CC Madhya 2.9

Text

caṭaka parvata dekhi’ ‘govardhana’ bhrame
dhāñā cale ārta-nāda kariyā krandane

Synonyms

caṭaka parvata—the sand hills; dekhi'—seeing; govardhana—Govardhana Hill in Vṛndāvana; bhrame—mistakes; dhāñā—running; cale—goes; ārta-nāda—wail; kariyā—making; krandane—cries. 

Translation

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu would also run very fast across the sand hills, mistaking them for Govardhana. As He ran, He would wail and cry loudly. 

Purport

Because of the winds of the sea, sometimes the sand would form dunes. Such sand dunes are called caṭaka parvata. Instead of seeing these sand dunes simply as hills of sand, the Lord would take them to be Govardhana Hill. Sometimes He would run toward these dunes at high speed, crying very loudly, expressing the state of mind exhibited by Rādhārāṇī. Thus Caitanya Mahāprabhu was absorbed in thoughts of Kṛṣṇa and His pastimes. His state of mind brought Him the atmosphere of Vṛndāvana and Govardhana Hill, and thus He enjoyed the transcendental bliss of separation and meeting.