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Title: Nityananda and Ananga Manjari
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-11 19:53:41
that Nityananda Prabhu is an expansion of ananga manjari from the krishna lila, and that Balaram is serving Krishna in the rasa lila as Ananga Manjari. i am a little bit bewildered because i dont really have an spiritual guidance now.It would be nice if you could answer this question.
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
As per our scriptures, all our Acharyas have achieved the shelter of Shri Shri Radha Govinda and Shri Vrindavana Dhama by the mercy of Lord Nityananda Balarama. The madhurya dhama of Shri Vrindavana where Their Lordships Shri Shri Radha and Krishna are manifesting Their pastimes is actually a manifestation of the sandhini energy of the Lord Nityananda Balarama.
Shrimati Jahnava devi (Revati devi) and Shrimati Vasudha devi (Varuni devi) the eternal consorts of Lord Nityananda Balarama expand as Ananga Manjari in the pastimes of Their Lordships Shri Shri Radha and Krishna in Shri Vrindavana Dhama as per Shri Gaura Gannodesha Dipika by Shrila Kavi Karnapura. Shrila Gopala Bhatta Goswami si also sometimes considered a partial expansion of Ananga Manjari. Please refer to our page http://ngnc.gaurangapada.com/index.h...associates.htm: "http://ngnc.gaurangapada.com/index.h...associates.htm" for furthur details.
So Ananga Manjari is a direct expansion of Shrimati Jahnava, the eternal consort of Lord Nityananda Balarama and thus one can state that Ananga Manjari (the younger sister of Shrimati Radhika) is an expansion of Lord Nityananda Balarama??s pleasure potency to assist in the conjugal pastimes of Their Lordships Shri Shri Radha and Krishna where Lord Nityananda Balarama does not directly enter.