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Ärîmatî Jâhnavâ Mâtâ

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Ärîmatî Jâhnavâ Mâtâ

Ärî Surjadas Sarekhela was a resident of Shaligram. He had five brothers - Damodar, Jagannath, Gaurî das, Kèëòa das and Nrsimha Caitanya. His father's name was Ärî Kamsari Misra. His mother's name, Ärî Kamala devi. He received the title "Sarakhela" as he used to keep the accounts for the king of Gaurdesh. His two daughters were named Ärî Vasudha and Ärî Jâhnavâ, who was the youngest.

In Gaura-gaòoddeäa-dîpikâ it is stated that they are the expansions of Varuni and Revati in Vrindavan and Surjadas Sarakhela, whose body effulgence is like the sun, is an expansion of Kakudmir, the king of Raivat. The two Lords Gaurâôga and Nityânanda were very affectionate to him. Seeing that his two daughters had reached the full bloom of their youth, he began to contemplate their marriage. Thinking in this way, he fell asleep; and in his dream he saw that in a very happy mood he was presenting his two daughters to Nityânanda Prabhu. Having seen such a wonderful dream, he began to float in an ocean of bliss.

In the morning when he awoke, he told his dream to one brahmana friend of his, "I saw in my dream that Nityânanda Prabhu is none other than Baladeva. His bodily effulgence was shining in all directions and his body was decorated with various shining ornaments. On either side of him my two daughters appeared as Varuni and Revati. Now if I cannot give my daughters in marriage to Nityânanda Prabhu then there will be no peace for me." Having confided in his friend in this way, he sent him to the house of Ärîvas Pandit in Navadwip. That brahmana came to Navadwip very quickly and found that Nityânanda Prabhu was living at Ärîvas Pandit's house. The brahmana explained everything in detail to Ärîvas Pandit who later at the proper time divulged all of this news to Nityânanda Prabhu. Lord Nityânanda having assured the brahmana that he would fulfill the desire of Surja das, sent him back to Saligram. Advaita Âcârya as well as Ärîvas Pandit were very happy to have heard this news and urged that the marriage take place as soon as possible. The brahmana, in the meantime having returned to Saligram, delivered this auspicious news to Surja das who was overjoyed that his dream would now come true.

In the village of Borgachi lived the son of Raja Hari Hora, Ärî Kèëòa das, who was a very dear devotee of Nityânanda Prabhu. He offered to bear all of the expenses for the wedding and to have it conducted at his house. With this in mind he requested Nityânanda Prabhu to kindly come to his house, and after bringing him there he began to make the necessary arrangements for the wedding. Ärîvas Pandit, Ärî Advaita Âcârya, Ärî Candrasekhar, Ärî Murari Gupta and many other devotees all arrived and began Harinam Sankirtan. Surja das Pandit's brother, Ärî Kèëòa das soon arrived at Bordachi and then Nityânanda Prabhu and the other devotees accompanied Him to Saligrama. When Surjadas saw that the devotees along with Nityânanda Prabhu had arrived, in great happiness he came out to greet them and then ushered them into his house where he offered his dandavats to Lord Nityânanda. Surja das fell down at the lotus feet of Lord Nityânanda, his eyes brimming with tears of ecstatic love. He caught hold of His two lotus feet and wanted to offer some prayers but he could not express anything due to being overcome by ecstatic emotions. Lord Nityânanda smiled sweetly and embraced him in great love. Surjadas was always absorbed in intense happiness. Who can understand his inner self?

Seeing these loving pastimes of his brother, Gaurî das lost his patience and felt great bliss within himself. Then, after worshipping the two lotus feet of Lord Nityânanda, he offered his two daughters in marriage to him.

Thus the marriage ceremony was very auspiciously performed and Nityânanda Prabhu remained at Saligram with his two newly wedded wives for a few days. Thereafter he came to Ärî Kèëòa das's house at Borgachi, where he remained for a couple of days. Next He came to Navadwip. Along with his two wives He offered His obeisances at the feet of Saci Mâtâ. Saci Mâtâ was extremely pleased to see them and she showed a great deal of affection to the new brides. The other Vaisnavas also began to show them great affection. Then taking leave of Sacimata, Nityânanda came to Advaita Âcârya's house in Santipur. Ärî Sita Ùhâkurani began to float in the ocean of bliss after seeing Vasudha and Jâhnavâ devi. Taking them in her lap she was very affectionate to the new brides. After remaining there for a few days Nityânanda Prabhu came to Uddharana Datta Thakur's house at Saptagram at his insistent invitation. There they all engaged in a festival of sankirtan for a few days after which Nityânanda Prabhu came to Khardaha. (Bhakti-Ratnakar 12th Taranga)

