TEXT 151
rāja-pātra-sane yāra yāra paricaya
tāre māgi' karpūra-candana karilā sañcaya
SYNONYMS
rāja-pātra—government officers; sane—with; yāra yāra—whoever; paricaya—had acquaintance; tāre māgi'-begging them; karpūra-candana—camphor and sandalwood; karilā—made; sañcaya—collection.
TRANSLATION
Those who were acquainted with government officers met with them and begged for camphor and sandalwood, which they collected.
PURPORT
It appears that malayaja-candana (sandalwood) and camphor were used for the Jagannātha Deity. The camphor was used in His ārātrika, and the sandalwood was used to smear His body. Both these items were under government control; therefore the devotees had to meet with the government officials. Informing them of all the details, they attained permission to take the sandalwood and camphor outside Jagannātha Purī.

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