RAGHUNATHA DAS GOSVAMI
Krsna lila - Rasa manjari
Diksha guru: Yadunandana Acarya
Raghunatha das Gosvami, one of the six Gosvamis, at a
young age renounced his beautiful wife and opulent home to join Lord
Caitanya and His sankirtana movement. For sixteen years, he was the
personal assistant of Lord Caitanya's
secretary, Svarupa Damodara. Along
with Svarupa Damodara, he witnessed Lord Caitanya's last days on earth.
After the Lord's disappearance he went to Vrndavana, where he lived
austerely, absorbed in devotion, in the company of Srila Rupa Gosvami and Srila Sanatana Gosvami.
(See Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 10.91- 103 and
Antya-lila, chapter 6.)
Raghunatha das wrote many prayers: