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CC Ādi 11.25

Text

sūryadāsa sarakhela, tāṅra bhāi kṛṣṇadāsa
nityānande dṛḍha viśvāsa, premera nivāsa

Synonyms

sūryadāsa sarakhela — Sūryadāsa Sarakhela; tāṅra bhāi — his brother; kṛṣṇadāsa — Kṛṣṇadāsa; nityānande — unto Lord Nityānanda; dṛḍha viśvāsa — firm faith; premera nivāsa — the reservoir of all love of Godhead.

Translation

Sūryadāsa Sarakhela and his younger brother Kṛṣṇadāsa Sarakhela both possessed firm faith in Nityānanda Prabhu. They were a reservoir of love of Godhead.

Purport

In the Bhakti-ratnākara (Twelfth Wave), it is stated that a few miles from Navadvīpa is a place called Śāligrāma that was the residence of Sūryadāsa Sarakhela. He was employed as a secretary in the Muslim government of that time, and thus he amassed a good fortune. Sūryadāsa had four brothers, all of whom were pure Vaiṣṇavas. Vasudhā and Jāhnavā were two daughters of Sūryadāsa Sarakhela.