TEXT 115
govinda, madhava, vasudeva--tina bhai
yan-sabara kirtane nace caitanya-nitai
govindaof the name Govinda; madhavaof the name Madhava; vasudevaof the name Vasudeva; tina bhaithree brothers; yan-sabaraall of whom; kirtanein the performance of sankirtana; nacedance; caitanya-nitaiLord Caitanya and Nityananda Prabhu.
The three brothers Govinda, Madhava and Vasudeva were the eighty-second, eighty-third and eighty-fourth branches of the tree. Lord Caitanya and Nityananda used to dance in their kirtana performances.
The three brothers Govinda, Madhava and Vasudeva Ghosa all belonged to a kayastha family. Govinda established the Gopinatha temple in Agradvipa, where he resided. Madhava Ghosa was expert in performing kirtana. No one within this world could compete with him. He was known as the singer of Vrndavana and was very dear to Sri Nityananda Prabhu. It is said that when the three brothers performed sankirtana, immediately Lord Caitanya and Nityananda would dance in ecstasy. According to the Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika (188), the three brothers were formerly Kalavati, Rasollasa and Gunatunga, who recited the songs composed by Sri Visakha-gopi. The three brothers were among one of the seven parties that performed kirtana when Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu attended the Ratha-yatra festival at Jagannatha Puri. Vakresvara Pandita was the chief dancer in their party. This is vividly described in the Madhya-lila, Chapter Thirteen, verses 42 and 43.

Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/cc/adi/10/115

Previous: Adi 10.114     Next: Adi 10.116

If you Love Me Distribute My Books -- Srila Prabhupada