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Ärî Paramananda Purî took birth in the province of Trihuta, which is today comprised of Majahfarpur, Dwarbhanga and Chapra districts. He was dear disciple of Ärî Mâdhavendra Purî. (C.B.Ant 3/178)

The first meeting of Mahâprabhu and Paramananda Purî took place in South India at Rsabha Parvata. Mahâprabhu recited many prayers and hymns while taking darsana of Lord Narayana at Rsabha Parvata. Paramananda Purî was present there at that time for the four months of the rainy season (caturmasya). Hearing this auspicious news, Mahâprabhu went to meet him and offered his obeisances at his feet. Paramananda Purî in turn embraced Him in great love. For three days they remained absorbed in talks of Ärî Kèëòa, staying together in Purî Gosai's room. Paramananda Purî told Mahâprabhu that he would be going to Purusottama (Purî) and then on to Gauda (Bengal) to take bath in the Ganges.

Mahâprabhu then requested him to return from there to Nilacala as He would Himself be going there from Setu Bandha. Mahâprabhu expressed His desire that the two of them could reside there together. "Being kind upon me, please come to Nilacala." Saying this He took permission to leave and set out for the South, feeling very joyful. Then Paramananda Purî began his journey to Purî. According to Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, Paramananda Purî was formely Ärî Uddhava in Kèëòa-lila.

Mahâprabhu respected Purî Gosai as his guru and whenever he received any invitation to honor the Lord's prasadam, He would always take Paramananda Purî with Him. Purî Gosvâmî was in turn very affectionate to Mahâprabhu in the mood of parental love. Mahâprabhu arranged one room and a servant for him at Kasi Misra Bhavan. Later on Purî Gosai took up residence at one Math on the western side of Lord Jagannâtha's temple.

One day Lord Caitanya took Gadâdhara Pandit with him and paid a visit to Paramananda Purî. There at the Matha, one well had been dug but the water was not very nice. Therefore Paramananda Purî was somewhat dissatisfied.

Mahâprabhu, being aware of everything. inquired, "Gosaiji, how is the water in your well now?" Purî replied, "This well is very unfortunate. The water is more like mud than water."

Hearing this Mahâprabhu was sad and therefore He raised up His two arms and prayed to Lord Jagannâtha, "Lord Jagannâtha, please bestow this blessing upon Me, that Gaôgâ water will enter into this well." At that very moment, Gaôgâdevi accepted the Lord's order on her head and entered into that well and filled it with her presence.

The devotees could understand that due to the Lord's prayer, Gaôgâdevi had made her appearence. They circumbulated that well and offered their obeisances. Having received this auspicious news Mahâprabhu immediately came there and, seeing the pristine water, remarked, "Please hear me, O devotees. Whoever takes bath in or drinks this water will receive the same benefit as one does by bathing in or drinking Ganges water. He will attain pure devotion to Kèëòa."

Every day, Purî Gosai would first come to take darsana of Maha-prabhu, and then attend to any other activities. Mahâprabhu would in turn always look after him and see to his needs. Mahâprabhu announced, "I am in this world only due to the affection of Purî Gosvâmî. I belong to him and not to any other. He can sell Me anywhere He likes. Whoever simply sees him becomes the object of Ärî Kèëòa's affection".

As Purî Gosai was the life and soul of Mahâprabhu, Mahâprabhu was similarly the life and soul of Purî Gosai. (C.B.Ant. 3.237-255)

Purî Gosvâmîs well can still be found at Jagannâtha Purî within one police camp on the way to Lokanatha Mandira.

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