Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu predicted
Note regarding the missing references:
Some of the verses below were compiled by Kedarnath Datta Bhaktivinoda Thakura, others by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. BVT presented a selection of scriptural passages to support the authenticity of Mayapura as the original birth site of Caitanya Mahaprabhu in PramANa KhaNDa of his NavadvIpa-dhAma-mAhAtmyam. This book is no longer available in its original form, but only in various recent Gaudiya Math editions. There exists also an 1994 English ISKCON edition.
Acaryas quoted all kinds of verses but mostly in the form of the name of the sastra, e.g "(iti) varAhe" - (it is stated) in the VarAha PurANa.... i.e. without verse numbers.
Another fact to be aware of is that many of these verses aren't found in modern editions. Many sastras were destroyed by Muslims or stolen by Brits. During the British Raj the missionaries tried to subvert the Vedic culture by various ways. One of them was to write fake additions to sastras. Bhavisya Purana was the popular target. See more here.
So the real references need to be mapped out - which editions have or don't have which verses. We welcome any help in this regard. Please contact us.
Sruti: (alphabetic order)
ito 'ham krta-sannyaso 'vatarisyami sa-guno nirvedo
tira-stho 'lakanandayah kalau catuh-sahasrabdhopari
panca-sahasrabhyantare gaura-varno dirghangah
isvara-prarthito nija-rasasvado bhakta-rupo
misrakhyo vidita-yogah syam
Towards the end of the period between four-thousand to five thousand years in Kali-yuga, I will descend on the earth as Gauranga, a golden-complexioned saintly brahmana in a place by the Ganges' shore and later become the crest-jewel of all sannyasis, exhibiting all My transcendental qualities including supreme renunciation and complete detachment from material desires. In the form of Lord Gauranga, I will display all the thirty-two bodily symptoms of a great personality with my arms extending to my knees. I will become my own devotee, very advanced in bhakti-yoga and teach the worship of Lord Krsna (Myself) by the chanting of My own holy names and relishing the mellows of My own devotional service. At that time only My most confidential devotees will be able to understand Me. (Atharva Veda, third khanda, Brahma-vibhaga)
Caitanya Upanisad of Atharva Veda (the whole text), note: This Upanisad is not found in standard lists.
atra brahma-puram nama
pundarikam yad ucyate
tad evasta-dalam padma
sannibham puram adbhutam
In that place [where Sri Caitanya appears] is a wonderful city like an eight-petal lotus flower. (commentary of Bhaktivinoda Thakura on Chandogya Upanisad 8.1.1 of Sama Veda)
tan-madhye daharam saksat
tatra vesma bhagavatas
tasmin yas tv 'antarakaso
hy antar-dvipah sa ucyate
In the middle of that lotus-city is a place called Mayapura, and in the middle of Mayapura is a place called Antardvipa. That place is the home of Lord Caitanya, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. (commentary of Bhaktivinoda Thakura on Chandogya Upanisad 8.1.2)
sa eva bhagavan yuge turiye 'pi brahma-kule
jayamanah sarva upanisadah uddidirsuh
sarvani dharma-astrani vistarayisnuh sarvan
api janan santarayisnuh sarvan api vaisnavan
dharman vijrimbhayan sarvan api pasandan nicakhana
In the Kali-yuga, Supreme Lord will appear in a brahmana's family. He will teach the message of the Upanisads and the dharma-sastras. He will defeat the atheists and offenders and He will establish the truth of Vaisnava-dharma. (Krsna Upanisad 2.6, confirmed editions: The Vaisnava Upanishads English Translation (Ramanathan)
mahan prabhur vai purusah
sunirmalam imam praptim
isano jyotir avyayah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is Mahaprabhu [Lord Caitanya], who disseminates transcendental enlightenment. Just to be in touch with Him is to be in contact with the indestructible brahmajyoti. (Svetasvatara Upanisad 3.12 of Yajur Veda)
ittham nr-tiryag-rsi-deva jhasavatarair
lokan vibhavayasi hamsi jagat pratipan
dharmam maha-purusa pasi yuganuvrttam
channah kalau yad abhavas tri-yugo 'tha sa tvam
In this way, my Lord, You appear in various incarnations as a human being, an animal, a great saint, a deva, a fish or a tortoise, thus maintaining the entire creation in different planetary systems and killing the demoniac principles. According to the age, O my Lord, You protect the principles of religion. In the age of Kali, however, You do not assert Yourself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and therefore You are known as Triyuga, or the Lord who appears in three yugas. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.38, Prahlada Maharaja speaks to Lord Nrsimhadeva)
asan varnas trayo hy asya
grhnato 'nuyugam tanuh
suklo raktas tatha pita
idanim krsnatam gatah
This boy [Krsna] has three other colors - white, red and yellow - as He appears in different ages. Now He has appeared in a transcendental blackish color. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.8.13, Gargamuni speaks to Nanda Maharaja)
yajanti hi su-medhasah
In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the name of Krsna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krsna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential companions. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.5.32, Karabhajana Muni speaks to King Nimi)
dhyeyam sada paribhava-ghnam abhista-doham
