Cc. Madhya 9.68

Cc. Madhya 9.68

Text

śiva-kāñcī āsiyā kaila śiva daraśana
prabhāve ‘vaiṣṇava’ kaila saba śaiva-gaṇa

Synonyms

siva-kāñcī—to the holy place named Śiva-kāñcī; āsiyā—coming; kaila—did; siva daraśana—visiting the temple of Lord Śiva; prabhave—by His influence; vaiṣṇava kaila—turned into Vaiṣṇavas; saba—all; śaiva-gana—the devotees of Lord Śiva. 

Translation

Arriving at Śiva-kāñcī, Caitanya Mahāprabhu visited the deity of Lord Śiva. By His influence, He converted all the devotees of Lord Śiva into Vaiṣṇavas. 

Purport

Śiva-kāñcī is also known as Kañjīvaramā, or the Benares of southern India. In Śiva-kāñcī there are hundreds of temples containing symbolic representations of Lord Śiva, and one of these temples is said to be very, very old. 

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