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          When Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was in Nilacala, He sent Nityananda Prabhu to Gauda to the sankirtana mission. Nityananda manifested love there, and its outcome was Viracandra. Millions bow to the feet of Viracandra, who also spread the sankirtana movement throughout Gauda.  Although these topics are difficult to comprehend, nevertheless I continue to write.

          When Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu, and Advaita Acarya where present in this world, the mission of Mahaprabhu spread and the people became madly performed sankirtana, absorbed in ecstatic love.  The rasa which Gauraraya tasted with His devotees, Svarupa and Ramananda, would be tasted by in the future through the scriptures.  Shri Chaitanya had sent his most confidential devotees to Vrndavana to propagate His mission there, which crippled the sankirtana movement in Gauda.  To save the situation the Lord's plan was two-fold; one was the appearance of Narottama in Gadera hata, and the other was the appearance of Shrinivasa in Rarha.  I am writing all this by the order of Prabhu.  Without him I have no power to speak.

          In hopes of getting a son, Majumdar worshiped his Salagrama sila, offering tulasi leafs.  His sincere prayer reached God, and Majumdar was informed by a voice in the sky that he would son be the father of a son named Narottama.  The child would be conceived in the month of Vaisakha and after his birth he would shower the earth with love of Godhead. 

          Narayani, the devoted wife of Majumdar, told her husband that in a dream she had seen an extraordinary person come out of the body of Majumdar and enter into her body.  These auspicious signs filled both husband and wife with jubilation. 

          One day an astrologer came to the house of Majumdar and after analyzing everything, declared that a male issue would be born to Narayani who would destroy the miseries in the world.  He would also bring great fortune to the family of Raya.  In the meantime a letter came from the Zamindar of the village granting two thousand coins to Majumdar, confirming the astrologer's prophecy.  The astrologer continued, "As soon as your son takes birth your pleasure will increase unlimitedly, and the miseries of the residents of this village will vanish." He also declared that Narottama would be born on the full moon day in the month of Magha, and would become famous as a great devotee.  Pleased with the predictions, Majumdar showered the astrologer with gifts. Ten months after the month of Vaisakha the auspicious moment arrived and Narottama was born in the house of Majumdar.  Both parents and neighbors became mad with joy. (95-99)