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KAVI KARNAPURA
PARAMANANDA SENA
PURI DASA

Krsna lila -
Father: Çivänanda Sena
Brothers: Caitanya däsa and Räma däsa
Initiated by: Sri SriNnatha Cakravarti

Caitanya-dasa, ramadasa, ara karnapura
tina putra sivanandera prabhura bhakta-sura

"The three sons of Sivananda Sena, named Caitanya dasa, Ramadasa and Karnapura, were all heroic devotees of Lord Caitanya." (Cc. Adi 10.62)

The guru of Paramananda was Sri Natha Pandita who was the disciple of Advaita Acarya. In the beginning of Sri Ananda Vrindavana Campu, Kavi-karnapura has offered prayers to his Sri Gurudeva, who resided at Kanca Para, one and a half miles from Kumar Hatta. His Deity of Sri Krsna Raya is still residing there.

In his Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, Kavi-karnapura states, "He who was previously known as the gopi Bira and who was the messenger (duti) of Radharani, has now become my father, Sivananda Sen." After spending the four months of the rainy season (Caturmasya) with Mahaprabhu, the devotees were preparing to return to Bengal. At that time, Mahaprabhu called Sivananda and told him, "You should name your next son Puri das."

Having received that benediction, Sivananda very joyfully proceeded on the way back to his home. A few months later a son was born to him and after consulting with an astrologer the boy was named Paramananda dasa.

The following year Sivananda again brought the devotees, along with his wife and new born son, to Puri, to see Mahaprabhu. Sivananda induced his son to offer his dandavats at the lotus feet of Prabhu and thus placed him at His lotus feet. The boy was simply looking at the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu, who laughed gently and placed His foot in front of the baby. Then the child in great ecstasy, caught hold of Prabhus foot with both hands, and began to suck on His toe, while the devotees resounded in joy, "Hari! Hari!" This boy later became known as Sri Kavi-karnapura Gosvami.

Later Sivananda brought his son Puri das with him to see Mahaprabhu. The boy offered his obeisances at the lotus feet of Prabhu at which Prabhu addressed him, "Puri das! Let me hear you recite something." The boy replied,

"Sravasoh kuvalayam aksnor anjanam
uraso mahendra-mani-dama
vrindavana-ramaninam mandanam
akhilam harir jayati."

"Sri Krsna is the blue lotus flower on the ears of the gopis, the ointment for their eyes, the blue sapphire on their breasts and all their other ornaments. May Sri Hari be always glorified." (Cc. Antya 16.74)

Everyone was astonished that a seven year old boy, with no education could recite Sanskrit verses. All the devotees remarked that surely he has received the Lord's mercy. Mahaprabhu was moved to ecstasy by hearing this verse and embraced the boy in great love, showering His blessings upon him, "May you always be enlivened in the ecstasy of Krsna's pastimes." In response to the boy's recitation Mahaprabhu said, "My dear child! Like a great poet (kavi) you have so nicely described the ornament on the ear (karna) or the Vraja gopis. So from today on you will be known as Kavi-karnapura."

He compiled following literatures: Caitanya-candrodaya-nataka, Ananda- vrindavana-campu, Caitanyamrta Mahakavya, Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, Radha-Krsna-ganoddesa-dipika, Sri Krsna-chika-kaumadi, Alankara- kaustubha, Arya-sataka.

Srimai Radharani

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