test by mayadevi

Here is a very good example in the life of Haridasa Thakura. When Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was residing at Jagannatha puri, Haridasa Thakura, who happened to be Muhammadan by birth, was with Him.

In Hindu temples, especially in those days, no one but a Hindu was allowed to enter. Although Haridasa Thakura was the greatest of all Hindus in his behavior, he considered himself a Muhammadan and did not enter the temple.

Lord Chaitanya could understand his humility, and since he did not go to see the temple, Lord Chaitanya Himself, who is nondifferent from Jagannatha, used to come and sit with Haridasa Thakura daily.

It is stated in the Chaitanya-bhagavata, Adi-khanda, Chapter Two, that Haridasa Thakura was born in a village known as Budhana but after some time came to live on the bank of the Ganges at Phuliya, near Shantipura.

From the description of his chastisement by a Muslim magistrate, which is found in the Sixteenth Chapter of the Adi-khanda of Chaitanya-bhagavata, we can understand how humble and meek Haridasa Thakura was and how he achieved the causeless mercy of the Lord.

In the dramas performed by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Haridasa Thakura played the part of a police chief. While chanting the Hare Krishna maha-mantra in Benapola, he was personally tested by Mayadevi herself.

It is not definitely certain whether Sri Haridasa Thakura appeared in the village named Budhana that is in the district of Kulna. Formerly this village was within a district of twenty-four parganas within the Satakshira division.