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Shri Ramacandra Goswami (Ramai GOSAI);


Shri Bamsibadanananda Thakur had two sons, Shri Chaitanya das and Shri Nityananda das. Shri Chaitanya das's sons were named Shri Ramacandra and Shri Sacinandan. Ramacandra was a very influential acarja and is also known as the second Bamsibadanananda.

Ramacandra was the adopted son of Shri Jahnava Mata. He came to Brindaban with her and lived there for some years. Then by the order of Jahnava Mata he brought Deities of Shri Shri KrishnaBalarama to Gaurdesh. He was very learned in the devotional scriptures and his devotion was firmly rooted in exceptional adherence to sadhan bhakti. His glories spread far and wide and many learned and aristocratic gentlemen accepted initiation from him.


"One morning as the sky turned a rosy hue, Ramcandra was bathing at the sacred tirtha of Praskandan. At this time two Deities of Balaram and Krishna floated into his arms."                                                                        [Bamsi sikha]


Four miles from Ambika Kalna on the banks of a small river named Baluka, there was a dense jungle, the abode of many ferocious tigers. Ramacandra delivered a tiger here, and since then this place has come to be known as Baghnapara. He installed his Deities of Shri KrishnaBalarama (KanaiBalai) here and since that time Baghnapara has become a great tirtha, the abode of many cultured gentlemen.

Ramai Gosai also resided sometimes at Budhari and at Radhanagar (near Baghnapara). His younger brother Sacinandan was initiated by him and the worship of Shri KanaiBalai was entrusted to him by Ramacandra. He composed the following literatures: Karcamanjari, Samputika and Pasanda dalan .


There is a story that once Biracandra Prabhu wanted to test the spiritual merit of his adopted brother Ramai. He sent over a thousand disciples known the nera-neris (shaven-headed ones, who were formerly Buddhist monks, or neras, and nuns (neris)) to see Ramacandra at BahgnaPara. They arrived in the middle of the night and immediately informed Ramai Gosai that they were very hungry.

When he inquired from them what they would like to eat, they replied, "Ilish (hilsa) fish and mangoes."

Though it was not mango season at the time, Ramai came back from the forest with mangoes while someone else brought the fish from the Ganges (though these fish were also not present in the river during that season). He prepared and offered everything and then served the prasadam to those nera-neris, which now smelled as sweet as nectar and contained not a trace of fish.

[Since neither the mangoes, or the fish, were available anywhere during that season, they had to be brought from a different plane of existence. Therefore, they were not material substance, whatever their external appearance seemed to be.]


His appearance was in the year 1459 (Sakabdha), on the seventh day of the bright fortnight in the month of Falgun. His disappearance was in 1505 (Sakabdha) on the third day of the dark fortnight in the month of Magh.