Birth place of Śrī Mādhavācārya, the son-in-law of Nityānanda Prabhu

Nānyapura is situated in the district of Bardhamān and it is near Uddhāraṇapura. Nānyapura village is located in between Uddhāraṇapura and Naihāṭi. For the road direction one can refer to Uddhāraṇapura Śrīpāṭa.

This is the birth place of Nityānanda Prabhu’s son-in-law Śrī Mādhavācārya. Mādhavācārya appeared as a son of Biśveśvara Ācārya who was the resident of Nānyapura and he was brought up by Bhagīratha Ācārya. Biśveśvara and Bhagīratha both were friends. Biśveśvara's wife Mahālakṣmī left her body shortly after gaving birth to a son. Then Bhagīratha’s wife, Jayadurgā, took the responsibility of bringing up the child. After his wife’s demise, Biśveśvara Ācārya left his family life and took up the renounced order of life. Jayadurgā was bringing up the son. Thus, Mādhavācārya was known as the foster son of Bhagīratha Ācārya in this Nānyapura.

Later, Mādhvācārya was known as the son-in-law of Nityānanda Prabhu. He alongwith his wife Gaṅgādevī, went to Jirāṭa in the district of Hoogly and established a Śrīpāṭa there. Presently, there is no trace of their worshipable Deity here. If asked to the local people, they show a high raised land and say that was the house of Mādhvācārya. That abandoned high raised land is present there.

The present name of Nānyapura is Nalipura. Uddhāraṇapura is near Kāṭwā and Nalipura is situated at the north of Uddhāraṇapura. Presently there is no sign of any Vaiṣṇava memorial here. There is a village nearby named Naihāṭi. Once upon a time the ancestors of Sanātana Gosvāmī were residing there. Nityānanda Prabhu’s chief disciple Śrī Uddhāraṇa Datta Ṭhākura was the dewān (finance minister) of the king named Nai in Naihāṭi. By the side of Naihāṭi is Sītāhāṭi and after that is Nalipura. Amongst the three sons of Gaṅgādevī, the youngest was Gopāla who had four sons. Amongst them the eldest son was Rāmakānāi and present Gosvāmī worshipers are carrying on the cultural heritage of Rāmakānāi.