At the age of one hundred forty-two he couldn’t see or walk. To confirm his findings Thakura Bhaktivinoda requested Jagannatha Dasa to see Lord Chaitanya’s appearance place. Intoxicated with Gauranga prema, Jagannatha Dasa Babaji leapt high in the air and began chanting and dancing at the discovery of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Yogapitha. Out of compassion for all the conditioned souls Jagannatha Dasa Babaji transferred his power of bhajana, knowledge of the sastras, and prema bhakti directly into the heart of Bhaktivinoda Thakura.
saṁprerito gaura-sudhāṁśunā yaś
cakre hi taj-janma-gṛha-prakāśam
devair nutam vaiṣṇava-sārvabhaumaṁ
vande jagannātha-vibhum varenyam
“I offer obeisance to Śrīla Jagannātha dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja, who is venerable to all and is the abode of spiritual opulence. Being inspired by Śrī Gauracandra, he firmly established the house and birthplace of Śrī Gaura. He is worshipable to the devatās and is the emperor of the Vaiṣṇavas.”