Srila Lochan Das Thakur

Srila Lochan Das Thakur was a devotee of Supreme Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

He displayed devotion for Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu from his childhood.

Srila Lochan Das was married at a very young age, according to the customs of that epoque. His in-laws’ household was in a distant village. However, though he had entered the married station, he was extremely renounced and spent all his time discussing Sri Krishna-katha with other devotees of Sri Gauranga.

Since Srila Lochan Das was married at a very early age, his wife at first remained with her parents, but as the time approached when she was to join him, they began to worry because of Srila Locana Das’s indifference to material life. They approached his guru Srila Narahari Sarkara Thakur and told him of their disquiet. As a result, Srila Narahari ordered Srila Locana Das to go to his in-laws’ home.

When Srila Locana arrived in their village he was unable to remember where their house was, since it had been so long since he had visited. He asked a young girl in the street for directions, addressing her as “Ma”, or “mother”. When he arrived at his in-laws’ house, he learned that the girl whom he had addressed as his mother was in fact his wife. From that day on, he always looked upon his wife as a mother, worshiping Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga in an attitude of renunciation.

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