|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 10.78-79
khaṇḍavāsī mukunda-dāsa, śrī-raghunandana
narahari-dāsa, cirañjīva, sulocana
ei saba mahāśākhā — caitanya-kṛpādhāma
prema-phala-phula kare yāhāń tāhāń dāna
khaṇḍa-vāsī mukunda-dāsa — Mukunda dāsa, a resident of Śrīkhaṇḍa; śrī-raghunandana — Raghunandana; narahari-dāsa — Narahari dāsa; cirañjīva — Cirañjīva; sulocana — Sulocana; ei saba — all of them; mahā-śākhā — great branches; caitanya-kṛpā-dhāma — of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the reservoir of mercy; prema — love of God; phala — fruit; phula — flower; kare — does; yāhāń — anywhere; tāhāń — everywhere; dāna — distribution.
Śrī Khaṇḍavāsī Mukunda and his son Raghunandana were the thirty-ninth branch of the tree, Narahari was the fortieth, Cirañjīva the forty-first and Sulocana the forty-second. They were all big branches of the all-merciful tree of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. They distributed the fruits and flowers of love of Godhead anywhere and everywhere.
Śrī Mukunda dāsa was the son of Nārāyaṇa dāsa and eldest brother of Narahari Sarakāra. His second brother's name was Mādhava dāsa, and his son was named Raghunandana dāsa. Descendants of Raghunandana dāsa still live four miles west of Katwa in the village named Śrīkhaṇḍa, where Raghunandana dāsa used to live. Raghunandana had one son named Kānāi, who had two sons — Madana Rāya, who was a disciple of Narahari Ṭhākura, and Vaḿśīvadana. It is estimated that at least four hundred men descended in this dynasty. All their names are recorded in the village of Śrīkhaṇḍa. In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (175) it is stated that the gopī whose name was Vṛndādevī became Mukunda dāsa, lived in Śrīkhaṇḍa village and was very dear to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. His wonderful devotion and love for Kṛṣṇa are described in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā, Chapter Fifteen. It is stated in the Bhakti-ratnākara (Eighth Wave) that Raghunandana used to serve a Deity of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
Narahari dāsa Sarakāra was a very famous devotee. Locana dāsa Ṭhākura, the celebrated author of Śrī Caitanya-mańgala, was his disciple. In the Caitanya-mańgala it is stated that Śrī Gadādhara dāsa and Narahari Sarakāra were extremely dear to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, but there is no specific statement regarding the inhabitants of the village of Śrīkhaṇḍa.
Cirañjīva and Sulocana were both residents of Śrīkhaṇḍa, where their descendants are still living. Of Cirañjīva's two sons, the elder, Rāmacandra Kavirāja, was a disciple of Śrīnivāsa Acārya and an intimate associate of Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura. The younger son was Govinda dāsa Kavirāja, the famous Vaiṣṇava poet. Cirañjīva's wife was Sunandā, and his father-in-law was Dāmodara Sena Kavirāja. Cirañjīva previously lived on the bank of the Ganges River, in the village of Kumāranagara. The Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (207) states that he was formerly Candrikā in Vṛndāvana.
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