Śrīpāṭa of Navagaurāṅga Dāsa, disciple of Kālākṛṣṇa Dāsa

Kāḍui is situated in the district of Bardhamān. One can travel fourteen kilometers by bus from Kāṭwā to come to this Śrīpāṭa. Or else, one can come to this Śrīpāṭa by bus from Kaicara at a distance of eleven kilometers. Kaicara is the railway station in the meter-gauge railway route of Kāṭwā-Bardhamān and its distance from Kāṭwā is twenty one kilometers. One kilometer from Kaḍui bus stand through the village by walking one can reach a place named Pūrvapāḍā Dolatārā where this Śrīpāṭa is situated. It is described in Śrī Anurāga-vallavī (7th. Mañjarī, 50th. śloka)-

pūrva bāḍī tāhāra kaḍui madhey haya
paṇcakūṭa-seragaḍa samprati nilaya

He was a resident of Kaḍui village before and presently his house is in Paṇcakūṭa-seragaḍa.

Here, Śrī Gopīnātha, Śrī Rādhā-Govinda Jīu and the ankle-bell (Nūpura) are worshiped. These are the Deities of Kālākṛṣṇa Dāsa of Ākāihāṭa and this is Raghunandana’s ankle-bell. After the disappearance of Kālākṛṣṇa Dāsa, his disciple Navagaurāṅga Dāsa, brought these Deities to his birth place, Kaḍui village. Since then, these Deities and the ankle-bell are being worshiped. But, unfortunately, in the year 1999 the Deities along with the ankle-bell were all stolen. After a lot of endeavour all the Deities were found from a local pond but the ankle-bell was not found. All the present worshipers from Brāhmin family of this place are known as the descendants of Navagaurāṅga Dāsa. Special festival is celebrated here on Janmāṣtamī.