Nityananda-Trayodasi
"Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the Lord of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, appeared in the village of Ekacakra. His father was a brahmana named Hadai Pandita and his mother was Srimati Padmavati devi. From His early childhood Sri Nityananda Prabhu had a serene disposition and was highly intelligent. He was a reservoir of excellences. His charming beauty overshadowed the attractiveness of millions upon millions of Cupids. From the time of Nityananda's birth, everything became auspicious in the district of Radha. Famine, poverty and all kinds of disturbances were totally dispelled. On the day of Lord Chaitanya's appearance in Nabadwip, Sri Nityananda, Who was still in Radha, roared with jubilation. The sound of that roar filled the universe and robbed everyone of his senses. Some people speculated, "It must be a thunder-clap." Others thought it was the sound of some impending disaster. Still others said, "We know the reason for this sound. Lord Nityananda, the Lord of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, is roaring in ecstasy."


Caitanya Bhagavata, Adi Lila, Chapter 9
Nityananda Trayodashi, is a festival which commemorates the appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, who is an incarnation of Lord Balarama, brother of Lord Krishna. He appeared in 15th century with Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, in the village of Ekacakra in Bengal. Nityananda Prabhu appeared just like the rising moon, dispelled all the darkness covering the world by His auspicious appearance. Srila Prabhupada, Founder – Acharya of ISKCON says, : vrajendra-nandana yei, saci-suta haila sei balarama ha-ila nitai “Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the son of Saci is none other than Lord Krishna, the son of mother Yashoda and Nanda Maharaja, and Nityänanda Prabhu is the same Balarama.” Sri Chaitanya-caritamrtha, Adi-lila 14.3 Purport. Sri Nityanada Prabhu, is the incarnation of Godhead as divine master, he delivered debauchee brothers Jagai and Madhai, and showed how the mercy of a real devotee is bestowed upon the lowest of mankind. He was instrumental in spreading the holy name of Lord Krishna all over Bengal and was a great preacher who delivered most fallen souls. He was an intimate associate of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and on his order he spread the holy name of Lord “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare” throughout the world. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's name is always taken with Sri Nityananda Prabhu's name, devotees in glorification of the Lord chant as Jai Gaura-Nitai! All glories to Sri Krishna Caitanya, the ocean of mercy. All glories to Nityananda Prabhu Sri Krishna Caitanya is the life and soul of Nityananda Prabhu. Vrindavana Dasa, praying at their lotus feet sings Sri Caitanya Bhagavata.
 
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