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Mekhala, another residence of Shri Pundarik Vidyanidhi, is 12 miles north of Chattagram. Pundarik Vidyanidhi was a disciple of Shri Madhavendra Puri. He was so exalted that Lord Chaitanya used to call him father and consider him non-different from King Vrishabhanu Maharaj in Varsana. During the day, Shri Pundarik Vidyanidhi never bathed in the Ganges because he would become morose when people would wash their dirty cloth, clean their teeth or rinse their used eating utensils in the water that emanated from the lotus feet of the Lord. Therefore at night, when everyone had gone home, he would go to the bank of Ganga devi and, offering his obeisances, he would just sip a little acaman from her nectarean and purifying waters. He would never bathe or even allow his feet inside the river Ganges. Hare Krishna!