tirthaspadam siva-virinci-nutam saranyam
bhrtyarti-ham pranata-pala bhavabdhi-potam
vande maha-purusa te caranaravindam
My dear Lord, You are the Maha-purusa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and I worship Your lotus feet, which are the only eternal object of meditation. Those feet destroy the embarrassing conditions of material life and freely award the greatest desire of the soul, the attainment of pure love of Godhead. My dear Lord, Your lotus feet are the shelter of all holy places and of all saintly authorities in the line of devotional service and are honored by powerful devas like Lord Siva and Lord Brahma. My Lord, You are so kind that You willingly protect all those who simply bow down to You with respect, and thus You mercifully relieve all the distress of Your servants. In conclusion, my Lord, Your lotus feet are actually the suitable boat for crossing over the ocean of birth and death, and therefore even Lord Brahma and Lord Siva seek shelter at Your lotus feet. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.5.33)
dharmistha arya-vacasa yad agad aranyam
maya-mrgam dayitayepsitam anvadhavad
vande maha-purusa te caranaravindam
O Mahapurusa, I worship Your lotus feet. You gave up the association of the goddess of fortune and all her opulence, which is most difficult to renounce and is hankered after by even the great devas. Being the most faithful follower of the path of religion, You thus left for the forest in obedience to a brahmana's curse. Out of sheer mercifulness You chased after the fallen conditioned souls, who are always in pursuit of the false enjoyment of illusion, and at the same time engaged in searching out Your own desired object, Lord Syamasundara. (Srimad-Bhagavatam 11.5.34)
gaurangas ca suravrtah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead will come in a golden form, full of peace, and a beautiful long neck. He will be surrounded by many saintly devotees. (Agni Purana)
sarve mam eva draksyanti
O sage whose wealth is austerity, in the Kali-yuga everyone will see My form as a sannyasi, a form filled with tears of bliss and bodily hairs standing erect. (Bhavisya Purana)
gaurango 'ham mahi-tale
In the first sandhya of the Kali-yuga I will reveal My eternal golden form by the Ganges' shore on the earth. (Brahma Purana)
nama loke bhavisyati
The Supreme Personality of Godhead will again appear in this world. His name will be Sri Krsna Caitanya and He will spread the chanting of the Lord's holy names. (Devi Purana)
rambhena samvardhitah yad va gopa-kumara-
sara-kalaya range subhandi-krtam yad
vrndavana-kanane pravilasac chridama-
damadibhis tat prema-pradatam cakara
bhagavan caitanya-rupah prabhuh
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Who enjoyed glorious pastimes with Sridama, Dama, and other gopa boys in Vrndavana forest, and Whose eyes glanced at the gopis' breasts, will again come to this world to reveal the nature of pure spiritual love. At that time His name will be Caitanya. (Garuda Purana)
yo reme saha-ballavi ramayate vrndavane
'har-nisam yah kamsam nijaghana kaurava-
rane yah pandavanam sakha so 'yam vainava-
danda-mandita-bhutah sannyasa-vesah sva-
yam nihsandedham upagatah ksiti-tale
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Who enjoyed pastimes with the gopis, Who day and night filled the people of Vrndavana with happiness, Who killed Kamsa, and Who in the war between the Kauravas made friendship with the Pandavas, will come again to the earth. Of this there is no doubt. His arm decorated with a bamboo danda, He will be a sannyasi and his name will be Caitanya. (Garuda Purana)
To deliver the conditioned souls burning in the trouble of Kali-yuga, in the first sandhya of that age I will take birth among the Brahmanas. (Garuda Purana)
aham purno bhavisyami
In My original spiritual form, perfect and complete, I will become the son of Sacidevi in Navadvipa-Mayapura at the beginning of Kali-yuga. (Garuda Purana)
In the first sandhya of Kali-yuga, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will assume a golden form. First He will be the husband of Laksmi, and then He will be a sannyasi who stays near Lord Jagannatha at Puri. (Garuda Purana)
janma prathama sandhyayam
The Supreme Person will appear in the first part of the age of Kali. He will appear in the home of a brahmana, to save the embodied conditioned souls burning in the troubles of Kali-yuga. (Kurma Purana)
sannyasa-krc chamah santo
In His early pastimes He appears as a householder with a golden complexion. His limbs are beautiful, and His body, smeared with the pulp of sandalwood, seems like molten gold. In His later pastimes He accepts the sannyasa order, and He is equipoised and peaceful. He is the highest abode of peace and devotion, for He silences the impersonalist nondevotees. (Mahabharata 13.135.92 (line 1-2), 13.135.75 (line 3-4) - Visnu sahasra nama)
golokam ca parityajya
In the Kali-yuga, I will leave Goloka and to save the people of the world, I will become the handsome and playful Lord Gauranga. (Markandeya Purana)
mundo gaurah su-dirghangas
In the age of Kali, I shall advent where the three rivers meet. I shall have a shaven head. I shall have a golden complexion. I will be very kind and always chant the holy name of Krsna. (Matsya Purana)
divija bhuvi jayadhvam
O divija (devas), please come and advent as devotees on this earth in the age of Kali. I will incarnate as the son of Saci to inaugurate the congregational chanting of the name of Krsna. (Narada Purana)
