Srila Rupa Gosvami was the leader of the six Gosvamis, who were the direct disciples of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. When he first met Lord Chaitanya, Srila Rupa Gosvami was engaged as the finance minister of Nawab Hussain Shah ,the ruler of Bengal . He renounced his aristocratic position to serve the mission of Lord Chaitanya. Through him , Lord Chaitanya taught the world about the process to attain Krishna in Vrindavan.
Srila Rupa Gosvami has written many books & plays especially Bhakti-rasamrtasindhu, VidagdhaMadhav ,LalitaMadhava , Upadesamrta etc. Lord Chaitanya appreciated his poetry very much. By Lord’s mercy, he could understand the internal devotional mood of Lord. Mahaprabhu compared his handwriting to a string of pearls and requested all His associates to bless Rupa Gosvami.
The Deity of Govindaji revealed Himself to Rupa Gosvami. This deity was originally worshiped by Krishna’s own grandson, Vajranabha. Later on Raja Man Singh of Amber built a very beautiful sandstone temple for Govinda Deva.
In Vrindavan-lila, Srila RupaGosvami is known as Rupa-Manjari , the foremost assistant of Lalita sakhi.