TEXT 62
snana-yatra dekhi' prabhura haila bada sukha
isvarera 'anavasare' paila bada duhkha
SYNONYMS
snana-yatra—the bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannatha; dekhi'—seeing; prabhura—of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; haila—became; bada—very much; sukha—happiness; isvarera—of the Lord; anavasare—during the pastime of retirement; paila—got; bada—very much; duhkha—unhappiness.
TRANSLATION
Upon seeing the bathing ceremony of Lord Jagannatha, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu became very happy. But when Lord Jagannatha retired after the ceremony, Lord Caitanya became very unhappy because He could not see Him.
PURPORT
After the bathing ceremony of Sri Jagannatha, which takes place just a fortnight before the Ratha-yatra ceremony, the body of the Lord Jagannatha Deity is repainted, and this takes just about a fortnight to complete. This period is called Anavasara. There are many who visit the temple to see Lord Jagannatha regularly every day, and for them His retirement after the bathing ceremony is unbearable. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu felt Lord Jagannatha's absence from the temple very much.

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