Śrīpāṭ of the descendents of Śivānanda Sena, one of the associates of Gaurāṅga Mahāprabhu
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Ādapāśa is the Śrīpāṭ of the descendants of Śivānanda Sena, one of the important associates of Gaurāṅga Mahāprabhu. The temple area of this place is still beautified by tamāla and banyan trees on the non-cultivated land. Śivānanda Sena was the messenger of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī named ‘Vīrā’ in Vraja-līlā.
Śrī Śrī Rādhā Mādhavajīu is worshiped in one room of the temple and in another room the picture of Śrī Sena Śivānanda has been kept.
This place is resounded with festivities by the presence of many devotees during the Ratha-yātrā and Janmāṣṭamī. Harināma saṅkīrtana-yajña is performed every year on 1st to 3rd of the Bengali month Bhādra (middle of August month) by the endeavor undertaken by Śrī Sena Śivānanda Saṅgha.
It is described in Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta (Ādi-līlā 10/54-55)-
śivānanda sena prabhura bhṛtya antaraṅga
prabhu-sthāne yāite sabe layena yāṅra saṅga
prati varṣe prabhugaṇa saṅgete laiyā
nīlācale calena pathe pālana kariyā
As translated by Śrīla Prabhupāda: Śivānanda Sena was an extremely confidential servant of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Everyone who went to Jagannātha Purī to visit Lord Caitanya took shelter and guidance from Śrī Śivānanda Sena. Every year he took a party of devotees from Bengal to Jagannātha Purī to visit Lord Caitanya. He maintained the entire party as they journeyed on the road.
An excellent new temple has been built in the village Kalyāṇapura which is situated a little far away from the present worship place. There is signboard at the side of the road indicating the way to the temple. One hundred meters from here is situated the temple of Śrī Śrī Rādhā Mādhavaji. This temple was built on sixteenth August, 2003 by Śrīmān Prithvī Sena Adhikārī and Śrī Advaita Sena Adhikārī in memory of their father late Pulina Bihārī Sena Adhikārī Mahāśaya. For development and administration of the temple, Śrī Sena Śivānanda Saṅgha was established on 18th Bhādra, 1415 Baṅgābda (in September 2008).