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Dikṣā guru of Śrī Rūpa and Śrī Sanātana Goswami

From Śrī Guru Darśanam, page 286:

Question: Where and from whom did Rūpa and Sanātana Goswami take initiation?

Answer: They took initiation from Gadādhara Paṇḍita Goswami in Purī. They also studied Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam from him, and Svarūpa Dāmodara Goswami tested if they had understood it.

Question: Who was the dikṣā-guru of Raghunātha dāsa Goswami?

Answer: Svarūpa Dāmodara Goswami. Yadunandana-ācārya was only the family priest.

Question: Who was the dikṣā-guru of Kṛṣnadāsa Kavirāja Goswami?
Answer: He took dikṣā from Raghunātha Bhatta Goswami.

Queston: Who was the dikṣā guru of Svarūpa Dāmodara Goswami?

Answer: He took dikṣā from Gadādhara Paṇḍita Goswami.

Question: Who is the dikṣā-guru of Raghunātha Bhatta Goswami?

Answer: Gadādhara Paṇḍita Goswami.

Question: Who is the dikṣā guru of Gopāla Bhatta Goswami?

Answer: Gadādhara Paṇḍita Goswami although people do not accept it nowadays. Previously people did not talk about their guru. Therefore, today it is difficult to prove this fact historically. Originally all the temples of the Goswamis were managed and served by followers (disciples or grand disciples) of Paṇḍita Goswami.

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