Bhajan Kutir of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

This is Hill in the area of Tota Gopinatha temple. It is a raised sand dune, and on top is now a Gaudiya Math temple and The Bhajan Kutir of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. Srila A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, The founder of ISKCON, spent a few days here. At present we can see raised heap of sands in front of Tota Gopinatha temple. Vaishnavas say this is Chataka Parvata. This Hill is not different from Giri Govardhana in Vrindavan as describe in the pastime of Lord Caitanya in Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila 14.84-119.


Chatak Parvat

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura was very attached to the holy city of Puri. He wanted a big temple at Chatak Parvat, in Puri, which is non-different from Govardhan Hill.


Temple at Bhajan Kutir


Sri Sri Gaura Gadadhara Vinode Madhava Jiu

In October Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura went to Jagannatha Puri, and there he exhibited his pastime of illness for some time. At the Chataka Parvata in Jagannatha Puri, which is considered to be non different thanGiri Govardhana, Srila Bhaktisiddhant Sarasvati Thakura observed Madhvacarya’s Appearance Day celebration and chanted verses specified for such occasions from the writings of Srila Rupa and Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami’s writings. He also held a similar festival for his spiritual master, Srila Gaura Kisora dasa Babaji Maharaja.While he was passing his days in Puri, he was often heard to utter phrases from the verses of Srila Rupa Gosvami and Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami:

pratyasam me tvam kuru govardhana purnam

“Oh Govardhana! Please fulfill my desire.”

nijanikatanivasam dehi govardhana tvam

“Oh Govardhana! Please give me a dwelling place on the banks of the pond nearby You.”


Bed used by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura


Vyasdev and Madhwacharya in Bhajan Kutir

We will find his bed in the bhajankutir and also a murti of Veda Vyasa and Madhvacarya.