Sri Pundarika Vidyanidhi, and the two brothers – Mukunda Datta and Vasudeva Datta, had originally hailed from Chittagong, Bangladesh. They were intimate associates of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and had appeared to assist Him in his magnanimous pastimes. Kavi Karnapura reveals in Gaura Ganoddesha Dipika that Sri Pundarika Vidyanidhi was the incarnation of Vrishabhanu Maharaj, the father of Srimati Radharani. While Mukunda Datta and Vasudeva Datta were the incarnations of the singers Madhukantha and Madhuvrata respectively. Lord Gauranga and Nityananda loved dancing to the tunes of Vasudeva and Mukunda Datta’s melodious songs.