Krsna lila - Ratnavali devi
Initiated by: Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur
The author of Govinda Bhasya, the first Gaudiya commentary on the Vedanta-sutras, appeared in Remuna, Orissa, in the late 1600s. In 1706 he was sent by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura to Galta (near Jaipur , India) to prove the authenticity of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's movement. The local Ramanandis (a branch of Sri Vaisnavas) had charged that the Gaudiya Vaisnavas, having no commentary on the Vedanta-sutras, were not a bona fide disciplic line and therefore they had no right to worship Govindaji or any of the other Deities of Vrndavana. By the grace of Govindaji, Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana then swiftly wrote the Govinda-bhasya commentary. He also wrote commentaries on the Upanisads and the Bhagavad-Gita.