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Internet Resources for Gaudiya Vaishnavism

You have reached the Internet Resources Page for the study of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. This page includes links to websites on the history, concepts, and practices of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, websites containing online electronic libraries, direct links to articles and books, biographies of contemporary Gaudiya Vaishnava scholars, and direct links to audio lectures on Gaudiya Vaishnavism.

Websites for the Study of Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Vedic Search


Encyclopedia of Gaudiya History


Swami B.V. Tripurari

Radhanath Swami


Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

Electronic Libraries for Vaishnava Texts

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase

ISKCON Desire Tree

BhaktiVedanta Memorial Library

Encyclopedia of Gaudiya History


Swami B.V. Tripurari



Additional Textual Resources

Harmonist Journal

Steven J. Rosen, Selected Articles 

Devotional Music and Art

Vaishnava Bhajans (Krishna Devotional Music)

Krishna Darshan Art Gallery

Images at Radha.Name

Selected Articles on Vaishnavism

Edwin Bryant, “The Hare Krishna Movement”

Edwin Bryant, “Krishna’s Lila and the Practice of Bhakti Yoga in the Bhagavata Purana”

Edwin Bryant, “The Date and Provenance of the Bhagavata Purana”

Steven J. Rosen, “Vaishnavism”

Steven J. Rosen, “The Meaning of Gaudiya Vaishnavism”

Steven J. Rosen, “Krishna: Lord of Paradox”

Jerome Gellman, “Monotheism in Vaishnavism” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Lakshminath Bezbaroa, “History of Vaishavism in India”

Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Gosvami Prabhupada, “Vaishnavism:  Real and Apparent”

Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Gosvami Prabhupada, “What Sri Caitanya Meant by ‘Theism'”

Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj, “Gaudiya Vaishnava Theology”

Umesh Shukla, “Vaishnavism”

Sri Rama Ramanuja Achari, Handbook of Sri Vaishnavism

Rocana dasa and Jahnava devi,  “The Philosophy of Vaishnavism”

Vaishnava Saints [Bhaktivedanta Memorial Library]

Hayagriva das, “The Birth of Krishna Consciousness in America: 1966-1969.”

Mandir, Manual of Vaishnava Etiquette and Lifestyle

Foundational Gaudiya Vaishnava Texts

Caitanya Mahaprabhu

Bhagavad Gita (with acarya commentaries)
Bhagavad Gita, (BV Narayana Maharaja)
Bhagavad Gita: As it Is (Prabhupada)
Bhagavad Gita (Swami Tripurari)

Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana)
Srimad Bhagavatam (Prabhupada Version), 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.1,

Gita Govinda (Jayadeva; Narayana Maharaja)

Bhakti-rasamrita-sindu, Part I, Rupa Goswami
Bhakti-rasamrita-sindu, Part II, Rupa Goswami
Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Krishnadasa Kaviraja

Sri Madhurya Kadambini, Vishvanatha Chakravarti Thakura
Sri Hari-Nama Maha Mantra, compiled by BV Narayana Maharaja


Selected Works of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
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More Readings in Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Selected Works of Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja
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More Readings in Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja

Selected Works of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 

Srila Prabhupada

Teachings of Lord Caitanya

Nector of Instruction

Nector of Devotion

The Topmost Yoga System

The Krishna Book, Vol IVol. II, Vol. III

On the Way to Krishna

The Perfection of Yoga

Science of Self-Realization

The Journey of Self Discovery

More Books by Prabhupada available from ISKCON Desire Tree

Vaishnavism in Contemporary Scholarship
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Edwin Bryant, Professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University

“Bryant teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, published six books and authored a number of articles on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition. In addition to his academic work for the scholarly community, Edwin’s Penguin World Classics translation of the Srimad Bhagavata Purana, the traditional source for the story of Krishna’s incarnation, is both for Indology specialists as well as students and those interested in Hinduism from the general reading public and the yoga community.”


Graham Schweig, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Christopher Newport University

“He is a specialist in love mysticism, concentrating on religions of the heart, especially the Bhakti Yoga traditions of India. Graham’s ultimate interest is to find religious truths from within Indic traditions that contribute powerful symbols that speak beyond their religious boundaries, moving religion toward world peace. He is a long-time practitioner of meditational and devotional yoga under the guidance of traditional teachers since 1967.”


Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa), American Biographer, Scholar, and Author

“He is the founding editor of The Journal of Vaishnava Studies . . .  He authored more than 28 books on Vaishnavism and related subjects, including Vaishnavi: Women and the Worship of Krishna (1996); Gita on the Green: The Mystical Tradition Behind Bagger Vance (2000); Holy War: Violence and the Bhagavad Gita (2002); The Hidden Glory of India (2002); From Nothingness to Personhood: A Collection of Essays on Buddhism From a Vaishnava Perspective (2003); and Black Lotus: The Spiritual Journey of an Urban Mystic (2007), which is the life story of Bhakti Tirtha Swami.”


Ravi Gupta (Radhika Ramana Dasa), Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary

“Ravi is the author of The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami (Routledge, 2007) as well as several articles in academic journals. He is currently working on an abridged translation of the Bhagavata Purana, one of India’s most influential Sanskrit texts, to be published by Columbia University Press. He is also editing a book on Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy for the Ashgate World Philosophies Series. Ravi currently serves as Vice President of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies. He lectures widely in Europe, India, and the United States, and participates frequently in inter-religious dialogue.”


Kenneth R. Valpey (Krishna Ksetra Das), Gaudiya Vaishnava Theologian

“He has taught at the University of Florida, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Pula (Croatia), and (since its inception) Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. In addition to various published articles and his published doctoral thesis, he is now collaborating with Radhika Ramana dasa (Dr. Ravi M. Gupta) on a pair of books on the Bhagavata Purana, to be published by Columbia University Press, New York. He is a permanent Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.”


Steven Hopkins, Professor of in the Department of Religion at Swarthmore College

Hopkins’s research focuses on South Indian devotional literature in Sanskrit and Tamil, with special attention to the work of a medieval (14th century) South Indian saint-poet Venkatanatha. Hopkins is author of Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2002), An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems for the Lord of Gods by Vedantadesika (2007), and he has co-edited a book with John B. Carman entitled Tracing Common Themes: Comparative Courses in the Study of Religion (Scholars Press, 1990).


Ferdinando Sardella, Researcher and the Director for the Forum for South Asia Studies for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University

He is a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. In 2010 he received the Donner Institute Prize for outstanding research in the field of Religious Studies at the Åbo Akademi University in Finland. He is author of Modern Hindu Personalism: the History, Life, and Thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (Oxford University Press, 2012).



Audio Lectures on Vaishnavism (Oxford Center for Hindu Studies)

Dr. Ravi Gupta, Readings from the Bhagavata Purana: Session I

Dr. Ravi Gupta, Readings from the Bhagavata Purana: Session II

Professor Carl Olson, Radical Monotheism of the Qur’an and Equitheism of the Bhagavata Purana: A Cross Cultural Comparison of Allah and Krishna

Dr. Rembert Lutjeharms, The Theology of Jiva Goswami

Dr. Rembert Lutjeharms, The Ascetical and Mystical Theology of Rupa Goswami

Professor Keith Ward, The Theology of Ramanuja

Dr. Jessica Frazier, Ideas of God in Hinduism

Dr. Jessica Frazier, The Metaphysics of Rupa Goswami

Dr Philip Kennedy, Naming the Divine: A History of the Concept of God

Dr Diwakar Acharya, Early Vaishnava Texts from Nepal

Professor Gaya Charan Tripathi, An Introduction of Ritual and Philosophy of the Vaishnavas based especially on the Pancarata System

Professor Gavin Flood, The Epics and Early Development of Theism

Professor Gavin Flood, The Bhagavad Gita

Gopal Gupta, Yoga and Maya in the Bhagavata-Purana

Joseph T. O’ Connell, Krishnadasa Kaviraja’s Caitanya-Caritamrta: Its Value as a Witness to Historical Events

Professor Joseph T. O’Connell, Krishna-Chaitanya Bhakti and Rabindranath’s Religion of Man: Their Resonance and Dissonance

More lectures available at the Oxford Center for Hindu Studies.