aham eva kalau vipra (or dvijasresthah)
lokam raksami sarvada
O brahmana, in the age of Kali I will appear disguised as a devotee of the Lord and I will deliver all the worlds. O devas, in the Kali-yuga please take birth as devotees on the earth. I will appear as the son of Saci in the Kali-yuga to start the sankirtana movement. (Narada Purana)
satye daitya-kuladhi-nasa-samaye simhor-
dhva-martyakrtis trtayam dasa-kandharam
paribhavan rameti namakrtih gopalan
paripalayan vraja-pure bharam haran
dvapare gaurangah priya-kirtanah kali-yuge
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Who in the Satya-yuga appeared as a half-man half-lion to cure a terrible disease that has ravaged the daityas, and Who in Treta-yuga appeared as a person named Rama, a person who defeated the ten-headed demon Ravana, and Who in the Dvapara-yuga removed the earth's burden and protected the gopa people of Vraja-pura, will appear again in the Kali-yuga. His form will be golden, He will delight in chanting the Lord's holy names, and His name will Caitanya. (Nrsimha Purana)
gaurango 'ham mahi-tale
In the first sandhya of Kali-yuga I will appear on the earth in a beautiful place by the Ganges' shore. I will be the son of Sacidevi and My complexion will be golden. (Padma Purana)
yatra yogesvarah saksad
caitanya-vapur aste vai
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Who is filled with bliss, Who rescues the devotees from a host of calamities, and Who is the master of yoga and the object of the yogis' meditation, will appear in His transcendental form and will be known by the name Caitanya. (Padma Purana)
Inside black and outside golden and accompanied by His associates and weapons, I shall appear in the womb of Saci. I will seemingly act as a human being because of the cover of My maya potency. (Skanda Purana)
saci garbhe ca sambhuya
O Narada, appearing from the womb of Sacidevi [an incarnation of Krsna's mother Yasoda], I shall deliver the people of Kali-yuga, who will be covered by deep ignorance and thus devoid of good behavior. (Vamana Purana)
aham eva dvija-srestho
lokan raksami sarvada
I shall come as the best of the brahmanas. I will exhibit many pastimes in the form of a devotee. I shall deliver the people of the world. (Varaha Purana)
mundo gaurah sudirghangas
bhavisyami kalau yuge
In Kali-yuga I shall appear in a golden form with shaved head and a tall body. I shall be merciful to people engaged in sankirtana on the bank of the River Ganges. When the sankirtana movement is inaugurated, I shall descend as the son of Sacidevi. (Vayu Purana)
bhavisyami kalau yuge
In the age of Kali-yuga, I shall come in a place on the bank of the Ganges. I will be very pure, have a fair complexion, and be very tall and chant the holy names of Krsna. (Vayu Purana)
I shall advent in the month of Phalguna, when the star Phalguni is conjoined with the full moon. I shall incarnate in a golden complexion in the womb of Saci and Purandara Misra. (Vayu Purana)
aham eva kvacid-brahman
I, the Supreme Brahman, sometimes appear as a sannyasi. I am preaching the Hari-bhakti which destroys the sins of people in Kali-yuga. (an Upapurana)
purANaM vacanaM tadA
bhaviSyati na saMzayaH
Then he will hear the splendid ZrImad-BhAgavatam, which predicts that the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear here in a golden-complexioned form. Of this there is no doubt. (Garga samhita 5.24.83)
bhakti-priyo bhakti-data, damodara ibhas-patih
indra-darpa-haro 'nanto, nityananda-cid-atmakah
caitanya-rupas caitanyas cetana guna-varjitah
advaitacara-nipuno 'dvaitah parama-nayakah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead who is dear to the devotees (bhakta-priya), who gives devotional service (bhakti-data), who was bound at the waist (damodara), who is the master of many elephants (ibhas-pati), who took Indra's pride away (indra-darpa-hara), who has no end (ananta), who is Nityananada (nityananda), who is spiritual (cid-atmaka), who assumes the form of Sri Caitanya (caitanya-rupa), who is Sri Caitanya (caitanya and cetana), who has no material qualities (guna-varjita), who expertly acts as Advaita Acarya (advaitacara-nipuna), who is Advaita (advaita), who is the supreme leader (parama-nayaka),... Saci's son (saci-suta), who gives victory (jaya-prada). (Narada-pancaratra, Bala-Krsna-sahasra-nama-stotra 106-107, 145)
svarnadi-tiram - on the shore of the Ganges; asritya - taking shelter; navadvipe - in Navadvipa; dvijalaye - in a brahmana's home; sampradatum - to give; bhakti-yogam - devotional service; lokasyanugrahaya - to give mercy to the people; ca - and.
To show mercy to the people and give them devotional service, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear in a brahmana's home in Navadvipa by the Ganges's shore.
51 sa eva bhagavan krsno
srsty-adau sa jagannatho
gaura asin mahesvari
sa - He; eva - indeed; bhagavan - the Supreme Personality of Godhead; krsnah - Lord Krsna; radhika-prana-vallabhah - more dear than life to Sri Radha; srsty-adau - in the beginning of creation; sa - He; jagannathah - the Lord of the universes; gaura - Gaura; asin - became; mahesvari - O Mahesvari.
The Supreme Person, Shri Krsna Himself, who is the life of Shri Radharani, and is the Lord of the universe in creation, maintenance, and annihilation, appears as Gaura, O Mahesvari.
