The King of Viṣṇupura had invited Śrīnivāsa Ācārya in his royal palace
in West Bengal. While Śrīnivāsa Ācārya was staying there, he went into a
deep samādhi for three to four days, causing his servants to think he had
left this world. All became worried and started lamenting deeply.
The news reached Rāmacandra Kavirāja who was the nearest and dearest
disciple of Śrīnivāsa. He immediately rushed to the King’s palace in Viṣṇupura.
Seeing his spiritual master, he understood that he was in deep samādhi.
Offering his obeisances, Rāmacandra quietly sat down next to Śrīnivāsa
Ācārya and became absorbed in meditation. Understanding the inner
mood of his guru, he entered into the pastimes of the Divine Couple.
He saw that everyone was busy searching for something. Rādhikā’s nose
ring had fallen into the water and everyone was busy trying to find it.
Śrīnivāsa Ācārya in his form as a mañjarī, under the guidance of his
Guru Manjāri, was also engaged in searching everywhere for the nose ring.
Rāmacandra Kavirāja had entered into the same līlā in his mañjarī
svarūpa and also began searching. He quickly found the nose ring under
a lotus leaf and offered it to his Guru Māṅjāri who passed it through the
chain of different gopīs and mañjarīs and finally into the hands of Śrīmatī
Śrī Rādhā became overjoyed. She wanted to know who had found her
nose ring. Her maidservants told her it was this new gopī who had located
the nose ring. Radhīkā became very pleased with Rāmacandra Kavirāja in his mañjarī form.
After some time, both Śrīnivāsa Ācārya and Rāmacandra Kavirāja
came back into bahir-dāsa or external consciousness. All the assembled
Vaiṣṇavas became very happy.
Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura prays:
dayā kara śri ācārya prabhu śrinivāsa
rāmacandra-sanga māge narottama dāsa
Be merciful, O Prabhu Śrīnivāsa Acārya! Narottama dāsa begs
for the company of Rāmacandra!
—Srīpāda Bhaktivedanta Mādhava Mahārāja