“Before meeting Mahaprabhu Narahari had written many Sanskrit and Bengali songs about the vraja rasa of Radha-Giridhari. Later, he and Gadadhara Pandit always stayed with Lord Caitanya. Narahari used to please the Lord by waving a camara or peacock fan. Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda’s Gaura-aroti song glorifies this, narahari adi kori camara dhulaya.
Narahari Sarakara’s family was the pride of the Vaisnavas. By their influence all the people in Sri Khanda became Vaisnavas. The entire village turned into a “branch of the desire tree of love of God.” Since the time of Lord Gauracandra, Sri Khanda has been a preaching center for Gaudiya Vaisnavism. One day Sri Nityananda Prabhu came to Sri Khanda and asked Narahari, “All right, we know who you are. So where’s the honey?” By his mystic power Narahari turned a pot of water into supersweet honey for the Lord’s pleasure. Narahari serves Lord Syamasundara in Vraja lila as Madhumati, a prana-sakhi who supplies mouth-watering honey for Radha-Damodara and Their dear ones.
“Sri Narahari Sarakara’s very being was saturated with Radha-Krishna prema. No one can fathom the depth of his devotion and pure love for Radha and Krishna. In Vraja he is Radha’s dear sakhi, Madhumati (a storehouse of sweetness). And in Gauranga lila he is Narahari, a storehouse of Radha-Krishna prema.” (Sri Caitanya Mangala)
Narahari Sarakara books Padakalpataru and Krishna-bhajanamrta include wonderful intimate songs praising Lord Gauranga and Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Sripad B.V. Narayana Maharaja said, “Narahari composed many ambrosial nectarean songs that overflow with the sweetest devotion.”
In Sri Krishna Bhajanamrtam, Narahari teaches how to worship Sri Krishna and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Sri Locana Dasa Thakura and many others were disciples of Narahari Sarakara Thakura. Though not accessible, his samadhi is in Radha-kunda.
-An excerpt from the book ‘The Gaudiya Vaisnava Samadhis in Vrndavana’ authored by Mahanidhi Swami.