Sri Vrajmandala parikrama - Part 2

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Vå ndävana

pleased with the service of the younger brähmaëa, and promised to give his daughter in marriage to him. I am the witness to this statement.” In time, this deity went to Çré Jagannätha Puré and is now present in Satyavädépura, about twelve miles from Puré. Now, Satyavädépura is famous by the name of Säkñé-gopäla. Since then, the temple of Säkñé-gopäla in Våndävana has been deserted, and today only its ruins remain.

Çré Madana-mohana (the second) Çré Gadädhara Bhaööa is, according to Bhakta-mäla, a çikñä disciple of Çré Jéva Gosvämé. He is accepted within the spiritual family lineage of Çré Gadädhara Paëòita. Being expert in the art of singing, Çré Gadädhara Bhaööa received the title väëékära. This Çré Gadädhara Bhaööa served the deity of Çré Madana-mohana [the second]. This temple lies in the Bhaööa neighbourhood opposite the temple of Çré Rädhä-Vallabha. At this place samäja (the singing of pastimes) is performed with great celebration. The deity here is very beautiful. There is a very old copy of Çrémad-Bhägavatam in this temple. Çré Çyämasundara The temple of Çré Çyämasundara is situated near the Çré Rädhä-Dämodara Temple. Çré Rädhä-Çyämasundara, the deities established and worshipped by gauòéya-vedänta-äcärya Çré Baladeva Vidyäbhüñaëa, are very beautiful. Opposite the entrance door of the temple is the samädhi of Çré Çyämänanda Prabhu. Çré Baladeva Vidyäbhüñaëa was born in a village near the famous Remunä in Orissa. He studied grammar, rhetoric and logic in an academic village on the bank of Cilkä-hrada. After this, he went to Mysore to study the Vedas. In Uòupé, he deeply studied Madhva-bhäñya along with Çaìkara-bhäñya, Pärijäta-bhäñya and other commentaries (bhäñyas) on the Vedänta. After some time, he studied in Çré Dhäma Jagannätha Puré the Ñaö-sandarbhas under Çré Rädhä-Dämodara, a disciple of Çré Rasikänanda Prabhu. At 641


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