Bengal

Ekachakra the appearance place of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary

Ganga the sacred river Ganges; the consort of the Supreme Lord who serves Him in the form of a river. After washing the lotus feet of Lord Visnu and filling the Causal Ocean, the Ganga enters this material universe, flows through the heavenly planets, and descends to the earth after her fallen is broken by Lord Siva. From the Himalayas, the Ganga flows across India into the Bay of Bengal, purifying and blessing all souls with devotion to the Lord.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary

Gauda Mandal lit. ‘the district of gur (a type of unrefined sugar)’; the land of sweetness: the land of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s eternal Pastimes, which descended to the earth with the Lord. At present, Gauda Mandal is a district in central West Bengal that is renowned for Vaisnavism.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary

Govinda Ghos an eternal associate of the Lord who appeared in Agradwip, West Bengal. He and his two younger brothers, Vasudev Ghos and Madhava Ghos, were renowned kirtaniyas.

— books Sri Sri Prema-vivarta / Glossary

Laksman Sen a king of Bengal in the 12th century. He made Nabadwip his capital, the city being founded by his grandfather Vijay Sen in 1063.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary

Nabadwip lit. ‘nine islands’; the eternal abode of Sriman Mahaprabhu, nondifferent from Sri Vrndavan, which He brought with Him to the earth during His Pastimes here. The region known as Nabadwip is the centre of Sri Gauda Mandal and is divided by streams of the Ganges, Yamuna, Saraswati, and other sacred rivers into nine islands — Simantadwip, Godrumadwip, Madhyadwip, Koladwip, Rtudwip, Jahnudwip, Modadrumadwip, Rudradwip, and Antardwip. At present, Nabadwip also refers to the town on the western bank of the Ganges within Koladwip in West Bengal, India.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary