Gaudiya Mission, an ancient missionary organization propagandizes the message of Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The process of pure devotion through practice was preached at the Mission under the guidance of Srila Jiva Goswamipad in the name of “Visva Vaisnav Rajsabha” in 16th century, and Srila Rupa Goswamipad was its first president. Suddenly with pace of time it lost its influence. At about 200 years later Srila Bhakti Vinode Thakur, the own person of Sri Gaur Sundar revitalized Vaishnava religion and re-established the ‘Rajshabha’ (congregation) in 1886. With the inventiveness and assistance of some self- realized souls like Srila Jagannatha Das Babaji and Srila Gaura Kishore Das Babaji he discovered and safeguarded the original birth site of Sriman Mahaprabhu, preserved various ancient literature on Suddha Bhakti(pure devotion) and composed songs of unalloyed devotion, and he became successful in bringing a renaissance in the Bhakti cult. Srila Bhakti Vinode Thakur’s contribution is countless but the greatest one is Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada, who later became most worthy successor and son of Srila Bhakti Vinode Thakur. Gradually with course of time he transformed Srila Bhakti Vinode Thakur’s dreams to reality by preaching and spreading the message of pure devotion in the entire world as propagated by Mahaprabhu.
Dynamic efforts of Srila Prabhupada, Visva Vaisnava Rajsabha’ transformed to Sri Gaudiya Math and gradually to Gaudiya Mission during the time of Srila Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur (Sri Ananta Vasudev Prabhu).At a very early time span Prabhupada extended the list of Maths to 64 across India and abroad by his energetic preaching on the process of unalloyed devotion. After he receded from the view and as per his will Srila Bhakti Prasad Puri Goswami Thakur (Srila Acharyadev) became the next Acharya of Gaudiya Mission. Srila Acharyadev motivated the mass by his unmatched practice of pure devotion. As per his dictum Srila Bhakti Keval Audulomi Maharaj became the next Acharya. He remained Acharya for a prolonged period and kept the flow of pure devotion uninterruptedly. After Acharyadev the Acharya lila was enacted for the interim period by Srila Bhakti Pradeep Tirtha Maharaj. After Audulomi Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Srirup Bhagvat Maharaj (Acharyapad) became the Acharya. After Acharya lila Srila Bhakti Suhrid Paribrajak Maharaj is carrying forward the divine perceptual line and preserving the flow of pure devotion till date.
Gaudiya Mission practices and preaches the universal religion of the soul as indoctrinate by Srimad Bhagvatam, the ripened fruit of the Vedic literature. This religion is based on Krishna consciousness. The eternal truths of Srimad Bhagvatam belong to the transcendental realm (Adokshaja) which is beyond the understanding of the senses, intellect and mind. It is only through the enlightenment of the Vaishnava spiritual teacher in the disciplic succession starting from Lord Krishna himself, one can easily understand and realize the truth as well. The Acharyas coming in ‘Amnaya Dhara’ can deliver the truth and enlighten others. Lord Bramha, as he learnt the truth from Supreme Lord Krishna, forwarded to Narada. Sri Vyasadev, as he learnt it from Narada, taught Srimad Bhagvatam to Sukdeva, and Sukdeva to Parikshit Maharaj along with Suta Goswami and others. When the true message is diminished the Supreme Lord manifests Himself in different forms to re-establish the true religion as covenant in Srimad Bhagavat Gita. As promised he appeared in Nadia (West Bengal) in the 15th Century as Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabu, in the disguise of a Devotee. The universal ‘Bhagvat Dharma’ based on Srimad Bhagvatam as adopted with zeal and vigour by the scholars, devotees and the general masses alike. Gaudiya Acharyas are carrying this religion and spreading the teachings of bhakti saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and enlightening the mass timeless knowledge of Srimad Bhagavtam, the spotless, pure & unalloyed Puran.
The Gaudiya mission has been registered since March 1940 as a society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860