His sweet appearance gave cheer to all who came in contact with Him. His mother’s father, Pandita Nilambara Chakravarti, a renowned astrologer, foretold that the child would be a great personage in time; and he, therefore, gave him the name Vishvambhara. Placing Haridas Thakur’s head in his lap, Sri Gaurahari affectionately gave Haridas Thakur the opportunity to bring his pastimes in this world to a close amidst kirtan, while gazing at the lotus face of his most worshipable Lord. His readings knew no bounds. ISKCON, Vrindavan also celebrated this festival. In fact, he made vow to go to Vrindavan and to jump from the Govardhan hill to commit suicide. He then personally went from house to house to beg for alms so that a big festival may be arranged for the disappearance of Haridas Thakur. During His residence in East Bengal, His wife Lakshmidevi left this world from the effects of snake bite. 20th August 1896. “Sri Chaitanya visited numerous places in Southern India as far as Cape Comorin and returned to Puri in two years by Pandepura on the Bhima. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur was born on September 2nd, 1838 in Bir Nagar near Navadwip, in the state of West Bengal in India. When Shriman Mahaprabhu took sannyasa, he became half-mad. All glories to Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur, one of the dear most associates of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who used to chant three lakhs of names every single day without fail. He preached Vaishnavism and ‘nama-sankirtana’ throughout the journey. After His fifth year, He was admitted into a pathasala where He picked up Bengali in a very short time. I think You do not understand the Vedanta, for You do not say anything after hearing my recitation and explanations.’ The reply of Chaitanya was that He understood the sutras very well, but He could not make out what Shankaracarya meant by his commentaries. Krishnadasa was not a contemporary writer, but he gathered his information from the Goswamis themselves, the direct disciples of Mahaprabhu. The wonderful pastimes performed by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the city of Navadvipa and in Jagannath Puri are recorded by His biographers. During these 18 years, His life was one of settled love and piety. His father’s name was Padmanabha, and his only younger brother was Pragalbha. Vrindavana is the abode of Gokula. Mahaprabhu ordered them to go to Vrindavana and meet Him there. The keen understanding of Sarvabhauma saw the truth, beauty and harmony of arguments in the explanations given by Chaitanya and obliged Him to utter that it was the first time that he had found one who could explain the Brahma-sutras in such a simple manner. The lad was convinced and admitted His stupidity in eating clay and agreed to avoid the mistake in the future. Upon His return to Nadia, Nimai Pandita turned religious preacher, and His religious nature became so strongly represented that Advaita Prabhu, Srivasa and others who had before the birth of Chaitanya already accepted the Vaishnava faith were astonished at the change of the young man. Sri Gaurahari would at times also tell Haridas Thakur to tell him about the glories of the holy names, to which Haridas thakur would meekly say that he was not qualified to say anything but when Mahaprabhu would insist he would humbly comply and extensively glorify the unparalleled glory of the holy names, which are invested with all the shakti of Sri Krishna himself.Once, when Srila Haridas thakur had reached old age, Sri Gaurahari came to visit him and enquired about his well being, for he had heard from other devotees that Srila Haridas Thakur had not been eating for a few days. …brought Sachidevi to see her son. The two gentlemen had found no way to come back as regular Hindus and had written to Mahaprabhu for spiritual help while He was at Puri. Quotes from Vaisnava Acaryas “Madhavendra Puri was a well known sannyasi of the Madhva sampradaya. …He showed His heavenly powers in the house of Shrivasa Pandita in the presence of hundreds of His followers, who were mostly well-read scholars. He then resolved to be a citizen of the world by cutting His connection with His particular family, caste and creed, and with this resolution He embraced the position of a ‘sannyasi’ at Katwa, under the guidance of Keshava Bharati of that town, on the 24th year of His age. It was after this that his elder brother Vishvarupa left his house and accepted the ‘ashrama’ (status) of a ‘sannyasi’ (ascetic). In this way he honoured the great Namacharya Srila Haridas Thakur.On this auspicious day of his disappearance, we pray at the lotus feet of Srila Haridas thakur to please bless us with some taste for chanting the holy names of the Lord, for Krishna naam is the only solace for the suffering conditioned living entities stuck in the material world. 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