TEXT 26
'annakūṭa'-nāme grāme gopālera sthiti
rāja-puta-lokera sei grāme vasati
SYNONYMS
annakūṭa-nāme—by the name Annakūṭa; grāme—in the village; gopālera—of Gopāla; sthiti—residence; rāja-puta-lokera—of people from Rajasthan; sei grāme—in that village; vasati—habitation.
TRANSLATION
Gopāla stayed in a village called Annakūṭa-grāma on Govardhana Hill. The villagers who lived in that village were mainly from Rajasthan.
PURPORT
The village named Annakūṭa-grāma is referred to in Bhakti-ratnākara (Fifth Wave):
gopa-gopī bhuñjāyena kautuka apāra
ei hetu 'āniyora' nāma se ihāra
annakūṭa-sthāna ei dekha śrīnivāsa
e-sthāna darśane haya pūrṇa abhilāṣa
"It is here that all the gopīs and the gopas enjoyed wonderful pastimes with Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Therefore this place is also called Āniyora. The Annakūṭa ceremony was celebrated here. O Śrīnivāsa, whoever sees this place has all his desires fulfilled." It is also stated:
kuṇḍera nikaṭa dekha niviḍa-kānana
ethāi 'gopāla' chilā hañā saṅgopana
"Look at the dense forest near the kuṇḍa. It was there that Gopāla was concealed." Also, the Stavāvalī (8.75) by Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī states:
vrajendra-varyārpita-bhogam uccair
dhṛtvā bṛhat-kāyam aghārir utkaḥ
vareṇa rādhāṁ chalayan vibhuṅkte
yatrānna-kūṭaṁ tad ahaṁ prapadye

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