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Ärî Abhirama Gopala Ùhâkura

Ärî Ramadasa, later known as Abhirama Ùhâkura, was one of the twelve gopalas, cowherd boy friends, of Ärî Nityananda Prabhu.

The Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, verse 126, states that Ärî Ramadasa was formerly Ärîdama. In the Bhakti-ratnakara, chapter four there is a description of Ärîla Abhirama Ùhâkura. By the order of Ärî Nityananda Prabhu, Abhirama Ùhâkura became a great acarya and a preacher of the Caitanya cult of devotional service. He was a very influential personality, and non-devotees were very much afraid of him. Empowered by Ärî Nityananda Prabhu, he was always in ecstasy and was very kind to all fallen souls. (Cc Adi 11.13)

Ärî Abhirama Ùhâkura was known as Abhirama Gopala and also as Rama dasa Bhirama dasa. "Who was previously known as Ärîdama, a gopa during Kèëòa-lila, is now renowned as Abhirama or Rama dasa. He was the favorite of Nityananda Prabhu.

One day, Kèëòa, Balarama and their cowherd friends were playing a game of hide and seek. In the middle of Their game, Kèëòa decided to go to Nadia to enjoy His pastimes there, and so, taking with Him Balarama and all Their friends, He advented Himself in Navadwipa. Somehow or other, He forgot Ärîdama, who remained in his hiding place in a cave. After a while Kèëòa noticed that Ärîdam had been left behind and sent Balarama as Nityananda, Who found Ärîdam and told him: "Come on! We've all gone to Nadia to play there!"

Ärîdama asked, "Who are You?"

"I'm your Lord Balarama. Can't you recognize me?"

"You can't be my Lord Balaram. You're too small." (In Kali yuga the measurement of the body is 3.5 hands, whereas in Dwapara-yuga it is 7 hands.)

"If you don't believe Me, then take off running. If I can't catch you within ten paces, then you'll know I'm not Balarama."

"All right! Catch me if You can!"

Ärîdama took off running, but Nityananda Prabhu immediately caught him. But now Ärîdama told Him, "Now look here, You dudes left me behind, so I ain't goin' to yer Nuddia or whatever the joint is called."

Nityananda Prabhu kept coaxing him but Ärîdama was adamant. Finally he manifested an expansion of himself, Rama dasa, who agreed to go. But Ärîdam still wanted to remain behind as his feelings were greatly hurt.

Rama dasa was also dissatisfied and very prone to anger. When Nityananda Prabhu's first child was born, Abhirama Ùhâkura came to offer his obeisances to the child, who died on the spot. In this way, seven of Nityananda's children had to depart from this world just after taking birth. Finally a daughter, Ganga-devi, was born to Nityananda Prabhu and Vasudha devi. When, after offering his obeisances to the child, Abhirama Ùhakur saw that the baby was unaffected he exclaimed, "This time we haven't been deceived!" Then he immediately composed one hundred verses in praise of Ganga-devi. When Viracandra Prabhu took his birth, Abhirama again came to offer his obeisances. When he saw that Viracandra was unaffected, he composed Ärî Virbhadrastakam.

sri-rama-dasa ara, gadadhara dasa

caitanya-gosanira bhakta rahe tanra pasa

Two devotees of Lord Caitanya named Ärî Ramadasa and Gadadhara dasa always lived with Ärî Virabhadra Gosani. (Cc Adi 11.13)

It is said that if Abhirama Ùhâkura would offer his obeisances to any stone other then a salagram-sila, that stone would crack. One time, Abhirama Ùhakur came to Ärî Khanda, wanting to meet Raghunandana Ùhâkura. Mukunda dasa was aware of his reputation and thus told the Ùhâkura that Raghunandana wasn't there.

