Madhya-līlāChapter 18: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Visit to Śrī Vṛndāvana

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 18.52

'govinda' bhakta, āra vāṇī-kṛṣṇadāsa

puṇḍarīkākṣa, īśāna, āra laghu-haridāsa

SYNONYMS

govindaGovinda; bhaktaa great devotee; āra — and; vāṇī-kṛṣṇadāsaVāṇī Kṛṣṇadāsa; puṇḍarīkākṣaPuṇḍarīkākṣa; īśānaĪśāna; āra — and; laghu-haridāsaLaghu Haridāsa.

TRANSLATION

The great devotee Govinda, Vāṇī Kṛṣṇadāsa, Puṇḍarīkākṣa, Īśāna and Laghu Haridāsa also accompanied him.

PURPORT

Laghu Haridāsa should not be confused with Junior Haridāsa, who committed suicide at Prayāga. Generally a devotee is called Haridāsa, and consequently there are many Haridāsas. The chief was Ṭhākura Haridāsa. There was also a Madhyama Haridāsa.

In the Bhakti-ratnākara (Sixth Wave), there is a list of many of the chief devotees who accompanied Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.

gosvāmī gopāla-bhaṭṭa ati dayāmaya

bhūgarbha, śrī-lokanāthaguṇera ālaya

śrī-mādhava, śrī-paramānanda-bhaṭṭācārya

śrī-madhu-paṇḍitayāńra caritra āścarya

premī kṛṣṇadāsa kṛṣṇadāsa brahmacārī

yādava ācārya, nārāyaṇa kṛpāvān

śrī-puṇḍarīkākṣa-gosāñi, govinda, īśāna

śrī-govinda vāṇī-kṛṣṇadāsa aty-udāra

śrī-uddhavamadhye-madhye gauḍe gati yāńra

dvija-haridāsa kṛṣṇadāsa kavirāja

śrī-gopāla-dāsa yāńra alaukika kāya

śrī-gopāla, mādhavādi yateka vaiṣṇava

"The following Vaiṣṇavas were present with Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī: the merciful Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī; Bhūgarbha Gosvāmī; Śrī Lokanātha dāsa Gosvāmī, a reservoir of good qualities; Śrī Mādhava; Śrī Paramānanda Bhaṭṭācārya; Śrī Madhu Paṇḍita, whose characteristics are all wonderful; Premī Kṛṣṇadāsa; Kṛṣṇadāsa Brahmacārī; Yādava Ācārya; the merciful Nārāyaṇa; Śrī Puṇḍarīkākṣa Gosvāmī; Govinda; Īśāna; Śrī Govinda; the magnanimous Vāṇī Kṛṣṇadāsa; Śrī Uddhava, who occasionally visited Bengal; Dvija Haridāsa; Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja; Śrī Gopāla dāsa, whose body is completely spiritual; Śrī Gopāla; Mādhava; and many others."

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