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By command of God first the source of Sri Ananta,
Nityananda-Rama, appeared in Rahr. On the auspicious thirteenth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh,
In the womb of Padmavati, in the village named Ekchaka. Hadai Pandit was the best and purest of Brahman,
Him the original Parent of all vouchsafe to have as progenitor.

Summary:- In this chapter are treated - the precedent appearance of the associated counterparts and eternal associates of God-head, the then condition of Nabadvipa, Advaita Prabhu's Krishna worship with water and Tulasi, the appearance of Sri Nityananda on the 13th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, the hymn of the gods while the Lord was in the mother’s womb, the advent of Sri Gaur-chandra ushered by Sri-Krishna-Kirtan on the full moon day of the month of Falgun and the attendant rejoicings.

The limit of the material power of Purusha I do not know, neither do the munis born thy elders; The primal god, thousand-mouthed Shesha, who is ever singing the praise, Up till now has failed to reach the bounding shore of those qualities. Such is the Lord, the possessor of greatest power, self regulated,
Who abideth in rasatal for maintenance of the world. Narada himself, appearing in the assembly of Brahma,
The praise of whose qualities, sings to the accompaniment of his lute tumburu.

The most precious jewels are treasured in the best loved places,
The mouths of Sree Ananta are the Treasury of the jewels of (Krishna’s) glorious deeds. Therefore in the beginning if praises of Balaram
Find expression in that mouth manifests the Kirtan of Chaitanya. A thousand hooded serpent is Lord Balaram.
What-so-ever the Lord does is all unrestrained. The great Lord Haladhar, of immense stature,
Drunk with the praise of Chaitanya Chandra, of exceeding patience.

Summary:- The chapter constitutes the brief introduction to the subject. In the five opening verses which are in Sanskrit obeisance is made to Sree Chaitanya, Nityananda and the devotees of Vishnu. This is followed by the Mangalacharana (auspicious act in the beginning for the success of the work) in which the obeisance to the devotee takes precedence of that to Chaitanyachandra Himself then comes the obeisance to Nityananda the tutelary Divinity of the author, His grace is recognised as the source of the author’s inspiration in the undertaking which is beyond the capacity of mortals.