52 avatirno bhavisyami
avatirnah - descended; bhavisyami - I will become; kalau - in Kali-yuga; nija-ganaih - My associates; saha - with; saci-garbhe - in Saci's womb; navadvipe - in Navadvipa; svardhuni-parivarite - surrounded by the Ganges.
In Kali-yuga I will descend to the earth with My associates. In Navadvipa, which is surrounded by the Ganges, I will take birth in Saci-devi's womb.
53-54 aprakasyam idam guhyam
na prakasyam bahir-mukhe
bhaktam bhakti-pradam svayam
na jnasyanto bahir-mukhah
sadhavas nyasino 'malah
aprakasyam - not to be revealed; idam - this; guhyam - secret; na - not; prakasyam - to be revealed; bahir-mukhe - external; bhaktavataram - the descent as a devotee; bhaktakhyam - known as a devotee; bhaktam - a devotee; bhakti-pradam - giver of devotional service; svayam - personally; man-maya-mohitah - bewildered by My illusory potency; kecin - some; na - not; jnasyanti - will understand; bahir-mukhah - external; jnasyanti - will understand; mad-bhakti-yuktah - engaged in My devotional service; sadhavah - saintly; nyasinah - renounced ones; amalah - pure.
Those who are bewildered by My illusory potency will not understand the great secret of My appearance in this world in (1) My personal form (svayam), in (2) My form of a devotee, in (3) My form bearing the name of a devotee, in (4) My form as a devotee, and in (5) My form as the giver of devotional service. This secret is not to be revealed to them. Only the saintly, pure, renounced devotees, diligently engaged in My devotional service, will be able to understand Me in these five forms. (This verse, reminiscent of Caitanya-caritamrta Adi 1.14, describes the Panca-tattva.)
55 krsnavatara-kale yah
striyo ye purusah priyah
kalau te 'vatarisyanti
krsnavatara-kale - at the time of Lord Krsna's descent; yah - who; striyah - women; ye - who; purusah - men; priyah - dear; kalau - in Kali-yuga; te - they; avatarisyanti - will descend; sridama-subaladayah - headed by Sridama ana Subala.
My dear male and female associates, headed by Sridama (Ramadasa Abhirama Thakura) and Subala (Gauridasa Pandita), who came to this world at the time of My advent as Lord Krsna, will come again during the Kali-yuga.
56 catuh-sasti-mahantas te
gopa dvadasa balakah
viharisyami taid aham
catuh-sasti-mahantah - 64 mahantas; te - they; gopa - gopas; dvadasa - twelve; balakah - boys; dharma-samsthapanarthaya - to establish the dharma of the age; viharisyami - I will enjoy pastimes; taih - with them; aham - I.
The gopas will become the sixth-four mahantas and the twelve gopalas (associates of Sri Nityananda Prabhu). To establish the dharma of the age, I will enjoy many pastimes with them.
57 kale nastam bhakti-patham
sthapayisyamy aham punah
gacchantu bhuvi te putrah
kurvantu te mamajnaya
kale - in time; nastam - destroyed; bhakti-patham - the path of devotional service; sthapayisyami - will establish; aham - I; punah - again; gacchantu - should go; bhuvi - to the Earth; te - they; putrah - sons; jayantam - should take birth; bhakta-rupinah - in the forms of devotees; dharma-samsthapanam - the establishment of dharma; kale - at the time; kurvantu - should do; te - they; mama - My; ajnaya - by the order.
In this way I will again reveal the path of devotional service, which has been destroyed in the course of time. My sons should also descend to the Earth, assume the forms of devotees, and, by My order, also work to re-establish the principles of dharma.
58 krsnas caitanya-gaurango
prabhur gauro gaura-harir
krsnah - Krsna; caitanya - Caitanya; gaurangah - Gauranga; gauracandrah - Gauracandra; saci-sutah - Saci-suta; prabhuh - Mahaprabhu; gaurah - Gaura; gaura-harih - Gaurahari; namani - names; bhakti-dani - giving devotional service; me - of Me.
At that time My names will be Krsna Caitanya, Gauranga, Gauracandra, Saci-suta, Mahaprabhu, Gaura and Gaurahari. Chanting these names will bring devotion to Me.
79 gauri sri-radhika devi
harih krsnah prakirtitah
ekatvac ca tayoh saksad
iti gaura-harim viduh
gauri - fair; sri-radhika - Sri Radha; devi - goddess; harih - Lord Hari; krsnah - dark; prakirtitah - glorified; ekatvac - because of oneness; ca - and; tayoh - of Them both; saksat - directly; iti - thus; gaura-harim - Gaurahari; viduh - is known.
Fair Goddess Radha is known by the name Gauri and dark Lord Krsna is known by the name Hari. Aware that both of Them have combined in the form of Sri Caitanya, the wise call Him Gaurahari.
80 navadvipe ca sa krsna
adaya hrdaye svayam
sada ramayate muda
navadvipe - in Navadvipa; ca - and; sa - He; krsna - Lord Krsna; adaya - taking; hrdaye - in the heart; svayam - personally; gajendra-gamanam - who is graceful like an elephant; radham - Sri Radha; sada - always; ramayate - delights; muda - happily.
Lord Krsna will appear in Navadvipa. Taking Her into His heart, Lord Krsna will again and again please Sri Radha, who is graceful like the best of elephants.
