Nityananda’s legacy

Nityananda Prabhu lived in Radha Des and preached Krishna consciousness. When Nityananda Prabhu went to Gauri Das Pandit’s house in Kalna, He met with Gauri Das Pandit and his brother Surya Das Sarkhel. They knew Nityananda Prabhu and were very happy to serve Him. Nityananda Prabhu later saw that Surya Das had two daughters and said, «Please make an arrangement. I want to marry them.» Surya Das was very happy that Nityananda Prabhu Himself wanted to marry his daughters, Vasudha Devi and Jahnava Devi.

After Nityananda Prabhu’s Pastimes Jahnava Devi took a leading part in the sampradaya of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. She became a Guru and travelled like a queen. Everyone respected her as a spiritual representation of Nityananda Prabhu, and she initiated many devotees. She was the guest of honour at Narottam Das Thakur’s grand festival in Kheturi Dham. Vasudha Devi had one son named Virachandra. He was initiated by Jahnava Devi, and he came to control the whole society of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s sampradaya. He glorified Nityananda Prabhu and Mahaprabhu in a very grand way. He spread Their glories more widely than They did. His preaching was extremely liberal, and He was even more merciful than Nityananda Prabhu Himself. He did not look at any faults of anyone and always bestowed His mercy upon all. During His time in Bengal there were many Buddhist monks, and Virachandra transformed them into devotees of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. He brought thousands and thousands of people to the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu during His Pastimes.

Take the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu! He bestows His mercy not only on His own generation, but He bestows even more divine mercy through His followers, like His son Virachandra Prabhu.