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Disappearance Day of Srila Lokanatha Goswami

August 1

Lokanatha Goswami is mentioned as follows in the Chaitanya Charitamrita :
sange gopala-bhatta, dasa-raghunatha, raghunatha bhatta-gosai, ara lokanatha.
When Rupa Goswami stayed at Mathura, he was accompanied by Gopala Bhatta Goswami, Raghunatha dasa Goswami, Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami and Lokanatha dasa Goswami.

Shri Bhaktivedanta Swami gives the following information about Shri Lokanatha Goswami:
“Shri Lokanatha Goswami was a personal associate of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and a great devotee of the Lord.
He was a resident of a village named Talakhadi in the district of Yashohara in Bengal.
Previously he lived in Kachnapara.
His father’s name was Padmanabha, and his only younger brother was Pragalbha.
Following the orders of Shri Chaitanya mahaprabhu, shri Lokanatha went to Vrindavana to live.
He established a temple named Gokulananda.
Shrila Narottama Das Thakura selected Lokanatha das Goswami to be his spirtual master, and he was his only disciple.
Because Lokanatha dasa Goswami did not want his name mentioned in Chaitanya Charitamrita, we do not often see it in that celebrated book.


August 1