The dark moon night of the month of Vaisakha is the time when Sri Gadadhara pandit appeared and also left the world. In the Gaur-ganoddesa-dipika, it is described that that person who in Vraja was the daughter of Sri Vrsabhanu Raja, namely Srimati Radharani, is now celebrated as Sri Gadadhara Pandita.
Srila Gadadhara Pandit`s munificent and sweet nature influenced the whole atmosphere on the day of His appearance in Sri Mayapur dham. The beautiful darshan of the magnificently decorated Gadadhara and other members of the Pancha Tattva brought joy into the hearts of the assembled devotees, causing a jubilant and enthusiastic kirtan to ensue, thus inspiring everyone to dance in bliss.
Before noon, the bathing ceremony of Gadadhara Pandit took place with our young brahmanas expertly chanting Vedic hymns, bringing pleasure to the Lord. The assembled devotees were singing a melodious kirtan, enlivening the atmosphere in the temple room. After the abhishek a kirtan of Gaur-Gadai took place as the enthusiastic devotees circumambulated the Pancha-Tattva.
The Holy name, dancing in kirtan, prasadam in the association of wonderful devotees, what more could you ask for! Everyone felt completely spiritually nourished that day. Such is the sweet mercy of Gadai whose life and soul is Gauranga Mahaprabhu.
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Sri Gadadhar Pandits Appearance
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur sings in his “Sri Surabhi Kunjer Gaura Gadadhara Aratik”,
(1) bhāle gorā-gadādharer ārati nehāri
nadīyā-pūraba-bhāve jāu bolihāri
As I behold the wondrous arati of my Lords Gaura and Gadadhara, I enter into the mood of Their existence previous to appearing in Nadiya (Their Vrndavana lila as Sri Sri Radha and Krsna). It is simply indescribable.
(2) kalpataru-tale ratna-siḿhāsanopari
sabu sakhī-beṣṭita kiśora-kiśorī
Underneath a desire-tree, seated upon a jeweled throne, the ever-youthful couple named Kisora and Kisori are surrounded by all of Their gopi friends.
(3) puraṭa-jaḍita kota maṇi-gajamati
jhamaki’ jhamaki’ labhe prati-ańga-jyotiḥ
Sri Radhika and Lord Govindaji are decorated with many shining jewels and pearls inlaid with gold artwork, enhancing the sparkling splendor of each and every limb of Their transcendental forms.
(4) nīla nīrada lāgi’ vidyut-mālā
duhuń ańga mili’ śobhā bhuvana-ujālā
The meeting of Their two bodily forms has generated a luster that brightens all the worlds, and may be compared to a garland of lightning (Radha) fixed upon a dark blue raincloud (Krsna).
(5) śańkha bāje, ghanṭā bāje, bāje karatāla
madhura mṛdańga bāje parama rasāla
On the occasion of Their meeting there is a concert produced by the sounding of conchshells, bells, karatalas and mrdangas. Such kirtana is supremely sweet and relishable to hear.
(6) viśākhādi sakhī-vṛnda duhuń guna gāowe
priya-narma-sakhī-gaṇa cāmara dhulāowe
The cowherd damsels of Vrndavana led by Visakha Devi sing the glories of the Divine Couple while the priya-narma-sakhis cool Their Lordships by waving camara fans.
(7) anańga mañjarī cuyā-candana deowe
mālatīra mālā rūpa mañjarī lāgāowe
Ananga Manjari offers Them sandalwood pulp scented with cuya while Rupa Manjari places a garland of jasmine flowers about Their necks.
(8) pañca-pradīpe dhori’ karpūra-bāti
lalitā-sundarī kore jugala-ārati
The beautiful Lalita Sundari holds a lamp of five flames scented with camphor and waves it aloft, offering arati to the Divine Couple.
(9) devī-lakṣmī-śruti-gaṇa dharaṇī loṭāowe
gopī-jana-adhikāra raowata gāowe
Parvati, Laksmi, and the personified Vedas cry in great happiness while rolling on the ground and singing of the fortunate position of the damsels of Vraja-bhumi.
(10) bhakativinoda rohi’ surabhīki kuñje
ārati-daraśane prema-sukha bhuñje
Bhaktivinoda resides at Surabhi Kunja in the land of Godruma-dwipa, relishing the joy of divine love at the sight of this beautiful arati.