Nabadwip

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Nabadwip

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

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

Mayapur the village at the centre of Sri Nabadwip Dham on the island of Antardwip where Sriman Mahaprabhu takes birth and resides during His youth.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary

Nadia the land of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s eternal Pastimes. Nadia once referred specifically to the town of Nabadwip, but at present refers to the district in which Nabadwip is located.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary