|Adi-lila||Chapter 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 10.8
srivasa pandita, ara sri-rama pandita
dui bhai -- dui sakha, jagate vidita
srivasa pandita -- Srivasa Pandita; ara -- and; sri-rama pandita -- Sri Rama Pandita; dui bhai -- two brothers; dui sakha -- two branches; jagate -- in the world; vidita -- well known.
The two brothers Srivasa Pandita and Sri Rama Pandita started two branches that are well known in the world.
In the Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika (90), Srivasa Pandita (Srivasa Thakura) is described as an incarnation of Narada Muni, and Sri Rama Pandita, his younger brother, is said to be an incarnation of Parvata Muni, a great friend of Narada's. Srivasa Pandita's wife, Malini, is celebrated as an incarnation of the nurse Ambika, who fed Lord Krishna with her breast milk, and as already noted, his niece Narayani, the mother of Thakura Vrindavana dasa, the author of Sri Caitanya-bhagavata, was the sister of Ambika in krishna-lila. We also understand from the description of Sri Caitanya-bhagavata that after Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's acceptance of the sannyasa order, Srivasa Pandita left Navadvipa, possibly because of feelings of separation, and domiciled at Kumarahatta.
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