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Shri Narahari Sarkar Thakur


Shri Narahari Sarkar Thakur in Krishna lila was prana sakhi Madhu-mati. He was born 1402 Sakabda in a brahmana family. His father's name was Shri Narayandeva and his mother's name was Gopidevi. His elder brother was Mukunda Sarkar Thakur whose son was the famous Raghunandan Thakur. Their dynasty is still existing. Narahari was a great Vaishnava scholar. Even before meeting Mahaprabhu, he had written in Sanskrit and Bengali many pastimes and poems about Radha and Govinda. Later on, Narahari Thakur and Gadadhara Pandit always lived with and rendered service to Mahaprbhu. Narahari used to serve by waving the camara and the peacock fan.The books written by him are Bhakti Candrika Patal, Shri Krishna Bhajanamrta, Shri Chaitanya Sahasranam, Shri Saccidananda Astaka, and Shri Radha Astaka. He has also composed many abrosial nectarean songs that overflow with the sweetest devotion. The Gauranga Deity established by him still exists.


One time Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Shri Nityananda Prabhu came to Shri Handa and requested Narahari Thakur to give Them honey. Narahari Thakur went to a nearby pond to take some water, and by his power he converted the water into honey and gave it to the two Lords. This lake even today is known by the name Madhu Pukkarni.