Sree Mukunda Datta appeared in the Chittagong district of modern Bangladesh, in the village of Chanhara. This village is situated about twenty miles from Pundarika Vidyanidhi’s Sripat. Vasudeva Datta Ṭhākura was his elder brother.In the district of Chittagong, there is a village named Cakrashala where lives a respectable family of Ambashtha physicians named Datta. Two great devotees named Mukunda Datta and Vasudeva Datta were born into this family. Both Vasudeva, the older and Mukunda, the younger came to Nabadvīpa to live.
He who was previously known as Sridama is today Abhirama Thakur. He picked up a piece of wood that it took 32 men to lift.Sri Abhirama Thakur was a very vigorous and powerful acharya. He engaged in preaching on the orders of Lord Nityananda and saved many atheists and people opposed to the Vaishnava religion. Abhirama Goswami possessed a fiery temper and great spiritual power. The atheists trembled whenever they saw him. Rama Das Abhirama was fully absorbed in the mood of friendship. He lifted a flute which contained sixteen knots.
The exact time and place of Sri Baladeva Vidyabhushana’s birth are unknown. Perhaps one day historians will be able to establish these facts beyond any doubt. From the little information that we do have about his life, we can conjecture that he was born in the 17th century of the modern era. Though we do not know the name of the exact village where he took birth, it was likely in the Balesore (Baleshvara) district of Orissa, somewhere near Remuna. From the date given in his commentary on Rupa Goswami’s Stavamala, it is clear that Baladeva was still living after the Battle of Plassey in 1757.
Sridhara Pandit was a resident of Nabadwip. Nabadwip is composed of nine islands, of which the central island is known as Antardvipa. He used to live at the northern extremity of Mayapur and to the southeast of the Chand Kazi’s samadhi, in the place that now goes by the name of Sridhara Angan. During his lifetime, it was a banana orchard, which nowadays is no longer the case, at least not to our mortal eyes. During this incarnation, Sridhara played the role of a poor Brahmin who made his living selling the produce of his banana garden.
The incarnation of love who previously was the queen of Vrindavan, Radha, is now the beloved of Gaura named Srila Gadadhara Pandit. Svarupa Damodar himself indicated that he was Vraja’s goddess of fortune, the Lakshmi who was previously the beloved of Shyamasundara in Vrindavan. She today has become the goddess of fortune of love for Gaura and is known as Srila Gadadhara Pandit. Lalita, who is also known as Anuradha, is Radha’s closest friend and confidante. She has also entered into Gadadhara, as was shown in the play Chaitanya-candrodaya.
She who during Kṛṣṇa’s avatāra was Candrakanti, the manifestation of Radharani’s ornaments, has become Gadadhara Das by Gauranga’s side. Balaram’s beloved Purnananda has also entered into him for some special purpose. He is Srimati Radharani’s effulgence. Just as Śrīla Gadadhar Pandit Gosvāmī is Srimati Radharani Herself, so Gadadhar Das is an avatāra of Her bodily luster. In the Lord’s avatāra as Kṛṣṇa with the emotions and bodily luster of Srimati Radharani, he is that bodily luster.
Ganga Mata Goswamini's original name was Sachi Devi. She was born in Puntiya which is in the Rajashahi district of present-day Bangla Desh. Her father was an important zamindar or raja, whose name was Naresha Narayan. From her early childhood, Sachi Devi was indifferent to family life and devoted to Krishna. Her parents saw this and wanted to see her married as soon as possible, but Sachi told them that she refused to accept any mortal as her husband. When she announced her determination to remain unmarried in this way, her parents were troubled but could do nothing to change her mind. When her mother died, Sachi Devi left home and set out on a pilgrimage which led her first to Puri and then to Vrindavan.
The cowherd Vasudāmā became Dhananjaya Pandit in Gaura-lila. Dhananjaya Pandit, the dear associate of Lord Nityananda, was previously Vasudama, one among the twelve bosom friends of Lord Baladeva. Dhananjaya Pandit was Nityananda Prabhu’s dear servant; he was very renounced and full of love for Kṛṣṇa. Opinions vary about Dhananjaya Pandit’s birthplace and his parentage. In the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Abhidhāna, it is said that he was born in the village of Jargram in Chittagong district on the fifth day of the waxing moon in the month of Chaitra, 1484. His father’s name was Sripati Bandyopadhyaya, his mother’s was Kalindi Devi. His wife was Haripriya.
