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íRi Mahesh Pandit;
"He who was previously a very munificent cowherd boy has now appeared as Mahesh Pandit. Like a madman he dances in ecstatic love, to the beat of a kettle drum, as though intoxicated .††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† [C.C.Adi 11.32]
According to Gaurganoddesh dipika, Mahesh Pandit was formerly MahaBahu sakha in Krishna lila. He was a companion of Nityananda Prabhu, and was present at the Danda Mahotsab held at Panihati.
In Bhakti Ratnakar, Ninth Taranga, it is stated that when Narottam das Thakur came to visit Khardaha, he had darshan of the lotus feet of Mahesh Pandit. Brindaban das Thakur has described him as a param mahanta, due to the fact that he was very dear to Nityananda Prabhu.† †† [C.B.Antya 5.744]
Mahesh Pandit's original Shripat at Sukh Sagor merged into the bed of the Ganges, but his worshipful Deities, Shri Shri NitaiGauranga, as well as his samadhi, were moved to Palpara. There is a railway station there, between Simurali and Cakdaha stations, on the Sealdah-Krishnanagar line. His disappearance day is on the thirteenth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Pausa.