Kamalaksa, Ujjvala, Sadasiva

Literally Kamalaksa means “lotus eyed”. This was the first name of Advaita Acarya, whose complete birth name was Kamalaksa Bhattacarya.
In Caitanya Caritamrita Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami says that Kamalaksa means “non different from Krishna” (Kamalaksa is one of the names of the Lord) and Advaita means the same.


Ujjvala is a Gopa friend of Krishna. You are saying that Advaita Acarya was a partial incarnation of Ujjvala Sakha but before accepting it I’d like to see sastric evidences.
This is what we have about Ujjvala Sakha.

Radha Krishna Ganoddesa Dipika:
A cowherd boy in Vrindavana
Ujjvala has a splendid reddish complexion.
His garments are decorated with star patterns and he is decorated with pearls and flowers.
His father is named Sagara and his mother is the chaste Veni-devi.
He is thirteen years old and full of youthfull luster.

Nectar of Devotion
The description of Ujjvala, another intimate friend, is given as follows. Ujjvala always wears some garment of orange color, and the movements of his eyes are always very restless. He likes to decorate himself with all kinds of flowers, his bodily hue is almost like Krsna’s, and on his neck there is always a necklace of pearls. He is always very dear to Krsna. Let us all worship Ujjvala, the most intimate friend of Krsna!
About the confidential service of Ujjvala, this statement is to be found, addressed by Radharani to one of Her friends:
“My dear friend, it is impossible for Me to keep My prestige! I wanted to avoid talking to Krsna anymore—but just see! There again is His friend Ujjvala, coming to Me with his canvassing work. His entreaties are so powerful that it is very difficult for a gopi to resist her love for Krsna, even though she may be very bashful, devoted to her family duties and most faithful to her husband.”
The following is a statement by Ujjvala, showing his jubilant nature:
“My dear Krsna, O killer of Aghasura, You have extended Your loving affairs so much that You can be compared to the great ocean, which is without limitations. At the same time, the young girls of the world, who are all searching after the perfect lover, have become just like rivers running into this ocean. Under the circumstances, all these rivers of young girls may try to divert their courses to some other place, but at the end they must come unto You.”


There would be a lot to say on Him. Basically Sadasiva (eternally auspicious) is the origin of Siva and all the Rudras, a direct expansion of Narayana.


– Manonatha Dasa (ACBSP)
4 feb 2020

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