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Mala Tala

 

There are two reasons why this old Pippala tree is called Mala Tala. Just before Shri Nityananda Prabhu departed with the unknown sann-yasi, Hadai Pandit came here and sat under this Pippala tree and chanted Hari Nama. When Nitai was actually about to leave, Hadai Pandit in anxiety left his japa beads on a branch of this tree. Another name of beads is mala, and the name for tree is tala. So this tree came to be called Mala Tala. Mahaprabhu, during His youth, toured all of Bengal. He came to Ekachakra many years after Nityananda had left. At that time, He hung His flower garland on a branch of this tree. Another name for garland is mala, and the name for tree is tala. For this reason as well, this place became known as Mala Tala.