Place of pastime of Abhirāma Ṭhākura



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Bagaḍī is a place of Abhirāma Ṭhākura’s pastimes. The Deities, Śrī Śrī Rādhā Kṛṣṇarāya here have been served by the families of the local landlord Rāyas. When Abhirāma Ṭhākura went to see these Deities out of love, he came here from Viṣṇupura. When he offered his obeisances unto the Deity Śrī Kṛṣṇarāya, the Deity’s limbs broke and blood oozed out from Him. Then Kṛṣṇarāya asked, “Why did you bring Me to this state?” Ṭhākura Abhirāma said, “This is not blood, but Your perspiration that has exuded from all over Your body. Your glories have increased by this.”

Afterwards Abhirāma enjoyed Pulina-bhojana (Feasting at the sandy banks) pastime with Kṛṣṇarāya and traveled to different places. Ultimately he arrived at Khānākula where he met with Śrī Mālinīdevī. Presently there is a temple of Kṛṣṇarāya at the bank of Śilāvatī River. There is very nice arrangement of worship there. Kṛṣṇarāya goes to the west bank of Śīlavatī River every year on the occasion of Dola- pūrṇimā. A beautiful temple of Kṛṣṇarāya is there. He stays over there until Pañcama-dola and again comes back to the main temple. There is a beautiful place at the north-east corner of the temple where Kṛṣṇarāya is brought every year for celebrating the bathing ceremony (Snāna-yātrā). He stays over there for three to four months. Ratha-yātrā festival is also conducted there. Festivals of Janmāṣṭamī, Rādhāṣṭamī, and the last one Rāsa-pūrṇimā are all celebrated there and then He again goes back to the main temple situated at the bank of Śilāvatī River. Thus by staying over there, Kṛṣṇarāya exhibits His pastimes there till today and showers His mercy to the devotees.



The fifth chapter of Abhirāma-līlāmṛta describes this incident thus:

eka daṇḍavata diyā dekhena cāhiyā
sarvāṅge rudhira tāṅra paḍiche phuṭiyā

takhana se kṛṣṇarāya balena vacana
mora apamāna kaile kisera kāraṇa

śarīra phāṭiyā mora rudhira paḍilā
eteka śuniyā tabe goṅsāñi kahilā

eho rakta nahe taba cuyāiche ghāma
prakāśa haila ebe kṛṣṇarāya nāma

“Having offered one obeisances unto the Deity, he then looked at Him. All of the Deity’s limbs broke and blood oozed out of them. Kṛṣṇarāya then told him, ‘Why did you dishonour Me? You broke My body and had blood ooze out of it.’ Hearing this, Abhirāma Gosvāmī said, ‘This is not blood, but sweat that has exuded from Your body. Now Your name Kṛṣṇarāya will become famous.”