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SRI SARANGA THAKURA & “SRI MADANA-GOPALA TEMPLE” AT “SRI MODRUMADVIPA” ISLAND OF SRI NAVADVIPA-MAYAPUR DHAM Sri Saranga Thakura is also known as Sarangapani, Sarangadhara or Saranga Murari Caitanya Das. The Caitanya Caritamrta Adi 10.113 describes Saranga Thakura as the seventy-seventh branch of Lord Caitanya’s tree of Bhakti. Gaura Ganoddesa Dipika states, “That person who was formerly the gopi called Nandimukhi in Lord Krishna’s Vraja-lila appeared in the pastimes of Lord Caitanya as Saranga Thakura.” Sri Saranga Thakura resided in this area, which is now known as “Mamagacchi”, on the banks of the Ganges in Modradrumadvipa in Navadvipa-Mayapur Dham. At present in this place there is a temple of “Sri Madana-Gopala”. The Ganga river used to flow nearby and he would perform his Bhajana while sitting in a secluded place. In the evenings, he would cross the Ganges to go to Mayapur for Harinam-Sankirtana with Gauranga Mahaprabhu and His associates.