Lord Nityananda (Nitai)
Lord Nityananda is regarded as being like the elder brother of Lord Chaitanya. He appeared in 1474 in the village of Ekachakra, now in West Bengal. As He entered boyhood, He would play only those sports which Lord Krishna had played. Lord Nityananda is considered identical with Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Lord Nityananda always served Lord Chaitanya in any way. His beauty was so enchanting and He was so full of ecstatic love for Krishna that, wherever He moved, crowds of people would follow and become lovers of God.
Find out more about Lord Nityananda:
- Lord Nityananda—Adapted from “Sri Panca-tattva: The Five Features of God,” by Satyaraja Dasa (Steven J. Rosen)
- Pastimes of Lord Nityananda—Lord Nityananda’s Pastimes from the Sri Chaitanya Bhagavata, by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakura, narrated by Harinam Chintamani dasi.
- Read a whole lot more about Lord Nityananda in the Chaitanya Charitamrita (Adi-lila, Chapter 5)