Parama Karuna – Part 2

In this part of ‘Parama Karuna’, the kirtan party goes to Srivasa Pandita’s house. Narada also comes there with Yamaraja and others.

Nagar Sankirtana by Panca Tattva HDR

Scene 2

Lord Chaitanya leads the kirtan.

hare murare madhu kaitabhare
gopala govinda mukunda saure

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

Srivasa Pandita is playing Kartal. Mukunda and Vakreshvara are playing mridanga. Nityananda Prabhu, Gadadhara Pandita and Advaita Acharya accompany in kirtana along with the Lord. An old woman selling flowers on the streets of Navadvipa garlands Lord Chaitanya as the kirtan party passes her.

Scene 3

The kirtan party reaches the house of Srivasa Pandita. The ecstatic kirtan reaches a peak and comes to an end.


Everyone (in chorus with khol and kartal) All glories to Sri Krishna Sankirtana… All glories to Sri Krishna Sankirtana…

Srivasa Pandita and Vasudeva Datta enter the house. Mukunda Datta hands over the mridanga to Gadadhara and goes with a pot to bring water for watering the tulasi plant. Gadadhara takes the mridanga and starts tuning it. Lord Chaitanya sits on a stone platform constructed around the ashvatta tree in the courtyard of Srivasa Pandita. Murari Gupta brings a cane stool for Advaita to sit.  Advaita sits next to Lord Chaitanya.

Chaitanya My dear Advaita, the glories of Krishna Sankirtana should spread everywhere. In every town and village, the holy names should be heard. No one should escape. That is my mission.
Advaita Gauranga, there are many great scholars and stalwarts in Navadvipa. They speak endlessly on various subjects but when it comes to explaining the glories of the holy names they remain silent. Instead of praising the Lord’s pastimes, they criticize.
Haridasa Some of them even accuse us of being dacoits disguised as sadhus to collect information.
Chaitanya It is our duty to deliver these people. Some people may receive us well and some may not. Some may criticize us and some others may even try to attack us. But we cannot retract from our mission. (sound of bell ringing from inside the house) Be humbler than the grass and more tolerant than a tree. Never expect people to respect you, but be ready to give respect to others. In this state of mind, chant the holy names of the Lord. People will receive you well.

Gadadhara beats the mridanga in joy by listening to it.  Devotees chant Hari bol… Hari bol.  Mukunda takes the  mridanga from Gadadhara.

Gadadhara Yes Gauranga, we should sow the seed of devotion in everyone’s heart. We should help them in protecting the tender creeper of devotional service and request them to water the creeper by hearing and chanting the holy names of the Lord.

Srivasa comes out of the house with a prasadam plate listening to this conversation…


Chaitanya Yes, Gadadhara! If they constantly chant the holy names of the Lord, the mature fruit of devotional service, love of Godhead, will soon be theirs. My dear friends! Travel everywhere. Go to every house and request them to chant the holy names of the Lord. This is the only way of deliverance in this age.

harer nama harer nama harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha

With the sharp sword of sankirtana destroy the demoniac mentality of the people.

Srivasa Gauranga… If You have decided to save the world by spreading sankirtana, who can stop You? Even the great demigods cannot act against Your will.
Chaitanya Srivasa, the flood of the holy name will inundate the entire world very soon.
Devotees (in chorus with the sounds of khol and kartal) Sri Krishna sankirtan ki jay…
Chaitanya Nityananda … Haridasa … I entrust you with the responsibility of preaching this message door to door. At the end of the day, come and give Me your reports.

Nityananda and Haridasa bow before Lord Chaitanya; Srivasa approaches the Lord.

Srivasa Gauranga, please accept this prasadam.

Lord Chaitanya receives the plate and distributes the prasadam to everyone present there.


Scene 4

Narada enters the stage singing Hare Krishna Maha-mantra. Yamaraja, Chitragupta & Yama-kinkaras follow him.

Narada Sri Krishna Sankirtan ki (in chorus) jay
Yamaraja I am dumbfounded. Words fail to express my joy as I look upon the Supreme Lord.

yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham

The Lord Himself descends to establish the religious principles in every yuga. Chanting the holy names of the Lord is the yuga dharma. The Supreme Lord Krishna has descended as Lord Chaitanya with His confidential associates to establish the yuga dharma. Srimad-Bhagavatam reveals this secret.

krishna-varnam tvishakrishnam sangopangastra-parshadam
yajnaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi su-medhasah

Lord Chaitanya is Krishna Himself; but His complexion is not dark. His bodily hue is that of molten gold. Hence, He is also called Gauranga. He is always accompanied by His most confidential servants.

Yamaraja I am sure intelligent people will never refrain from worshiping Them.

sri krishna chaitanya prabhu nityananda
sri advaita gadadhara srivasadi gaura bhakta vrinda

The Pancha-tattva are manifestations of five different features of Lord Krishna. They are the worshipable deities of this age. Anyone who worships Them will cross over the ocean of Kali.

Yamaraja Maharshi… Can you please explain more about Pancha-tattva?

pancha tattvatmakam krishnam bhakta rupa svarupakam
bhaktavataram bhaktakhyam namami bhakta saktikam

The Lord’s bhakta-rupa is Lord Chaitanya. His amsa, personal expansion, is Lord Nityananda who is none other than Lord Balarama Himself.

Advaita Acharya also belongs to Vishnu-tattva. He is the direct incarnation of Maha-Vishnu. It is by His request that the Supreme Lord Krishna descended into this material world again as Lord Chaitanya.

Gadadhara Pandita is a manifestation of the internal potency of the Lord. Srivasa Pandita is my personal manifestation. Many other devotees of Lord Chaitanya are also His personal associates in the spiritual world.

Even demigods have descended and taken birth in this planet to personally participate in the pastimes of Lord Chaitanya.

Chitragupta It is our great fortune to witness the pastimes of Lord Chaitanya.
Narada Let us glorify the Supreme Lord and His devotees.

Narada exits the stage singing the glories of Lord Chaitanya and His associates.

jaya jaya sri chaitanya jaya nityananda
jayadvaita chandra jaya gaura bhakta vrinda

Yamaraja, Chitragupta & Yama-kinkaras follow him.

Related Links:

Parama Karuna – Part 03

Parama Karuna – Part 04

Parama Karuna – Part 01

Lord Nityananda – The Incarnation of Lord Balarama

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