> Gaudiya Vaishnavism
Vrndavana dasa Thakura was the author of Sri Caitanya
Bhagavata, a great biography of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is
considered the manifest Vyasadeva of Lord Caitanya's pastimes.
He was born shortly after the disappearance of Sri Caitanya
Mahaprabhu. At the age of twenty, he accepted formal initiation
from Lord Nityananda. It was on Lord Nityananda's order that he
wrote Sri Caitanya Bhagavata.
(See Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-
lila 8.33-42 and 11.54-55.)