Sri GopalaTapani Upanisad is the favorite Upanisad among Vaisnavas. Great acaryas such asSri Visvesvara, Sri Jiva Gosvami, Srila visvanath Cakravarti and Sri BaladevaVidyabhusana Wrote commentaries on the Gopala Tapani Upanisad. Sri BhaktivinodaThakura also wrote a commentary on Gopala Tapani, but unfortunately it is not available.We are including the commentaries of both Baladeva Vidyabhusana and VisvanathaCakravarti in this edition. Srila BhaktisiddhantaSarasvati Prabhupada compared the Vedic literatures to the body of the Supreme Personalityof Godhead. The Upanisads are Krsna?s head, the Samhitas are His body, and theBrahmanas and Tapanis are His bodily limbs. The Gopala Tapani is studies by followers of the Pippaladabranch of the Athara Veda. That is why this Tapani is also known as AtharvanaUpanisad. Because the subject matter of this book is Lord Gopala of Krsna, theof Nanda, it is called Sri Gopala Tapani. By studying this book one will certainlybecome liberated from material existence, and attain the louts feet of Sri Krsna, the Supreme Controller of all controllers. Sri Krsna is theAbsolute Truth and no one is equal or superior to Him. Because GopalaTapani Upanisad describes Krsna?s supremacy, His worship and the process of meditating upon Him it is called the crest jewel of all Upanisads. Since the topics of Sambandha, Abhidheya and Prayojana are amply presented, this book has become a favorite of Gaudiya Vaisnavas.
Language – ENGLISH
Author Name – SRILA VYASADEV