First day page 5: Fifth stop, Srivasangan compound.

Continuing the reading from 'Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya:'

There Sri Chaitanya used to perform kirttan. With His mind filled with transcendental pleasure, Nityananda Prabhu showed the house of Srivas to Jiva Goswami, who became overwhelmed with ecstasy as he remembered the Pastimes of the Lord. As Jiva gradually recovered, he had a vision of one of the Lord's Pastimes. Sri Chaitanya was dancing with His intimate devotees. In that great kirttan party he witnessed with joy the unprecedented dancing of Advaita Acharya, Nityananda Prabhu, Gadadhar Pandit and Haridas Thakur, who sang sweetly as they danced. The great devotee Suklambara danced and was accompanied by hundreds of other devotees who also danced blissfully. Seeing this, Jiva lost consciousness in the ecstasy of Divine Love.

Inside this compound is Srivasangan, Advaita Bhavan, and Gadadhar Angan. As you enter the gate, the main temple is on the right side and stands right where Srivas Pandit's house was located.

Here Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu perform private kirttan with his most intimate associates.

Lord Nityananda Prabhu and Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu leading the devotees in kirttan to protest the Chand Khazi's ban on kirttan. You can see the broken mrdanga since this is the place where the mrdanga was broken. Srivasangam is the centre of Lord Chaitanya's sankirttan Pastimes, just as the Yogapith is the centre of His childhood Pastimes.

This is the depiction of the maha-prakasa Pastime of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu where He revealed Himself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Chaitanya sits on the throne as Gadadhar Pandit fans Him with a chamara and Lord Nityananda Prabhu holds an umbrella over His head.
Advaita Bhavan

These are the Deities in Advaita Bhavan. Seated is Sri Advaita Acharya praying for the descent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who is standing to the right.

Nityananda Prabhu tells Jiva Goswami: "Here is the house of Advaita Acharya, where the Vaishnavas used to meet to discuss Krishna. Here, Advaita Prabhu worshipped Krishna, and by His loud calls caused the treasure of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to descend into this world."

Gadadhar Angan

Sri Sri Gaur-Gadadhar:

Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (on the left) and Sri Gadadhar Pandit.


Part TWO of this Day:

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