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Atul Krishna Goswami – Gaudiya Vaishnava Saint Of 19th Century From Bengal

Atul Krishna Goswami was born in 1868 CE at Shimuliya (near Kolkata in Bengal) in a Brahmin family. His parents arranged for him to study Hindu knowledge texts. He also learnt music. Atul Krishna Goswami took to a career in business in the 19th century but he was so spiritually inclined that he decided to adopt the life of an ascetic. 

Atul Krishna Goswami was lucky to get into the company of saintly personalities such as Vasu Dev Maharaj, Mahatma Patal Harnath, Khandari Baba, Baba Ram Krishan Das of Vrindavan, Sachidanand Bal Krishan Vrajvala, Gavaria Baba of Vrindavan, and Shri Vijay Krishan Goswami among others.

It is notable that Atul Krishna Goswami inspired many great personalities to Gaudiya Vaishnavism. He presided over a great Gaudiya Vaishnava Sammelan in which various traditions and fundamentals of Gaudiya Vaishnavism were discussed.

Life of Atul Krishna Goswami reflected many superb qualities of Vaishnavism. Being a sadhaka, an adept he was devoted to the nama sadhana of Bhagavan Krishna.

Literary Works Of Atul Krishna Goswami

Atul Krishna Goswami wrote many books in Bengali to propagate Vaishnavism. Nanana Vidhi, Bhakter Jaya and Pujara Galpa are some of his books.

His speeches and spiritual hymns have been published in Sadhukti Samgraha.

He translated Dohavali of Goswami Tulsidas to the Bengali language with the title Tulsi Manjari.

This great devotee and propagator of Gaudiya Vaishnavism breathed his last in 1944 CE.