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Navadvipa (Gaura Mandala) Area
By Jada Bharata Dasa
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Gaura Mandala is one hundred sixty-eight miles in circumference, with the Ganges running through the center. Gaura Mandala takes the form of a hundred-petaled lotus with Navadvipa in the center. Navadvipa is known as Audarya Dhama. The word audarya means magnanimity, generosity, and overflowing grace. It refers to the state when all the Lord qualities manifests in the devotees. Navadvipa consists of nine (nava) islands (dvipa), and the nine islands resemble an eight-petaled lotus flower. The circumference of the center of the flower, Antardvipa (Mavapur), is ten miles, and the circumference of the eight flower petals of Navadvipa is thirty miles. According to the scriptures, the diameter of Gaura Mandala is 56 miles and the radius is 32 miles. The center point, situated within Navadvipa, is Yoga Pitha, the sacred place where Lord Caitanya appeared. The whole of Navadvipa is a spiritual manifestation, for at this holy place Sri Gauranga performed His transcendental activities. The Lord appeared in Navadvipa Dhama in all four yugas. In Satya-yuga He appeared as Lord Narasimha. In Treta-yuga Lord Rama came to Navadvipa. In Dwapara-yuga, when King Samudra Sena fought with Bhima, Krishna came to help him. In Kali-vuga, Lord Caitanva Mahaprabhu performed his pastimes in Navadvipa Dhama. According to Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur the leading acaryas of the four Vaishnava sampradayas all came to Navadvipa Dhama. They are Ramanujacarya (Sri sampradaya), Nimbarkacarya (Kumara sampradaya), Madhvacarya (Brahma sampradaya), and Vishnusvami (Rudra sampradaya). A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada said that Vrindavana was his home and Mayapur (Navadvipa Dhama) was where he worshiped Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Holy Places in Navadvipa Dhama
The holy rivers such as the Ganges and Yamuna, as well as the seven holy cities headed by Prayaga are within Navadvipa Dhama. They are Mathura, Ayodhya, Maya (Haridwar), Kasi (Varanasi) Kanci, Avanti (Ujjain) and Dwarka. Gaura Mandala is directly in the spiritual world. The 12 transcendental forests of B raj a are all found in Navadvipa Dham in concealed forms. Antardvipa is Gokula-Maha-vana. The forest of Madhuvana and Mathura city are north of Prithu Kunda. Godrumadvipa is Nandagram. In Koladvipa is Bahulavana. In Koladvipa is a hill called Kuliya and this hill is Govardhana Hill. Jahnudvipa is Bhadravana. Modadrumadvipa is Bhandiravana. Mahatpur in Modadrumadvipa is Kamyavana. Mayamari in Simantadvipa is Talavana and Rudradvipa is Baelvana. Khadiravana is at Champahatti. Radha Kunda is in Ritudvipa. The main Ganges always flows in the middle of Navadvipa. Near the Ganges flows the Yamuna. East of the Yamuna are the Tamraparni, the Kritamala and the Brahmaputra. The Sarayu, Gomati, Narmada, Godavari, Sindhu and Kaveri also flow through Navadvipa Dham. All these rivers intersect to form the nine islands of Navadvipa. The island at the junction of the Ganges and the Yamuna is called Antardvipa. Within Antardvipa is Sri Dham Mayapur, where Lord Caitanya appeared. Sixteen holy rivers previously flowed through Navadvipa, but over time all but the Ganges and Saraswati have dried up. The 16 sacred rivers that used to flow through Mayapur are the Yamuna, Bhagavati, Alakananda. Kaveri. Saraswati, Tamrapni. Brahmaputra, Saraju, Ganges, Manasa Ganga, Kritamala Vidyadhari, Narmada, Gomati, Mandakini and the Godavari. In Sri Navadvipa Dham Mahatmya it is said that in just one portion of Navadvipa all the sacred places, sages, munis, demigods, the Vedic scriptures and mantras reside. Whatever results a person can attain by performances of thousands of horse sacrifices, and various types of rituals can be attained ten million times just by remembering Navadvipa. What can be said about actuallv seeing Navadvipa?
In Sri Navadvipa Dham, the abode of Lord Caitanya, the Lord does not consider a devotee's offenses.
