(Sri Raghunatha Gosvami var Kaviraja Gosvamis andliga läromästare, och Sri Rupa Gosvami en av den tidens främsta och mest välkända hängivna.)
Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami was born in 1496 in a family of physicians at the village of Jhamatpur, India. His father was Sri Bhagiratha, and his mother was Sri Sunanda. He had a younger brother named Syama Dasa.
He was a disciple of Raghunatha Dasa Goswami, who was a confidential follower of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and who related many of Chaitanya Mahaprabhus pastimes to Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami.