TEXT 41
jagannatha-sevaka ei, nama-janardana
anavasare kare prabhura sri-anga-sevana
SYNONYMS
jagannatha-sevaka—servitor of Lord Jagannatha; ei—this; nama—named; janardanaJanardana; anavasare—during the time of renovation; kare—does; prabhura—of the Lord; sri-anga—of the transcendental body; sevana—service.
TRANSLATION
Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya first introduced Janardana, saying, "Here is Janardana, servant of Lord Jagannatha. He renders service to the Lord when it is time to renovate His transcendental body."
PURPORT
During Anavasara, after the Snana-yatra ceremony, Lord Jagannatha is absent from the temple for fifteen days so He can be renovated. This occurs annually. Janardana, who is here being introduced to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, was rendering this service at the time. The renovation of Lord Jagannatha is also known as Nava-yauvana, which indicates that the Jagannatha Deity is being fully restored to youth.

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