(Hinduism: Gaudiya Vaishnavism/Hare Krishna movement)

The 15th Century (1486-1534) Bengali Saint, and an incarnation of the Lord, disguised as His own Devotee in this Age of Kali-yuga, whose mission is to teach love of God (bhakti) through the chanting (japa and kirtana) of His holy names. He wrote the Sri Sri Sikshashtakam. His life is recounted in the Sri Caitanya Caritamrita.

He is also known by the name Gaura -- from which the greeting "Gouranga!" (q.v.) is derived -- because he is part of the dual Deity Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai.

(See also bhakti yoga, sankirtana.)

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