This place is also known as Kholabhanga-danga, the place where Chand Kazi’s men broke a mridanga. At Srivasa Angana, Gauranga and His associates started the sankirtana movement. Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu would dance in ecstasy here. Every night for one year Lord Caitanya and His associates would perform ecstatic sankirtana behind closed doors.When you enter the compound, walk to the right to enter the temple marking the location where Srivasa Thakura’s house once stood. On the altar there are deities of Radha-Krishna on the left, and Gaura-Nitai on the right. In the center there is a deity of Mahaprabhu in His maha-prakasa form. Srivasa Thakura is holding an umbrella over Him and Gadadhara Pandita is waving a camara fan. Mahaprabhu is in themood of the Supreme Lord of the universe. This deity commemorates the pastime when Lord Caitanya showed His maha-prakasa form by exhibiting His different incarnations and fulfilling His devotees’ desires. While doing so He accepted worship for twenty-one hours, displaying His divine form to all His devotees in a manner just suitable for each of them. There is also a teninch Lord Nrisimha deity on the central altar.
At Srivasa Angana, Lord Caitanya showed Nityananda Prabhu His sixarmed form holding a bow and arrow, a flute, a water pot, and a danda.
Darsana times: 8.30-11.00 a.m. and 3.30-8.30 p.m.
Directions: It is 250 meters north fromYoga-pitha, or one and a half kilometers from ISKCON, going up Bhaktisiddhanta Road. It is on the right side of the road and has an ornate main gate.
Presiding deities: The main temple is on the right as you enter the main gate. It stands where Srivasa Pandita’s house was located.
1. On the left altar are Sri Sri Radha-Krishna and Lord Caitanya.
2. The center altar depicts the mahaprakasa pastime of Caitanya Mahaprabhu where He revealed Himself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Caitanya is sitting on the throne, Gadadhara Pandita is fanning Him with a camara, and Lord Nityananda is holding a numbrella over His head.
3. On the right altar, Lord Nityananda and Lord Caitanya are leading all the devotees in the kirtana that went to Chand Kazi’s palace to protest his ban on sankirtana.
This place is also known as “Khola-bhangadanga”,the place where the mridanga was broken and you can sometimes see a broken mridanga on the right altar. Srivasa Angana was the center of Lord Caitanya’s sankirtana pastimes, just as Yoga-pitha was the center of Lord Caitanya’s childhood and boybood pastimes.