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Sri Srivas Pandit – Iskcon Dwarka


One of the members of Panchattatva (everlasting 5 associates of Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu) was Sri Srivas Pandit. He helped Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu to unfold his mission which is Naam Sankirtan. He was thought of Tathastha Shakti, which is the marginal power of Krishna. He is the incarnation of Narad Muni; that’s why as Sri Srivas Thakur, he all the time used to have interaction within the temper of devotion and is Narad muni himself, so he all the time used to glorify Krishna. He was very pricey to Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu, and the devotees had been underneath the steerage of Srivas Thakur. 

 

Those devotees are thought of because the completely different physique components of the transcendental physique of Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu. His Samadhi now could be located within the 64 samadhi space. He was utterly surrendered to Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu. He and his complete relations had been pure devotees of Lord Krishna.

 

History of Srivas Pandit

 

He was thirty years older than Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu. His father’s identify was Sri Jaladhar Pandita, and he had 4 brothers named Nalina, Srivasa, Srinidhi, Sripati, and Sriram. He additionally educated and guided his brother towards the devotion to Sri Krishna. He used to learn Bhagwatam with Sri Advaita Acharaya as he had a daily affiliation with Sri Advaita Acharaya. His spouse was named Malini, and he or she was additionally an incredible devotee of Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu. In Krishna Lila, she was a nurse, and now at that present time (500 years in the past), she was additionally a nurse of Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu. She was additionally a good friend of Sachi Mata (mom of Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu). 

First, he lived in Srihatta together with his household, after which he moved to Nawadveep. His home was situated 200 yards away from Nimai’s home (Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu).

Even, Mahaprakash’s pastime additionally occurred in his home. He served his household as a result of his relations had been very pricey devotees of Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu.

 

The greatness of Srivas Pandit

 

 

Pastime 1

 

Srivas Pandit misplaced his son at a younger age. At that point, when all relations had been mourning for the son, then Srivas Thakur was saying and instructing all of the relations to mourn slowly, not in a loud voice as, by their voice, the Sankirtan of Mahaprabhu may very well be disturbed. When Mahaprabhu obtained the information that his dearest devotee’s household was in mourning, he introduced again the lifeless son of Srivas Pandit. Everyone obtained so joyful, however Srivas Pandit stated to Mahaprabhu that he was joyful in that scenario, however there was no want for it. These incidents of life he should endure.

 

Pastime 2

 

Srivas Pandit was a household man. Once, Mahaprabhu requested him to do one thing for household nourishment as a result of he solely used to chant holy names and serve the Lord together with his household. So Mahaprabhu was shocked by that. Then Srivas Pandit answered that if he didn’t get something to eat, he would solely wait for 3 days together with his household, and after the third day, he and his household would give their lives by leaping into the Ganges.

By seeing this full devotion in the direction of Krishna of Srivas Pandit, Mahaprabhu gave this boon to Srivas Pandit that ‘he and his household won’t ever ever must endure for day by day physique necessities, his home shall be absolutely rich; even the canine, cats of his home shall be delivered.’

 

Pastime 3

 

When Sri Nityananda Prabhu was dwelling in the home of Srivas Pandit, Mahaprabhu determined to check Srivas Pandit.

Mahaprabhu stated to Srivas Pandit that “Srivas, are you aware about Nityananda? What is his caste? From which household does he belong? If you don’t know something about him but, then you might be permitting him to dwell in your home!”

Then Srivas Pandit understood that Mahaprabbu was testing him. He answered that “Nityananda Prabhu is Lord Balram (Anantashehsa) himself. He is lucky to have this chance to do that greatest service of the Lord.”

Then Mahaprabhu obtained very joyful and once more gave boon him that ‘even! If Goddess Laxmi has to beg even then, your home shall be stuffed with wealth’.

 

Khol Banga Danga

 

As talked about, the home of Srivas Pandit was 200 yards away from the home of Mahaprabhu, which was referred to as Srivas Angan. Every evening within the Srivas Angan, ecstatic Naam Sankirtan used to occur. Still, the same old atheistic folks weren’t allowed in that Sankirtan, and thus, these all had been very a lot envious of devotees and Sri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu.

 

At that point, the Muslim empire was ruling India, and in Bengal, there was the governance of Nawab Hussain Shah. One of the ministers was Chand Kazi, and in addition to Chand Kazi was the religious advisor of Nawab. At that point, there was a predominance of his reign in most areas and within the courtroom of Nawab. The home of Chand Kazi was not removed from the Srivas Angan, and already he was irritated by the evening Sankirtan, and when he heard the complaints of these atheistic and envious folks, he determined to warn and cease this Sankirtan. Once, a Sankirtan was occurring, and when Sankirtan yatra got here close to his home, he got here out and snatched the Mridanga from a devotee and hit that Mirdanga on the bottom furiously, and broke it. That’s why the place is also called Khol Banga Danga (a spot the place Kazi broke the Mirdanga).

 

Then, at evening Lord Narsinghadeva got here into the dream of Chand Kazi and threatened him that if he ever dared to cease the Sankirtan once more, then he and his household could be completed by Lord Narshinghdeva. So by the warning, Kazi obtained frightened for his life and of the folks he cherished.

 

When Mahaprabhu obtained the information that Kazi had damaged the mridanga, he obtained so livid with him and arranged an enormous Sankirtan yatra for that evening. Many folks joined that sankirtan, and when the yatra reached the home of Kazi, Mahaprabhu looked for that Kazi, however he was already afraid. When he was referred to as out, he had a protracted dialog with Mahaprabhu and introduced that he would by no means ever cease the sankirtan.

Thus by that day, the home of Sri Srivas Pandit is also called Khol Banga Danga.

 

Conclusion

 

Sri Srivas Pandit was very dedicated to Mahaprabhu. There is loads about him in Chaitnya Charitramrit; this reveals his significance to the Lord. He was an incredible Acharya. On the Appearance and Disappearance days of Acharya, we are able to instantly method them. So, on the transcendental day of the Disappearance of Srivas Thakur, we must always pray to him which will we develop in our devotion to Krishna and will our diploma of devotion to Lord Gauranga enhance.

 

We all ought to comply with the footprints of Srivas Pandit.

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