Bhugarbha Goswami – Biography

   A disciple of Sri Gadadhara Pandit, Sri Bhugarbha Goswami shared an intimate friendship with Sri Lokanatha Goswami. Inspired by Lord Chaitanya, they were the first and most senior Devotees to settle in Vrindavana. Before the arrival of Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana Goswamis they tried to uncover the lost holy places of Radha-Govindaji.
 
   Unlike the aggressive approach of modern scientists to discover the unknown, Bhugarbha and Lokanatha Goswamis found Sri Krishna's pastime forests by the humble method of surrender. They simply wandered around Vrindavana calling out the names of her twelve forests, "Bhandiravan, Kamyavan, Mahavan, Talavan … " And Srimati Vrinda Devi (the maintainer of the forests and an expansion of Krishna's pastime potency) revealed the exact location of each and every forest.
 
   It is told that to avoid material distractions Bhugarbha would perform his bhajana underground. So, he received the name Bhugarbha (bhu means earth, garbha means cave, womb, hidden place). He is Prema-manjari or Bhadra Rekhika in Radha Gopinatha's nitya-nikunja lila. His samadhi stands near Sri Rupa Goswami's in the Radha Damodara Temple courtyard. 
Bhugarbha Goswami

Sri Sri Radha Damodar Temple where situated Bhugarbha Goswami's Samdhi, Vrindavan.

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