By Jayapataka Swami - 6.11 2023

Śrīnivāsa decided that there should be a big sammelan, a big gathering of all the Vaiṣṇavas in commemoration of Dvija Haridāsa. So, at that time, all the Vaiṣṇavas were called, invited all the great preachers and Vīrabhadra, the son of Nityānanda, he came. Raghunandana, they all came to Śrīkhaṇḍa, the place where Narahari used to live, Cirañjīva, Raghunandana, all these associates of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. So, when they came, Śrīnivāsācārya, he greeted them all. And they were having several days nonstop kīrtana, Bhāgavatam classes and whole, like a parikrama taking prasāda together and all the people were gathering.
So then one night, Vīrabhadra Prabhu, He had a kīrtana began with His associates and He started to dance. Of course, Vīrabhadra himself is Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu. And uh, Vīrabhadra was a tremendous preacher. I mean sometimes, just as a..One time, the, the Mohammedan ruler went into the village and so-called you know, converted about 100 Hindus into Mohammedan. And then Vīrabhadra heard about it, went there, and He initiated a thousand Mohammedans into Vaiṣṇavas.

He was a very, very strong preacher. He performed many miracles also, being a Viṣṇu-avatāra. So, He began dancing and naturally, just like Nityānanda was... by His was dancing Lord Caitanya was always present, well, Vīrabhadra’s dancing, you can imagine, was something which is beyond this world. So, His dancing and kīrtana, the people, all gathered around to see. And the other associates, they became all filled with a deep ecstasy.
Today is the appearance of Vīrabhadra Prabhu. He is the son of Nityānanda Prabhu. He is the avatāra of Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu. He was a great preacher. Actually, the Ekacakra is named after him, Vīracandrapur. So, we have great heritage of preachers in our sampradāya.