TEXT 53
mathura yaibara chale asena jharikhanda
bhilla-praya loka tahan parama-pasanda
SYNONYMS
mathura—to Mathura; yaibara—of going; chale—on the pretext; asena—came; jharikhanda—to Jharikhanda; bhilla-praya—like the Bheels, a kind of low people; loka—people; tahan—there; parama-pasanda—without God consciousness.
TRANSLATION
When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to Jharikhanda on His way to Mathura, He found that the people there were almost uncivilized and were devoid of God consciousness.
PURPORT
The word bhilla refers to a class of men belonging to the Bheels. The Bheels are like Black Africans, and they are lower than sudras. Such people generally live in the jungle, and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu had to meet them.

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