TEXT 107
srinatha pandita--prabhura krpara bhajana
yanra krsna-seva dekhi' vasa tri-bhuvana
SYNONYMS
srinatha pandita—of the name Srinatha Pandita; prabhura—of the Lord; krpara—of mercy; bhajana—receiver; yanra—whose; krsna-seva—worship of Lord Krsna; dekhi'-seeing; vasa—subjugated; tri-bhuvana—all the three worlds.
TRANSLATION
Srinatha Pandita, the forty-ninth branch, was the beloved recipient of all the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Everyone in the three worlds was astonished to see how he worshiped Lord Krsna.
PURPORT
About one and a half miles away from Kumarahatta, or Kamarhatta, which is a few miles from Calcutta, is a village known as Kancadapada which was the home of Sri Sivananda Sena. There he constructed a temple of Sri Gauragopala. Another temple was established there with Sri Radha-Krsna murtis by Srinatha Pandita. The Deity of that temple is named Sri Krsna Raya. The temple of Krsna Raya, which was constructed in the year 1708 sakabda (A.D. 1787) by a prominent Zamindar named Nimai Mullik of Pathuriya-ghata in Calcutta, is very large. There is a big courtyard in front of the temple, and there are residential quarters for visitors and good arrangements for cooking prasada. The entire courtyard is surrounded by very high boundary walls, and the temple is almost as big as the Mahesa temple. Inscribed on a tablet are the names of Srinatha Pandita and his father and grandfather and the date of construction of the temple. Srinatha Pandita, one of the disciples of Advaita Prabhu, was the spiritual master of the third son of Sivananda Sena, who was known as Paramananda Kavi-karnapura. It is said that during the time of Kavi-karnapura the Krsna Raya Deity was installed. According to hearsay, Virabhadra Prabhu, the son of Nityananda Prabhu, brought a big stone from Mursidabad from which three Deities were carved-namely, the Radhavallabha vigraha of Vallabhapura, the Syamasundara vigraha of Khadadaha and the Sri Krsna Raya vigraha of Kancadapada. The home of Sivananda Sena was situated on the bank of the Ganges near an almost ruined temple. It is said that the same Nimai Mullik of Calcutta saw this broken-down temple of Krsna Raya while he was going to Benares and thereafter constructed the present temple.

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