Ādi-līlāChapter 11: The Expansions of Lord Nityānanda

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 11.43

viṣṇudāsa, nandana, gańgādāsatina bhāi

pūrve yāńra ghare chilā ṭhākura nitāi

SYNONYMS

viṣṇudāsaViṣṇudāsa; nandanaNandana; gańgādāsaGańgādāsa; tina bhāi — three brothers; pūrve — previously; yāńra — whose; gharein the house; chilā — stayed; ṭhākura nitāiNityānanda Prabhu.

TRANSLATION

Another important devotee of Lord Nityānanda Prabhu was Viṣṇudāsa, who had two brothers, Nandana and Gańgādāsa. Lord Nityānanda Prabhu sometimes stayed at their house.

PURPORT

The three brothers Viṣṇudāsa, Nandana and Gańgādāsa were residents of Navadvīpa and belonged to the Bhaṭṭācārya brāhmaṇa family. Both Viṣṇudāsa and Gańgādāsa stayed for some time with Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu at Jagannātha Purī, and the Caitanya-bhāgavata states that formerly Nityānanda Prabhu stayed at their house.

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