After Lakshmipriya Devi (Nimai Pandita’s first wife) passed away, suffering an intense separation from her husband, Saci Mata endeavored to get Nimai married for the second time. Sri Sanatana Mishra was a pious and charitable brahmana of Navadvipa. He was exceedingly educated and being a great scholar, had received the title of ‘Raja Pandita’. Gaura Gannoddesha Dipika reveals that Sanatana Mishra was the incarnation of King Satrajit. His daughter, Srimati Vishnupriya Devi was a chaste, beautiful woman of noble character. She embodied all the divine qualities of Lakshmi Devi.
Tanra kanya aachen parama Sucharita
Murtimati Lakshmi-praya sei jaganmata
(Sri Caitanya Bhagavata)
Mother Saci and Vishnupriya Devi would often meet with each other on the bank of the Ganges. On each occasion, Vishnupriya Devi would humbly touch Saci Mata’s feet and beg for her blessings. Mother Saci would bless Her by saying, ’May Lord Krishna give You a worthy husband’. Saci Mata thought to herself how nice it would be if Vishnupriya Devi and Lord Chaitanya got married to each other. At the same time, Sanatana Mishra also desired to have Viswambhara as his son-in-law.
Saci Mata approached Sri Kashinath Pandita, the matchmaker, and requested him to convey her desires to Sanatana Mishra, Vishnupriya devi’s father. When Kasinath proposed the marriage between Viswambhara and Vishnupriya, Sanatana Mishra became very pleased. Sanatana Mishra replied :
‘Bhagya thake yadi sarva-bangsher amara,
Tabe heno su-sambandha haibe kanyar’