Gadadhara Pandita

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Chaitanya Nityananda Advaita Acharya Gadadhara Pandita Srivasa ThakuraFive colorful statues of deities
Pancha Tattva deities installed on a Vaishnava altar. From left to right (click on feet to go to article): Advaita Acharya, Nityananda, Chaitanya, Gadadhara Pandita, Srivasa.

Gadadhara Pandita was a close associate of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, spending the majority of life since his teenage years alongside the saint. In later life he took initiation from Pundarika Vidyanidhi on the request of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Within Gaudiya theology Gadadhara is a member of the Pancha Tattva, within which he is considered as an Avatar of Radharani, Lalita (gopi), or a combined incarnation of both.

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