Lord Gauranga manifests to the Panca-Pandavas at Mahatpura

While describing the magnificent topics of Vaikunthapura, Lord Nityananda and the other devotees reached Mahatpura. Lord Nityananda said, “This place is Kamyavana. Please take darsana of this place with utmost devotion. Previously panca- vata (five banyan trees) were growing here, but by the desire of the Lord all these trees have disappeared. Now this place is known as Matapura. But according to scripture it was previously known as Mahatpura. During the period of their exile, the five Pandavas along with Draupadi devi had come to Gaura-desa. While they were staying in the village of Ekacakra, Yudhishthira Maharaja saw the glories of Nadia in a dream and became very anxious. The next day, with great hankering to visit Navadvipa-dhama, all of them happily came to this place. By seeing the beauty of the dhama, the Pandavas praised the good fortune of the inhabitants of Gaura-mandala-bhumi. They stayed here for a few days and killed many demons and rakshasas. All of you please look, this is Yudhishthira tila and here you can see Draupadi kunda. Understanding the glories of this place King Yudhishthira stayed here peacefully for a few days. One day in his dream he saw the transcendental form of Lord Gauranga. That incredible form of the Lord was dazzling all directions. While smiling Lord Gauranga said, ‘Behold My most confidential form. I as Krishna, son of Nanda, always stay at your house as your friend. This Navadvipa-dhama is the best among all the dhamas. This dhama manifests in Kali-yuga to dispel the darkness. All of you are My eternal servants and will take birth during My manifested pastimes. I will stay with you constantly in Purushottama-kshetra which is situated in Utkala-desa on the coast. Now please go from here to Orissa and purify that land to reduce the suffering of the living entities.’ Yudhishthira described this dream to his brothers and then all of them, along with mother Kunti, proceeded to Orissa. It was very painful for them to leave Navadvipa, but they had to follow the order of the Lord.”