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Ärî Narahari Sarkar Ùhâkura was born at Ärî Khanda. Ärî Kèëòadâsa Kaviraja Gosvâmî describes that the residents of Ärî Khanda formed a branch of the desire tree of love of God. "Ärî Khandavasi (the residents of Ärî Khanda)

Mukunda and his son Raghunandan were the thirty-ninth branch of the tree, Narahari was the fortieth, Ciranjiva the forty-first and Sulocana the forty-second. They were all big branches of the all-merciful tree of Caitanya Mahâprabhu. They distributed the fruits and flowers of love of Godhead anywhere and everywhere. (C.C. Adi 10.78,79) Ärîla Jagannâtha das Babaji Maharaj once stated "Navadwip is the abode of . Vrindavana is the abode of . And Ärî Khanda is the abode of ." (?)

Ärî Narahari Sarkar Ùhâkura participated in all of Ärî Gaurasundara pastimes. Bhakti Ratnakara states: "Ärî Sarkar Ùhâkura's glories are most uncommon. One day, Nityânanda Prabhu arrived at Ärî Khanda and said to Narahari, "All right, we know who you are. So where's the honey?" In Kèëòa-lila, Narahari is the sakhi Madhumati, whose good qualities are unlimited and whose service is to supply honey for Ärî Ärî Râdhâ-Govinda and Their associates. So he immediately went to a nearby pond and filled a pot which immediately turned into honey. Nityânanda Prabhu and His associates drank from this pot to their full satisfaction.

Ärî Locana dâsa Ùhâkura was the dear disciple of Ärî Narahari Sarkar. In his book Caitanya-mangala he introduces his guru in this way: "My Thakur (spiritual master) is Ärî Narahari das Ùhâkura, who is very influential amongst the medical caste. He is continuously absorbed in Kèëòa-prema, and in fact his body knows nothing but Kèëòa. To his followers he speaks about nothing other than love of Kèëòa. He was previously known in Vrindavana as Madhumati and was a storehouse of sweetness (honey), and very dear to Râdhârani. Now he is present in Kali-yuga with Ärî Gaurasundara as Ärî Narahari. He is the keeper of the store-house of love of Râdhâ and Kèëòa." (Ärî Caitanya Mangal, Sutrakhanda)

Ärîla Bhaktivinoda Ùhâkura, in his Gaura-arati kirtana, sings: "Narahari is fanning Gaurasundara with a yak-tail fan."

Ärî Narahari Sarkar Ùhâkura was a very expert singer as well as poet. He has composed many songs about the pastimes of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityânanda. He composed a Sanskrit work entitled Ärî Bhajanamrta. Gaurviraha-gita-padakalpataru is also attributed to him, although some scholar devotees doubt whether it is really his own composition.

Most of Narahari Sarkar Ùhâkura's songs have gotten mixed up with Narahari Cakravarti Ùhâkura's compositions (Narahari Cakravarti Ùhâkura is the author of Bhakti-ratnakara). Therefore it is difficult to ascertain which are actually his. Before the appearance of Ärî Gaurasundara he also composed many songs about the pastimes of Ärî Ärî Râdhâ and Kèëòa.

Narahari was the only devotee who had the adhikara (right) to do Gaura-kirtana in Gaurasundara's presence. Ordinarily, if anyone would praise Mahâprabhu in His presence, or chant His Holy Name, He would block His ears and call out "Viëòu! Viëòu!" Narahari, however, enjoyed the special privilege of being able to sing about Mahâprabhu in a very unique mood and with sweet descriptions of His transcendental beauty.

His disappearance is on the day, of the dark fortnight, in the month of Agrahayon.

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