Nine Islands of Navadvipa Dham
The area of Sri Navadvipa Dhama is divided into nine divisions, called islands. Within the central island of Antardvipa is Mayapur. This entire area is considered a holy place. Each one of these divisions represents one of the nine processes of devotional service. The nine divisions are: 1) Antardvipa, Sri Mayapur (surrendering everything); 2) Sirnantadvipa (hearing); 3) Godrumadvipa (chanting); 4) Madhyadvipa (remembering); 5) Koladvipa (serving the lotus feet); 6) Ritudvipa (worshipping); 7) Jahnudvipa (praying); 8) Modadrumadvipa (beinga servant); and 9) Rudradvipa (being a friend). When you do Gaura Mandala Parikrama you visit each island in the order that is listed.
Nityananda Prabhu Brings Jiva Gosvami on Parikrama
Nityananda personally brought Jiva Gosvami on parikrama of Navadvipa Dhama. This is described in Sri Navadvipa Dham Mahatmya by Bhaktivinoda Thakur. When Jiva Gosvami toured Navadvipa Mandala many of the personalities that were present when Lord Caitanya was there were still present. When Jiva Gosvami and Nityananda Prabhu went to the house of Jagannatha Misra he had the darshan of Saci Devi and they took jnasada in her house. Srila Narahari Cakravarti Thakur gives a description of Navadvipa Dham Parikrama in Sri Bhakti-ratnakara. He describes the parikrama that Sri Isana Thakur, the servant of Sacimata, gave to Srinivasa Acarya, Narottama Dasa Thakur and Ramacan-dra Kaviraja.
Quotes from Sri Navadvipa Mahatmya
A person who once visits Mayapur is easily freed from the bondage of maya. One who walks throughout Mayapur is freed from the influence ofmaya and the repetition of birth and death."For living entities it is always proper to first take shelter of Navadvipa to obtain the qualification for relishing the rasa of Braja. Then one may live in Vrindavana, the place for actually acquiring that rasa, and there he will enjoy those transcendental mellows When you get the mercy of Navadvipa, vou will easily attain Vrindavana."
There is no consideration of fitness for hearing the glories of Navadvipa. Dying in other tirthasgives either material enjoyment or liberation, but dying in Navadvipa gives pure devotion to the Lord. Death in other tirthas or in Kasi (Varanasi) are insignificant compared to death in Navadvipa. Living in Navadvipa for one day is better than living for a kalpa in Prayaga, Varanasi, or any other tirtha. With every step one attains the results of performing a great sacrifice.
Order of Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama
One begins in Mayapur, visiting the house of Jagannatha Misra and Saci Devi. You then go north to Simantadvipa. Next you go south to Godrumadvipa and then to Madhyadvipa. These are four islands on the east bank of the Ganges. One then crosses the Ganges and goes to Koladvipa and then to Ritudvipa. You then go to Jahnudvipa, then Modadrumadvipa and then to Rudradvipa. You then cross the Ganges and return to Mayapur and go to the appearance place of Lord Caitanya. According to Navadvipa Dharn Mahatmya the best time to do parikrama is from the tithis of Makara-saptami up to the full moon day or purnima of Phalguna. When Lord Caitanya had kirtana before going to the Chand Kazi's house he first started in Mayapur. He then went to Barakona Ghata, after that around Ballal Dighi and then to Sridhara's house. He would then go to the edge of Antardvipa and complete the five krosa tour. Next He would go to Chand Kazi's house. He would then talk to Sridhara. From there he would go to Godrumadvipa and then Madhyadvipa. He would then cross the Ganges and go to Paradanga and Chinadanga. Finally He would cross the Ganges again and return home, completing eight krosas. The complete parikrama is 16 krosas. During this tour one o-oes to the 12 forests of Vrindavana. In Vrindavana the 12 for-ests come in a particular order, but in Navadvipa the order is not the same. In Navadvipa Dhama the order is reversed. There is unlimited benefit doing parikrama at any time, but the best time to do parikrama is to start in the month of Phalguna (March) starting on the sukla saptami (seventh day of the bright half of the month) and finishing on the purnima (full moon) day (Lord Caitanya's appearance day). As explained by Nity-ananda Prabhu to Jiva Gosvami parikrama should take nine days, spending one day in each island. It is best to do parikrama with bare feet, unless your feet are injured. Leather shoes should not be worn for any reason. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura initiated parikrama of Navadvipa Dhama in 1918 following the path presented by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's book Sri Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya. It is said that he did Navadvipa parikrama 8 times. He would ride on top of an elephant.
