Sri Keshavaji Gaudiya Matha is adjacent to Sri Rangeshvara Mahadeva
and Kamsatila, on the right side of the parikram path and on the left side
of the Mathura–Agra road. It is currently a wellknown place of darshana.
Acharya keshari om vishnupada Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajñana Keshava
Gosvami Maharaja named this matha after the presiding deity of Mathura,
the Supreme Lord of lords, Sri Keshavaji. From its inauguration, Sri Srimad
Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja was appointed superintendent in order to
propagate pure bhakti as practised and preached by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
to people in the Hindi speaking areas of India. In a very short time, many
books were published from here in Hindi, India's national language, like
Jaiva-dharma, Sri Shikshastaka, Sriman Mahaprabhu ki Sikshya, Upadeshamrita,
Sri Manaa-Sikshya, Srimad Bhagavad-gita and the monthly magazine Sri Bhagavata-patrika.
New books about bhakti continue to be published to this day. Sri Abhayacarana
Bhaktivedanta, who widely spread Sri-harinama-sankirtana in the Western
world as preached by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and who extensively published
and distributed Srimad Bhagavad- gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam and many other
devotional scriptures in many languages of the world, accepted the renounced
order of life (tridanda-sannyasa) at this place from om vishnuupada Sri
Srimad Bhakti Prajñana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja. He accepted the
sannyasa name and title of tridandi-svami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Svami
Maharaja. Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja was the priest at
HH Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (right) after taking sannyas from HH Srila Bhakti Prajna Keshava Maharaj (centre) at the Keshava Gaudiya Math, Mathura 1959.
His Holiness Srila Bhakti Prajna Keshava maharaj
This is the temple established by HH
Bhakti Prajnan Keshava maharaj, the sannyas
guru of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupad, a direct diciple of Srila
Bhakisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad.
Srila Bhakti Prajnan Keshava Goswami was also the initiating guru of Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan maharaj
A letter from Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami to Sripad Trivikram maharaj 1968
His Holiness Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan maharaj
Srila Narayan maharaj offering arati on the divine appearance day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada
Gaudiya Math History. Saraswata Gaudiya Vaishnavas. (Photos)
Deities all wearing Their winter shawls
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