Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja

Siddha Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja is one of the prominent saints of Gauòéya Vaiñëava Society.

He took Initiation from Çré Våndävanaväsé Çångäravaöa Çré Jagadänanda Gosvämé. He belonged to the eternal Nityänanda Parivära[1]. He practiced what His Guru and Guru Varga practiced.

In other words, He used to chant Mantras given in Nityänanda Parivära (in Nityänanda Parivära- Lalitä Sakhé Mantra and Gäyatré, Rüpa Maïjaré Mantra and Gäyatré, Anaìga Maïjaré Mantra and Gäyatré, Guru Maïjaré Mantra and Gäyatré…are exclusively given). He used to put the eternal Tilaka of Nityänanda Parivära (black in colour and is of the shape of a sharp triangular leaf), which is totally different from the tilaka of Advaita Parivära, which Çréla Gaura Kiçora Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja used to put on when he was present on this earth. And the tilaka which Çré Kåñëa Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja and his Guru-gaëa put on is totally different from the tilaka of Nityänanda Parivära or Advaita Parivära.

Just as His Guru-Varga, Çré Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja was always “white clothed” in sädhanä and is in siddhi. His bonafide followers are also always in white clothes.

Çré Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja worshipped Deities of ONLY Lord Gaura and Rädhä Kåñëa. He never worshipped Deities of any other form of the Lord like Lord Nåsiàha Deva, Sétä-Räma-Lakñmaëa-Hanumän, Lord Varäha and Lord Balaräma. He only worshipped Deities of Lord Gaura and Çyämä–Çyäma, though had respect for all the forms of the Lord and their followers. He followed and His followers follow the same for eternity.

One can go to His Samädhi and see the personal Deities! He was absorbed day and night in the worship of Rädhä-Kåñëa, and after His disappearance, it will be inappropriate to put Him as a part of Paramparä worshipping Lord Nåsiàha or Sétä Räma or Varäha Lakñmé.

Pürëiä Village (situated on the outskirts of West Bengal, near Jharkhand) is Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja’s Gurupäöa (gu=pa3)  (the place of Bhajana Sthalé of his Guru Çré Jagadänanda Gosvämé).

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These are used to be the parts of Havelé (Palace) of Çré Jagadänanda Gosvämé (with elevated Veranda).


This used to be the Temple of Çré Jagadänanda Gosvämé


This used to be one of the Temple’s walls of Çré Jagadänanda Gosvämé

Whenever Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja used to go to Navadvépa, he used to stay for 3 days at his Gurupäöa (place where one’s Spiritual Master lived).


This used to be the place in Pürëiä where Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja used to live.


This used to be the personal well of Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja.

Whenever Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja used to go there, he used to worship the Deities there, and give Bhagavad Kathä below one banyan tree (has now disappeared).


Sevit Vigraha of Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja.


The Well for Deities (It has been re-built by the local residents)

He had a great respect for his Guru. This can be learnt from his äcaraëa. Whatever Prasädam he used to get there, he never used to leave any ucchiñöa (if mango was served, he used to eat the seed of mango as well). He used to dig a level, deep to the ground, to sleep, so as not to sleep at a level equal to that of his Guru.


The place where Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja used to sleep (a level below the ground)

He used to chant under Keli Kadamba Tree. In the influence of the ever-lasting Bhajana of Siddha Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja, the complete Hare Kåñëa Mahämantra was reflected and spotted in that Keli Kadamba Tree.

He accepted Siddha Praëälé[2] from His Spiritual Master.


Çré Çré Guru Praëälé of Nityänanda Parivära

All saints in Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé’s Paramparä have their own maïjaré svarüpa, siddha praëälé, Guru Praëälé….

Çré Çré Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé Mahäräja

  • Çré Çré Haòäi Paëòita
  • Çré Çré Nityänanda Prabhu
  • Çré Çré Bércandra Prabhu
  • Çré Räma Kåñëa Prabhu
  • Çré Yädavendra Gosvämé
  • Çré Rasikänanda Gosvämé (Çrépäöa Pürëiä)
  • Çré Paramänanda Gosvämé (Çångäravaöa)
  • Çré Sunderänanda Gosvämé
  • Çré Jagadänanda Gosvämé
  • Çré Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé
  • Çré Bhagavat Däsa Bäbäjé

His disciples were-

1.Bihäré Däsa Bäbäjé
2.Bhagavän Däsa Bäbäjé
3.Gaura Hari Däsa Bäbäjé
4. Räma Hari Däsa Bäbäjé
5.Räma Däsa Bäbäjé
6.Barsänäväsé Nityänanda Bäbäjé
7.Kadamkhanòé Väsé Hare Kåñëa Däsa Bäbäjé

Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé gave Bäbäjé Veça to Siddha Çré Rädhä Ramaëa Däsajé.

Current Äcäryas in Çréla Jagannätha Däsa Bäbäjé’s lineage are still giving maïjaré svarüpa, siddha praëälé, Guru Praëälé to the practitioners.

He entered into Nitya Lila at the age of 147years. His full body Samädhi Mandira is in Präcéna Mäyäpur.


[1] Being a Gauòéya Vaiñëava means, that one should have a connection with a Parivära i.e., connection to the service of Mahäprabhu through an eternal associate of Çréman Mahäprabhu.

There are many Pariväras like-Nityänanda Parivära, Advaita Parivära, Çyämänanda Parivära, Jéva Gosvämé Parivära, Gopäla Bhaööa Gosvämé Parivära, Vakreçvara Parivära, Narottama Parivära, Çréväsa Paëòita Parivära, Gadädhara Paëòita Parivära, Narahari Sarakära Öhäkura Parivära etc.

[2] A Siddha Praëälé is composed of the unbroken disciplic Guru Lineage i.e. a Guru Praëälé along with their Maïjaré svarüpas in Vraja. All details are there in Siddha Praëälé. One’s own initiating Spiritual Master, His Guru and His subsequent Guru traced back to the associates of Lord Gauräìga, together form the Guru Paramparä.

To a sädhaka, Gurudeva in Gauòéya Vaiñëavism reveals his own Maïjaré Svarüpa and its details along with Maïjaré Svarüpa of the entire Guru Varga along with details…plus sädhaka’s own Maïjaré Svarüpa, ekädaça bhäva (details about Maïjaré Svarüpa). After Çré Gauräìga’s prakaöa lélä, this Siddha Praëälé is given by Gurudeva to a disciple.