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Haribols and the four syl Gaura-gopala-mantra - haribols

suryaz - Fri, 14 Jan 2005 08:44:00 +0530
The Haribols in their "training sessions" chant the gaura-gopala-mantra

G ~ aur ~ an ~ ga

Anybody know, why, when and how Siddhasvarupa introuced this?

Where does the mantra originate?
Gaurasundara - Fri, 14 Jan 2005 08:47:19 +0530
In the scriptures? wink.gif

You should check out the teachings of Swami Gaurangapada. He has good source references.
suryaz - Fri, 14 Jan 2005 09:02:53 +0530
Who is Swami Gaurangapada?
Madhava - Tue, 18 Jan 2005 13:22:17 +0530
A four syllable Gaura-mantra is mentioned as Shivananda Sena's mantra in connection with the story of Nakula Brahmachari in Caitanya Caritamrita (2.2.31). However the text doesn't specify which mantra is meant. Bhaktivinoda interprets it as gau-ra-aG-ga.

I wonder, however, whether that is actually four syllables or not. gau-rA-Gga sounds like three syllables to me, unless I am missing something.

The text mentions the mantra as the Gaura-gopala-mantra. This has led others to interpret the mantra as gau-ra-kR-SNa. (Perhaps this is mentioned by Radha Govindanath?)

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Regarding Swami Gaurangapada - see here.
Advaitadas - Tue, 18 Jan 2005 13:38:23 +0530
It is gau-ra-nga. 3 syllables indeed. Most probably it was gau-ra-kr-sna, which makes 4.
Jagat - Tue, 18 Jan 2005 16:14:04 +0530
Various Gaura mantras are discussed and prescribed in Bhakti-candrika (GGM).
Advaitadas - Tue, 18 Jan 2005 16:42:02 +0530
'prescribed'? blink.gif
Of course, Lokananda, the author of Bhakti Candrika, is a sisya of Narahari Sarakara......
Advaitadas - Tue, 18 Jan 2005 16:43:32 +0530
Perhaps I missed something. huh.gif The first post of this thread mentions the 'Haribols' - how cute. Who are they?
Jagat - Tue, 18 Jan 2005 17:41:45 +0530
QUOTE(Advaitadas @ Jan 18 2005, 06:13 AM)
Perhaps I missed something.  huh.gif  The first post of this thread mentions the 'Haribols' - how cute. Who are they?

The Haribols are the disciples of Hawaii-based Siddhaswarupananda. They apparently have centers all over the place nowadays. They keep rather far away from IGM and traditional Vaishnava groups. They are very much formed in Siddhaswarupananda's image.

About two years ago, Siddhaswarupananda took down all his websites, for what reason I do not know, so there is little information available on line these days.