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur is the best of the followers of Rupa Manjari who is the leader of Lalita Sakhi's entourage. Bhaktivinode Thakur also gives his eternal spiritual identity as Kamala Manjari, the servant of Sri Rupa Manjari in the song Siddhi-lalasa in his Gita-Mala. Her kanji is in the bower of Lalita, Vrajananda Sukhada Kunj, where she sets the standard of worship to the Divine Couple. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur accepted Anandacandra Datta and Jaganmohini Devi as his parents and appeared in Ula-Birnagar in the home of his maternal grandfather. It was the 352nd year after the birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sunday, Sept. 2, 1838; the tithi was Shukla Trayodashi of Bhadra. His parents gave him the name Kedaranatha.
Balaram’s wives Varuni and Revati became Vasudha and Jahnavi, the two wives of Nityananda Prabhu, in Chaitanya-lila. Both of them were the daughters of Surya Das, who was as effulgent as the sun. He was Kakudman, the father of Revati, in his previous birth. According to another opinion, Jahnava was the incarnation of Ananga Mjari. Both these opinions are possible, as we have shown that more than one identity can be joined in associates of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Jahnava’s father was Surya Das Sarakhela. According to the Gaudiya Vaishnava Abhidhana, her mother’s name was Bhadravati.
Srinivas Acharya was born in 1530 AD, on the full moon day of the month of Vaishakh combined with Rohini nakshatra, in the village of Chakhandi, which lies just north of Agradwip in the district of Nadia His father, Gangadhara Bhattacharya, was a Brahmin of the Rarha class. Gangadhara was overcome with grief when Mahäprabhu took sannyas in Katwa, and he began to cry constantly while calling out the names “Ha Chaitanya! Ha Chaitanya!” When the other devotees saw him intoxicated in divine love for Mahäprabhu, they nicknamed him Chaitanya Das, a name that stuck with him for the rest of his life.
There are two Arjunas in Krishna lila: one is a priya-narma-sakha in Vraja, the other is one of the Pandavas. These two combined to become Ramananda Raya, the dear companion of Mahaprabhu. He was very knowledgeable in the teachings of loving devotion to Radha and Krishna, which he described to Gauracandra on a daily basis. Some people say that Ramananda Raya was Lalita Sakhi, while others do not. Mahaprabhu himself told Bhavananda Raya that he was Pandu, the husband of Kunti and father of the Pandavas. The Pandava Arjuna also united with the gopi named Arjuniya.
Śrī Shyamananda Prabhu was a servant of Subala in Kṛṣṇa-lila. He was the disciple of Hridayananda or Hirday Chaitanya, a disciple of Gauri Das Pandit, who is Subala in Kṛṣṇa-lila. Shyamananda Prabhu was born on the full moon day of Chaitra in 1456 of the Shaka era (1534 AD) in the town of Dharenda Bahadurpura, which is near the Kharigapura railway station in Medinipura. His father was Sri Krishna Mandal and his mother, Durika. Krishna Mandal’s home town was Dandeshvara which lies on the banks of the Suvarnarekha River.
Srivas is Narada, who plays such an important part in Krishna's lila. Narada Muni's friend Parvata Muni appeared as Srivas' younger brother Ramai. Srivas' wife Malini Devi was Krishna's wet nurse in Vraja, Ambika. Srivas Pandit hailed from Sylhet. He later came to live in Nabadwip where he made an immense contribution to Gauranga lila. From the Chaitanya Bhagavata and Chaitanya Charitamrita we learn that Srivas had three brothers living with him in Navadvipa: Srirama Pandit, Sripati Pandit and Srikanta or Srinidhi Pandit.
Vedavyasa became Vrindavan Das Thakur. Krishna’s friend Kusumapida also entered into him for special purposes. Vedavyasa described Krishna-lila in the Srimad Bhagavatam. Non-different from Vyasa, Vrindavan Das described Mahaprabhu’s lila in his Chaitanya Bhagavat. His book was first called Chaitanya Mangala, but when Locana Das gave the same name to his biography of the Lord, it was dubbed “Chaitanya Bhagavat”. Vrindavan Das was born on the Krishna-dvadashi of the month of Vaishakh in 1429 of the Shaka era (1507 AD). Some say he was born in Mamgachi in the Nabadwip area, others say his birthplace was in Kumarahatta.