“Who is Krishna Chaitanya, and what is His significance?”
Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in West Bengal just over 500 years ago.
Although Lord Chaitanya Himself never declared that He was a direct incarnation of Lord Krishna, the Vedic literature reveals that He was. The Srimad Bhagavatam, for instance, not only identifies Lord Chaitanya but also describes His mission as follows:
“In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the name of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons, and confidential companions.” [SB 11.5.32]