- At a very young age Srinivas Acharyya met with Vishnupriya Devi
but Mahaprabhu had already disappeared at that time.
- Srinivas received a dream to go to Gadadhar Pandit to learn
Srimad-Bhagavatam. Gadadhar had a similar dream, and agreed to
- He sent Srinivas to get another copy of the book from Bengal,
but Gadadhar Pandit passed away before he returned.
- By the grace of Gadadhar Pandit's intention, saying he will
teach him, Srinivas Acharyya became a great Bhagavat teacher.
- After their studies were finished Jiva Goswami gave the titles:
Narottam 'Thakur', Srinivas 'Acharrya', and Shyamananda 'Prabhu'.
- Jiva Goswami sent the books of the Goswamis with them to Bengal,
but on the way King Birahambir stole the books, having been advised
by his astrologer that these trunks contained jewels.
- They searched extensively, and finally Srinivas Acharyya stayed
behind to find the books. He came to hear Bhagavat reading at
the King's house, and in that assembly Srinivas explained the
proper meaning of Srimad-Bhagavatam.
- The King was impressed, and asked his circumstances. Hearing
this, King Birahambir took Srinivas Acharya and showed him the
books. He confessed to having stolen them and took shelter at
Srinivas Acharyya's lotus feet and begged for initiation.
- Srinivas Acharyya sent news of the books to Narottam Thakur
and others in Bengal. All were pleased.
- Narottam Thakur, Srinivas Acharrya, and Shyamananda Prabhu then
preached extensively in north-eastern India.
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