Lord Caitanya's Appearance
Srimati Sacidevi first gave birth to eight daughters, but just after their birth, they all died. She then gave birth to Nimai's older brother, Visvarupa, who was an incarnation of Balarama.The Lord appeared on the 23rd Phalguna of 1407, Sakabda year, or by the Western calendar, March 14, 1486. This day is also Holi. At this time there was a full moon lunar eclipse. At this time millions of devotees stood in the Ganges River chanting the holy names of the Lord. Astrologers had foretold the exact time of the lunar eclipse. Lord Caitanya remained in His mother's womb for 13 months. Nilambara Cakravarti by his astrological calculations determined I hat his grandson Nimai was an exalted personality and would protect and maintain the entire world. He therefore named Him Visvambara, the sustainer of the universe. The ladies in the neighborhood called Him Gaurahari. His mother called Him Nimai, because he was born under a Neem tree. His father called Him Gauranga. He was later called Sri Krishna Caitanya, because He was engaged in awakening Sri Krishna, the Supreme Lord in the heart of all men. Shortly after Lord Caitanya was born, Advaita Acarya's wife Sitadevi, went to see baby Nimai to present gifts to the newly born child. She gave gold ornaments, tiger nails set in gold, waist decorations of silk and lace and child garments made of silk. She blessed the child with a long duration of life and gave Him the name Nimai. Lord Caitanya was born under a neem (nima) tree and also neem wood is extremely antiseptic. After calculating Lord Caitanya's astrological chart, Nilambara Cakravarti, the father of Srimati Sacideviv, told Jagannatha Misra that he saw all the different symptoms of a great personality in both the body and chart of the child. Thus he understood that in the future this child would deliver all the three worlds. Nilambara Cakravarti said that he saw all 32 bodily marks that symptomize a great personality on the body of child Nimai. Also the baby had all the symbols of Lord Narayana on His palms and soles.
History of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
The early pastimes of Lord Caitanya were recorded by Murari Gupta. The later pastimes were recorded by Svarupa Damodara and Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami. Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami recorded some pastimes of Lord Caitanya in his book Gauranga-stava-kalpavriksa. Lord Caitanya was born in 1486 in Sri Dhama Mayapur (Navadvipa). He was on this earth for 48 years. For 24 years Lord Caitanya lived in Navadvipa, always engaging in the pastimes of the Hare Krishna movement. After 24 years He accepted the renounced order of life, sannyasa, and He resided for 24 years in Jagannatha Puri. Of these 24 years, He spent the first six years continuously touring India, sometimes in South India, sometimes in Bengal and sometimes in Vrindavana. For the remain-ing eighteen years He continuously stayed in Jagannatha Puri. In His childhood, when the Lord was crying, He would stop immediately upon hearing the holy names of Krishna and Hari. He became a serious student and also taught. He used to explain the holy names of Krishna everywhere. When teaching a course in grammar, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught His disciples about the glories of Lord Krishna. All explanations culminated in Krishna, and His disciples would understand them very easily. Just prior to His youthful life, He began the sankirtana movement. Day and night He used to dance in ecstasy with His devotees.
Sastra Verifying location of Old Navadvipa at present Mayapur
According to the scriptures, Antardvipa, which contains Sri Dhama Mayapur is on the eastern side of the Ganges. According to Caitanya Caiitamrita, Caitanya Bhagavata, Bhakti-ratnakara and other old authorized scriptures, it is known that Sri Dhama Mayapur, Ballal Dighi, the samadhi of Chand Kazi and Sridhara Angan are all on the eastern side of the Ganges in close proximity to each other. The present day city of Navadvipa is on the western side of the Ganges. This is actually old Koladvipa. This city was established in 1879, so it can be concluded that Lord Caitanya could not have appeared there.