81 navadvipe tu tah sakhyo
sevante satatam muda
navadvipe - in Navadvipa; tu - indeed; tah - them; sakhyah - the gopis; bhakta-rupa-dharah - in the forms of devotees; priye - O beloved; eka - one; angam - body; sri-gaura-harim - Sri Gaurahari; sevante - serve; satatam - always; muda - happily.
O beloved, assuming the forms of devotees, the gopis will also take birth in Navadvipa. With great happiness they will again and again serve Lord Gaurahari, who is Radha and Krsna combined in a single form.
#? sri-mahadeva uvaca
gaurangam sac-cid-anandam, sarva-karana-karanam
vaca gadgadayanantam, tustava dharani-dharah
Lord Anantadeva, the upholder of the whole universe then with a chocked voice full of ecstasy tried to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Cause of all Causes who possesses a transcendental eternal form of truth, knowledge and bliss.
82 ya eva radhika-krsnah
sa eva gaura-vigrahah
yac ca vrndavanam devi
navadvipam ca tat subham
yah - who; eva - indeed; radhika-krsnah - Radha and Krsna; sa - He; eva - indeed; gaura-vigrahah - a golden form; yat - which; ca - and; vrndavanam - Vrndavana; devi - O goddess; navadvipam - Navadvipa; ca - and; tat - that; subham - beauty.
O goddess, Radha and Krsna will combine to become a single golden form, and Vrndavana will become beautiful Navadvipa.
83-84 vrndavane navadvipe
bheda-buddhis ca yo narah
tam eva radhika-krsne
dehah so 'pi naradhamah
pacyate narake ghore
vrndavane - in Vrndavana; navadvipe - in Navadvipa; bheda-buddhih - the idea of difference; ca - and; yah - who; narah - person; tam - that; eva - indeed; radhika-krsne - in Radha and Krsna; sri-gaurange - in Lord Caitanya; paratmani - the Supreme Personality of Godhead; mat - my; sula - trident; pata - falling; nirbhinna - broken apart; dehah - body; so 'pi - he; naradhamah - the lowest of persons; pacyate - is cooked; narake - in hell; ghore - terrible; yavat - as long as; ahuta-samplavam - the flooding of water.
With my trident I will cut into pieces anyone who thinks that Vrndavana and Navadvipa are different, or that Radha-Krsna and Gauranga are different, or that Lord Gauranga is not the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Such a person is most degraded. He will burn in a terrible hell until the time when the universe is flooded with water (at the end of kalpa).
1 srnu gauri pravaksyami
In Sri Ananta-samhita, Part Two, Chapter Three, Lord Siva describes to Parvati: O Gauri, please hear attentively and I will speak the great glories of Sridhama Navadvipa, which completely destroy all sins and award Krsna's pure loving devotional service to all living entities.
2 yatha vrndavanam dhama
navadvipas tatha kante
satyam satyam vadamy aham
The glories of Navadvipa are exactly the same as the glories of Vrndavana, the trancendental abode of Lord Krsna, who is an ocean of mercy. O beloved, I speak the truth.
3 yadvad vrndavane ramye
sri-krsno radhaya saha
tadvad dvipe nave sada
Lord Krsna, who delights the devotees by enjoying pastimes with Sri Radha in the most beautiful Vrndavana dhama, eternally also enjoys with Sri Radha is Sri Navadvipa dhama.
4 ganga-yamunayor madhye
In the middle of both the Ganges and Yamuna is an exquistely beautiful island. Simply by remembering it one attains pure love for Sri Sri Radha and Krsna.
5 yadi tirtha-sahasrani
paryatanti narah ksitau
navadvipam vina devi
na radham krsnam apnuyat
O goddess, people who travel to thousands of holy places in this world, will not attain Sri Sri Radha and Krsna if they do not travel to Navadvipa.
6-7 dvipasyasyaika-dese ca
tirthani sakalani ca
rsayo munayo devas
tatha siddhasramani ca
vedah sastrani sarvani
vasanti satatam durge
O Durga, at a certain place on this transcendental island all holy places, sages, saints, devas, asramas of perfected beings, all Vedic scriptures and all Vedic mantras constantly reside for the satisfaction of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna.
krtva bhaktya muhur muhuh
9 yat phalam labhate martyo
yogabhyasena yat phalam
tesam koti-gunam labhet
kim punah darsanam casya
phalam vaksyami parvati
The result a human being attains by performing thousands of asvamedha-yajnas, as well as vajapeya yajnas, and many other pious rituals repeatedly and constantly with great devotion, or by diligently practicing yoga for a very long time, is attained millions of times over simply by remembering Navadvipa once. O Parvati, how then will I be able to describe the result attained by directly seeing Navadvipa?
10 sakrd yadi navadvipam
sadhavas te tadaiva syuh
satyam satyam hi parvati
If the lowest of men just faithfully remember Navadvipa for a single moment, they immediately become great saints. O Parvati, this is the truth, this is the truth.
11 tesam dine dine bhaktir
vardhate natra samsayah
Every day their devotion increases. Of this there is no doubt. The whole earth with its seven continents becomes purified simply by the dust of their feet.
