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Chapter 3—First Prayer



I offer my repeated obeisances at the lotus feet of Shrimati Radharani, whose partial expansion, Shrimati Satyabhama, resides in Dvaraka.

          The son of Nanda Maharaja, Shri Krishna, has now appeared as Shri Krishna Chaitanya, and having brought with Him Shri Gadadhara Pandita, they purify and bless the land of Nadia.

          Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu brought Gadadhara Pandita to Shri Purusottama-Ksetra, Puri and there They manifested many confidential pastimes, in the conjugal mood as "Gaura Gadai".

          The Lord introduced Gadadhara Pandita to the worship of the Shri Tota-Gopinatha Deity and encouraged him in that service.

          To me He gave Lord Giridhari's worship, Who resides on the ocean shores.  Additionally He sent me all the devotees from Bengal to look after.

          Shrila Svarupa Damodara Gosvami is more dear to me than my very life, for he is Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's life and soul.

          I throw myself, my entire life, at the lotus feet of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. I am able to write this Prema-vivarta only on the instructions and by the inspiration of all the devoted Vaishnavas.