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Sri Caitanya Caritamrta – Madhya 16.78

gadadhara-pandite tenho punah mantra dila
odana-shashthira dine yatra ye dekhila


Pundarika Vidyanidhi initiated Gadadhara Pandita for the second time, and on the day of Odana-shashthi he saw the festival.
At the beginning of winter, there is a ceremony known as the Odana-shashthi. This ceremony indicates that from that day forward, a winter covering should be given to Lord Jagannatha. That covering is directly purchased from a weaver. According to the arcana-marga, a cloth should first be washed to remove all the starch, and then it can be used to cover the Lord. Pundarika Vidyanidhi saw that the priest neglected to wash the cloth before covering Lord Jagannatha. Since he wanted to find some fault in the devotees, he became indignant.

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Comment by Paramananda das on November 27, 2014 at 1:45am
Paramananda Das Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura even wrote a book about their bad behavior , temples at Puri, and Sri Ramanujacarya did not like their lack of proper standards...however Lord Jagannath has accepted even worship done with seva aparadhas since long time. That is His great mercy.
  • Paramananda Das Well Krsna and Balarama took offence to his anger with the Pandas and slapped him , but that is all lila any person that finds faults in Pundarika Vidyanidhi will go to hell for the duration of Lord Brahmas life
  • Paramananda Das was Srila Prabhupada overly critical of Pundarika Vidyanidhi ,I believe so
  • Paramananda Das the farther of Srimati Radharani can not make any offences that matters ,this is all lila nothing else
Comment by Paramananda das on November 27, 2014 at 1:51am

radhe vrindavaneshvari
vrishabhanu-sute devi
pranamami hari-priye

"O Shrimati Radharani,
I offer my respects to You
whose bodily complexion is like molten gold.
O Goddess, You are the queen of Vrindavana.
You are the daughter of King Vrishabhanu,
and are very dear to Lord Krishna."

Comment by Paramananda das on November 27, 2014 at 1:54am
Paramananda Das Srila Raghunath das Goswami prays: 26 Noble, generous, learned, intelligent, fair complexion, fifty-year-old King Vrsabhanu
wears a neatly clipped beard. He is the close friend of Nanda, the king of Vraja. To him,
Sri Radha is even dearer than his eldest child Sridama. I constantly worship famous King


Her mind overwhelmed with a flood of love, Kirtida-devi daily sends her two unmarried
daughters to diligently gather all news of Srimati Radharani’s recent activities. May
Kirtida-devi, the mother of Srimati Radharani protect us all.
Comment by Paramananda das on November 27, 2014 at 2:01am

Srila Narayana Maharaja told this pastime: 'One time Radha was waiting for her brother Sridam to come and take her to her fathers' house. She was waiting, waiting, and waiting, but there was no sign of Sridam and She became so sad. One day a person from Varsana was there. She asked the man to ask her father, "Why have they have forgotten Me?" She then started to cry bitterly. The person went to Varsana and told Vrsabanu Maharaja about the condition of his daughter. Hearing this news, Vrsabanu Maharaja immediately sent Sridam to Varsana to get Radhika.
Mother Kirtika packed many presents for Jotila to send with Sridam, knowing that if she did not do this, Jotila, being harsh of character would not send Sri Radhika to Varsana.
Meanwhile, day and night Sri Radhika was staring at the road coming from Varsana. One day, She saw Sridam and when he finally arrived at the front gate they embraced each other. She was weeping, "Oh brother you had forgotten Me?; My father and mother too?; Everyone forgot Me?" At this point, Maharaja started crying and taking off his glasses, wiped his eyes with his cloth.

At first Jotila refused to let Sri Radhika go. "No no, She cannot go. She has so much work to do here, and there is so much danger there because of that black boy. She cannot go."
Then Sridam gave Jotila all the presents given by Kirtida ma. Seeing this, she said, "Alright, she can go, but only for a few days."

Maharaja then thanked Savita didi for her narration and began to speak.
"Then Sri Radhika and Sridam went on a cart pulled by four bullocks to Varsana. Seeing the palace of her parents, Radhika started weeping and more weeping when She saw Her father and mother.

At that time Jhulan-yatra had already started and Sri Radhika started swinging with Her sakhis (friends) during periods in the day and night. But She was not satisfied alone, without Krsna there. Knowing this, Krsna sometimes came in disguise to the palace. Sometimes He dressed as a Gopi selling bangles or beautiful garlands. Or He appeared in any other form and made an appointment for Them to meet each other somewhere in a very secret place in the forest.

Once, Sri Radhika was seated on the Jhulan and Krsna was pushing the swing very gently. Suddenly He put so much force in pushing the swing that Sri Radhika became fearful and started crying out, "O Krsna, save Me, save Me!" Krsna climbed on the swing and She firmly embraced Him, giving Him so much pleasure. Why so much pleasure? Because normally He has to do so many tricks so that Radhika will embrace Him, but in this instance She embraced Him out of Her own will, without much effort on His part. Therefore He is so fond of these swing pastimes

Comment by Paramananda das on November 29, 2014 at 1:40am

if from the point of view of Krsna ,Pundarika Vidyanidhi made an offence that is ok ,this teach us to be carefull even if there is neglect in the worship of Lord Jagannath


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