TEXT 39
nandana-acarya-sakha jagate vidita
lukaiya dui prabhura yanra ghare sthita
SYNONYMS
nandana-acarya—of the name Nandana Acarya; sakha—the seventeenth branch; jagate—in the world; vidita—celebrated; lukaiya—hiding; dui—two; prabhura—of the Lords; yanra—of whom; ghare—in the house; sthita—situated.
TRANSLATION
Nandana Acarya, the seventeenth branch of the Caitanya tree, is celebrated within the world because the two Prabhus [Lord Caitanya and Nityananda] sometimes hid in his house.
PURPORT
Nandana Acarya was another companion of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu during His kirtana pastimes in Navadvipa. Srila Nityananda Prabhu, as Avadhuta, traveled on many pilgrimages, and when He first came to Sri Navadvipa-dhama He remained hidden in the house of Nandana Acarya. It is there that He first met all the devotees of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu exhibited His maha-prakasa, He asked Ramai Pandita to call Advaita Prabhu, who was hiding in the home of Nandana Acarya, for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu could understand that He was hiding. Similarly, Lord Caitanya also sometimes hid in the home of Nandana Acarya. In this connection one may refer to Sri Caitanya-bhagavata, Madhya-lila Chapters Six and Seventeen.

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