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Banke Raya


After Mahaprabhu took sannyasa and went to Jagannath Puri, He ordered Lord Nityananda Prabhu to deliver Bengal. At that time, Prabhu Nityananda returend to Ekachakra, after having been away for almost 30 years. His parents had already returned to Goloka. As He wandered about Ekachakra reminiscing about His pastime places. He passed by this ghat called Kadamba Kandi. There He saw a murti of Lord Krishna called Banke Raya floating in the Yamuna. Lord Nityananda Prabhu took the Deity out of the Yamuna and properly installed Him in the temple. Later, A Deity of Shrimati Radharani was discovered underneath the roots of a neem tree at Bhaddhapur, which is within the locale of Virocandrapur. Thus Shrimati Radhika was installed and placed to the right of Banke Raya.Jiust as Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has no samadhi, similarly Lord Nityananda Prabhu has no samadhi. After Lord Chaitanya finished His manifest pastimes and entered the Deity of Tota Gopinath in Jagan­nath Puri, Lord Nityananda Prabhu finished His manifest pastimes by entering the Deity of Banke Raya.After Nityananda Prabhu's disappearance into the vigraha of Banke Raya, a murti of Jahnava devi was placed on the right side of the Deity.