Feeling disappointed, Abhirama departed. When Raghunandana heard that Abhirama Ùhâkura had come to meet him, he ran to catch up with the Ùhâkura. Finally he met him at Bor Danga, where they danced together in ecstasy. When Raghunandana was dancing his nupur (ankle bracelet) came off and fell down at Akaihat, where Kaliya Kèëòa dasa used to do his bhajan. This nupur is still being worshiped along with Kaliya Kèëòa Ùhâkura's Deity at Karvi, not far from Katwa.

Gopala Guru Gosvami was also similarly tested by Abhirama Ùhâkura when he was only a small boy living with Mahaprabhu in Puri. By the mercy of Mahaprabhu, Who invested His potency in Gopala Guru, the boy emerged unscathed.

Abhirama Ùhâkura's Ärîpat is at Khanakhul Kèëòanagar. Khanakhul Kèëòanagar can be reached by bus from Tarakeshwar, which is connected by train from Bandel station. It can also be reached by bus from Atapur, the Ärîpat of Paramesvari dasa Ùhâkura. The temple of Abhirama Ùhâkura is located here, near the kula (bank) of the Khana (Dvarakesvara River); therefore this place is celebrated as Khanakula. Outside the temple is a bakula tree. This place is known as Siddha-bakula-kunja. It is said that when Abhirama Ùhâkura came there, he sat down under this tree. (Cc Adi 11.13)

His wife's name was Ärî Malini-devi. His worshipable Deity Ärî Gopinathji Who, after first appearing to him in a dream, manifested Himself at Khanakhul Kèëòanagar. The legend is that He appeared in a dream to Abhirama Ùhâkura and said, "I am within the earth here. Please take Me out and worship Me." Abhirama dasa excavated in that place and found within the womb of the earth the all-enchanting form of Ärî Gopinathji. That place where the deity was found became known as Ram Kund. "In the place where Ärî Gopinathji advented Himself a lake was formed, and the water contained therein was sweet as nectar. Whoever bathed in or drank that water became beside himself with ecstasy. Thereafter, this land has become famous as Ram Kund. Having heard of these divine pastimes of Ärî Gopinathji an incessant flow of people descended on that place like the waters of the Ganges River." (Bhakti-ratnakara Taranga 4)

One day while in a state of rapture in rememberance of Ärî Kèëòa, Abhirama Ùhâkura, in the mood of cowherd boy, desired to play the flute. In the madness of ecstatic love he began to search in all directions for one. Then he saw before him a large trunk of a tree which not even sixteen men could lift. Out of this he fashioned a flute and began to play it.

rama-dasa--mukhya-sakha, sakhya-prema-rasi

sola-sangera kastha yei tuli kaila vamsi

"Rama dasa, one of the chief branches, was full of fraternal love of Godhead. He made a flute from a stick with sixteen knots." (C.C. Adi 11.16)

Ärî Abhirama Ùhâkura had a celebrated whip, whose name was Jaya-Mangala. Whoever was touched with that whip had the symptoms of love of Kèëòa awakened within their person.

One day, Ärînivâsa Âcârya came to meet Abhirama Ùhâkura. After touching him three times with his whip, his wife Malini-devi exclaimed, "Ùhâkura, don't beat him anymore! Restrain yourself! He is just a boy. He'll become overly excited by the touch of your whip." Meanwhile, Ärînivasa had become completely drowned in Kèëòa -prema.

"Among his many disciples, Ärîman Ärînivâsa Âcârya was the most famous and the most dear, but it is doubtful that he was his initiated disciple." (Cc Adi 11.13)

When Ärî Gaurasundara ordered Nityananda Prabhu to preach in Gaudadesa (Bengal), he sent with him Ärî Rama dasa, Ärî Gadadhar dasa and others. The atheists trembled in fear at the sight of Abhirama Ùhâkura. He was a learned scholar of the scriptures. According to the desire of Nityananda Prabhu he married. His disappearance is on the seventh day of the dark fortnight of the month of Caitra.

The descendants of the disciples of Abhirama Ùhâkura are still living within the districts of Hugli and Bankura, at Kèëòanagar, Amta, Visnupur and Kotalpur.

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