Chaitanya Bhagavata

by Bhumipati Dāsa | 2008 | 1,349,850 words

The Chaitanya Bhagavata 3.8.102, English translation, including a commentary (Gaudiya-bhasya). This text is similair to the Caitanya-caritamrita and narrates the pastimes of Lord Caitanya, proclaimed to be the direct incarnation of Krishna (as Bhagavan) This is verse 102 of Antya-khanda chapter 8—“Mahaprabhu’s Water Sports in Narendra- sarovara”.

Bengali text, Devanagari and Unicode transliteration of verse 3.8.102:

হেন-কালে রাম-কৃষ্ণ শ্রী-যাত্রা গোবিন্দ জল-কেলি করিবারে আইলা নরেন্দ্র ॥ ১০২ ॥

हेन-काले राम-कृष्ण श्री-यात्रा गोविन्द जल-केलि करिबारे आइला नरेन्द्र ॥ १०२ ॥

hena-kāle rāma-kṛṣṇa śrī-yātrā govinda jala-keli karibāre āilā narendra || 102 ||

hena-kale rama-krsna sri-yatra govinda jala-keli karibare aila narendra (102)

English translation:

(102) At that time Balarāma, Kṛṣṇa, and Govinda, the vijaya-vigraha, arrived at Narendra-sarovara for performing water sports.

Commentary: Gauḍīya-bhāṣya by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura:

In the Skanda Purāṇa (Utkala-khaṇḍa, Chapter 29) it is stated:

vaiśākhasya site pakṣe tṛtīyākṣaya saṃjñikātatra māṃ lepayed gandha lepanair ati śobhanam

“Smear fragrant sandalwood paste on My body on the day of Akṣaya- tṛtīyā during the waxing moon in the month of Vaiśākha.”Śrī Puruṣottama deva ordered His servant, the exalted Vaiṣṇava Śrī Indradyumna deva, to smear fragrant sandalwood paste on His body on the day of Akṣaya-tṛtīyā during the waxing moon in the month of Vaiśākha. Following this, even today, Lord Jagannātha’s vijaya-vigraha, Śrī Madana-mohana, is brought on a palanquin from the temple to Śrī Narendra-sarovara every day from Akṣaya-tṛtīyā in Vaiśākha up to the eighth day of the waning moon in Jyaiṣṭha. Śrī Madana-mohana deva enjoys these boat pastimes in the lake along with His ministers headed by Lokanātha and Mahādeva. Since the Candana-yātrā festival of Śrī Madana-mohana is held in Śrī Narendra- sarovara, the lake is also called Candana-pukura.

The phrase śrī-yātrā refers to Candana-yātrā.

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