Srila Adwaita Acharya Appearance Day

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All glories to Sri Advaita Acharya, the incarnation of Sada-Shiva and Mahavishnu, who is an intimate associate of Lord Sachinandan Gaurahari. It was in response to his loud calling, that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in this age of Kali to deliver the fallen conditioned souls from the pitiful condition of material existence. By worshipping Shaligram with tulsi leaves and the water from the holy Ganges, he pleased the Lord and made him descend from the transcendental realm into this world for the benefit of the jivas, who had gone astray from the spiritual path of life. Appearing around 50 years before Gaurahari, the beloved son of Jagannath Mishra, who was a dear friend of Adwaita Acharya, he came along with his wife Sita Thakurani to the house of Jagannath Mishra when Vishwambhar was born. He later witnessed many childhood pastimes of the Lord, and joined his sankirtan in Srivas Angan when Mahaprabhu returned from gaya and started exhibiting transcendental ecstatic symptoms. After Mahaprabhu took Sanyas, he was taken by Nityananda Prabhu to the house of Adwaita Acharya in Shantipur, the village where Advaita Acharya stayed for the majority of his pastimes. There Mahaprabhu met his mother again and upon her request, he agreed to make his base in Jagannath Puri, so that she could get regular news of him. Sri Adwaita Acharya would then go to Jagannath Puri every year for Chaturmaas and spend time there in the association of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. He was a prominent associate of Sri Gaurahari and was very dear to him. There are many beautiful pastimes of his described in the books of Chaitanya Charitamrita, Chaitanya Bhagawat and Chaitanya Mangal. On the auspicious occasion of his holy appearance day, we pray to him to bestow his causeless mercy upon us so that we may develop unflinching faith in the lotus feet of Sri Gaurasundar. Sri Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya has written a beautiful astakam in the glorification of Advaita Acharya, one verse of which is as follows:

 yad-dhunkaraih prema-sindhor vikarair
 akrstah san gaura-goloka-nathah
 avirbhutah sri-navadvipa-madhye
 srila advaitacaryam etam prapadye 

Let me surrender to Srila Advaita Acarya. Attracted by His loud calls, the golden Lord of Goloka Vrndavana who is an ocean of ecstatic love appeared in Sri Navadvipa.