TEXT 42
ācārya vaiṣṇavānanda bhakti-adhikārī
pūrve nāma chila yāṅra 'raghunātha purī'
SYNONYMS
ācārya—teacher; vaiṣṇavānanda—of the name Vaiṣṇavānanda; bhakti—devotional service; adhikārī—fit candidate; pūrve—previously; nāma—name; chila—was; yāṅra—whose; raghunātha purī—of the name Raghunātha Purī.
TRANSLATION
The twenty-seventh prominent devotee of Nityānanda Prabhu was Ācārya Vaiṣṇavānanda, a great personality in devotional service. He was formerly known as Raghunātha Purī.
PURPORT
In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, verse 97, it is said that Raghunātha Purī was previously very powerful in the eight mystic successes. He was an incarnation of one of the successes.

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