aiche prema, aiche nrtya, aiche hari-dhvani
kahan nahi dekhi, aiche kahan nahi suni
aiche—such; prema—ecstatic love; aiche nrtya—such dancing; aiche hari-dhvani—such vibration of the chanting of the holy name; kahan—anywhere; nahi dekhi—I have never seen; aiche—such; kahan—anywhere; nahi suni—I never heard.
"I have never before seen such ecstatic love, nor heard the vibration of the holy name of the Lord chanted in such a way, nor seen such dancing during sankirtana."
Because the temple of Lord Jagannatha is situated at Jagannatha Puri, many devotees from all parts of the world came to perform sankirtana in glorification of the Lord. All these devotees were certainly seen and heard by Maharaja Prataparudra, but he herein admits that the kirtana performed by the associates of the Lord was unique. He had never before heard such sankirtana nor seen such attractive features manifest by the devotees. The members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness should go to India during the birthday ceremony of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu at Mayapura and perform sankirtana congregationally. This will attract the attention of all the important personalities in India, just as the beauty, bodily luster and sankirtana performance by the associates of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu attracted the attention of Maharaja Prataparudra. The associates of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu were unlimited during the Lord's presence on this planet, but anyone who is pure in life and devoted to the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is to be understood as a nitya-siddha associate of the Lord.
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