O brother ! Please worship Lord Gauranga, who is my very life. Without Him, the pleasures of life are all meaningless. Lord Gauranga eternally dances with Nityananda and Advaita Acharya, at Sacidevi’s courtyard in Mayapur, which is located within Navadvipa Mandala. Being filled with the most sublime ecstatic mood, He dances at the courtyard of Srivasa Pandita. Anyone who sees this wonderful sight, never forgets it. His dance remains eternally imprinted in my heart, memories of which make my heart cry. When I see Him dancing in the temple of Lord Jagannatha (in Puri), endless waves of ecstatic emotions arise within my heart. Will this wretched self ever witness the wondrous dancing sankirtana of Lord Gauranga upon the shore of the Ganges again?
I offer my repeated obeisances unto the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani, whose partial expansion Srimati Satyabhama eternally resides in Dvaraka. The son of Nanda Maharaja (Krishna) has now appeared as Sri Krishna Chaitanya. Bringing Gadadhara with Him, He has blessed the land of Nadia. He brought Gadadhara Pandita along with Him at Jagannatha Puri and over there they, Gadai-Gauranga, manifested various confidential pastimes. Sri Gauranga introduced Gadadhara to the service of Sri Tota-Gopinatha. Lord Gauranga gave me (Gadadhara) the service of Giridhari, who dwells on the shores of the ocean. He also asked me to take care of the devotees who had arrived from Bengal. Sri Svarupa Damodara is more precious to me than my very life. Sri Krishna Chaitanya is Svarupa Damodara’s life and soul. I offer my prostrated obeisances unto the feet of my beloved Gauranga. I write this book ‘Prema Vivarta’ having received the order from the devotees.
According to Sri Gaura Gannodesha Deepika, Kolavecha Sridhara is none other than the incarnation of Kusumasavah, one of the twelve famous cowherd boys (Dvadasha Gopala) of Vrindavana. Sridhara was his name and he was nicknamed ‘Kolavecha’, as he traded banana and banana products for a living (‘kola’ translates to banana’ in Bengali). In Mahaprabhu’s nectarean pastimes, Kolavecha was a very poor man, who wore shredded clothes and lived in a broken hut with leaks in the roof. Kolavecha was so impoverished that he slept on the floor and drank from a broken water pot. Lord Chaitanya was very fond of Kolavecha and devised new means of teasing him daily. In this way, Nimai engaged in mischievous pastimes with His beloved servant.