Sri Uddharana Datta Thakura

Parishads: Sri Uddharana Datta Thakur
by Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Maharaja

Sri Uddharana Datta Thakura was an intimate associate of Lord Nityananda. Raised in a family of gold merchants, he later married and became a wealthy minister. Lord Nityananda would often stay in his home. At the age of twenty-six, Uddharana Datta Thakura renounced home and family and joined Lord Nityananda's kirtana party. (See Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 11.41.)

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