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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Ādi-līlā - Chapter 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


tāṅra upaśākhā—yata kulīna-grāmī jana
satyarāja-ādi—tāṅra kṛpāra bhājana


tāṅra upaśākhā—his subbranch; yata—all; kulīna-grāmī jana—the inhabitants of Kulīna-grāma; satyarāja—Satyarāja; ādi—heading the list; tāṅra—his; kṛpāra—of mercy; bhājana—recipient.


One subbranch of Haridāsa Ṭhākura consisted of the residents of Kulīna-grāma. The most important among them was Satyarāja Khān, or Satyarāja Vasu, who was a recipient of all the mercy of Haridāsa Ṭhākura.


Satyarāja Khān was the son of Guṇarāja Khān and father of Rāmānanda Vasu. Haridāsa Ṭhākura lived for some time during the Cāturmāsya period in the village named Kulīna-grāma, where he chanted the holy name, the Hare Kṛṣṇa mahā-mantra, and distributed his mercy to the descendants of the Vasu family. Satyarāja Khān was allotted the service of supplying silk ropes for the Jagannātha Deity during the Ratha-yātrā festival. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s answers to his inquiries about the duty of householder devotees are vividly described in the Madhya-līlā, Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen.

The village of Kulīna-grāma is situated two miles from the railway station named Jaugrāma on the Newcord line from Howrah to Burdwan. Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu very highly praised the people of Kulīna-grāma, and He stated that even a dog of Kulīna-grāma was very dear to Him.

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