Who can fathom the strength and glory of the one who can tolerate the weight of even Vishwambhar! Gauranga’s name is Vishwambhar because He carries the weight of the entire universe, but it is only Nitai who can carry that Vishwambhar Gaurhari on His lap. He does it innumerable times, in innumerable forms. Just imagine the prowess of Nitaichand, the one who takes the ‘bhaar’ of ‘Vishwambhar’.
When Gauranga sat on the throne of Vishnu in Srivas Angan, the entire altar began to tremble and break apart due to the Lord’s unbearable weight. At that time, it was Nitai who came to the rescue by placing the altar on Himself. It is described how in a matter of seconds, when the Lord’s throne begins to shake and crackle,
Nitai comes running and picks up the entire altar with one hand.
He took the entire weight of Gaurhari upon Himself, and at the same time was continuously singing the glories of Gauranga and lovingly glancing at the Lord during the aarti ceremony by Srivas. Nitai carries the Lord as painlessly as a father picks up His little child! No wonder He is the Gaur Krishna’s bed, where else will the Lord get such warmth?
Whenever Gauranga is dancing during Kirtan, Nitaichand has to be beside Him because it is only He who can catch the Lord when He leaps in the air and falls, or carry Him on His lap when He becomes unconscious. Nitai is continuously on the lookout for the Lord during Kirtan. The task of handling Gaurhari solely belongs to Nitai!
All glories to the carrier of Vishwambhar! Vishwambhar has come to take the responsibility of the entire world, He is its maintainer (another meaning of Vishwambhar). And the responsibility of Vishwambhar Himself falls on Nityananda Rama. Therefore Nitai is the maintainer of the maintainer of this creation.
Nitaisevak ganer seva abhilashi,