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Sri Krsna-Lila-Stava

Lila stava

The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust has recently published Sanantana Goswami’s Sri Krishna-Lila-Stava: Adoration of Krishna’s Pastimes . Sanantana Goswami (1488-1558) was the senior most of Vrindavan’s “Six Goswamis”, all influential teachers of the bhakti path. The description below is adapted from the book’s dust jacket.

Sri Krsna Lila Stava of Srila Sanatana Goswami

Translated by Gopiparanadhana Dasa

Among the priceless books contributed by Srila Sanatana Goswami to the literary heritage of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, his Sri Krsna-lila-stava is the shortest and simplest. An offering of praise in 432 verses, it gives a personal meditation of Krishna’s Vrindavana pastimes as told by Shukadeva in Srimad-Bhagavatam.

This is an authentic spiritual work that has inspired Gaudiya Vaishnavas for centuries. Able to touch both heart and mind, it steps forward from a living tradition to bear witness to the working of the spirit. This edition of the Sri Krsna-lila-stava is especially praiseworthy because it gives a scholarly but easily understandable translation of the Sanskrit text interspersed with helpful and sensitive commentaries.

In Sri Krsna-lila-stava, Sanatana evokes remembrances of Krishna’s childhood pastimes by summarizing Shukadeva’s narration in simple verses. These verses give us a taste of Krishna’s Vrindavana pastimes, one after another, thus immersing us in the nectar of the Bhagavatam.

Hardbound, 362 pages, glossary, indexed, index of verses, dust-jacket, 6″ x 9″.

To learn more or to purchase a copy of Sri Krsna-Lila-Stava click here.


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