Sripat

Baḍagāchi

Śrīpāṭ of Nityānanda Prabhu’s disciple Bihārī Kṛṣṇa Dāsa

 

 

HISTORY

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ŚĀSTRA PRAMĀṆA

Bihārī Kṛṣṇa Dāsa was the son of the king of Baḍagāchi named Harihoḍa. Nityānanda Prabhu came to the house of Kṛṣṇa Dāsa at Baḍagāchi while He was traveling to Śāligrāma for His marriage. The Adhivāsa ceremony was performed at the house of Kṛṣṇa Dāsa in Baḍagāchi and from there He started for his marriage at Śāligrāma. Nityānanda Prabhu performed many pastimes at Baḍagāchi village while He arrived at Navadvīpa from Nīlācala. This has been described in Śrī Caitanya-bhāgavata (Antya- khaṇḍa, 5/709-711)-

khānacauḍā baḍagāchi āra dogāchiyā
gaṅgāra-opāra kabhu yāyena kuliyā

viśeṣe sukṛti ati baḍagāchi grāma
nityānanda-svarūpera bihārera sthāna

baḍagāchi grāmera yateka bhāgyodaya
tāhāra karite nāhi pāri samuccaya

He visited Khānacauḍā, Baḍagāchi and Dogāchiyā, and sometimes He went to Kuliyā, which is situated on the other side of the Ganges. The village of Baḍagāchi is especially glorious, for Nityānanda Svarūpa enjoyed many pastimes there. It is difficult to estimate the good fortune of Baḍagāchi village.

At present, Śrī Śrī Gaura Nitāi Deities are worshiped in this Baḍagāchi Śrīpāṭ. The temple is in a very bad condition. It seems there is no proper worship of the Deities. One old Bābājī performs the worship by begging from the local people. There is a pile of brick-ruins at a small distance from the Śrīpāṭ. The local people say that the palace of Hoḍakṛṣṇa Dāsa was situated there.