Over the last 500 years, since the appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Ganges has changed its path several times. Also the Ganges would flood Mayapur and the residents would leave where they were living and cross the Ganges and settle on higher ground. Over the years this flooding occurred many times and so the exact location of Lord Caitanya's birth place became lost. In the late 1880s Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur searched through government records and old books, such as Navadvipa Sataka, Bhakti-ratnakara and Urdhvamanla. He discovered that the appearance place of Lord Caitanya was on the eastern bank of the Ganges and in the past it was known as Mayapur. After talking with local pandits and questioning leading Vaish-navas living in the area, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur found out about a mound of earth which was covered with Tulasi plants on the island of Antardvipa. Because mysterious sounds and lights had been seen over the years at this place, the local people had left this area uninhabited and uncultivated. Srila Bhaktivinoda brought his spiritual master, Jagannatha Dasa Babaji Maharaja, who at that time was 142 years old, to this place. As soon as he reached the place he jumped high in the air and began to dance, confirming the discovery of the birthplace of Sri Gauranga.
Lotus Feet of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu
On Lord Caitanya's feet are 32 auspicious marks. Practically all the marks that are on both Radha and Krishna are on the feet of Lord Caitanya. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura describes the footprints of Gauranga in Sri Rupa Cintamani. On Lord Caitanya's right foot are: (1) umbrella, (2) spear, (3) barleycone, (4) goad, (5) thunderbolt, (6) four rose-apples, (7) earring, (8) an altar, (9) staff (danda), (10) club, (11) chariot, (12) lotus flower, (13) four benediction symbols (svasti), (14) octoagon, (15) pristine mountain, and (16) upward-curving line. These marks go from the big toe and encircle His sole around to the small toe.
On Lord Caitanya's left foot are: (1) conch shell, (2) sky emblem (akasa), (3) waterpot, (4) flag, (5) vine (lata), (6) flower garland, (7) half-moon, (8) cakra, (9) unstrung bow, (10) triangle, (11) bangle, (12) flower, (13) four jugs," (14) fish, (15) cow's hoofprint, and (16) turtle. These marks go from the big toe and encircle His sole to the small toe.
Lotus Feet of Lord Nityananda
On Lord Nityananda's right foot are: (1) Yajnapitha, (2) akasa, (3) lotus, (4) elephant goad, (5) club, (6) flower, (7) tree, (8) fish, (9) four water pots, (10) cow's hoof, (11) vine, and (12) umbrella. On Lord Nityananda's left foot are: (1) lotus, (2) conch, (3) chakra, (4) barleycorn, (5) four arrows, (6) unstrung bow, (7) crescent moon, (8) jaman fruit, (9) Yajnapitha, (10) Vajra, and (11) flag.
Navadvipa Associates and Who They Are in Krishna Lila
Hari Dasa Thakur
Daksa (Krishna's parrot)
Radha and Krishna
Brahma and Prahlada
Twelve Cowherd Boys
These are the 12 devotees from Gaura-lila who descended with Nityananda Prabhu. They are the intimate associates and servant of Lord Nityananda. They are:
Kala Krishna Dasa
Places in Vrindavana and What It Is in Navadvipa
Vrindavana and Navadvipa are considered non-different. Places in Vrindavana are also found in Navadvipa. The following is a list of some places in Vrindavana and the corresponding place in Navadvipa Dhama.
Akrura Ghata Vaikuntapura
Bahulavana Kola Parvata (northern side)
Govardhana Kola Parvata
Jahnuvana Jahnu Asrama
Kumudavana Samudra Garh
Madhuvana Sridhara's Place
Mathura Kazi Nagar
Radha Kunda Ritupura
Sarabhivana Surabhi Kunja
Ganges (Ganga) River
The Ganges starts near Gangotri, where it is called the Bhagirathi River. When the Bhagirathi meets the Alakananda River it takes the name Ganges. She meets the Yamuna and the invisible, or underground, Saraswati at Allahabad (Prayaga). Several other important rivers meet the Ganges like the Gandaki, Kosi, Son, and Karnali on its way to the Bay of Bengal. About 450 km before reaching the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges divides into several rivers. The widest river goes into Bangladesh and is called the Padma River. Another branch heads south through Mayapur and Calcutta before reaching the Bay of Bengal at Gangasagara. It is called the Hugh when it passes through Calcutta. The numerous holy places along the Ganges include Gangotri, Haridwar, Kankhal, Prayaga (Allahabad), Varanasi, Mayapur, and Gangasagara.
