VISVANATH CAKRAVARTI THAKUR
Krsna lila - Vinode manjari
Guru: Radharamana Chakravarti
Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur, a great Vaisnava acarya,
appeared in 1674 in what is now the Nadia district of West
Bengal. During his time, he served as the protector, guardian,
and acarya of the Gaudiya Vaisnava line. He wrote more than
forty Sanskrit books on the science of pure devotion, including
commentaries on Srimad-Bhagavatam, Bhagavad-gita, and the books
of the six Gosvamis. His eight prayers to the spiritual master
are sung daily by the Gaudiya Vaisnavas.
His parents married him early but he had no interest in family life. On his guru's instruction he spent one night with his wife and read Srimad Bhagavatam to her until dawn. Then he left for Radhakunda and stayed in the bhajana kutir of Sri Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami.
He was known as Hariballabha Dasa and later got the title of Vishvanatha Chakravarti Thakur for his uncanny perceptions into the mellows of Krshnabhakti. He was also called Rasacharya. He could stop the rainfall by his writing of S.B. commentaries, because the rain didn't want to disturb him or drip on his manuscripts.