The most auspicious dvadashi tithi of the Krishna paksha in the month of Jyeshtha was blessed to be the glorious day when the author of Shri Chaitanya Bhagwat, Shrila Vrindavan Das Thakur, who was a dear devotee of Shri Chaitnaya Mahaprabhu and the disciple of Shrila Nityananda Prabhu, made his appearance on this earth to assist Mahaprabhu in his pastimes, which are most sweet and sublime. Shrila Vrindavan das thakur had taken birth from the womb of Shrimati Narayani devi, the niece of Shrivas pandit and the recipient of Shri Chaitanya Mahraprabhu’s unlimited mercy. Narayani received immense mercy from Mahaprabhu when she lived in Srivas Thakur’s house as a small girl. Narayani got wedded in Mamgachi and became a widow. She then served as a maid servant in the house of Vasudev Dutta when Vrindavana Das Thakur was born. He was born 4 years after Mahaprabhu took sannyasi.

His Shri Chaitanya Bhagwat has been glorified by Shrila Krishna Das Kaviraaj Goswami in the Chaitanya Charitamrita, where he has stated that Shrila Vrindavan das thakur has delivered everyone by writing this masterpiece. He further glorifies Vrindavan das thakur, by stating that he is the incarnation of Shrila Vyasadev, as he has written this most glorious book. Shrila Vyasadev had written all the Vedas, Upanishads and the essence of all, Shrimad Bhagwatam, and by appearing again as Shri Vrindavan das thakur he has now written the Shri Chaitanya Bhagwat, which could not have been written by any ordinary human being and seems to have been spoken by Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu himself through the lips of Shrila Vrindavan das thakur. In this way Krishna das kaviraj goswami has offered humble obeisances to Vrindavan das thakur again and again. And following in his footsteps, on this auspicious occasion, we pray at his lotus feet to bestow upon us love for Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Shri Nityananda Prabhu.

Anyone who follows in the footsteps of Vrindavan Das, the incarnation of Vyasa, and both practices and preaches the Vaishnava religion is always engaged in an effort to bring about the ultimate well-being of everyone. Though he may make a superficial show of wishing to punish the enemies of the Lord, in fact he harbors a compassion toward them which knows no limit.

Source: https://www.mayapur.com/2021/apearance-day-srila-vrindavan-dasa-thakura/

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