TEXT 48
vidaya samaya prabhu kahila sabare
pratyabda asibe sabe gundica dekhibare
SYNONYMS
vidaya—departing; samaya—at the time; prabhu—the Lord; kahila—said; sabare—unto everyone; pratyabda—every year; asibe—you should come; sabe—all; gundica—of the name Gundica; dekhibare—to see.
TRANSLATION
At the time of departure, the Lord requested all the devotees, "Please come here every year to see the Ratha-yatra festival of Lord Jagannatha's journey to the Gundica temple."
PURPORT
There is a temple named Gundica at Sundaracala. Lord Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra are pushed in their three carts from the temple in Puri to the Gundica temple in Sundaracala. In Orissa, this Ratha-yatra festival is known as Jagannatha's journey to Gundica. Whereas others speak of it as the Ratha-yatra festival, the residents of Orissa refer to it as Gundica-yatra.

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