples from Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's names, associates and pastimes. That, along with this commentary, show a dedication to Chaitanya. The dates of the two works are given as 1640 Saka (=1718) for the grammar, and 1645 (=1723) for the commentary.

Indications are that Anandi was Oriya. His commentary shows that he accepted that Prakashananda = Prabodhananda. In verse 31 he shows that he accepts Gaura mantra. However, his interpretation of nagara expressions like sannyAsi-kapaTaH, etc., show that he was not favorable to this attitude. (Some people say that Prabodhananda promoted Nagara-vada in this stotra).