TEXT 24
raghava-pandita--prabhura adya-anucara
tanra eka sakha mukhya--makaradhvaja kara
SYNONYMS
raghava pandita—of the name Raghava Pandita; prabhura—of the Lord; adya—original; anucara—follower; tanra—his; eka—one; sakha—branch; mukhya—chief; makaradhvaja—of the name Makaradhvaja; kara—surname.
TRANSLATION
Raghava Pandita, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's original follower, is understood to have been the seventh branch. From him proceeded another subbranch, headed by Makaradhvaja Kara.
PURPORT
Kara was the surname of Makaradhvaja. At present this surname is generally found in the Kayastha community. The Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, verse 166, states:
dhanistha bhaksya-samagrim
krsnayadad vraje 'mitam
saiva sampratam gauranga-
priyo raghava-panditah
Raghava Pandita was formerly a confidential gopi in Vraja during the time of Lord Krsna's pastimes, and his former name was Dhanistha. This gopi, Dhanistha, always engaged in preparing foods for Krsna.

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