Birth place of Srila Vasudeva Datta:
Mamgachi-2Srila Vasudeva Datta was a very close associate of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, “Vasudeva owns my body. He can do with it whatever he likes. He can sell it in the market place; I am his property.” So in this way, Srila Vasudeva Datta was a very close devotee of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. The reason was that he had prayed that all the sinful reactions of all the living beings in the entire universe would be transferred upon him so that they could all go back to Godhead.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta writes in his commentary on the Caitanya Caritamrta that that is in that way he was even greater than Jesus Christ, in the way that he took the sinful reactions of his followers, he was ready to take the reactions of anyone and everyone. So Vasudeva Datta embodies compassion particularly and we are here. The Deities are named Madan Gopala and there’s a very nice elderly devotee who has been here for so many years and is now cooking for us because he is addicted to serving the vaisnavas…


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