12 ye vasanti navadvipe
na ca te manava-jneya
sri-gaurasya ca parsadah
Those human beings who reside in Navadvipa and accept Lord Gaura as their worshipable Lord should not be considered as ordinary human beings. They are the transcendental associates of Lord Gaura.
13 tesam smarana-matrena
maha-patakino 'pi ca
satyam sudhanti vai durge
kim punar darsanadibhih
O Durga, simply by remembering them, the greatest sinners are purified. How much more blessed are those who directly see them or associate with them.
14 navadvipasya mahatmyam
pancabhir vadanair aham
kim varnayami nanantah
sahasrair vadanair alam
Even Lord Ananta with His thousands of mouths is not able to properly glorify Navadvipa. So how can I do so with only five mouths?
15 dhama-sarasya krsnasya
navadvipam vidur budhah
O Parvati, the learned and wise know that Navadvipa is a staircase leading to Vrndavana, the topmost abode of Lord Krsna.
16 navadvipe ca sa krsna
adaya hrdaye svayam
sada ramayate muda
Lord Krsna will appear in Navadvipa. Taking the mood of Srimati Radha to His heart, Lord Krsna will constantly and blissfully relish Her love for Him. At that time His movements will be more graceful than those of the best of elephants.
17 navadvipe tu tah sakhyo
sevante satatam muda
O beloved, assuming the forms of male devotees, the gopis and other associates will also appear in Navadvipa. With great happiness they will constantly serve Lord Gaurahari, who is Radha and Krsna combined in a single form.
18 ya eva radhika-krsnah
sa eva gaura-vigrahah
yac ca vrndavanam devi
navadvipam ca tat subham
O goddess, know for sure that Radha and Krsna will combine to become the single golden form of Lord Gaura, and Vrndavana will become the beautiful and auspicious Navadvipa.
19-20 vrndavane navadvipe
bheda-buddhis ca yo narah
tam eva radhika-krsne
dehah so 'pi naradhamah
pacyate narake ghore
With my trident I will cut into pieces anyone who thinks that Vrndavana and Navadvipa are different, or that Radha-Krsna and Lord Gauranga are different, or that Lord Gauranga is not the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Such a person is most degraded and he will burn in a terrible hell until the time of the universal devastation.
21 yahi turnam navadvipam
bhaja gauram krpa-nidhim
yadi vrndavane ramye
dasatvam durlabham loke
bhakti-saram yam icchasi
Lord Hari said to Anantadeva: If you desire the most rare essence of all kinds of pure devotional service i.e. the direct service to Sri Sri Radha Krsna in the beautiful abode of Vrndavana, then go at once to Navadvipa and worship Lord Gaura, who is an ocean of causeless mercy.
22 tatra gatva navadvipe
pujayam asa gaurangam
api varsayutam priye
O beloved, the king of serpents Ananta then went to Navadvipa. Following strict vows with great determination, He worshiped Lord Gauranga for ten thousand years.
23 tatah prasanno bhagavan
darsayam asa svam rupam
Greatly pleased, the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the master of all the universes, revealed His transcendental golden form to His great devotee Ananta.
24 ayam eva navadvipo
radhaya nirmitah pura
Lord Gauranga then said to Ananta: O sinless one, Navadvipa is equal to Vrndavana is all respects. To show mercy to the living entities Sri Radha created it long ago.
25 yatha mama priya radha
tatha vrndavanam mahat
tadvad ayam navadvipa
iti satyam vadamy aham
As Radha is dear to Me, so the great Vrndavana and Navadvipa are also dear to Me. I speak to You the truth.
26 vrndavane yathananta
vasami radhaya saha
radhaya militango 'ham
tathaivasmin sada vase
O Ananta, as I reside in Vrndavana with Sri Radha, so I also stay eternally in Navadvipa, My transcendental form embraced by Sri Radha.
27 yatha vrndavanam tyaktva
gacchami na ca kutracit
tatha deva navadvipam
na tyajami kadacana
O Anantadeva, as I do not leave Vrndavana to go to any other place, so also I never give up Navadvipa and go anywhere else.
#? vistaran me nigaditah
sruto yah krsna isvarah
gaurangam vaisnavah viduh
Please hear attentively, I will describe in detail this most confidential secret. The Supreme Isvara or Controller Lord Krishna who is the origin of everything is known and worshiped by the learned Vaisnava devotees as Lord Gauranga, when He accepts the golden complexion of Srimati Radhika.
#? paratmane namas tasmai
I offer my prostrated obeisances to Adideva, the Supreme Lord Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu who is the ultimate and original cause of all causes, the Paratma or Supersoul of all living entities and who possesses a transcendental eternal form of truth, knowledge and bliss.
#? gopi-sangam na capnoti
tasmat tvam sarva-bhavena
sri-gauram bhaja sarvada
And to achieve the service and association of the gopis of Vrndavana the only way is to worship the lotus feet of Lord Gauranga and chant His name. Therefore Parvati, you should worship Lord Gauranga and chant His name constantly and with sarva-bhava, full surrender, giving everything to Him.
sadhanena vina radham
krsnam prapsyanti niscitam
The person who is like a transcendental honeybee relishing the supreme ambrosial nectar (makaranda) emanating from the divine lotus feet of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu will most certainly without a doubt attain Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Krishna even without performing any sadhana-bhakti practice of bhakti-yoga.
