seeing through the eyes of scriptures
Who is right Srila Prabhupada or Srila Kavi Karnapure ?
Now when it comes to understanding who is Srila Ramananda Raya ,Srila Prabhupada states in Caitanya Caritamrta that Srila Ramananda Raya is the incarnation of Sri Visakhadevi and Srila Kavikarnapure states incarnation of Sri Lalita and Arjuna, the cowherd boy who is a priya narma Sakha and his kunja are one of the eight kunjas of the the priya narma Sakhas at Shyama kunda ,also Srila Kavi Karnapure states that Ramananda Raya is the incarnation of Pandava Arjuna, to whom Krsna spoke the Bhagavad Gita. So Srila Kavi Karnapure was the son of Sivananda Sena that even as a child once sucked the lotustoe of Lord Caitanya ,he is the author of Gaura Ganodesa Dipika and other very important books such as Bhakti Ratnakara and Ananda Vrindavana campu.So how could he be wrong and contradict what Srila Prabhupada said that Srila Ramanananda Raya is Sri Visakhadevi, I have noticed in the writtings of the acaryas , like Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura also states Ramananda Raya is Visakhadevi and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada said the same, so our Srila Prabhupada followed faithfully ,Srila Svarupa Damodara Goswami is the incarnation of Sri Lalita Sakhi and Sri Ramananda Raya is the incarnation of Sri Visakhadevi,However Lord Caitanya also stated the sons of Bhavananda Raya are the 5 Pandavas and all Gaudiya Vaisnavas accept that Ramananda Raya is also the incarnation of Arjuna ,the Pandava (and also that he is the incarnation of Arjuna Sakha of Vrindavana ) .Is it possible both Lalita and Visakha are present also within Ramananda Raya? Yes because in Gaura Lila everything is possible due to the audarya magnificient mercy of Lord Caitanya, how can we comprehend that the Lord has placed different souls in the body of one ? Does that not contradict the Upanisads that there is only one Jiva in the heart of a person and then Paramatma? No because Lord Caitanya is God and the inconceivable can happen in His pastimes.Thus if you really become a student of Gaura Ganodessa Dipika you will understand this by the mercy of your Gurudeva .I also once asked Srila Narayana Maharaja about the identity of Gopal Bhatta Goswami as there seem to be some contradiction, but I will not go into this now.I hope this clears up any confusion otherwise feel free to ask ! Also I want to mention that Srila Dhyanachandra Goswami has mentioned that Srila Ramananda Raya is the incarnation of Sri Visakhadevi .He is the disciple of Srila Gopala Guru Goswami .He wrote the famous Sri Gaura Govindarcana Smarana Paddhati , and Gaudiya Vaisnavas used to daily chant 64 rounds daily and chant all the Gayatri mantas in this book such as all the ones we chant plus the Gayatri mantas for the 6 Goswamis the Asta Sakhis and Asta Manjaris etc ,Pancatattva ,Sri Radha as well
https://www.radha.name/.../Gaura%20Govindarcana%20Smarana... .It is an important book and there is one good translation as I have posted here