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CC Madhya 11.88
- govinda, mādhava ghoṣa, ei vāsu-ghoṣa
- tina bhāira kīrtane prabhu pāyena santoṣa
govinda—Govinda Ghoṣa; mādhava ghoṣa—Mādhava Ghoṣa; ei—this; vāsu-ghoṣa—Vāsudeva Ghoṣa; tina bhāira—of the three brothers; kīrtane—in the saṅkīrtana; prabhu—the Lord; pāyena santoṣa—gets very much pleasure.
“Here also are Govinda Ghoṣa, Mādhava Ghoṣa and Vāsudeva Ghoṣa. They are three brothers, and their saṅkīrtana, congregational chanting, pleases the Lord very much.
Govinda Ghoṣa belonged to the kāyastha dynasty of the Uttara-rāḍhīya section, and he was known as Ghoṣa Ṭhākura. Even to the present day there is a place named Agradvīpa, near Katwa, where a fair takes place and is named after Ghoṣa Ṭhākura. As far as Vāsudeva Ghoṣa is concerned, he composed many nice songs about Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and these are all authorized Vaiṣṇava songs, like the songs of Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura, Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, Locana dāsa Ṭhākura, Govinda dāsa Ṭhākura and other great Vaiṣṇavas.