14 Srivasa Angana, Return to Birthplace
This place is also known as Kholabhanga-danga, the place where Chand Kazi’s men broke a mridanga. At Srivasa Angana, Gauranga and His associates started the sankirtana movement. Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu would dance in ecstasy here. Every night for one year Lord Caitanya and His associates would perform ecstatic sankirtana behind closed doors.When you enter the compound, walk to the right to enter the temple marking the location where Srivasa Thakura’s house once stood. On the altar there are deities of Radha-Krishna on the left, and Gaura-Nitai on the right. In the center there is a deity of Mahaprabhu in His maha-prakasa form. Srivasa Thakura is holding an umbrella over Him and Gadadhara Pandita is waving a camara fan. Mahaprabhu is in themood of the Supreme Lord of the universe. This deity commemorates the pastime when Lord Caitanya showed His maha-prakasa form by exhibiting His different incarnations and fulfilling His devotees’ desires. While doing so He accepted worship for twenty-one hours, displaying His divine form to all His devotees in a manner just suitable for each of them. There is also a teninch Lord Nrisimha deity on the central altar.