Antardvīpa

geographical name
one of the nine islands of Navadvīpa. This place embodies the devotional practice of ātma-nivedanam, surrendering one’s very self to Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Antardvīpa is situated in the antar (heart or middle) of the eight-petaled lotus of Navadvīpa. At the center of Antardvīpa is Śrī Māyāpura, and at the very core of Māyāpura is Yogapīṭha, the place where Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu appeared.
Lord Brahmā felt despondent after disturbing Kṛṣṇa’s pastimes in Vraja by stealing His cows and cowherd friends. He performed austerities in Antardvīpa, knowing that Gaurāṅga would descend there in Kali-yuga. Gaurāṅga manifested before Brahmā and gave him the benediction that Brahmā would appear as the great bhakta, Haridāsa Ṭhākura. Taking birth in a Yavana family, he would not be disturbed by pride. Because Mahāprabhu revealed His internal (antar) feelings to Brahmā at this place, the island is known as Antardvīpa

The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia. 2015.

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