rāja-pātra-sane yāra yāra paricaya
tāre māgi' karpūra-candana karilā sañcaya
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.
Those who were acquainted with government officers met with them and begged for camphor and sandalwood, which they collected.
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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