TEXT 44
nityānanda-bhṛtya--paramānanda upādhyāya
śrī-jīva paṇḍita nityānanda-guṇa gāya
SYNONYMS
TRANSLATION
Paramānanda Upādhyāya was Nityānanda Prabhu's great servitor. Śrī Jīva Paṇḍita glorified the qualities of Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu.
PURPORT
Śrī Paramānanda Upādhyāya was an advanced devotee. His name is mentioned in the Caitanya-bhāgavata, where Śrī Jīva Paṇḍita is also mentioned as the second son of Ratnagarbha Ācārya and a childhood friend of Hāḍāi Ojhā, the father of Nityānanda Prabhu. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, verse 169, it is said that Śrī Jīva Paṇḍita was formerly the gopī named Indirā.

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