Holy Birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

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Sridhama Mayapur

Sridhama Mayapur is situated 130km from Kolkata, West Bengal and is famous as the birth-place of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu who appeared in the year 1482. His performed His pastimes of boyhood and youth here until He took the renounced order of sannyasa when He was 24 years old.

His birthplace, known as the Yogapitha, is on the banks of the holy Ganga and was discovered in 1887 by the 19th Century Vaisnava saint, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. The Thakura built a beautiful temple here with the Deities of Mahaprabhu and His consorts Visnupriya and Laksmipriya, and Radha-Madhava.

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There is also a neem tree in the courtyard that is the exact spot where Lord Caitanya was born. There are also Deities of Mahaprabhu as a child along with His parents, Saci-devi and Jagannatha Misra.

While digging the foundation for this temple a deity of Adhoksaja Visnu was unearthed which is believed to have been the household Deity of Jagannatha Misra. The Yogapitha temple also houses the Deities of Sri Sri Laksmi-Nrsimha and Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhara.

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Down the road from Yogapitha is Sri Caitanya Matha, the original headquarters of the Gaudiya Matha founded by Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada.

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Srila Sarasvati Thakura’s samadhi is situated here as well as the Samadhi-mandira of Srila Gaura-kisora Dasa Babaji Maharaja, the guru of Srila Sarasvati Thakura.

The following articles show the authenticity of Sridhama Mayapura as the birthsite of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu:

Adbhuta Mandira and Bhaktivinoda's Vision
Bhaktivinoda Thakura was not staying in Godrumadvipa when he had his vision of the Adbhuta Mandira. In fact Bhaktivinoda's house at Godruma was not built until two years later.

Temple of Understanding
Swami B. G. Narasingha explains the original conception of Pradhupada for The Temple of Understanding in Sridhama Mayapura and discusses the prediction of the Adbhuta Mandira.

Mayapura and the Adbhuta-mandira
Where is the actual birthsite of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and where is the Adbhuta Mandira? Swami B. G. Narasingha corrects popular misconceptions regarding these topics.

A study for Sri Caitanya's Birth Place
An unbiased academic study by Prof. K.N. Mukherjee on the authenticity of the present Yogapitha temple in Mayapura, taken from 'The Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies 1984' (revised in 1990).

Fulfillment of Bhaktivinoda's Instruction and Desire.
[Excerpt from 'The Gaudiya' Magazine, March 9, 1934]

New Temple opened as reported in the Navadvipa-dhama Pracarini Sabha.
[Excerpt from 'The Gaudiya' Magazine, March 9, 1934]

Report on the Adbhuta-mandira & Bhaktivinoda's prediction
[Excerpt from 'The Gaudiya' Magazine 1934]

The Holy Birth Place of the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya
An article by Professor Nishi Kanta Sanyal, disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada, taken from The Harmonist magazine Vol. 28. 1931. Prof. Sanyal explains both the academic and transcendental evidences to authenticate the Mayapura birthsite.

Evidence from the Book 'Citre Navadvipa'
Some notes from the book 'Citre Navadvipa' published in 1930 by Sriyukta Saradindu Narayana Raya, secretary of the Navadvipa-dhama Pracarini Sabha. This book has many evidences including discoveries made by the famous Bengali historian Sri Nagendranath Basu.

A New Temple on the Birth Site of the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya
A short article reporting the opening of the Yogapitha temple in 1935, with additional background information.

The Topography of Sridhama Mayapura
An article from The Harmonist 1931 which gives additional evidence pointing to the birth site of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

The Prediction of Vrndavana Dasa
An extract from an article entitled "The Full Moon of the Advent of Lord Gauranga" from The Harmonist, Vol. 15 1935. This essay mentions the prediction of Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura in Sri Caitanya-bhagavata about the discovery of Mayapura.

The Opening Ceremony of the Lord's Temple
An excerpt from a Bengali article found in The Gaudiya magazine written in 1935, explaining the prediction of Sri Nityananada Prabhu and it's fulfillment by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Prabhupada Sarasvati Thakura.

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