Sri Mahesa Pandit
who was previously a very munificent cowherd boy has now appeared as
Mahesa Pandita. In ecstatic love, he dances like a madman as though
intoxicated to the beat of a kettle drum. [C.C. Adi 11.32]
to Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, Mahesa Pandita was formerly Maha-Bahusakha
in Krsna-lila. He was a companion of Nityananda Prabhu, and was present
at the Danda Mahotsava held at Paninati.
Taranga Nine, it is stated that when Narottama dasa Thakura came to
visit Khardaha, he had darshana of the lotus feet of Mahesa Pandita.
dasa Thakura has described him as a 'param mahanta' due to the fact
that he was very dear to Nityananda Prabhu. [C.B. Antya 5.744]
Pandita's original Sripat at Sukh Sagor merged into the bed of the
Ganges, but his worshippable deities of Sri Sri Nitai-Gauranga as well
as his samadhi were moved to Palpara. There is a railway station there,
between Simrali and Cakdaha stations, on the Sealdah-Krsnanagar line.
His disappearance day is on the thirteenth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Pausa.