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Disappearance Day of Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura

May 6

The mother of Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura’s was Sri Narayani devi, the niece of Srivasa pandita. In his Sri Caitanya Bhagavata, Vrndavana dasa has described how his mother attained the affectionate fervour of Sri Gaurasundara.

“Narayani devi received the entire remnants of Mahaprabhu’s meal. Though she was only an insensible child he bestowed His mercy on her in this way.”

Also as a result of this mercy, Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura, whose life and soul was Sri Gaura-Nityananda, took his birth from her womb.

He hasn’t mentioned the name of his father. It is believed that Narayani devi was married to someone at Kumarhatta. However, while she was still carrying the child in her womb, she was widowed. Being reduced to a condition of poverty by the loss of her husband, she finally accepted shelter in the house of Sri Vasudeva Datta Thakura, at Mamgachi, where she helped with the housework. Here Vrindavana dasa began his studies.

In the preface to Sri Caitanya Bhagavata, Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati has written, “Narayani devi raised her child in the home of the father of Sri Malini devi where she had accepted shelter.”

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May 6