Monthly Archives: January 2019

Lord Gauranga manifests the form of Varahadeva (Boar Incarnation)

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Throughout the day, Lord Caitanya remained immersed in different devotional ecstasies. Sometimes He cried for hours altogether, sometimes He laughed and while at times he was unconscious.On one such occasion, hearing a few verses glorifying Varahadeva (Boar incarnation) , Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu became deeply intoxicated in the mood of the Boar incarnation.Crying out ‘Boar !Boar!’ He rushed to the house of Murari Gupta, His intimate associate. Sri Caitanya Mangala describes how tears of love gushed down the Lord’s eyes ,that resembled the river Ganges rushing down from the peak of Mt Sumeru. ‘The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal’ offers its humble obeisances unto the lotus feet of Lord Gaurahari, whose intoxicated mood and enchanting pastimes are the source of all transcendental ecstasies.

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Srivasa Pandita’s intense devotion for Lord Gauranga

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Lord Caitanya exhibited the most amazing and wonderful pastimes of His, during the daily sankirtana at Srivasa pandita’s house.None in the world could dance as beautifully and as gracefully as Sri Gauranga. As soon as the Kirtana began, the Lord became absorbed in trance ,and would sometimes fall down upon the ground with such force, that the earth would seem to shake.Sometimes He would become so heavy that no one could restrain Him, while at other times, he would become as light as a cotton.Sometimes He would weep for hours altogether, trembling and rolling on the floor, while the devotees would secretly take the dust from His lotus feet. The soul stirring kirtana of the devotees,mixed with the melodious voices of Kartala,mridanga and conch shells, coupled with the Lord’s ecstatic dancing created a musical uproar that cannot be compared to anything of this material world. The Lord would display ecstatic symptoms which are not revealed in the scriptures – Sometimes His body became stiff like a statue, while at other times it became as soft as cream,Sometime His body became elongated to such an extent that He appeared twice His normal size, while at other times, He looked thinner and smaller than usual. Being completely devoid of external consciousness, the Lord would sometimes call out the previous names of His associates, thus revealing their identities in Krishna’s Vrindavana pastimes, thereby enchanting one and all.Srila Vrindavana Das Thakura explains in Sri Caitanya Bhagavata ,that the ecstatic dancing pastimes of the Lord Caitanya at Srivasa Angan were just like Krishna’s Rasa lila. He explains that actually millenniums passed by during these pastimes, while it appeared to be just a few hours to the mere human eye. To read more about Mahaprabhu’s wonderful pastimes at Srivasa angan, please refer to The Gaudiya Treasures of Bengal’s article entitled – ‘Srivasa Angan ,Mayapur ,Navadvipa – Part 1: where Lord Gaurahari eternally performs His ecstatic pastimes’

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