Gopal Champu

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

Certificate Course

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Course Duration

54 Hours


2 Hours/ Session

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week

At your own pace



18 Years & Above

Schedule of Classes


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Always Open

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About the Teacher


ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya aims to provide a facility for its members to study, practice, and disseminate the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam, along with the writings of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas and the branches of Vedic philosophy, culture, music and science in the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya is located in Sri Govardhan dhama to systematically propagate the teachings of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Caitanya-caritāmṛta to the society at large.

To accomplish the above mission, ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya will facilitate philosophical training for adult residential and non-residential students through the traditional Vedic educational methods. ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya has been inspired by the service and efforts of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu and His Holiness Gaur Krishna Gosvami Maharaja. Their dedication toward the study and the dissemination of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam is the torchlight guiding us forward to serve this mission.

Course Overview

Course Title:

Gopāl-campū: Unveiling the Divine Love of Krishna

Course Description:

In this course, participants will delve into the rich literary tradition of the campū genre through the lens of Śrila Jīva Gosvāmī's Gopāla-campū. This unique literary composition combines poetry and prose, adorned with literary ornaments and double-meaning words, to narrate the enchanting pastimes of Lord Krishna from his appearance until his reunion with the gopīs in marriage. Drawing from the Srimad Bhagavatham and infused with rasa, Gopāla-campū is a captivating journey through the blissful realm of Radha and Krishna's divine love.

Target Audience:

Ages 18 and above

Course Requirement:

Familiarity with the text of the Krishna book

Important Guidelines for this Course:

  • Participants are encouraged to engage deeply with the text, reflecting on its spiritual and literary significance.
  • Respectful and open-minded discussion is encouraged, fostering a supportive learning environment.
  • Active participation in class activities and discussions is key to maximizing the learning experience.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their insights and perspectives to enrich the collective exploration of Gopāla-campū.

What Will Participants Gain from this Course?

  • Deep insight into the literary techniques and spiritual themes of the campū genre.
  • Enhanced appreciation for the divine love depicted in the pastimes of Radha and Krishna.
  • A deeper understanding of the significance of Gopāla-campū in the devotional tradition.
  • Tools for personal reflection and spiritual growth through engagement with sacred texts.

Why Should One Undertake this Course?

  • To explore the profound spiritual and literary beauty of Śrila Jīva Gosvāmī's Gopāla-campū.
  • To deepen one's understanding of the divine pastimes of Lord Krishna and their significance in the devotional path.
  • To connect with a community of like-minded individuals on a journey of spiritual exploration.
  • To gain insight into the rich tradition of Vaishnavism and its theological teachings.

What Problems of the Participants are We Addressing Through this Course?

  • Lack of understanding or appreciation for the literary and spiritual depth of Gopāla-campū.
  • Desire for deeper engagement with sacred texts and spiritual practices.
  • Seeking a supportive community for exploring and discussing spiritual topics.
  • Aspiring to deepen one's connection with the divine through the study of devotional literature.

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