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The village Navagram is not far from Shrihatta and is the birthplace of Shri Advaita Acarya. He was born on the auspicious Sukla Saptami day in the month of Magh around the year 1466 A.D. At the time of His birth, a pleasant atmosphere existed throughout the universe and He was heard by all the people present to utter the words Shri Krishna Chaitanya. His father's name was Shri Kuvera Pandit and His paternal grandfather's name was Shri Narasimha Misra. His mother's name was Navadevi. His parents were actually advanced in years when He was born and all the village people marvelled in wonder at the apparent divine nature of Navadevi's pregnancy. At His naming ceremony, He was given two names: Advaita and Kamalaksa, but everyone always called Him Advaita. After having made sure that Shri Advaita had become proficient in all the scriptures, Shri Kuvera Pandit brought his wife and son to Santipur on the banks of the Ganges. A short time later, Advaita Acarya's parents left this earthly world. Hare Krishna!