History of Navadvipa Dhama
In 1478, General Hussain Shah dethroned the then Hindu King of Bengal, Subuddhi Raya. The Muslims kings would rule the country through Kazis or Governors. The Kazis would administer the government and collect taxes. They would give a percentage of the taxes collected to the state treasury and keep the remainder for themselves. Nadia (another name of Navadvipa) was famous as a city of learning. There were many tols (school) in Navadvipa at the time of Lord Caitanya. Thousands of students came from all over India to study in Navadvipa.
Places visited by Lord Caitanya On First Attempt to Visit vrindavana
Then He returned to Santipur for 10 days
Then He returned to Jagannatha Puri.
WHO IS LORD NITYANANDA
by Harikesh dasa prabhu
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is Sri Krishna. Everything within the material and spiritual worlds emanates from Him. He has multiple expansions, which also function with all the potency of the Supreme Lord. The first expansion in the spiritual world is Lord Balarama. He is the elder brother of Sri Krishna in His eternal pastimes. As the expansion of Lord Krishna, Lord Balarama is as potent as He is, but He thinks Himself subordinate to Sri Krishna. It is a fact that every living entity is subordinate to the Supreme Lord Krishna; everyone is His servant. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Lord Krishna Himself, descended to this world with the mood and complexion of Srimati Radharani, the internal potency of the Lord and His eternal consort. His first expansion is Lord Nityananda. Lord Nityananda is also called Nityananda-rama because He is actually Lord Balarama. He came to this world some years before the appearance of Lord Caitanya. Because He is Lord Balarama, even though He was born of different parents than Lord Caitanya, Lord Caitanya still considered Him His elder brother. Lord Nityananda thinks Himself to be the eternal servant of Lord Caitanya and always acts in this mood of humble submission before His Lord. Because Lord Nityananda is Balarama, He is also the original Sankarsana. It is from this Sankarsana that all other expansions of the Lord come. Ananta Sesa, who carries all the universes on His hoods, is a partial expansion of this original Sankarsana. Although Lord Nityananda may be explained as being the original Sankarsana and Atlanta Sesa, this explanation does not really enhance His glory, for His form as Lord Balarama is superior to these other forms. Lord Nityananda Himself is unique. His pastimes and personality cannot be duplicated, even by other incarnations of the Lord.
Lord Nityananda appeared on this planet approximately fourteen years before Lord Caitanya did. He appeared in Ekacakra, a village about six hours drive form Sri Mayapur. His father was Hadai Ojha, His mother the devoted Padmavati-devi. They were completely attached to their wonderful son and could not think of separation from Him, even for a moment.Lord Nityananda performed many wonderful childhood pastimes with His playmates. In the Caitanya Bhagavata, by Srila Vrindavana Dasa Thakura, there is a story of how Lord Nityananda used to enact the pastimes of Krishna and Balarama or those of Rama, Laksmana, and Hanuman, and as He did so He would perfectly enter into the mood of the pastime. He was especially adept at playing the parts of Balarama and Laksmana because these roles were, in fact, His eternal identities. Once He played the role of Laksmana so perfectly that during the pastime of Laksmana being severely injured during the war by the forces of Ravana., He fell unconscious and His friends could not revive Him. Only when another boy, playing the role of Hanuman, brought healing herbs from the Gandhamadana mountain did He revive. Desiring to leave His family life and wander freely throughout India, Lord Nityananda left home with a sannyasi mendicant who begged His farther to allow him to take the young Lord with him as he traveled. Needless to say, His parents were heartbroken, and after the Lord left, Hadai Ojha left his body. He was unable to bear the separation from his wonderful son. Lord Nityananda wandered throughout India for many years, visiting all the important holy places and meeting many great personalities of the time. But when He understood by His spiritual vision that Lord Caitanya along with His eternal associates was about to begin His transcendental pastimes of chanting His own holy names and establishing the yuga-dharma, Lord Nityananda immediately went to Navadvipa and joined His beloved Lord Caitanya.
