Shri Rupa Goswami….
*(Sri Radha Vijyate Namh)*
*(Sri Mat Raman Viharine Namh)*
Rupa-Goswami (1489–1564) was a devotional teacher (guru), poet, and philosopher of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. With his brother Sanatana Goswami, he is considered the most senior of the six Goswamis of Vrindavan associated with Caitanya Mahaprabhu, a hidden avatar (incarnation) of Krishnain Kali Yuga.
Rupa’s lineage can be traced to Jessore, present Bangladesh. Rupa Goswami’s nephew, Jiva Goswamihas explained in his Laghu Tosani that Rupa’s ancestors were of the Bharadvaja gotra (Rajshahi) from Kedarnath and used to live in Jessore. Alternatively, as mentioned in Sri Navadvip dham Parikrama by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, Śrī Rūpa, Śrī Sanātana and their youngest brother Anupama who were Yajurvedīya Bhāradvāja Gotrīya brāhmaṇas, whose forefathers supposedly hailed from Karnāṭaka, South India. Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī’s previous name was Amara and Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī’s name was Santoṣa.
Rupa Goswami spent his childhood…
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