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Appearance Day of Sri Madhavendra Puri

May 26

During Nityananda Prabhu’s tour of all the holy places of India forthe purpose of purifying them, by the will of providence, hehappened to meet Madhavendra Puripada somewhere in western India.When Nityananda Prabhu saw Madhavendra Puri Goswami he fainted awayin a swoon of ecstatic love and His transcendental body becamecompletely still. Similarly, when Madhavendra Puri gazed uponNityananda Prabhu, he completely forgot himself and fainted to theground.

Sri Gaurcandra used to repeatedly remark that, in relishing themellows of love in devotion, there is no one to compare withMadhavendra Puri. When the disciples of Madhavendra Puri, headed byIsvara Puri, saw their spiritual master and the Prabhu fallen in afaint of ecstatic love, they began to cry. Gradually, Nityananda Prabhu andMadhavendra got back their external consciousness. When their eyesopened and they again got sight of one another, they put their armsaround each other’s necks and cried tears of joy. Then they beganto roll in the sandy earth carried by the waves of ecstatic love,while rending the sky with their loud roaring. As a river of lovebegan to flow from their eyes, Mother Earth considered herself to be blessed inbeing flooded by that inundation. With the appearance of thetransformations brought by bhava, trembling, tears, and standing ofthe hairs on end, it could be understood that their bodies hadbecome a place of pastimes for Caitanya Gosai.

Nityananda exclaimed, “Today I have received the fruit of all mytravels to the holy places.In seeing the feet of Madhavendra Puri, I have received thetreasure of love of God, andthus my life has become blessed.”


May 26