Joy joy Nitaiiii! Today is a very very important and auspicious tithi, very dear to Prabhu Nityananda Chandra! It is a day to loot causeless mercy so please do not miss it! This Trayodashi marks the Mahapatit pavan appearance day of two of the most stalwart and dearmost intimate associates of Nitai Guna mani: Srila Uddharan Datta Thakur and Sri Mahesh Pandita!!!
Nitai is owned fully by these two personalities, so we must give our all in all to worship them with our heart and soul…to recieve the benediction to serve Nitai from them. The Dvadasha Gopals are always maddened in love for Nitai and distribute that love hither and thither. Sri Uddharan Datta is the beloved gopa Subahu and Mahesh Pandit is Mahabahu, the loving sakhas of Balai Nitaichandra…in both Vraja lila and Ekachakra lila. Nitai’s lotus feet are Uddharan Datta Mahashay’s eternal property. It is mentioned in CC Adi 11:
Mahabhagavata sreshta datta Uddharana
Sarva bhave seve nityanandera charana!
He serves the lotus feet of His Lord Nitai in every possible way! Krishnadasa Kaviraj Goswami proclaims that He was born with the right to serve Nitai’s charana dukhani. The Lord who is the most confidential of all, the lotus feet which are the rarest of the rarest to attain, that NITAICHANDRA’S lotus feet, are served continuously by Thakur Uddharan Datta.
Let us pray at His lotus feet that our menial attempt to serve His Prabhu and Nitai Mission may be successful.
Uddharan Datta is sooooo dear to Nitai, that Nitai would not even go to seek for Jahnava Mata’s hand without taking Uddharan along with Him. Nitai is like an innocent child at the complete disposal of His sakhas. Vanika adhama murkha je korila paar. Nitai delivered all the vanika, businessmen, just because His dearest devotee Uddharan Datta was from the survarna-vanik. Srila Vrindavan das Thakur says in Caitanya Bhagavata,
yateka vanika-kula uddharan haite pavitra haila dvidha nahika ihate: there is no doubt that all the community members of the suvarna-vanik society were again purified by Nityananda Prabhu.
The foremost reason for this is Nitai’s mad love for Uddharan Mahashay. Simply one devotee who is dear to Nitai can cause Nitai to deliver His whole vansh and jati. It should be evident just from His name - Uddharan, that he is the deliverer of fallen souls.
He also worshipped His deities of Sri Sri Radha Govinda in Saptagram with great love. This is proof to the fact that Nitai can grant one the service of Sri Radha Krishna. His own sakhas, the Dvadasha Gopals, are serving Radha Krishna to their heart’s content in Gaur lila. He is giving Gopi prema even to His sakhas.
brahmadira abhishta je saba krishna bhava,
gopi-gane vyakta je sakala anuraga.
ingite se saba bhava nityananda raya,
dilena sakala priya ganere krpaya.
“Every single one of the pure loving mellows of the gopis for Lord Krishna, which are intensely desired even by Lord Brahma, was indiscriminately awarded to everyone, beginning with His own associates, only by Lord Nitai, due to His causeless mercy.”
This is the reason that of we want to Gopi prema, especially Manjari prema, then we must approach Nitai’s associates. We should not think that they are situated in sakhya rasa so they will not be able to grant us the eligibility to serve Yugal Kishor in madhurya rasa. No. Just as Nityananda Prabhu is unique in His form of Nitai (even more powerful than Balai), in the same way, Nitai’s associates are also very very special. They are magnanimous and rasika just like their beloved Lord, Sri Nitai!
Another very mesmerizing revelation by Srila Prabhupada Himself is that Prabhupada is actually a descendant of Uddharan Datta!!! No wonder! Prabhupada is Nityananda Avesh, and Uddharan Datta is Nitai’s premomay sakha. This also reveals that Srila Prabhupada was indeed an eternal associate of Nityananda Prabhu, the strongest branch of the Chaitanya tree…the branch renowned for distributing the fruits of love of God to the whole universe.
Mahesh Pandit is completely mad and crazy in His ecstatic love for Nitai!
Mahesh Pandita vrajer udaar gopala
Dhakka vadye nritya kore premo matoyala
Always dancing in devotional ecstasy for Nitai! Matoyala means like a drunkard. He is drunk in Nitai prema. Let us pray to Him that we may also become mad just like Him!
Vrindavan das Thakur glorifies Him in CB Antya Khanda as a Param Mahanta. And the reason for that is also given. What can it be? Devotion to Nityananda Prabhu! Vrindavan das Thakur mentions that because He is so dear to Nitai, Nitai’s priya jana, He is considered one of the topmost Mahantas.
Another teaching we can derive from is that the way to attaining the exalted position of a Mahatma is by becoming Nitai’s loyal and dear servant. We can become Nitai’s dear servants only by the mercy of His servants. So let us helplessly fall at the lotus feet of Srila Uddharan Datta and Mahesh Pandit today, and pray to Them to grant us a drop of service to Nitaichand.
Nitaisevak ganer seva abhilashi,