Appearance Day: May 14
Vrndavana Dasa Thakura was the son of Narayani Devi, a niece of Srivasa Thakura, one of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's principal associates. When Narayani was a young girl, Lord Caitanya would give her remnants of His meals. Once the Lord ordered her to chant the name of Krsna, and although she was only four years old, her devotion was so strong that while chanting she fainted in ecstasy.
Vrndavana Dasa was born shortly after the disappearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and, at age twenty, accepted formal initiation from Lord Nityananda Prabhu.
Vrndavana Dasa wrote a biography on Lord Caitanya entitled Sri Caitanya Bhagavata. Devotees in the line of Lord Caitanya accept Vrndavana Dasa Thakura as an incarnation of Srila Vyasadeva, the compiler of the Vedas.