|Doctrines|| ||See Gaudiya Vaishnavas.|
|History|| ||In the late nineteenth century the prestige of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas was declining under British influence in Bengal.|
Kedarnath Datta, whose religious name was Bhaktivinode Thakur, was born in 1838 of the kayastha caste. He worked as a government official and was a follower of Krishna-Caitanya. Seeing the decline in the Gaudiya Vaishnavas he launched a vigorous revitalisation movement and promoted this until his death in 1914. His son, Bimalprasad Datta, was born in 1874. He took a religious name, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, and continued with the renaissance started by his father. He organised the Gaudiya Math. This was a network of maths, monastic houses, and temples which were centred in Calcutta and Mayapur (Nadia). The Gaudiya Math was dedicated to preaching and publishing.
It was a disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta named A.C.Bhaktivedanta who was to start the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
|Symbols|| ||See Gaudiya Vaishnavas.|
|Adherents|| ||These number many thousands and are mainly in Bengal, especially in Calcutta and Mayapur.|
| ||Calcutta and Mayapur (Nadia), Bengal, India.|