Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1954)
(Certified: Dec 3, 1953)
It happened in the fifteenth Century. . The tyranny of the rulers, the hypocrisy of the priests, the meaningless austerity of the pedantic Pandits who had turned away from God and the apathy of the rich towards the poor - all combined together to create a chaos in the midst of which the soul of the country prayed for a Messiah. And a Messiah was born in the house of Jagannath Mistra, in the year 1486, on the night of Lunar eclipse when the sky was rent up with the sacred name of Hari. Chaitanya was that Messiah. . After the death of eight children, Biswarup was the ninth son and Chaitanya was the tenth issue. . He was named as Vishwambhar but was called by his mother Sachi Devi as Nimai, whereas the neighbours used to call him Gouranga because he was extremely fair-looking. Nimai was very wild in his childhood and resembled very much the boy Krishna.
As Nimai grew up the economic condition of the family became very bad. Kalipada Basu, the money-lending neighbour, began to press hard for his dues. He was an evil-minded man who was associated with a low- spirited Tantrik named Bhairabananda and used to blaspheme and belittle the Vashnavas. . Nimai became young and completed his education only to lose his father for ever. He earned reputation as a Pandit, won the love of all for his sacrificing, loving nature and his devotion to God. Kalipada tried to occupy his house but failed.
Nimai started a school of his own. A career being settled Nimai was now married to Vishnupriya, daughter of the Court-Pandit Sanatan Misra. The death anniversary of his father approached and Nimai went to Gaya. After having a darshan of the Vishnu-Pada-Padma in the temple and after listening to the Krishna-Leela from a Sadhu named Iswarpuri, Nimai fainted. The power that was so long waiting and lying dormant in him now broke up. Thereafter he seemed a changed man. He was lost as a husband to Vishnupriya, lost as a son to Sachi Devi. He was lost IN Krishna and was all the time crying.
Thereafter he changed totally to Krishna Bhakti. He started many keertan schools and hundreds of people became his followers. He did lot of miracles too.
He converted the local Qazi to krishna bhakti,who had come to convert him to Islam. Chaitanya travelled to Puri and from there toured South india,upto Cape Comarin (Kanyakumari),winning many learned scholars to his following.
He came back to Puri and after 18 years in Puri,one day simply disappeared with his soul and body,while doing keertan.