"He who was previously a very munificent cowherd boy has now appeared as Mahesh Pandita. In ecstatic love, he dances like a madman as though intoxicated to the beat of a kettle drum. [C.C. Adi 11.32]
According to Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika, Mahesh Pandita was formerly Maha-Bahusakha in Krishna-lila. He was a companion of Nityananda Prabhu, and was present at the Danda Mahotsava held at Paninati.
In Bhakti-Ratnakara, Taranga Nine, it is stated that when Narottama dasa Thakura came to visit Khardaha, he had darshana of the lotus feet of Mahesh Pandita.
Vrindavana dasa Thakura has described him as a 'param mahanta' due to the fact that he was very dear to Nityananda Prabhu. [C.B. Antya 5.744]
Mahesh Pandita's original Shripat at Sukh Sagor merged into the bed of the Ganges, but his worshipful Deities of Shri Shri Nitai-Gauranga as well as his samadhi were moved to Palpara. There is a railway station there, between Shimrali and Chakdaha stations, on the Sealdah-Krishnanagar line.
His disappearance day is on the thirteenth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Pausa.