#? radhika-vallabhah krsno
The Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Krishna who is most dear to His Supreme consort Srimati Radharani is situated in Navadvipa in His transcendental combined form of Srimad Gauranga to fulfil the innermost desires of His most intimate devotees.
end of Ananta-samhita quotes
These Satvata tantra quotes appear in the edition quoted by Sridhara Swami in his Bhavarta Dipika, a pre-Gaudiya text:
avatIrya yazas tena
For this reason the Supreme Personality of Godhead descends and with His glory purifies the Kali-yuga of its sins. (Satvata tantra 5.40)
sa tAta paramo devaH
dvi-netro dvi-bhujo gauras
O child, at that time the Supreme Personality of Godhead has two eyes, two arms, and a fair complexion splendid as molten gold. He is the son of Sri Saci-devi. (Satvata tantra 5.41)
sa samhRtya dayA-paraH
svakIye yazasi sthApya
ganta vaikuNTham uttamam
Removing the meditation, yoga, and pious deeds (of the previous ages), the merciful Lord will put His own glory in their place. Then He will return to the highest Vaikuntha world. (Satvata tantra 5.42)
tasmin yajanti zrI-kRSNaM
nAmnAM SoDazabhih samam
With sixteen holy names of the Lord and with mantras from the Tantras [Pancaratras] the people in that age will worship the Lord of the universes, whose complexion is fair and who is named Sri Krsna Caitanya. (Satvata tantra 5.43)
mukhyan mukhyatamam prabhoh
helaya sakrd uccarya
The holy name Krsna Caitanya is the most important of the Lord's holy names. By chanting this name a single time, even in contempt, a person attains the results of chanting all other holy names. (Brahma-rahasya)
mayayam ca bhavisyami
Sometimes I personally appear on the surface of the world in the garb of a devotee. Specifically, I appear as the son of Saci in Kali-yuga to start the sankirtana movement. (Brahma-yamala tantra)
pathet stotram krtanjalih
With great devotion and folded hands, one should recite the following prayer before Lord Gauranga, whose limbs are as effulgent as molten gold: 'I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Gauranga-Krsna, the son of the Nanda Maharaja and the elder brother of Gada. (Brahma-yamala tantra)
yo hi Krsnah sa caitanyo
manasa bhati sarvada
In this way, to preach the glories of the holy names and to deliver the conditioned souls, Lord Krsna will appear as Lord Caitanya. (Brahma-yamala tantra)
bhavisyami ca caitanyah
lokan nistarayamy aham
(The Supreme Personality of Godhead declares:) In Kali-yuga I will appear as Sri Caitanya and I will start the sankirtana movement. Giving them the chanting of Lord Hari's holy names, I will deliver the people of the world. (Brahma-yamala tantra)
In the first sandhya of Kali-yuga, Lord Krsna will appear in Navadvipa, in Sacidevi's womb. In that incarnation He will teach the chanting of Lord Hari's holy names.
sarve sadharana matah
kalau krsnavataras tu
Lord Krsna descends to the world in many different forms. However in Kali-yuga, His incarnation is hidden. At that time He appears disguised as a sannyasi. (Jaimini-bharata)
To show mercy to the people by teaching them the science of devotional service, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will descend to the earth. He will accept the sannyasa-asrama and His name will be Sri Krsna Caitanya. (Jaimini-bharata)
kvacit sapi krsnam aha
srnu mad-vacanam priya
bhavata ca sahaikatmyam
icchami bhavitum prabho
mama bhavanvitam rupam
rupam ekam pradarsaya
srutva tu preyasi-vakyam
svecchayasid yatha purvam
murtim ekam prakasayan
svapne tu darsayam asa
radhikayai svayam prabhuh
Then Sri Radha said to Lord Krsna: 'O beloved, please hear My words. I yearn to become one with you. Please show a form where You and I embrace and Our two bodies become one, a form filled with the love I bear for You, a form filled with auspicious and blissful pastimes, a form that brings bliss to the heart, a form that unites Our two natures.'
