(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 8 March 2019, Durban, South Africa, Kendra nama-hatta)
The Lord is one without a second. He is inconceivable and He takes unlimited forms. Of all these forms, the form of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is particularly extraordinary because in this form he is the maha vadanyaya avatar, the most merciful incarnation.
He appeared in the land of Gauda, specifically in the land of Navadvipa Mandala, being in Sri Dhama Mayapur, particularly in the Yoga-Pitha, in Antardvipa, in the central island of the 9 islands of Navadvipa. The Lord appeared under a neem tree at the time of a lunar eclipse when Rahu was attacking the moon. It is considered to be an inauspicious time, therefore everyone, in order to counteract this inauspicious time, entered into holy waters.
The Ganga was filled with people, and all these people were chanting the holy names of the Lord. And so Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared at a time which was apparently inauspicious in terms of the lunar eclipse, but that inauspiciousness became completely auspicious when there was the congregational chanting of the holy name. Suddenly everything was transformed and the spiritual world manifested in this world. Everyone was touched by the transcendental influence and became completely blissful. And so this is how it is said that the Lord appeared in Sri Dhama Mayapur.