Gaudiya Mission – Modern Succession
Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sobha
Sri Visva Vaishnav Raj Sabha is the historic name of an association of persons who seed to practice all-time service of the Absolute Personality, as taught by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and to preach and propagate His teachings. The association was founded by Srila Jiva Goswami during the 16th century A.D. with Srila Rupa Goswami as its first Patraraj or President. When the religious firmament of the word was over-clouded with misconceptions of the true nature of religion and the world was hastily running towards utter materialism and Leading into the depths of atheism, Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode appeared on the scene to save the situation by re-establishing the pure and eternal religion of loving service of the Supreme Lord. The Sabha was revived by Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode in 1886 A.D. and is at present, popularly known as Gaudiya Mission. The followers of the doctrine of Achinta-Bhedabheda (inconceivable simultaneous existence of distinction cum non-distinction) as propounded and preached by the Supreme Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are known as GAUDIYAS and the mission founded by them is known as GAUDIYA MISSION, The Mission represents the genuine teachings of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and intends to promote the spiritual welfare of all souls and to assist them in the study of the philosophy as propounded by Him.