|When Emperor Akbar came to Vrindavan, he donated funds to set up a library for the preservation of the Gosvamis's books at Radha-Damodara temple. The library was maintained during all those centuries by the devoted followers of Jiva Goswami, but in recent years Sri Gaurachand Goswami had to donate the books to the Vrindavan Research Institute, because he was not able to maintain them properly due to his old age.
Now the place where the books were originally located is being reconstructed. The building (right behind the Samadhi of Srila Krishna das Kaviraj Goswami) has 3 floors: Chanting Room (basement), Six Goswami Room and Library. Once the construction is completed the books will be moved from the Vrindavan Research Institute to Radha Damodar Mandir and put under the care of the Goswamis.
Devotees who want to donate for that purpose may contact:
Krishna Balaram Goswami
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Emperor Akbar meets Srila Jiva Goswami
Emperor Akbar decided to pay a visit to Vrindavana in the year 1570. Akbar was a man of enormous wealth and influence, yet he was humbled to hear of the spirituality of Sri Jiva and his elders. Jiva Gosvami led him blindfolded into the sacred kunja of Nidhuvana. So great was the Emperor's spiritual experience there, that to commemorate the event, he granted permission to construct four grand temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temples were Govindaji, Gopinatha, Madana-mohana and Jugal-kisore. The Emperor also donated funds to set up a library for the preservation of the Gosvamis's books at Radha-Damodara temple. This library used to be in the room to the left of the altar and is still known as grantha ghar (book house). Akbar even provided first class sandstone, normally reserved for the Emperor's palaces and forts; so much he appreciated the Six Gosvamis.
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