by Krishna das Kaviraj Goswami / Srila Prabhupada

vande shri-krishna-chaitanya-
nityanandau sahoditau
gaudodaye pushpavantau
chitra shandau tamo-nudau

"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Krishna Caitanya and LordNityananda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisensimultaneously on the horizon of Gauda to dissipate the darkness ofignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all."(Cc.Adi.1.2.)

Like the sun and moon appearing in the horizon, Lord Caitanya andLord Nityananda appeared along with the pancha-tattva to dissipate theveil of ignorance that covered the hearts of the conditioned souls.Eternally known as brothers, Nimai and Nitai performed sankirtan in thestreets of Nadia and thus uplifted the hearts of many of it's residentsand thus krsna-prema or love of god was able to manifest in hearts thatwere once considered barren. Even those that evaded Mahaprabhu's gripswere unable to escape the merciful grips of Lord Nityananda for he wasrelentless. Though the Supreme Lord of all, Lord Nityananda humblybegged each door he went to chant the name of "Gauranga" and thusfulfil life's goal.

Lord Nityananda is very dear to Caitanya Mahaprabhu and thus thosewho want his favor must humbly take shelter of Lord Nityananda who isvery merciful even to the most fallen and destitute devoid of any goodqualities. By thus surrendering to Lord Nityananda with faith andhumility and imploring His mercy one can thus receive allauspiciousness, end the cycle of ignorance and firmly be situated inthe boat of krsna-prema.