Chand Kazi Samadhi

tat-samipe maha-devi
mathura vidyate pure
abhavat yatra vai kamso
yavanasya grihe kalau

“O Mahadevi! Near that place (Simantadvipa, where Parvati had darsana of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu) is the city of Mathura, where in the age of Kali, Kamsa took birth in a yavana family.” (Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya,Pramana-khanda4.34) 

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura writes: “North of Prithu-kunda is the town of Mathura and the holy place known as Shashthi-tirtha, which is within the exquisitely beautiful forest of Madhuvana (in Vraja). This is a very extensive area populated by many people. May my eyes become purified by viewing this scene.” (Navadvipa-bhava-taranga)


The place of the Kazi is compared to the city of Mathura. Here Gauranga Mahaprabhu delivered Chand Kazi by giving him the jewel of Krishna. Kamsa, from the pastime of Sri Krishna in Mathura, now appeared as Chand Kazi. Therefore Mahaprabhu, when He went to meet with Chand Kazi, addressed him as uncle or mama. Being empowered by King Hussein Shah, Chand Kazi broke the mridanga at the beginning of the sankirtana and thus created a lot of disturbance. Hussein Shah was Jarasandha during the pastime of Sri Krishna in Dvaparayuga. Chand Kazi was his relative and thus had great power.  When Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu appeared in front of him in the form of Lord Narasimha, Chand Kazi was very frightened. He took shelter at the lotus feet of the most merciful Gauranga Mahaprabhu, who gave the Kazi love of Godhead. Only the most fortunate people hear the pastime of Mahaprabhu and Chand Kazi and about his deliverance. Now you can see the samadhi of Chand Kazi who was also known as Campa. At his samadhi there are two trees, a neem tree and a campaka flower tree representing Nimai and Campa (Chand Kazi).

Darsana times: Daytime

Directions: It is one kilometer north of the Yoga-pitha, and three and a half kilometers north of ISKCON. The samadhi is on the left side of the road, in the middle of the first village after the Yoga-pitha, called Bamanpukur bazaar (market). From the road you will see a small archway in-between some shops and a large tree in the background.

Point of interest: The stone samadhi of Chand Kazi has two trees growing out of it. The campaka tree is said to represent Chand Kazi. It is over 500 years old and therefore witnessed the events of Chand Kazi’s pastimes with the Lord. Even though the trunk of this tree is hollow, it is still in full bloom and gives campaka flowers all year round, even when it is not flowering season.


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