Sri Syamananda, Srinivasa and Narottama Dasa Thakura are eternal associates of Sri Gaurasundara. For the purpose of preaching the holy message of Sri Caitanya all over the earth they appeared in this world.
Sri Syamananda Prabhu was born in Utkala. His father’s name was Sri Krsna Mandal. His mother’s name was Sri Durika. Sri Krsna Mandal had many sons and daughters who passed away before this son took birth. Because of this misfortune, Sri Krsna Mandal named the boy Dukhi.
After some time the boy took initiation from Hrdaya Caitanya Prabhu and was named Krsna das. He was ordered by his guru to go to Vrndavan and study the sastras under Jiva Goswami.
One day in Kanana Kunja, he found an ankle bracelet that belonged to Srimati Radharani. Krsna das was brought before Radha and She marked him on the forehead with the bracelet.
She said, “From now on you will be known as Syamananda das.”