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CC Adi 10.74

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


śrī-caitanyera ati priya buddhimanta khān
ājanma ājñākārī teṅho sevaka-pradhāna


śrī-caitanyera—of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; ati priya—very dear; buddhimanta khān—Buddhimanta Khān; ājanma—from the very beginning of his life; ājñā-kārī—follower of the orders; teṅho—he; sevaka—servant; pradhāna—chief.


The thirty-sixth branch, Buddhimanta Khān, was extremely dear to Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He was always prepared to carry out the Lord’s orders, and therefore he was considered to be a chief servant of the Lord.


Śrī Buddhimanta Khān was one of the inhabitants of Navadvīpa. He was very rich, and it is he who arranged for the marriage of Lord Caitanya with Viṣṇupriyā, the daughter of Sanātana Miśra, who was the priest of the local zamindar. He personally defrayed all the expenditures for the marriage ceremony. When Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu was attacked by vāyu-vyādhi (derangement of the air within the body) Buddhimanta Khān paid for all requisite medicines and treatments to cure the Lord. He was the Lord’s constant companion in the kīrtana movement. He collected ornaments for the Lord when He played the part of the goddess of fortune in the house of Candraśekhara Ācārya. He also went to see Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu when He was staying at Jagannātha Purī.