This meeting between Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda was so ecstatic that it cannot be properly described in words. The eternal brothers, Caura and Nitai (Caitanya and Nityananda), were finally reunited after some years of separation. They proceeded to chant and dance with spiritual ecstasy, and They absorbed Themselves in the pastimes of the Lord in the mood of devotees. Lord Nityananda was especially absorbed in the mood of a small cowherd boy of Vrindavana. He would wander throughout Navadvipa in a restless way, as a small boy would usually do. Mother Saci, the eternal mother of Lord Caitanya, also considered T ord Nitvananrla hf>r «nn AnH indeed, since she was Mother Devaki herself, He was. Once, Lord Caitanya ordered Lord Nityananda and Haridasa Thakura to go out into the town of Navadvipa and deliver the fallen souls by requesting them to chant the holy names of Krishna. So Lord Nityananda and Haridasa Thakura went from door to door and brought a portion of the ocean of love of Godhead to every home. Some persons appreciated the request of the Lord so much that they immediately began chanting Hare Krishna, while others promised to do so later on. In this way their preaching was very effective. However, during their preaching they happened upon two drunken brothers names Jagai and Madai. These brothers were the lowest among men; indeed, there wasn't a single sinful activity they had not performed. Lord Nityananda thought that if He could deliver these drunken rascals then Lord Caitanya's fame would be broadcast far and wide. Therefore He approached the rogues and requested them to chant. Jagai and Madai flew into a rage and began chasing Lord Caitanya's messengers with the intention of harming them. Later on, Lord Nityananda mercifully arranged to meet the two drunks again, on the bank of the Ganges. Once again He requested them to chant, but one of them threw a piece of broken pot at the Lord, cutting His head. The other drunk tried to restrain his brother for the protection of the Lord. In the meantime, Lord Caitanya heard about this incident and came running to the spot. He immediately called for His Sudarsana cakra (his disc weapon). His intention was to kill the rogues. But Lord Nityananda explained about the good qualities of the brother who tried to help Him and Lord Caitanya softened. Lord Nityananda, by His all-merciful desire, delivered the two drunken rogues to the lotus fret of Lord Caitanya, and they could under- stand that Lord Caitanya had saved them by His causeless mercy. After this, Jagai and Madai became purified and were accepted as the dear associates of the Lord. Lord Nityananda performed many pastimes together with Lord Caitanya and these pastimes are chronicled both in the Caitanya Bhagavata and Caitanya Caritamrita. When Lord Caitanya took sannyasa and traveled to Jagannatha Puri Dhama on the request of His mother, Lord Nityananda went with Him and assisted Him in His pastimes there. Since Lord Caitanya had left Bengal, the country of His birth, He was concerned about how the conditioned souls there would be able to taste the nectar of love of Godhead, which He'd come to freely distribute in this incarnation. Later on, Lord Caitanya asked Lord Nityananda to return to Bengal and deliver all the fallen souls there. Although it was difficult for Lord Nityananda to leave the association of Lord Caitanya, He did so under the order of the Lord.
While in Bengal the Lord engaged His eternal associates, the original twelve cowherd boys, who are the friends of Lord Balarama in Gokula Vrindavana, and together they chanted the holy names with ecstatic abandon. Even the most sinful persons were enchanted by the dancing and chanting of Lord Nityananda and His associates. Such fortunate souls all became liberated from the material world. Lord Nityananda will be forever remembered wherever Lord Caitanya is worshiped. For the two eternal brothers, Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, are blessing the people of this world even today in Their transcendental Deity forms, the arca-vigraha. Simply by chanting the names of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, one overcomes all the miseries of material existence and comes to the platform of love of Godhead. Let us all worship these all-merciful Lords with love and devotion and develop our original ecstatic love for Krishna.
Sri Navadvipa Mahatmya by Bhaktivinoda Thakura is an excellent book describing Lord Nityananda taking Jiva Gosvami on parikrama of Sri Navadvipa Dhama. Appreciating Navadvipa Dhama by Mahanidhi Svami is full of quotes and information about Navadvipa Dhama, Lord Caitanya and His associates. Sri Caitanya Mangala by Locana Dasa Thakura is a history of Lord Caitanya's pastimes. Caitanya Caritamritaby Krishna Dasa Kaviraja, which was translated by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada is the best book about Lord Caitanya. It is highly recommended reading for anyone who wants to understand Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
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