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Nimbarka Sampradaya

Nimbarka Sampradaya
Shankha-Chakra-Urdhvapundra of the Nimbarka Sampradaya
Shankha-Chakra-Urdhvapundra of the Nimbarka Sampradaya
Regions with significant populations
India & Nepal
Sanskrit , Hindi , Brajbhasha

The Nimbarka Sampradaya (IAST: Nimb?rka Samprad?ya, Sanskrit ), also known as the Hamsa Samprad?ya, Kum?ra Samprad?ya, Catu? Sana Samprad?ya and Sanak?di Samprad?ya, is one of the four authorised Vaiava Samprad?yas.

The Origins - ?r? Hansa Bhagav?n

?r? Ha?sa Bhagav?n, the originator of the ?r? Nimb?rka Samprad?ya

?r? Nimb?rka Samprad?ya traditionally traces it origin to the four Kumaras, and aims the worship of ?r? Ka.[]

The Four Kum?ras

Sri Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana and Sanat Kumara - the four Kumaras

The Four Kumaras namely: Sanaka, Sanandana, San?tana, and Sanat Kum?ra are traditionally the four mind-born sons of Lord Brahm?. They are renowned yogis, who requested their father the boon of remaining perpetually five years old. They were created by their father in order to advance creation, however, they chose to undertake lifelong vows of celibacy (brahmacarya).[1] ?r? Sanat Kum?ra Samhit? is a famous treatise on the worship of ?r? R?dh? Ka authored by the brothers, and they have also produced the ?r? Sanat Kum?ra Tantra, part of Pancar?tra literature.[2] It is due to the tradition coming into contact with the Four Kum?ras that it came to be known as the Sanak?di Samprad?ya or the Kum?ra Samprad?ya.[]

N?rada Muni

The next recipient of the ?r? Gop?la mantra is ?r? N?rada Muni as indicated in the above sanskrit verse (see note 8). In the creation of this universe according to Paurika literature, ?r? N?rada Muni is the younger brother of the Four Kum?ras and son of Brahm?. He also rejected his father's orders of increasing the population, and chose devotion to the Lord. He was thus present before all of the demigods, along with his elder brothers. He was blessed with the ability to travel to any part of creation according to tradition and he took initiation from his older brothers and their discussions as guru and disciple are recorded in the Upani?ads with a famous conversation in the Ch?ndogya Upani?ad; also with their discourses in the ?r? N?rada Pura and the Pañcar?tra literature. He is found in most of the religious scriptures always passing on knowledge of an event or teaching the path of Bhakti to all. He was the inspiration for the writing of the greatest Pura - the Bhagavata Purana.

N?rada Muni and Nimbarka

N?rada Muni is recorded as main teacher in all four of the Vaiava Samprad?yas. But according to tradition at around 5100 years ago, he passed by Nimbagr?ma near Govardhana in Vraja, and being pleased with the devotions of ?r? Nimb?rk?c?rya, ?r? N?rada Muni initiated him into the sacred 18-syllabled ?r? Gop?laMantra and introduced him to the philosophy of the Yugala up?sana - the devotional worship of the divine couple ?r? R?dh? Ka in accordance with the teachings of the Four Kum?ras understanding of the Vedas. This was the first time that ?r? R?dh? Ka were worshipped together by anyone on earth other than the Gopis of V?nd?vana. ?r? N?rada Muni then taught him the essence of devotion in the ?r? N?rada Bhakti S?tras. ?r? Nimb?rk?c?rya already knew the Vedas, Upani?ads and the rest of the scriptures, but perfection was found in the teachings of ?r? N?rada Muni.[3]

Guru Parampara

  • Sri Nimbarkacharya
  • Sri Sri Nivasacharya
  • Sri Wishwacharya
  • Sri Purushottmacharya
  • Sri Vilasacharya
  • Sri Swarupacharya
  • Sri Madhawacharya
  • Sri Balabhadracharya
  • Sri Padmacharya
  • Sri Shamacharya
  • Sri Gopalacharya
  • Sri Kripacharya
  • Sri Dewacharya
  • Sri Sundar Bhattacharya
  • Sri Padamnabh Bhattachaya
  • Sri Upendra Bhattacharya
  • Sri Ramachandra Bhattacharya
  • Sri Vaman Bhattacharya
  • Sri Krishna Bhattacharya
  • Sri Padmakar Bhattacharya
  • Sri Srawan Bhattacharya
  • Sri Bhuri Bhattacharya
  • Sri Madhaw Bhattacharya
  • Sri Shyam Bhattachaya
  • Sri Gopal Bhattacharya
  • Sri Balabhadra Bhattacharya
  • Sri Gopinath Bhattacharya
  • Sri Keshaw Bhattacharya
  • Sri Gangal Bhattacharya
  • Sri Keshaw Kashamiri Bhattacharya
  • Sri Sri Bhattacharya
  • Sri Harivyas Devacharya
  • Sri Swambhu Ram Devacharya
  • Sri Karnhar Devacharya
  • Sri Paramanand Devacharya
  • Sri Chaturchintamani Devacharya(Nagaji Maharaj)
  • Sri Mohan Devacharya
  • Sri Jagannath Devacharya
  • Sri Makhan Devacharya
  • Sri Hari Devacharya
  • Sri Mathura Devacharya
  • Sri Swami Shyamal Das
  • Sri Swami Hans Das
  • SRI Swami Hira Das
  • Sri Swami Mohan Das
  • Sri Swami Naina Das
  • Sri Swami Indra Das
  • Sri Swami Bajarang Das
  • Sri swami Gopal Das
  • Sri Swami Dev Das
  • Sri Sri 108 Swami Ramdas Kathiababaji Maharaj
  • Sri Sri 108 Swami Santadas Kathiababaji Maharaj
  • Sri Sri 108 Shobha Mata Ji
  • Sri Sri 108 swami Dhananjaydas kathiababaji maharaj

Sri Sri 108 Sri Chaturbhujdas Kathiababaji maharaj


  1. ^ "Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.12". Archived from the original on 2 March 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Sri Sarvesvara,Sri Nimbarkacarya Aur Unka Sampraday, Akhila Bharatiya Nimbarkacarya Pitha, Salemabad, Rajasthan, India, 1972
  3. ^ Guy L. Beck (2005). "Krishna as Loving Husband of God". Alternative Krishnas: Regional and Vernacular Variations on a Hindu Deity. SUNY Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-6415-1. Retrieved .

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