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Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur's Shripad


Shri Modadrumadwip is the birthplace of Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur, the writer of the celebrated biography of Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu known as Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata. He is an incarnation of Shri Krishna Dwaipayana Vedavyasadeva. His mother was Narayani devi, the niece of Shrivas Pandit. At the age of four, she received the remnants of Mahaprabhu's food directly from His own hands. Chanting the names of Krishna, she became ecstatic. Mahaprabhu showered her with affection from her childhood until the time He took sannyasa. Afterwards she married one brahmana, and at this location, the birthplace of Vrindavan das Thakur, Shrila Saraswati Thakur established Modadruma Gaudiya Math.


When Nityananda Prabhu mercifully guided Shri Jiva Goswami on parikrama of Shridham Navadwip, at Modadrumadwip they spent the night at the house of Narayani devi. Vrindavan das, although only a lad, was able to render some service to the Lord. Later when Vrinda­van das grew older, he wanted to take diksa from Lord Chaitanya. But before he could travel to him, Mahaprabhu finished His manifest pastimes. Totally devastated, Vrindavan das went to Lord Nityananda who consoled him. Then Lord Nityananda Himself gave him initia­tion. The Nitai-Gauranga and Shri Jagannath Deities previously served by Shrila Vrindavan das Thakur are presently still worshiped here. Haribol!