Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Carita | Book 4 Chapter 15

Fifteenth Sarga

Pleasure Pastimes in Navadvīpa and Darśana of Jagannātha Swāmī


Then Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and Nityānanda, the two gurus of all sentient beings, went to the house of Śrīla Advaitācārya while immersed in prema.


When Advaita Ācārya, who is the plenary portion of Lord Śiva, saw Gaura-Nitāi coming, he and his men immediately rose and fell clasping Their lotus feet, overcome with love of God.


After Śrī Advaita bathed Their feet, in accord with the vaiṣṇava precept, He ecstatically drank that footwash and clasped Their feet upon His head. Then with the vigour of a intoxicated lion, He danced and waved His upper cloth in the air.


In great jubilation, He embraced Them and prostrated Himself repeatedly on the ground before Them. Then, to Their loving delight, He offered Them elaborate worship as well as many fine foods beginning with rice.


Thereafter those two Supreme Personalities, who had appeared as the gurus of all living entities, became immersed in the joy of saṅkīrtana in company with Advaita Ācārya and danced, surrounded by the assembled bhaktas.


Then the Ācārya suddenly went outside and swiftly brought Śrī Śacī Devī from Navadvīpa along with the devotees from that area.


Gaura ate the foodstuffs of four kinds, beginning with the sweet rice that was cooked by her and the wives of the vaiṣṇavas.


Śrī Mādhava Purī is a blissful ocean of Kṛṣṇa-premānanda. On His appearance day, the dvādaśī of the bright fortnight in the month of Caitra, the Supreme Lord Advaitācārya eagerly fed the two Prabhus as well as the entire assembly of devotees.


At that holy festival, Advaitācārya felt heartfelt ānanda while eating mahā-prasāda in the company of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya and His beloved Nitāi.


The two sons of Śacī tasted the rasa of Śrī Mādhava Purī's love, felt the bliss of Hari-nāma-saṅkīrtana, and danced along with all the devotees.


The two handsome Lords passed the day there as submissive followers of Their mother and pleased her very much by Their sweet words.


After charmingly pacifying the hearts of the Ācārya and the other bhaktas, especially Śrīvāsa Prabhu, They attempted to depart.


Who indeed can describe the play of all those great souls? They seemed like the Vraja-vāsīs as Kṛṣṇa departed for Madhupurī.


All those topmost vaiṣṇavas remained standing there with their minds absorbed in Gaura and Nitāi, and contemplated Their divine pastimes until they verily became of one nature with Them.


Those same two Persons, who had appeared formerly as Kṛṣṇa and Rāma, had come again as Gaura and Nitāi. The supremely great devotees who held Kṛṣṇa dearer than their life-breath could understand these things by means of comparison.


Then those two Lords of the universe, desiring the vision of Jagannātha, travelled on to the Lord's eternal abode of Śrī Puruṣottama. As They travelled, the group of devotees in Their company rendered the two Prabhus all service.


Upon Their arrival at Kṣetra, those two Persons, who are the sole source of friendship for the peoples of the worlds, saw the lotus face of Jagannātha Swāmī. Then Their golden bodies became bathed by tears of prema, Their throats choked-up and Their words came falteringly.


Surrounded by devotees, Śrī Rāma and Kṛṣṇa again entered the house of Kāśī Miśra. Then all of Their intimate associates headed by Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya as well as all other residents of Kṣetra assembled there.


On seeing the glory of Their Lordships' lotus feet, they fell to the ground and blissfully offered obeisances. Then, with hands folded in supplication, reeling eyes filled with tears, and choked voices they became drowned in the ocean of mellows of Kṛṣṇa.


The two Prabhus quickly rose and lovingly, happily and respectfully embraced them all. Then They narrated the Vṛndāvana-kathāmtam, sweet nectar tales of Vṛndāvana.

Thus ends the Fifteenth Sarga entitled "Pleasure-Pastimes in Navadvīpa and Darśana of Jagannātha Swāmī," in the Fourth Prakrama of the great poem Śrī Caitanya Carita.