|Antya-līlā||Chapter 16: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Tastes Nectar from the Lips of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 16.14
bhūńimāli-jāti, 'vaiṣṇava' — 'jhaḍu' tāńra nāma
āmra-phala lañā teńho gelā tāńra sthāna
bhūńimāli-jāti — belonging to the bhūńimāli caste; vaiṣṇava — a great devotee; jhaḍu — Jhaḍu; tāńra — his; nāma — name; āmra-phala — mango fruits; lañā — taking; teńho — he; gelā — went; tāńra sthāna — to his place.
There was a great Vaiṣṇava named Jhaḍu Ṭhākura, who belonged to the bhūńimāli caste. Kālidāsa went to his home, taking mangoes with him.
Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura remarks, "Both Kālidāsa and Jhaḍu Ṭhākura are worshiped at a place called Śrīpāṭabāṭī, in the village known as Bhedo or Bhaduyā. This village is situated about three miles south of the village of Kṛṣṇapura, the birthplace of Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, which is about one mile west of the Byāṇḍel junction of the Burdwan line. A post office there is named Devānanda-pura. Jhaḍu Ṭhākura used to worship the Deity of Śrī Madana-gopāla. The Deity is still worshiped by one Rāmaprasāda dāsa, who belongs to the Rāmāyet community. It is said that the Deity worshiped by Kālidāsa had been worshiped until now in the village of Śańkhya on the bank of the Sarasvatī River, but the Deity has been taken away by a gentleman named Matilāla Caṭṭopādhyāya from the village of Triveṇī. The Deity is now being worshiped at his place."
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