TEXT 197
parisada-deha ei, na haya durgandha
prathama divase pailun catuhsama-gandha"
SYNONYMS
parisada-deha—the body of Krsna's associate; ei—this; na haya—is not; durgandha—having a bad smell; prathama divase—on the first day; pailun—I got; catuhsama-gandha—the smell of catuhsama, a mixture of sandalwood pulp, camphor, aguru and musk.
TRANSLATION
"Sanatana Gosvami is one of the associates of Krsna. There could not be any bad odor from his body. On the first day I embraced him, I smelled the aroma of catuhsama [a mixture of sandalwood pulp, camphor, aguru and musk]."
PURPORT
An associate of the Lord is one whose body is fully engaged in the service of the Lord. A materialist might see Sanatana Gosvami's body as being full of itching sores that exuded foul moisture and a bad smell. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, however, said that actually the aroma of his body was the excellent scent of a mixture of sandalwood pulp, camphor, musk and aguru. In the Garuda Purana this mixture, which is called catuhsama, is described as follows:
kasturikaya dvau bhagau
catvaras candanasya tu
kunkumasya trayas caikah
sasinah syat catuhsamam
"Two parts of musk, four parts of sandalwood, three parts of aguru or saffron and one part of camphor, when mixed together, form catuhsama." The aroma of catuhsama is very pleasing. It is also mentioned in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa (6.115).

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