Ādi-līlāChapter 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 10.138

īśvara-purīra śiṣyabrahmacārī kāśīśvara

śrī-govinda nāma tāńra priya anucara

SYNONYMS

īśvara-purīra śiṣya — disciple of Īśvara Purī; brahmacārī kāśīśvaraBrahmacārī Kāśīśvara; śrī-govindaŚrī Govinda; nāmaname; tāńra — his; priya — very dear; anucara — follower.

TRANSLATION

Brahmacārī Kāśīśvara was a disciple of Īśvara Purī, and Śrī Govinda was another of his dear disciples.

PURPORT

Govinda was the personal servant of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (137) it is stated that the servants formerly named Bhṛńgāra and Bhańgura in Vṛndāvana became Kāśīśvara and Govinda in Caitanya Mahāprabhu's pastimes. Govinda always engaged in the service of the Lord, even at great risk.

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