Jayapatākā Swami: I don’t remember, I don’t think Lord Nityānanda was with Lord Caitanya when He traveled from Jagannātha Purī. I don’t remember reading that. Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya, Rāmānanda Rāya, Gadādhara Paṇḍita, they were present. And I remember Gadādhara Paṇḍita was sent back to Jagannātha Purī with Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya, and then Rāmānanda Rāya, up to Bhadrak or Bhadresvara He was with Lord Caitanya, then He was sent back. When he fainted crying, Lord Caitanya took him on His lap. I remember all those things but I don’t know about Lord Nityānanda. I think He must have met Lord Caitanya from Bengal since Lord Caitanya told Him that every year He should not come to Jagannātha Purī. Rather he should preach in Bengal. But his village was Kordaha, that is 6 km away from Panihati, very close. So He must have visited Panihati many times that is why Lord Caitanya told Rāghava Paṇḍita to serve Him.
14-June-2021 Sridham Mayapur, India