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Pacchim Pada


To the west of Telyabhudri is the residence place of Shri Govinda Kaviraj. He was part of the Nityananda branch of the tree of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He was a disciple of Shrinivas Acarya and the younger brother of Shri Ramacandra Kaviraj. His father's name was Shri Caranajiva Sen and his mother's name was Mahamaya devi.At first, Shri Govinda was a worshiper of Durga, the sakhi energy of the Lord. Later, by the mercy of his brother and mother, he received Vaishnava diksa and gave up his devi worship. He was once quite sick with a very dangerous disease. Fearing that he might die any day, his brother took him to Shrinivas Acarya where he received Vaishnava initiation from him. Immediately after his initiation, he became com­pletely free from the physical disease as well as the disease of material attachment. After this time, he composed many wonderful devotional songs and became famous all over Bengal.Shri Virabhadra Goswami, the son of Lord Nityananda, heard these songs glorifying Lord Krishna and praised him. Shri Jiva Goswami impressed by his poetic abilities, gave him the title of Kaviraj, king of poets. Gaura Premanandi!