TEXT 219
nadiya-vasi, brahmanera upajivya-praya
artha, bhumi, grama diya karena sahaya
SYNONYMS
nadiya-vasi—inhabitants of Nadia; brahmanera—of all brahmanas; upajivya-praya—almost the entire source of income; artha—money; bhumi—land; grama—villages; diya—giving as charity; karena sahaya—give help.
TRANSLATION
Practically all the brahmanas residing in Nadia were dependent on the charity of Hiranya and Govardhana, who gave them money, land and villages.
PURPORT
Although Navadvipa was very opulent and populous during Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's time, practically all the brahmanas depended on the charity of Hiranya and Govardhana. Because the brothers highly respected the brahmanas, they very liberally gave them money.

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