Sri Gadadhara Pandita – Disappearance

Sri Gadadhara Pandita

Childhood of Sri Gadadhara Pandita

 

Gadadhara Pandita had been associated with Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu since he was a young lad. The dark moon day of the month of Vaisakha is Sri Gadadhara Pandita Goswami’s appearance day.

 

Sri Gadadhara Pandita was named after his father, Sri Madhava Misra, and his mother, Sri Ratnavati Devi, who lived near Jagannatha Misra’s residence in Mayapura. Sri Ratnavati Devi regarded Sacidevi with the affection of a big sister. They were constantly spending time with each other. Gaurahari spent a lot of time with Gadadhara Pandita when he was younger.

Gadadhara Pandita was Gaurahari’s younger sister by a year. They both studied at the village school together. Gadadhara adored Gaurahari so much that he couldn’t bear to be separated from him even for a second.

 

Lord of the life of Gadadhara

 

Kavi Karnapura explains in the Gaura-ganodesa-Dipika that Sri Gadadhara Pandita was the daughter of Vrsabhanu-Srimati Radharani in Vraja-Lila. This is proven in Svarupa Damodara’s notes and Sri Vasudeva Ghosa Thakura’s songs.

 

Sri Caitanya Caritamrta explains:

“No one can define Gadadhara Pandita’s traits or intense love. As a result, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is also known as Gadadhara Prananatha, or “the life and soul of Gadadhara Pandita.” “No one can express how kind the Lord is to Gadadhara Pandita, but Gadaira Gaura, “the Lord Gauranga of Gadadhara Pandita,” is how the Lord is known. When Isvara Puri visited Nabadwipa Mayapura, he resided at Sri Gopinatha Acarya’s residence for a few months, according to the Caitanya Bhagavata.

 

Gadadhara Pandita was a thoughtful and collected young man from the start. He was quiet, renounced, and enjoyed his alone time. Isvara Puri was quite fond of Gadadhara then and tutored him from his book Krsna-lilamrta. Gaurasundara, on the other hand, appeared to be fickle, unsteady, and whimsical as a child. When they were in school, he would annoy Gadadhara by asking witty questions to perplex Gadadhara. 

 

This bothered Gadadhara’s intellect and studies; thus, he didn’t enjoy it. As an outcome, he had no option but to keep Gaurahari at arm’s length. But he couldn’t stand being apart from God any longer.

 

Gadadhara Pandita was caught in a difficult situation. “Gadadhara!” the Lord exclaimed. I will soon become such a great Vaisnava that even Brahma and Siva will bow to me.

 

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Sri Gadadhara Pandita

 

Towards whom Sri Gadadhara Pandita was very affectionated?

 

Gadadhara adored Gaurahari so much that he couldn’t bear to be separated from him even for a second. Kavi Karnapura explains in the Gaura-ganodesa-Dipika that Sri Gadadhara Pandita was the daughter of Vrsabhanu-Srimati Radharani in Vraja-Lila.

 

This is proven in Svarupa Damodara’s notes and Sri Vasudeva Ghosa Thakura’s songs.

 

Sri Caitanya Caritamrta explains:

 

“No one can define Gadadhara Pandita’s traits or intense love.

 

As a result, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is also known as Gadadhara Prananatha, or “the life and soul of Gadadhara Pandita.”

 

“No one can express how kind the Lord is to Gadadhara Pandita, but Gadaira Gaura, “the Lord Gauranga of Gadadhara Pandita,” is how the Lord is known.

 

Mukunda Datta was greatly beloved by Sri Gadadhara Pandita.

 

Mukunda Datta would inform Gadadhara whenever sadhus or sannyasis arrived in Nabadwipa from somewhere else, and the two of them would visit the holy man together. Pundarika Vidyanidhi arrived in Nabadwipa from Chattagrama at one point.

 

In Navadvipa, Gadadhara was a chief companion of Mahaprabhu

 

Gadadhara was the Lord’s principal aide when he performed his Nabadwipa-Lila.

In these pastimes in Nabadwipa on the banks of the Ganges, those who are Radha-Krsna in Vrndavana adopt the shape of Gaura-Gadadhara. Those who are gopas and gopis in Vrndavana participate in the Lord’s pastimes in Nabadwipa by performing kirtan. The Lord was traveling along the Ganges’ banks one day when he came across a tiny wooded grove and sat down.

 

Gradually, he grew immersed in reminiscing about his time in Vrndavana.

Mukunda Datta began gently performing Purva-raga tunes. Gadadhara decked the Lord’s neck with a garland after picking flowers in the jungle. Sri Radha used to decorate Lord Krishna in Vrndavana, and Gadadhara decked Lord Gauranga’s pure form in the same way. Someone sang a lovely tune, and someone danced gracefully. Gauranga finally sat Gadadhara on a raised platform made from the root of a tree. 

 

Two of them had their arati conducted by Sri Advaita Acarya. Sri Nityananda Prabhu was sitting on their left, and Srivasa Pandita Prabhu was arranging flowers in a vase. The camara was being waved by Narahari. Suklambhara was making a candana offering. Murari Gupta was praising God and singing praises to Him. Madhava, Vasudeva, Pursottama, Vijaya, and Mukunda, among others, sang many raga-based songs. 

 

The Lord completed his Nadiya-Lila this way; he completed his sannyasalila and left his mother and country to reside in Jagannatha Puri. Gadadhara Pandita followed Him at the time and settled in Jagannatha Puri.

 

Final Takeaway

 

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