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November 20, 2012. Disappearance of Sri Gadadhara Dasa Goswami

Sri Gadadhara dasa Thakura lived in Navadvipa dhama.  However,  after the disappearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, he moved from Navadvipa to Katwa, and from there to Endiyadaha-grama, about ten miles from Calcutta on the banks of the river Ganges, his last place of residence.

Gadadhara dasa was one of the eternal associates of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The Gaura-ganodesa-dipika mentions  Gadadhara dasa as the extension of Srimati Radharani's beauty. - "The gopi named Chandrakanti, who was an expansion of Sri Radha, appeared in Gaura-lila as Gadadhara dasa, a close associate of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu."


Sri Gadadhara dasa was always merged in the mellow of
madhurya-rasa. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is sometimes explained to be radha-bhava-dyuti-suvalita, or characterized by the emotions and bodily luster of Srimati Radharani. Though he was an associate of Lord Nityananda Prabhu, he was not among the cowherd boys but was situated in the transcendental mellow of conjugal love.

In 1534 A.D. when Lord Nityananda Prabhu was empowered by Lord Chaitanya to preach the sankirtana movement in Bengal, Sri Gadadhara dasa was one of Lord Nityananda's chief assistants. He preached the sankirtana movement by requesting everyone to chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. He established a temple of Sri Gaurasundara in Katwa.  


Gadadhara dasa delivered countless sinners and nonbelievers with the holy name of Krishna. He disappeared on the eighth day of the full moon in the month of Kartika.






En el Caitanya Caritamrita – Adi lila – Cap. 1 – verso 41, con la traducción y significado de Srila Prabhupada, se lee lo siguiente:


gadadhara-panditadi—prabhura nija-sakti
tan’ sabara carane mora sahasra pranati

Ofrezco mis respetuosas reverencias a las potencias internas del Señor, la principal de las cuales es el Señor Gadadhara Prabhu.

Sri Gadadhar fue la compañía constante de Mahaprabhu desde la época de su niñez. Su padre se llamaba Sri Madhva Misra y el nombre de su madre era Sri Ratnavati-devi. Ellos vivían cerca de la casa de Sri Jagannatha Misra en Mayapura. Ratnavati-devi consideraba a Saci-devi como su propia hermana, y siempre solía ir a visitarla.

Durante su niñez, Sri Gaura Hari y Gadadhara jugarían juntos, algunas veces en casa de Mahaprabhu, y otras en casa de Gadadhara. Ambos estudiaron juntos en la misma escuela. Gadadhara era sólo unos pocos años menor que Nimai. Ninguno de los dos podía soportar estar ni siquiera un rato alejado uno del otro.

En el Gaur-ganoddesa-dipika, se describe que aquella persona quien en Vraja era la hija de Sri Vrsabhanu Raja, de nombre Srimati Radharani, es ahora famosa como Sri Gadadhara Pandita.