TEXT 14
bhunimali-jati, 'vaisnava'--'jhadu' tanra nama
amra-phala lana tenho gela tanra sthana
SYNONYMS
bhunimali-jati—belonging to the bhunimali caste; vaisnava—a great devotee; jhaduJhadu; tanra—his; nama—name; amra-phala—mango fruits; lana—taking; tenho—he; gela—went; tanra sthana—to his place.
TRANSLATION
There was a great Vaisnava named Jhadu Thakura, who belonged to the bhunimali caste. Kalidasa went to his home, taking mangoes with him.
PURPORT
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura remarks that both Kalidasa and Jhadu Thakura are worshiped at a place called Sripatabati, in the village known as Bhedo or Bhaduya. This village is situated about three miles south of the village of Krsnapura, the birthplace of Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, which is about one mile west of the Byandel junction of the Burdwan line. A post office there is named Devananda-pura. Jhadu Thakura used to worship the Deity of Sri Madana-gopala. The Deity is still worshiped by one Ramaprasada dasa, who belongs to the ramayet community. It is said that the Deity worshiped by Kalidasa had been worshiped until now in the village of Sankhya on the bank of the Sarasvati River, but the Deity has been taken away by a gentleman named Matilala Cattopadhyaya from the village of Triveni. The Deity is now being worshiped at his place.

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