TEXT 25
sūryadāsa sarakhela, tāṅra bhāi kṛṣṇadāsa
nityānande dṛḍha viśvāsa, premera nivāsa
SYNONYMS
sūryadāsa sarakhela—of the name Sūryadāsa Sarakhela; tāṅra bhāi—his brother; kṛṣṇadāsa—of the name Kṛṣṇadāsa; nityānande—unto Lord Nityānanda; dṛḍha viśvāsa—firm faith; premera nivāsa—the reservoir of all love of Godhead.
TRANSLATION
Sūryadāsa Sarakhela and his younger brother Kṛṣṇadāsa Sarakhela both possessed firm faith in Nityānanda Prabhu. They were a reservoir of love of Godhead.
PURPORT
In the Bhakti-ratnākara (Twelfth Wave), it is stated that a few miles from Navadvīpa is a place called Śāligrāma that was the residence of Sūryadāsa Sarakhela. He was employed as a secretary in the Muslim government of that time, and thus he amassed a good fortune. Sūryadāsa had four brothers, all of whom were pure Vaiṣṇavas. Vasudhā and Jāhnavā were two daughters of Sūryadāsa Sarakhela.

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