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Sri Vanchandra Jayanthi – Vanchandra Goswami Ji

Sri Vanchandra Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Vanchandra Goswami Ji, an ardent devotee of Radhavallabh form of Sri Krishna Bhagavan. Sri Vanchandra Jayanthi 2024 date is March 31.

Shri Vanchandra Goswami Ji was the eldest son of Shri Hit Harivansh Mahaprabhu. He was born on Chaitra Krishna Paksha Sashti or the 6th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Chaitra (March - April) in 1528 CE in Devavan.

From childhood Sri Vanchandra Goswami was an ardent devotee of Radharani.

He was made the head of the Radhavallabh sect after Mahaprabhu attained Samadhi in 1552 CE. On acquiring the Acharya seat of Shri Radhavallabh Sect, he was also known as Shri Vanmalidas Ji.

The famous Shri Radhavallabh Temple in Vrindavan was constructed under his able leadership.

There are three compositions in Sanskrit of Shri Vanchandra Goswami - 'Shri Radha Ashtottarshatnamani', 'Shri Harivansh Ashtak' and 'Sripriya Namavali'.