S ri Gadadhar was the consant companion of Mahaprabhu from the time of their childhood. His father’s name was Sri Madhva Misra and his mother’s name Sri Ratnavati-devi. They lived very near the house of Sri Jagannatha Misra in Mayapura. Ratnavati-devi thought of Saci-devi as her own sister, and always used to visit her.
During their childhood, Sri Gaura Hari and Gadadhara would play together, sometimes at Mahaprabhu’s house and sometimes at Gadadhara’s house. They both studied together at the sameschool. Gadadhara was a few years younger than Nimai. Nimai couldn’t remain without Gadadhara even for a moment and Gadadhara likewise couldn’t stand to be separated from Nimai.
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 Svarupa Damodara has written in his diary: avani sura bavah Sri Panditakhyo jatindrah / sa khalo bhavati Radha Srila Gauravataro.
Today in Sri Mayapur Dham, we have celebrated the appearance of Sri Gadadhara Pandit who is non-different from Srimati Radharani, the eternal consort of Sri Krishna. In Sri Mayapur Dham every single day is like a festival, throughout the year there is always abundance of auspicious events and pastimes of the Lord unfolding in its sweetness, and the community devotees doesn’t miss to seize every single opportunity these events present to perform loving Seva to the Lord in the most loving and conscious way.
Sri Bhaktivinod Thakur sang so beautifully describing how we should always remember Sri Gaura Gadadhara in the land of Godruma.
smara gaura-gadadhara keli kalam
bhava gaura-gadadhara paksa caram
srnu gaura-gadadhara caru katham
bhaja godruma-kanon kunja-vidhum
[Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura]
“Remember Gaura-Gadadhara during the time of Their pastimes, Meditate on Gaura-Gadadhar, the Divine couple, the par-excellence of beauty. Hear beautiful discussions on the topics of Gaura-Gadadhara, and worship them in the forest grove of Godruma, bathed in the light of the moon.”
Sri Gadadhara Pandit Ki Jai!!!