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    Shri Kashishvara Pandit

    Shri GovindaShri Ishvara Puri sent his disciples Govinda and Kashishvara Pandit to Jagannatha Puri to humbly serve Lord Chaitanya. Reluctant to accept service from His Godbrothers, Shri Chaitanya finally agreed since it was His guru's wish. Named Kalavati and Sasirekha in Vraja lila, Govinda and Kashishvara bring Yamuna water to Lord Shri Krishna. Kashishvara Pandit, who was strong and powerfully built, used to walk before Lord Chaitanya keeping the crowds from touching Him. And after kirtans he would serve Prasadam to all the Devotees.

    Shri Gaurasundara asked Kashishvara to move to Vrindavana for worshiping Shri Rupa Gosvami's Deity of Govindaji. Fearing separation from Lord Chaitanya, Kashishvara said, "My Lord, if I must give up Your association my heart will split in two." Out of compassion for His Devotee Lord Gaurachandra gave him a Deity of Himself that was so perfectly formed it exactly resembled the Lord. "Gaura-Govinda," the Deity's name, is a golden form of Krishna playing flute. Then Kashishvara Pandit happily went to Vrindavana to serve Gaura-Govinda and Govindaji.

    Shri Sadhana Dipika says, "I worship Shri Kashishvara Pandit whose power of love and devotion brought Shri Chaitanya to Western India as a Deity." Today the original Deities of Gaura-Govinda and Govindaji are lovingly adored by thousands of Devotees in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

    Kashishvara Pandit's original samadhi is in 64 Samadhis Area.

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