TEXT 127
sevaka gatagati kare, nahi avasara
tara sparsa haile, sarva-nasa habe mora"
sevakaservants; gatagati karecome and go; nahi avasarathere is no interval; tara sparsa haileif I touch them; sarva-nasa habe moraI shall be ruined.
"The servants are always coming and going without interval. If I touch them, I shall be ruined."
Herein it is very clearly indicated that priests performing Deity worship should be careful to keep themselves completely pure and not be touched by outsiders. Sanatana Gosvami and Haridasa Thakura, thinking themselves mlecchas and yavanas because of their past association with Mohammedans, did not enter the temple nor even travel on the path in front of the temple gate. It is customary for the priests of temples in India not even to touch outsiders nor enter the Deity room after having been touched. This is a very important item in temple worship.

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