Tapana Mishra, father of Shri Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami, first met Lord Chaitanya in East Bengal. The Lord was teaching Sanskrit there during His grhasta lila. Although Tapana Mishra was also a pandit, he couldn't ascertain the path of perfection. Shri Nimai Pandit enlightened him by saying, "Hari Nama sankirtana is the only means to attain perfection in the age of Kali." Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
During His sannyasa lila Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu met Tapana Mishra in Kashi (Varanasi), the capital of the mayavadis. The Lord gave more spiritual instructions and took Prasadam in his home. At that time, Lord Chaitanya told Raghunatha Bhatta not to neglect his parents since they were Vaishnavas. Raghunatha carefully served his Devotee parents. After they left this world Raghunatha Bhatta went to Jagannatha Puri to associate with Lord Gauranga. Hearing about the disappearance of Raghunatha's parents, Lord Chaitanya spoke in length about the devotion of Tapana Mishra and his wife.
His samadhi is located next to Sanatana Goswami's samadhi behind Radha-Madan Mohana mandir.