Vishwa Vaishnava Raj Sabha

World Vaishnava Association


What is Vishwa Vaishnava Raj Sabha?

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu himself is Sri Krishna, the supreme personality of the godhead.   He is the king of the heart of all Vaishnavas, as he is the only object of love for Vaishnav.       He established and preached the purest form of love, the vishudha Prema bhakti, in the earth through-

  • Establishing the lost relationship with the supreme personality of godhead,
    the sambandha jnana.
  • The means of bhakti, ie service towards the Lord for establishing relationship & loving exchange, abhidheya, and above all
  • The ultimate necessity of all living entities is the achieving of the purest form of love with the supreme personality of godhead. Ie. prayojanam , need of bhakti.

To preach the cult of Mahaprabhu, the sambandha-abhidheya -prayojanam, under the disciplic succession, under Sri Swarup-Sri Rup-Sri Sanatan, three organized attempts were done by Srila Jiva Goswami, later on, Srila bhakti Vinod Thakur and then Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada, that organized attempt is called Vishva Vaishnava raja sabha.


The Stalwarts of Vishwa Vaishnav Raj Sabha:

  1. Srila Jiva Goswami Pada -The pioneer of Vaishnav Raj sabha is Srila Jiva Goswami Pada. His eldest brother is Srila Sanatana Goswami.

  2. Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur – One of the efficient soldiers of the Vaishnav raja sabha.

  3. Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur – is one of the greatest stalwarts of Vaishnav Raj Sabha.


The Result of Vishwa Vaishnava Raj Sabha:

  1. Srila Jiva Goswami Pada: To re-establish the Vaishnav cult under the disciplic succession of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Jiva Goswami send Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Srila Srinivas Aacharya, and Srila Shyamananda Prabhu to preach in Assam Gour Banga and Odisha, equipped with several books under the disciplic succession of Rupa Goswami. They brought a big wave of love.
  1. Bhakti Vinod Thakur: To distribute the holy name of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur re-established the process of “Naam-Hatta” – The market for distributing the holy name.
  1. Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur: To spread and to preach the teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the pure bhakti, all over the world he established Gaudiya Math and Mission all over the world which is very effective and relevant to date.

History of Vishwa Vaishnav Raj Sabha :

The Global Vaishnav Rajasabha manifested thrice by the leadership of Srila Jiva Goswami Pada, Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur & Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur

  1. Srila Jiva Goswami Pada – After the disappearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, I e in 1545 AD, His eternal associate, one of the sixth Goswami, Srila Jiva Goswami Pada established the first Vaishnava Raja Sabha in Sridham Vrindavan.

    The Members of Vishwa Vaishnav Raj Sabha on 1545 AD:
    All the Vaishnavas, feel proud of being under the disciplic succession of

  • Srila Rupa Goswami.
  • Srila Raghunath Das Goswami
  • Srila Jiva Goswami.
  • Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami.
  • Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami.
  • Srila Kashishwar Goswami.
  • Srila Loknath Goswami.
  • Srila Bhugarbha Goswami.
  • Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

and the followers of them, who are very serious in spiritual life and sadhana, the practice.

  1. Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur: He made the second organized attempt to preach and spread the vishudha Prema Bhakti, the purest form of a love of God, in a very effective way. He started on 26th June 1885 on Sunday, in 399 Chaitanyabda(Chaitanya era) from the house of Ramgopal Bose, at Krishna Sinha Goli, in Kolkata. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur attained that assembly when his name was Bimala Prasad Siddhanta Saraswati. Other members of that assembly were Madan Gopal Goswami, Nilkanta Goswami, Bipin Bihari Goswami, Radhikanath Goswami, Sisir Kumar Ghosh, and others.
  1. Srila Prabhupada Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur: On the auspicious appearance day of Sri Vishnupriya Thakurani, Srila Prabhupada attempted to re-establish Vaishnav Raj Sabha for the third time. He started from the monument of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur at 1st junction on 5th February 1919.