After the disappearance of Ärî Advaita Âcârya, Ärî Nityânanda Prabhu, Ärîvas Pandit and various other associates of Ärî Gaurasundara, three especially empowered manifestations of the compassion of the Lord, Mahâprabhu, namely Ärînivas Âcârya, Narottama Thakur Mahasaya and Syamananda Prabhu continued to flood the land with Hari Nam Sankirtan. Ärî Nityânanda Prabhu's sakti Ärî Jâhnavâ Mâtâ, was especially requested by these three Âcâryas to be present at the celebrated festival which was conducted by them at Kheturigram, under the patronage of Narottama Thakur Mahasaya's cousin, Raja Santosh Datta. Present with her were Ärî Kèëòa das Misra (her uncle), Minaketana Ramadas, Murari Caitanya, Jnana das, Ärî Paramesvari das, Balarama das, Ärî Vrindavan das Thakur, and other dear devotees of Lord Nityânanda Prabhu.

First she came to her uncle Gaurî das Pandit's temple at Kalna where she was nicely received by Hrdaya Caitanya Prabhu. Here she cooked for the two Lords, Nitai-Gaurâôga, and in the evening they had a festival of sankirtan. When she came to Navadvip and realized that she wouldn't be able to see Ärî Saci Mâtâ any more, she was very sad and cried. Then Ärîpati and Ärînidhi came and took her to their house. But again she was plunged into grief due to the pangs of separation at not being able to see Ärîvas Pandit and Malini devi. At Santipur Ärî Acyutananda and Gopal tried to console her in the absence of Advaita Âcârya and Sita Ùhâkurani. Then she came by way of Kantak Nagar to Teliya Bhudari gram where Ärî Govinda Kaviraj received her with all respect. The next day the party set out for Kheturi. When they reached the banks of the Padma river they found that Raja Santosh Datta had already made arrangements for crossing the river. From the opposite bank palanquins were waiting to take them to Kheturi.

After presiding over the festival of Kheturi, Ma Jâhnavâ decided to go to Vrindavan. One day when she was bathing in the Jamuna, a small black hand grabbed the end of her cloth as she was getting out of the water. When she looked, however, there was no one there. Then Gopinath spoke to her, "I want to come and stay with you. When you're taking bath in the Gaôgâ one day I'll come and join you."

After passing some days in great happiness in Ärî Vrindavan Dham, Ärî Jâhnavâ Mâtâ set out on the path back to Gauradesh. First she came to Kheturi, and then to Bhudari gram where she arranged the marriage of Bor Gaôgâ das with Ärî Hemalata, the daughter of Ärî Syamadas Cakravarti (brother of Vansi das). After the marriage, Ärî Isvari entrusted the worship of Syamsundarji to Borganga das. Then she came to Ekacakra, the birthplace of her worshippable Lord. From there she passed through Kantak Nagar, Jajigram, Navadwip, Ambika kalna, Saptagram, before finally arriving back at Khardaha.

As she was bathing in the Ganges one day, something touched her body in the water. Then she lifted that object out of the water and beheld the enchanting form of Ärî Gopinathji, while tears of love streamed from her eyes. This Deity is at present being worshipped by the descendant of Gaôgâ devi, the daughter of Nityânanda Prabhu, at Jirat, Hugli. There is a rail station at Jirat between Bandel and Kalna station. From the Jirat station one should proceed by rickshaw to "Gopinath Tala".

"Having fallen into the ocean of material existence I am completely distraught and filled with anxiety. Floating in this ocean, without any refuge, I am trying to find a shore; but without any success, I am losing all hope of ever finding it. What activity will bring me there?; or what knowledge will bring me there? Conducting some fruitive sacrifices, engaging in some mystic yoga process or conducting austerities - none of these have any power or effect. I am getting very weak and I cannot swim much longer. Now in this extremely dangerous situation, will no one come to save me? Alas! To make matters worse, having caught sight of the crocodile of wordly affairs, I am petrified with fear and the current of lust is always churning the water. I can barely keep my head above the water, the winds carrying the results of activities performed in previous lives, is blowing and making the water so choppy. I am losing my mind and now I am simply crying frantically. I can't see anyone who can get me out of this ocean of woes. O my dear Ärî Jâhnavâ devi, please have compassion on your servant and bless me with some of your divine qualities. Please extend me the rope of your mercy and alleviate this intense pain that I am experiencing. "I have taken shelter of the boat of your lotus feet and I have full faith that you can carry me across this ocean. You are the divine energy of Lord Nityânanda and the bestower of Kèëòa bhakti. Please bless me at your feet, which can bestow all one's desires. You have already delivered so many despicable creatures, now today here is one more destitute and hateful wretch, come to your lotus feet." (Kalyana Kalpataru).


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