Audarya Dhama: The Most Munificent Abode,
BY: SUN STAFF
Jul 09, 2012 SRIDHAM MAYAPUR, WEST BENGAL (SUN) Compiled by Sriman Padmalochan dasa; Revised Edition (1992).
To the worshipers of the demigods and those who have attained impersonal realization as well as animal-like persons, engrossed in sense gratification, by its own inconceivable powers Koladvipa gives the rare and secret nectar of love for Radha-Madhava.
Kuliya (Aparadha Bhanjanera pata)
'O Kesava, O Lord of the universe, O Lord Hari, You have assumed the form of a Boar. All glories to You! The Earth which became submerged in the Garbhodaka ocean at the bottom of the universe is fixed upon the tip of Your tusks like a spot upon the moon.'
The present town of Navadvipa is the same as Kuliya. In a previous kalpa, Lord Varaha appeared at this place. The following story is narrated in the Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya:
Once a brahmana named Vasudeva was engaged in worshipping Lord Varaha. He prayed to the Lord, 'Please give me mercy and show Your self. Thus my eyes and life will be successful. If You do not show Your self then my life will be worthless." The merciful Lord showed Himself to Vasudeva in the form of a Boar. His body was decorated with ornaments; His feet, face, nostrils, neck, eyes were all very attractive, and He was towering high as a mountain. The brahmana fell on the ground to pay his respects. Seeing his devotion, Varaha spoke gently to him, "O Vasudeva, as you are My devotee, I am satisfied with your worship. When Kaliyuga comes, I will display My pastimes here. In the three worlds there is no comparison to Navadvipa, it is My very dear abode. All of the tirthas reside here, that is the verdict of the scriptures. In answer to Lord Brahma's prayers, I appeared and killed Hiranyaksa with My tusks. The place where I appeared is present right here. By living in Navadvipa all the effects of living else where are obtained.
When Gauranga comes, you will be born here again. You will see the Maha-sankirtan and the astounding form of Lord Gauranga.
This place is non-different from Govardhana Hill in Vrindavana.