Hearing His beloved's words, which were filled with joy and love, Lord Krsna passionately embraced Her. Then by the touch of His inconceivable potency Their two forms joined and became one, a single form endowed with Sri Radha's divine love and glorious splendor. In a dream Lord Krsna showed all this to Sri Radha. (Kapila tantra)
jambudvipe kalau ghore
janitva parsadaih sardham
(The Supreme Personality of Godhead declares:) In the horrible Kali-yuga I will take birth on the earth in a brahmana's home in Mayapura. Assisted by My eternal associates, I will start the sankirtana movement. (Kapila tantra)
aham purno bhavisyami
varam ekam saci-sutah
During the first sandhya of Kali-yuga I will descend, with all My powers and glories, to Mayapura in Navadvipa and become the son of Sacidevi. (Krsna-yamala tantra)
I shall appear in the holy land of Navadvipa as the son of Sacidevi. (Krsna-yamala tantra)
iti matva krpa-sindhur
amsena krpaya harih
Thinking in this way, Lord Krsna, who is an ocean of mercy, mercifully decided to appear as a devotee in Kali-yuga. (Krsna-yamala tantra)
gaurango nada gambhirah
dayaluh kirtana grahi
Merciful Lord Gauranga, who has a deep voice, will appear as the son of Sacidevi. He is eager to taste the nectar of His own names and thus engages in chanting them. (Krsna-yamala tantra 64)
matva tvan mayam atmanam
pathan dvy-aksaram ucyate
gata trapo madonmatta
gaja vad vicarisyati
He (Krsna) will consider Himself as You (Radha). In this mood He will loudly recite two syllables, krs-na, and being shamelessly intoxicated He will wander like an elephant. (Krsna-yamala tantra 65)
bhuvam prapte tu govinde
amsena tatra yasyanti
tatra tat purva parsada
prthak prthan namadheyah
When Lord Govinda appears on earth, He will be known as Caitanya. At that time His previous associates will also appear on earth. For the most part, they will have male forms. (Krsna-yamala tantra 66)
tatah kale ca samprapte
kalau ko 'pi maha-nidhih
During the Kali-yuga, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is a great treasure house of transcendental glories, will take birth by the Ganges' shore in order to teach the chanting of Lord Hari's holy names. (Kularnava tantra)
dvapariyair janair visnuh
pancaratrais tu kevalaih
kalau tu nama-matrena
pujyate bhagavan harih
In Dvapara-yuga devotees of Lord Visnu and Krsna render devotional service according to the principles of pancaratra. In this age of Kali, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is worshiped simply by chanting His holy names. (Narayana-samhita)
sandhau krsna vibhuh pascad
kalau purandarat sacyam
gaura-rupo vibhu smrtah
In the sandhya at the end of Dvapara-yuga I appeared as dark Lord Krsna, the son of Vasudeva and Devaki. In Kali-yuga I will appear in a golden form as the son of Purandara and Sacidevi. (Urdhvamnaya tantra)
avataram imam krtva
kalau mayapurim gatva
In order to deliver the conditioned souls in Kali-yuga, I will go to Mayapura and become the son of Saci-devi. (Urdhvamnaya tantra)
nasti durge kadacana
O Durga, no place in the creation is equal to Navadvipa, no master is as merciful as Lord Sri Gauranga, and no attainment in the whole world is equal to pure love for Krsna. (Urdhvamnaya tantra)
kirtayanti sakrn narah
punanti sakalam jagat
A person who even once chants the name of Krsna Caitanya becomes free from all offenses and purifies the whole universe. (Visnu-yamala tantra)
gangayah daksine bhage
(The Supreme Personality of Godhead declares:) O eternal goddess, in order to destroy the sins of Kali-yuga, I will appear on the Ganges' southern shore, in beautiful Navadvipa, in the womb of Saci-devi. (Visvasara tantra)
janisyati priye misra-
phalgune paurnamasyam ca
O beloved, on the full-moon night of the month of Phalguna, I will appear in a golden form in the home of Jagannatha Misra. (Visvasara tantra)
gaurango 'sau mahi-tale
In the first sandhya of Kali-yuga, on the earth, by the beautiful shore of the Ganges, the Lord will appear in His eternal golden form. (Yoga-vasistha)
Besides these there are complete chapters about Sri Caitanya's
incarnation in the Vayu
Purana and Bhavisya Purana.
Also there is a text by the name Caitanya Upanisad in the Atharva Veda, which explains the Lord's incarnation in Kali-yuga. I have not cited it here, as it was rediscovered in recent times, so some people will reject its authenticity, or at least its value as evidence. Those interested can find it online at several sites.
Sri Caitanya's incarnation was a hidden incarnation, thus He buried references to His appearance deep within the ocean of Vedic texts. His desire was that His disguise would not be betrayed, so He made sure these references would remain hidden until after His incarnation was complete. These texts were always present, but by the inconceivable yoga-maya of the Lord, He covered His true identity even from the Vedic scholars and panditas. Only the pure devotees understood His actual identity.
Names Caitanya and Nityananda and related ones appear many times in
sruti and smriti in general way. Few examples:
Nityananda: Gopalatapani Upanisad 2.50, Sarabha Upanisad 20, Brahmavaivarta Purana 4.27.100, Satvata tantra 6.13
NityAnandakara: bahvAzcaryastvayA prokto viSNuloko jagatpate
Brahma Purana 69.1
Nityanandamaya: Narada-parivrajaka Upanisad 8.12
yaM dhyAyanti budhAH samAdhisamaye zuddhaM viyatsannibham
nityAnandamayaM prasannamamalaM sarvezvaraM nirguNam
vyaktAvyaktaparaM prapaJcarahitaM dhyAnaikagamyaM vibhum
taM saMsAravinAzahetumajaraM vande hariM muktidam
Brahma Purana 1.2
Nityananda and Nityanandamaya: Suka-rahasya Upanisad, end of part 1
Gauranga: zrIvatsakaustubhadharaM zaGkhacakragadAdharam
gaurAGgaM kSIravarNAbhaM dvitIyaM svastikAGkitam
Brahma Purana 50.44
Caitanya-rupaka: Garuda Purana (Venkatesvara ed.) 1.15.113. Also in 1.91.4, 1.232.14 and 3.24.48 (chaitannAma svAmI).
Divinity of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu (objections refuted)
Predictions from Vayu Purana
Books, key events, paraphernalia related to Sri Caitanya
Urdhvamnaya Tantra about Shri Gauranga and Shri Navadvipa
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