Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578)

is one of the foremost disciples of the Vaishnava saint, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and a leading historical figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava school of Hinduism.

He was part of a group of Vaishnava devotees known collectively as the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, who were influential in establishing the philosophical basis of the Gaudiya tradition in formalised writings.

Gopal Bhatta is famous for his erudition, humility and devotion. His intense study and elaborate knowledge of scriptures acquired him a reputation as one of the most important religious scholar ever produced, while his love and devotion for Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Krishna catapulted him to the status of a saint.

He is always revered as one of the six Goswamis of Vrindavan and to this day followers commemorate his exemplary life by visiting his samadhi (tomb) at the Radha-Ramandev temple in Vrindavan.