Sri Narahari Sarakara Thakura

Sri Narahari Sarakara Thakura was born at Khatwa, Barddhaman district of Sri Khanda. Mukunda Dasa, Madhava Dasa and Narahari Dasa were brothers. Mukunda's son was Raghunandana Thakura.

Sri Krishna dasa Kaviraja Gosvami describes that they distributed the fruits and flowers of love of Godhead anywhere and everywhere.
– Chaitanya Charitamrita Adi-lila 10:78-79

Srila Jagannatha das Babaji Maharaj once stated – “Navadvipa is the abode of Goloka. Vrindavana is the abode of Gokula. And Sri Khanda is the abode of Vaikuntha.”

Narahari Sarkara was a very famous devotee. Lochana dasa Thakura, the celebrated author of Sri Chaitanya-mangala, was his disciple. In the Chaitanya-mangala it is stated that Sri Gadadhara dasa and Narahari Sarakara were extremely dear to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, but there is no specific statement regarding the inhabitants of the village of Sri Khanda.
– Srila Prabhupada, Chaitanya Charitamrita Adi-lila 10:78-79, purport

narahari adi kori chamara dulaya

Shri Bhaktivinoda Thakura has mentioned Narahari Sarakara in his Gaura-Arati song :
"narahari adi kori chamara dulaya, sanjaya mukunda vasughosh adi gaya."

Narahari Sarakara Thakura was as great a singer as he was a poet. He wrote many poems and songs about the pastimes of Mahaprabhu and Nityananda. He has written a Sanskrit book of songs called Shri Bhajanamrita.

Most of the songs of Narahari Sarkara Thakura have been included in the Bhakti Ratnakara by Narahari Chakravarti Thakura. Sri Lochana Dasa Thakura has written that, "Before the birth of Shri Gauranga many different ragas were written by Narahari which sang of Vrajarasa." Narahari was the only devotee who had the special privilege of being able to sing about Mahaprabhu in His presence with sweet descriptions of His transcendental beauty without objection from Him.

Sri Narahari Thakura passed away on Krishna Ekadashi, the eleventh day of the dark moon in the month of Agrahayana.