Sri Lochana Dasa Thakura Disappearance Day is observed ceremoniously in all Hare Krishna Temples (ISKCON Temples) throughout the world. In 2022, Lochana Dasa Thakura Disappearance day is January 3.
Sri Locana Dasa Thakura, a disciple of Narahari Sarakara Thakura, wrote many Bengali songs glorifying Lord Caitanya. His most famous poetic work is the Caitanya-mangala, a depiction of Lord Caitanya’s life.
Sri Lochan Das Thakura was born in the year 1523 AD in Burdwan district in west Bengal in a pious vaidya family, on the banks of the Ajay River. He was very mischievous at his younger age, and resembles similar to child Krishna, and his parents were very fond of him, and provided all the toys and play things to him.
Lochan Das studied very well, and got good marks, and he was a devotee of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu from his young age. Lochan Das was married at a very young age, and his wife remained with her parents for some years, since she was very young. When Lochan Das arrived to his in laws house at Amedpur, he was warmly welcomed by his in laws. Similar to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, he treated his wife as the divine mother, Mata Kali Devi, and gave great respect to her.