The ever-worshippable Nityananda

Nityananda Prabhu’s character was like that of an intoxicated madman. He was physically very strong like Lord Balaram. If He saw a bull in the road, He would charge the bull and jump over him or hop on his back and ride him. He would jump in and swim with crocodiles in the Ganges even after He’d seen crocodiles swimming there. Sometimes He would visit the house of Srivas Pandit and take breast milk from his wife. Nityananda Prabhu had so many miraculous characteristics! Sometimes Nityananda Prabhu would come to Sachi Mata’s house unaware that He was naked. It happened many days, and like a child He would call, «Where is Krishna? Where is Krishna?» On one occasion Mahaprabhu said, «Oh! You have no cloth! Why are You naked?» Nityananda Prabhu said, «Oh! I did not know I was naked!»

At that time Mahaprabhu was talking with Visnu Priya Devi and many devotees who were present, and they were very surprised to see Nityananda Prabhu’s naked form. Mahaprabhu gave some cloth to Nityananda Prabhu and then divided His kaupin (undergarment) into many pieces. Mahaprabhu then distributed the pieces to all His devotees and told them, «Worship this piece of underwear every day because by Nityananda Prabhu’s connection you will be rescued from everything. You will have no fear of illusion. You can do anything, but if you chant the Holy Name of ‘Nityananda’, you will get relief from all disturbances.» Mahaprabhu Himself then further glorified Nityananda Prabhu with this sloka,

madirā yavanī yadi nityānanda dhare
tathāpi brahmāra vandya kahila tomare
(Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat: Antya-khanda, 6.123)

«Nityananda Prabhu can do anything and everything. Even if you see Nityananda Prabhu mixing with very bad society, if you see Him intoxicated with a drunken woman in one arm and a bottle of wine in His other arm, know that He has divine character. If Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, sees Him at that time, he falls down and pays full dandavat pranams with his four heads to the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu.» This is Nityananda Prabhu’s inconceivable divine character. He was the protector of the society of Mahaprabhu Chaitanyadev. He was all-in-all.