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January 23, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 4

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 39

gangadasa, haridasa, sriman, subhananda
sri-rama pandita, tahan nace nityananda

TRANSLATION

The five singers who responded to the singing of Srivasa Thakura were Gangadasa, Haridasa, Sriman, Subhananda and Sri Rama Pandita. Sri Nityananda Prabhu was appointed as a dancer.



January 22, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 3

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 15

tabe prataparudra kare apane sevana
suvarna-marjani lana kare patha sammarjana

TRANSLATION

While the Lord was being carried from the throne to the car, King Prataparudra personally engaged in the Lord’s service by cleansing the road with a broom that had a golden handle.



January 21, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 2

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 13

visvambhara jagannathe ke calaite pare?
apana icchaya cale karite vihare

TRANSLATION

Lord Jagannatha is the maintainer of the whole universe. Who can carry Him from one place to another? The Lord moves by His personal will just to perform His pastimes.



January 20, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 1

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 2

jaya jaya sri-krsna-caitanya nityananda
jayadvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vrnda

TRANSLATION

All glories to Sri Krsna Caitanya and Prabhu Nityananda! All glories to Advaitacandra! And all glories to the devotees of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!



January 19, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Introduction

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 1

sa jiyat krsna-caitanyah
sri-rathagre nanarta yah
yenasij jagatam citram
jagannatho ’pi vismitah

TRANSLATION

May the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna Caitanya, who danced in front of the car of Sri Jagannatha, be all glorified! By seeing His dancing, not only was the whole universe held in wonder, but Lord Jagannatha Himself became very much astonished.



December 10, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 202

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 202

premavese mahaprabhu upavana pana
puspodyane grha-pindaya rahila padiya

TRANSLATION

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu entered the garden and, immersed in great ecstatic emotion, fell flat on a raised platform there.



December 3, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 169

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 169

suryera kirane mukha kare jhalamala
malya, vastra, divya alankara, parimala

TRANSLATION

Lord Jagannatha was garlanded, dressed with nice garments and adorned with beautiful ornaments. His face was glittering from the rays of sunshine, and the entire atmosphere was fragrant.



November 26, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 156

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 156

yadavera vipaksa, yata dusta kamsa-paksa,
taha ami kailun saba ksaya
ache dui-cari jana, taha mari' vrndavana,
ailama ami, janiha niscaya

TRANSLATION

"I have already killed all the mischievous demons who are enemies of the Yadu dynasty, and I have also killed Kamsa and his allies. But there are two or four demons still living. I want to kill them, and after doing so I shall very soon return to Vrndavana. Please know this for certain.



November 19, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 72

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 72

apani nacite yabe prabhura mana haila

sata sampradaya tabe ekatra karila

TRANSLATION

When the Lord Himself wanted to dance, all seven groups combined together.



November 12, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 65

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 60

lilavese prabhura nahi nijanusandhana
iccha jani 'lila sakti' kare samadhana

TRANSLATION

Indeed, the Personality of Godhead forgot Himself in the course of His transcendental pastimes, but His internal potency [lila-sakti], knowing the intentions of the Lord, made all arrangements.



November 5, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 60

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 60

rajara tuccha seva dekhi' prabhura tusta mana
sei ta' prasade paila 'rahasya-darsana'

TRANSLATION

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had been very satisfied to see the King accept the menial task of sweeping the street, and for this humility the King received the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He could therefore observe the mystery of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's activities.



October 29, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 50 (Continued)

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 50

tri-bhuvana bhari' uthe kirtanera dhvani
anya vadyadira dhvani kichui na suni

TRANSLATION

When the sankirtana resounded, it filled the three worlds. Indeed, no one could hear any sounds or musical instruments other than the sankirtana.



October 22, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 50

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 50

tri-bhuvana bhari' uthe kirtanera dhvani
anya vadyadira dhvani kichui na suni

TRANSLATION

When the sankirtana resounded, it filled the three worlds. Indeed, no one could hear any sounds or musical instruments other than the sankirtana.



October 15, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 25

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 25

suksma sveta-balu pathe pulinera sama
dui dike tota, saba -- yena vrndavana

TRANSLATION

The fine, white sand spread all over the path resembled the bank of the Yamuna, and the small gardens on both sides looked just like those in Vrndavana.



October 8, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 17

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 17

uttama hana raja kare tuccha sevana
ataeva jagannathera krpara bhajana

TRANSLATION

Although the King was the most exalted respectable person, still he accepted menial service for the Lord; he therefore became a suitable candidate for receiving the Lord's mercy.



October 5, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 11

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 11

ucca drdha tuli saba pati' sthane sthane
eka tuli haite tvaraya ara tulite ane

TRANSLATION

Strong, puffed-up cotton pads called tulis were spread out from the throne to the car, and the heavy Deity of Lord Jagannatha was carried from one pillowlike pad to the next by the dayitas.



October 1, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 2

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 2

jaya jaya sri-krsna-caitanya nityananda
jayadvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vrnda

TRANSLATION

All glories to Sri Krsna Caitanya and Prabhu Nityananda! All glories to Advaitacandra! And all glories to the devotees of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!



September 28, 2008

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 1

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila
Chapter 13 Text 1

sa jiyat krsna-caitanyah
sri-rathagre nanarta yah
yenasij jagatam citram
jagannatho 'pi vismitah

TRANSLATION

May the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna Caitanya, who danced in front of the car of Sri Jagannatha, be all glorified! By seeing His dancing, not only was the whole universe held in wonder, but Lord Jagannatha Himself became very much astonished.