TEXT 51
apani candana pari' parena phula-mala
naivedya kadiya kha'na--sandesa, cala, kala
SYNONYMS
apani—Himself; candana—pulp of sandalwood; pari'-smearing over the body; parena—takes; phula-mala—the flower garlands; naivedya—offering of food; kadiya—snatching; kha'na—begins to eat; sandesa—the sweetmeats; cala—rice; kala—bananas.
TRANSLATION
Without the permission of the girls, the Lord would take the sandalwood pulp and smear it on His own body, put the flower garlands on His neck, and snatch and eat all the offerings of sweetmeats, rice and bananas.
PURPORT
According to the system of worship, when something is offered to deities outside one's home, it is generally not cooked food but raw rice, bananas and sweetmeats. Out of His causeless mercy, the Lord would snatch the offerings from the girls and eat them, admonishing the girls not to worship the demigods but to worship Him. This worship of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is recommended in Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.32):
krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam
sangopangastra-parsadam
yajnaih sankirtana-prayair
yajanti hi su-medhasah
"One should worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead who appears in this Age of Kali with His associates as the Panca-tattva: the Lord Himself and His associates Nityananda Prabhu, Sri Advaita Prabhu, Sri Gadadhara Prabhu and Srivasa Thakura. In this age an intelligent person worships the Panca-tattva by the method of chanting the Hare Krsna maha-mantra and, if possible, distributing prasada." Our Krsna consciousness movement is introducing this bona fide method of worship in the Western world. Its members are going from village to village and town to town with Deities of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, teaching people how to worship the Lord by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra, offering prasada and distributing prasada to people in general.

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