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A Treasure Trove of Vaishnava Literature

By: Mayapur Communications for ISKCON News on July 20, 2018

A composition show at the Bhaktivedanta Research focus.

In South Kolkata, a fortune trove of Vaishnava writing can be found in ISKCON Mayapur’s Bhaktivedanta Research Center. This library is a diamond covered up in a peaceful Kolkata neighborhood, in which can be discovered duplicates of relatively every book composed by the past acharyasgoing back to Srila Rupa Gosvami, and numerous uncommon and no longer in production books, for example, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s aggregation of discourses on the Padma Purana and his critiques on the Bhagavad-gita. The library likewise contains outputs of numerous unique, written by hand compositions, and also a considerable lot of the first original copies themselves, for example, the main known duplicate of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s own journal, dating from 1904 – 1906. Hare Krishna Books

The Bhaktivedanta Research Center was set up to satisfy a few of Srila Prabhupada’s guidelines: In 1972, Srila Prabhupadainstructed that film records be made of the first compositions of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakuraso that these important original copies could be protected.

In 1976 in Bombay, Srila Prabhupada educated his sanctuary administrators to build a top of the line library with the majority of his own books, the books of the past acharyas, and every one of the Vedas. He said that researchers ought to have the capacity to come and concentrate our rationality profoundly and progress toward becoming enthusiasts. Krishna Store

.Furthermore, Srila Prabhupada gave numerous directions about the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium and how its introduction of Vedic cosmology as per the Srimad-Bhagavatam would counter the hypotheses of contemporary researchers. The thoughts that will be displayed in the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium will without a doubt be tested, and an exploration focus and library of Vedic cosmology is important to supplement and bolster the development of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium’s interplanetary crystal fixture.

In 2008, it was in view of this that Hari-sauri dasa, the organizer of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium’s cosmology group, and Pranava dasa, who was at the time doing his doctoral research, arranged the opening of a Vaishnavastudy focus. This harmonized with the chance to get an essential gathering of books, an accumulation which dated back to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s living arrangement in the Bagh Bazaar sanctuary in the 1930s. The gathering had been held by Sri SundaranandaVidyavinoda, a main Gaudiya Math part and previous secretary of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, since 1937. Radha Krishna Store

A building that had been given to ISKCON in Kolkata was assigned by ISKCON Mayapurto be utilized for this library, and assets were masterminded with the goal that the building could be redesigned and transformed into an appropriate present day library. In June of 2009, the Bhaktivedanta Research Center formally opened. Hare Krishna Store