Sarvabhaum Bhattacharya

Sarvabhaum Bhattacharya

The guru of the gods, Brihaspati, took birth as Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya in order to support Mahaprabhu’s pastime. Vasudeva Bhattacarya was born in a Bengali brahmana family in Navadvipa and Campahati around first half of the 14th century of the Shaka era. He was an aristocratic Brahmin of the Rarha class. From a young age Vasudeva was trained by his father in Sanskrit grammar and literature.

When he was 25 he travelled to Mithila to study Navya-nyaya (a new system of logic) under the famous Nyayanika Paksadhara Misra. Paksadhara admitted him into his academy and after finishing his studies he was given the title ‘Sarvabhauma’ (conqueror).

After a brief stay in Banaras where he studied Vedanta and Mimamsa, Vasudeva Sarvabhauma returned to Navadvipa where he opened his own school and taught Navya-nyaya.Vasudeva was the court scholar at the court of the king Prataparudra at Puri.

While living in Puri, Vasudeva Sarvabhauma met Sri Caitanya and after being defeated by him in debate, accepted the philosophy of "Acintya-bhedabheda" as deliniated by Caitanya and his followers.

Sarvabhauma participated in many other activities with the Lord in Puri, such as the water sports and the feasts of prasad.Towards the end of his life Vasudeva Sarvabhauma returned to Navadvipa and passed his last days there.

Bhajans by Sarvabhaum Bhattacharya