Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura, the author of Sri Caitanya- bhagavata, took birth in Modadrumadvipa. He is an incarnation of Vedavyasadeva, and was a disciple of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. He had many disciples, including Gopinatha Brahmacari, a descendant of Sri Kesava Bharati. His mother was Narayani-devi, the niece of Srivasa Pandita. When she was four years old she received the remnants of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s food directly from His own hand. When Lord Krishna was a child, He was nursed by a woman named Ambika who had a younger sister named Kilimbika. According to Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, Kilimbika was Narayani.
Practical Guide The deities that Vrindavana dasa Thakura worshiped, Nitai- Gauranga and Sri Jagannatha, are worshiped here in Mamgachi. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Maharaja established the Modadruma Gaudiya Matha in Mamgachi.
Directions: Vrindavana dasa Thakura hails from the village of Mamgachi, which is about one mile from the Purvasthali railway station and not far from the Navadvipa railway station.
Birthplace of Malini-devi :
This is where the wife of Srivasa Pandita, Malini-devi, was born. It is near Vrindavana dasa Thakura’s birthplace. When Lord Caitanya took sannyasa all these devotees left Antardvipa and came to live in Sri Modadrumadvipa.