Sripat

Bākalā Candradvīpa

Appearance Place of Vaiṣṇava-ācāryas

Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī and Śrila Anupama

HISTORY

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ŚĀSTRA PRAMĀṆA

It is mentioned in Bhakti Ratnākara book that the father, Kumāradeva, of Vaiṣṇava-ācāryas-Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī and Śrila Anupama, used to reside at Naihāṭi. He received lot of anxieties from his relatives and came along with his family mem- bers to settle at Bākalā Candradvīpa. This has been described in Śrī Bhakti Ratnākara (1/564-565)-

jñātivarga haite udvega haila mane
chāḍilena navahaṭṭa grāma seikṣaṇe

nija gaṇasaha baṅgadeśe śīghra gelā
bākalā-candrdvīpa grāmete bāsa kailā

He faced lot of anxieties from his relatives and immediately he left Navahaṭṭa. Quickly he went to East Bengal with his family members and started residing at Bākalā Candradvīpa.

GAUḌĪYA HISTORY

At this place, Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī appeared in the year 1386 Śakābda, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī appeared in the year 1392 Śakābda and Śrila Anupama appeared in the year 1395 Śakābda. Śrīla Candrśekhara Ācārya also used to live in this Dvīpa. One hall of the palace still exists here. The king Dilip Kumar was living in this palace with his wife and children. One dilapidated temple of that time also exists here.

Śrīla Rūpa and Sanātana Gosvāmī started thinking the ways and means to leave the family life when they met Śrīman Mahāprabhu at Rāmakeli village. At that time, Hussain Shah had put Sanātana Gosvāmī in prison and then he proceeded to conquer the Utkala province. Rūpa Gosvāmīpāda, at that time, sent his family members by boat to this Bākalā Candradvīpa. Afterwards, Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī left Bākalā Candradvīpa at the age of four- teen/fifteen and came to Śrīdhāma Māyāpur. He met Śrīla Nityānanda Prabhu and went around Śrīdhāma Navadvīpa (Navadvīpa Maṇḍala Parikramā) with Him.