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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: Japa Meditation Seminar at Siddha Bakula

The following is a japa meditation seminar given at Siddha Bakula in Sri Jagannath Puri as part of the 2014 Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat.



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.