Cc. Madhya 9.347

Cc. Madhya 9.347

Text

bahu nṛtya-gīta kaila premāviṣṭa hañā
pāṇḍā-pāla āila sabe mālā-prasāda lañā

Synonyms

bahu—much; nṛtya-gita—dancing and chanting; kaila—performed; prema-āviṣṭa—in ecstatic love; hana—being; pāṇḍā-pala—the priests and attendants; aila—came; sabe—all; mala-prasada—a garland and remnants of the food of Jagannātha; lañā—offering. 

Translation

In ecstatic love Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu danced and chanted. At that time all the attendants and priests came to offer Him a garland and the remnants of Lord Jagannātha’s food. 

Purport

Those who are priests engaged in Lord Jagannātha’s service are called pāṇḍās or paṇḍitas, and they are brāhmaṇas. The attendants who look after the temple’s external affairs are called pālas. The priests and attendants went together to see Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. 

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