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íRi Purusottam Thakur;


Shri Sadasib was a very respectable gentleman whose son was Shri Purusottam das. From his very birth Purusottam was deeply immersed in the service of the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu and always engaged in childhood pastimes with Shri Krishna."†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† [C.C.Adi 11.38-9]


"Shri Sadasib Kabiraj was extremely fortunate. His son's name was Shri Purusottam das. He was never externally conscious of his material body. Nityananda Candra enacted many pastimes from within his heart."

[C.B.Antya 5.741-42]

Shri Purusottam Thakur had three main disciples, Shri Madhabacarja, Shri Jadabacarja and Debakinandan das, all of whom were born in Kulin brahman families. Madhabacarja married Nityananda Prabhu's daughter, Gangadebi. Debakinandan was the author of the book Baisnab bandana.

Purusottam Thakur's Shripat was previously at Sukhasagar. Now his Deities are at Canduriya Gram. This temple is called BasuJahnava Pat. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Kanai Thakur, the son of Purusottam, was the adopted son of Shri Jahnava.

In Braja lila Purusottam Thakur was the cowherd boy Stokakrishna, one of the twelve Gopals.

Another Purusottam, known as Nagor Purusottam or Purusottam Pandit was the cowherd boy Dama in Braja lila. He was born in Nabadwip and was extremely attached to Nityananda Prabhu, Who used to stay at his house when He would come to Nabadwip from Puri. The very name of Nityananda used to put him into an ecstatic trance.