TEXT 82
uddanda nrtya prabhu kariya hunkara
cakra-bhrami bhrame yaiche alata-akara
SYNONYMS
uddanda—jumping; nrtya—dancing; prabhu—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; kariya—making; hunkara—loud vibration; cakra-bhrami—making a circular movement like a wheel; bhrame—moves; yaiche—as if; alata-akara—circle of fire.
TRANSLATION
When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu danced and jumped high, roaring like thunder and moving in a circle like a wheel, He appeared like a circling firebrand.
PURPORT
If a burning cinder of a firebrand is whirled about very swiftly, it gives the appearance of a circle of fire. This is called alata-akara, or a firebrand circle. This whole circle is not actually made of fire but is a single fire in motion. Similarly, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is a single personality, but when He danced and jumped high in a circle, He appeared like the alata-cakra.

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