|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 11: The Expansions of Lord Nityānanda|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 11.42
ācārya vaiṣṇavānanda bhakti-adhikārī
pūrve nāma chila yāńra 'raghunātha purī'
ācārya — teacher; vaiṣṇavānanda — Vaiṣṇavānanda; bhakti — devotional service; adhikārī — fit candidate; pūrve — previously; nāma — name; chila — was; yāńra — whose; raghunātha purī — Raghunātha Purī.
The twenty-seventh prominent devotee of Nityānanda Prabhu was Ācārya Vaiṣṇavānanda, a great personality in devotional service. He was formerly known as Raghunātha Purī.
In the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā (97) it is said that Raghunātha Purī was previously very powerful in the eight mystic successes. He was an incarnation of one of the successes.
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