Bilvamangal Thakur

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Bilvamangal Thakur (Lilasuka) the author of Sri Krsna-karnamrta, a compilation of poems describing Sri Krsna’s madhura-rasa Pastimes which was greatly appreciated by Sriman Mahaprabhu. Although he was a brahman and scholar, Bilvamangal once risked his life to meet with a prostitute in the middle of the night during a violent storm. After being admonished by the prostitute when he arrived, Bilvamangal had an epiphany, and the next morning he went straight to the asram of Somagiri, a renowned Vaisnava in the lineage of Visnu Swami, and took initiation. He stayed with his Guru for some time and began to compose poetry about Lord Krsna. When Somagiri saw this, he gave him the name Lilasuka (‘parrot of the Lord’s Pastimes’) and soon after conferred sannyas upon him. Bilvamangal later departed for Sri Vrndavan Dham and spent the rest of his life there absorbed in serving the Lord and composing poetry describing His Pastimes.

— books Sri Sri Prema-vivarta / Glossary