 The members of Vishwa Vaishnav Raj Sabha in the Year 1919 :

  • Sri Kunj Bihari Vidya Bhushan, later on, known as
    Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Swami Maharaj.
  • Sri Jagdish Chandra Pradip, later on, is known as
    Srimad Bhakti Pradip Tirtha Goswami Maharaj.
  • Sri Pramod Chakraborty is later on known as
    Srila Bhakti Pramod Puri Goswami Maharaj.
  • Sri Priya Nath Dev Sharma
  • Sri Ram Gopal Vidya Bhushan
  • Sri Haripada Vidyaratna and others

Purpose of Vishwa Vaishnav Raj Sabha :

  1. The intention of Srila Jiva Goswami: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu preached Achintya Bhedabhed Tattwa, the inconceivable theory of simultaneously one and different. The prime purpose of Vaishnava Rajasabha was to establish and protect the theory and the followers on the philosophical point of view. Philosophically he vividly analyzed the theory and properly established the theory. He discarded all the fallacy of philosophy (which is against the theory) in his books like _Shat Sandarbha_etc.
  1. The intention of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur: After re-establishing the Vaishnav Rajsabha in 399 Chaitanyabda, Chaitanya era, he observed the appearance ceremony of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in next year, that is in 400 Chaitanyabda. He wrote many books on shuddha bhakti and started Naamhatta propaganda, and preached norms and techniques for establishing the Vaishnav cult.
  1. The intention of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur :
  • He established Gaudiya Math and Mission all over the globe.
  • He encouraged the young generation to observe Brahmacharya, the celibacy and deployed them in Bhagwat seva, the service of Lord Krishna.
  • He established the universal fraternity with the strength of the eternal knowledge, that is Atmadharma/ Swarupdharmo, the actual constitutional position of the living entity.
  • He distributed many Sanskrit and Bengali books, like Srimad-Bhagavatam, Vedanta-kalpadrum, Sat-Sandarbha, Vaishnav-Manjusha, Bhakti-Rasamrita-Sindhu, Baldev Gita, Sri Chaitanya-Charitamrita at a subsidized price.
  • To spread Shuddha-bhakti he printed and distributed daily, weekly and monthly editions in a different language, namely Gaudiya (monthly), Sajjan-toshini (monthly), Nadia-Prakash(daily), Harmonist(monthly English), etc.

Different Mandali
The division of Vishwa Vaishnav Raj Sabha

made by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada

  1. Manada Mandali: To show respect towards Vaishnav who is rendering the service to the supreme personality of the godhead and to the followers.

  2. Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prachara Mandali :
  • Naam Prachar shakha– under the supervision of Aacharya, they will preach in the place as directed, will deliver a lecture, will read, will explain, will discuss will attend the meeting, will preach unto the last, will do Nagar sankirtan, will spread Bhagwat Katha, etc.
  • Shastra-Prachar shakha – With the supervision of Aacharya will print and distribute the booklets & books, containing the Vaishnav philosophy and literature. Discover and distribute lost books and literature.
  • Shastra-Shikha Shakha – Regular study of Shastra. Classification of students into different classes. Conducting yearly examination during the appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu or the appearance of Bhakti Vinod Thakur.
  1. Jijnasa Mandali – Year-wide observation is mast to assess anyone before engaging anybody to the service of the supreme personality of godhead, like Bhagwat-Seva or preaching.

  2. Pasanda Dalan Mandali – Blasphemy is very common in this mundane world. To counteract that blasphemy, to establish the eternal Bhagwat-dharma, to protect shuddh bhakti, and shuddh bhakta from the envious people, or from any envious organization there must be a defense mechanism and protest agenda by publishing books, booklets, papers, by debating and by criticizing during lectures.

  3. Utsav Mandali – This organization mast distributes workload and mast look after for Celebrations and observations of the appearance and the disappearance days of the pure devotees, and of the supreme personality of godhead, and other auspicious days.

  4. Bhakti anushthan Mandali – This organization mast acts for
    1) Lupta Tirtha uddhar (to recognize and to re-establish the lost Holy places)
    2. To establish the Maths, Temples, and Mission and preaching centers
    3.    To continue the service initiated earlier by any pure devotees.

Some points discussed in Vaishnava Vaishnav-Rajasabha:

Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur preached the three-fold Param Dharma, the absolute duty:

  • Jive daya
  • Name Ruchi
  • Vaishnav Shevan

Food is one of our bodily needs. Food for life is indispensable for the protection of our bodies. For protection and purification of our body and soul, every living entity must take prasadam, offered food. Provision and motivation for taking prasadam are called Jive daya. The cause of suffering is the violation of prasadam. Living entity violates the rule of God due to the loss of their eternal relationship with God and suffering. The teachings, which revives the lost relationship with God, are called Hari-jnan and Hari-Shiksha. Giving these teachings is also Jive data. When someone, by the mercy of pure devotees, gets  Jive daya , gets the test of the holy name, that is Name Ruchi.

 When someone starts to serve Hari-Guru-Vaishnav, then he starts to develop his constitutional position that is absolute daya , the mercy. Vaishnav Rajasabha has started the project to spread the Param Dharam, the absolute form of service and the absolute form of knowledge, all over the world; and appealed to participate with this activity to achieve the success of the human form of life.


Summary of the lecture of Srila Prabhupada at Vishva Vaishnava Rajsabha

The eternal Vaishnav Rajasabha manifested thrice in this mundane world after the disappearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to illuminate the world of Sudha-Bhakti, pure devotion. After 11 years of the disappearance of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the six Goswamis, the stars, illuminated the sky of Vaishnav Rajasabha and served Sri Gour Chandra at Braja-Mandal-Dham. Except for these six Goswami, there were 64 Goswami, the precious ornament, including the 12 associates of Nityananda Prabhu whose Naam-hatta is the mainstream of Vaishnav Rajsabha.

Sri Chaitanya Dev himself is Vishva Vaishnav Raj, the Lord Sri Krishna. He is the savior of kali yuga, he is the teacher of Sambandha Jnan, he is the Avatar, the incarnation, of abhidhey , He is the incarnation of prayojanam. His disciples are Vishwa Vaishnav Rajasabha, the Gour-bhaktagan, the followers of Sri Chaitanya. The leaders of these Rajasabha are Sri Rupa Goswami and Sri Sanatan Goswami, the Reverend elder brother of Sri Rupa Goswami. Those who identify themselves as the followers of Sri Rupa Goswami are the members of Vaishnav rajasabha. The best of them are Srimat Jiva Goswami and Sri Sri Prabhupada Srimat Das Goswami.

After the disappearance pastime of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Srimat Jiva Goswami Prabhu preached Sri Bhagwat Dharma under the disciplic succession of Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatan Goswami. Sri Jiva Goswami, The supremo of this Vaishnav rajasabha, delivered the rules and guidance for bhakti, constituted by Sri Rupa Goswami, which is called as Bhagwat-Sandarbha /Sat-Sandarbha. This Bhagwat-Sandarbha /Sat-Sandarbha is strictly followed by the members of Vaishnav rajasabha as the direct guidance of Sri Rupa Goswami to develop the bhakti. Following this guidance of Sri Rupa Goswami, Srimad Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu Maharaj gave the celestial bhajan pranali to the followers of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu which is very relevant and significant. Taking the shelter of the Lotus feet of Sri Rupa Goswami and Sri Raghunath Goswami,  Sri Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami, the king of devotees, served this sabha as a leader. Later on, Sri Narottam Das Thakur leads this Vaishnav Raj Saha. Later on, Sri Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakur and other leaders illuminated this sabha. To Triumph over the darkness in this world, the illuminated stars of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in the sky of Vaishnav Rajasabha.

399 Gourabda, after 399 years of the disappearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, an illuminated star appeared in the sky of Vaishnav Rajasabha. He illuminated the world by the sweet rays of bhakti like the eyes of Sri Gour Chandra.