“Jagadish Pandit was the savior of the world. He was a monsoon cloud of Krishna prema, pouring showers of mercy upon everyone.” (Caitanya-caritamrta)
Jagadish Pandit and his brother, Mahesh, lived near Jagannatha Mishra in Sridhama Mayapur. One Ekadasi day baby Nimai was crying constantly. He stopped after taking maha-prasadam rice in Jagadish Pandit’s home. Then Nimai performed a miracle. Jagadish Pandit swooned in ecstasy upon seeing baby Gauranga manifest a beautiful form with a monsoon cloud blue complexion, shining like lightning, and adorned with a shimmering peacock feather.
After moving to Sri Ksetra Dhama (Jagannatha Puri), Lord Gauracandra asked Jagadish to come help spread the Hari Nama sankirtana movement. Taking Lord Jagannatha’s permission, Jagadish Pandit took a Deity of Jagannatha back to Nadia to worship in his village of Yashora.
In Krishna’s nitya-lila Jagadish Pandit serves as the dancer Candrahasa, or a naga-patni (wife of Kaliya).
-An excerpt from the book ‘The Gaudiya Vaisnava Samadhis in Vrndavana’ authored by Mahanidhi Swami.