Jayadeva Gosvami


Jayadeva Goswami, the composer of the immortal Sanskrit devotional song Gita Govinda, which depicts the love story of Lord Krishna and his sweetheart Radha, is one of the most celebrated Vaishnava Hindu poets of India.

Jayadeva was born in Kenduli Sasan (formerly Kendubilva), in the Prachi valley around twelfth centrury AD. Jayadeva's father was Bhojadeva and his mother's name was Bamadevi. They lived in the Birbhum district of what is now West Bengal in a village called Kenubilva Gram.Sri Jayadeva Goswami was the court pandit of Sri Lakshman Sena, the King of Bengal. Jayadeva Goswami's wife was named Sri Padmavati.

Approximately  three hundred years before the appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Jayadeva Goswami lived in Bengal.He went to Kurmapataka and gained experience in composing poetry, music and dancing. In early life, Jayadeva left home and began preaching the faith and love of Lord Krishna.He was the author of Sri Gita Govinda which discribe the Faith and Love for Lord Krishna.Besides the Gita Govinda, Jayadeva Gowsami has written another book called "Chandraloka" the famous "Dasa-Avatara-Gita", describing the ten avatars of Vishnu is from Gita-Govinda.

Jayadeva Goswami's disappearance day is on Pausha-Sankranti. At present, at Jayadeva's birthplace in Kendubiva Gram, there is a festival every year on this day which is known as the Jayadeva Mela.