Sri Dhananjaya Pandita

"Dhananjaya Pandit was a very rare soul. Nityananda Prabhu was always present in his heart." [C.B. Antya 5.733]

His Sripat is at Sitalgram, Mangal Kota Khana, Barddhaman district. There is a railway station at Kaicor on the metre gauge line from Katwa to Barddhaman. If one gets down at Kaicor, then it is about a twenty minute walk to the village of Sitalgram.

Dhananjaya Pandita also stayed at Sancra Pancra for some time. According to the opinion of some he was born in the village of Jargram, within the district of Cattagram. He was present during Mahaprabhu's sankirtana pastimes in Navadvipa. After returning from Vrindavana, he also worshiped the Deities at Jalandigram. At present the Deities of Sri Gopinatha, Sri Sri Nitai-Gaura and Sri Damodara Salagramsila are being worshipped there. He has no descendents, but he had a brother by the name Sri Sanjaya, whose son was Sri Rama Kanai Thakura. His Sripat is located at Mulukgrama (near Bolpur). Sanjaya was perhaps the disciple of Dhananjaya Pandita. The present sevakas at Sitalgram are the descendents of Dhananjaya Pandit's disciple.

Dhananjaya Pandita took part in many of Lord Caitanya's kirtana pastimes in Navadvipa. On the order of Lord Caitanya, he traveled widely and preached Krsna consciousness. He is mentioned in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta as being among the intimate servants of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. (See Sri Caitanya- caritamrta, Adi-lila 11.31)

His disappearance is on the eighth day of the bright fortnight, in the month of Kartik.

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