TEXT 78
gadadhara-pandite tenho punah mantra dila
odana-sasthira dine yatra ye dekhila
SYNONYMS
gadadhara-pandite—unto Gadadhara Pandita; tenhoPundarika Vidyanidhi; punah—again, the second; mantra—initiation; dila—gave; odana-sasthira dine—on the day of performing the Odana-sasthi function; yatra—festival; ye—indeed; dekhila—he saw.
TRANSLATION
Pundarika Vidyanidhi initiated Gadadhara Pandita for the second time, and on the day of Odana-sasthi he saw the festival.
PURPORT
At the beginning of winter, there is a ceremony known as the Odana-sasthi. This ceremony indicates that from that day forward, a winter covering should be given to Lord Jagannatha. That covering is directly purchased from a weaver. According to the arcana-marga, a cloth should first be washed to remove all the starch, and then it can be used to cover the Lord. Pundarika Vidyanidhi saw that the priest neglected to wash the cloth before covering Lord Jagannatha. Since he wanted to find some fault in the devotees, he became indignant.

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