Srila Lochan das thakur disappearance day

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All glories to the illustrious disciple of Srila Narahari Chakravarti, Sri Lochan Das Thakur, who appeared in the village of Kograma in Katwa at the banks of the Ajaya River. Born in the physician caste to Kamalakara Das and Sadanande devi, Srila Lochan das thakur was very much attached to the lotus feet of Sri Sachinandan Gaurahari and to the narrations of Sri Krishna’s pastimes from his very childhood. In accordance with the prevalent tradition, he was married at a very young age, but his wife had remained at her parent’s house and was to join him after they had grown up. When the time for his wife to come to his house was nearing, his parents began to worry about him as he was totally indifferent towards family life. Seeing this, they went to Srila Narahari Chakravarti and submitted their concern at his lotus feet, upon hearing which he instructed Lochan das thakur to go to the house of his wife. Following the instructions of his spiritual master, Lochan das thakur went to the village of his wife and, having forgotten the way to his in-law’s house, he asked for directions from one women, after having addressed her as ‘Ma’, meaning mother. He later discovered that the woman whom he had addressed as mother was actually his wife, but that day onward he started respecting his wife as a mother and maintained complete detachment from family life. He was constantly engaged in discussing and remembering the pastimes of the Lord in the association of other devotees.  Later, following the instructions of his Spiritual Master, he wrote Sri Chaitanya Mangal, a poetic masterpiece beautifully describing the pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.  Along with this glorious book, he wrote other books as well, and is the author of many wonderful bhajans. This day marks the holy disappearance day of this great personality. May he bless us all with unflinching faith in the lotus feet of Sachinandan Sri Gaurahari.