bhuvanesvara-pathe yaiche kaila darasana
vistari' varniyachena dasa-vrndavana
bhuvanesvara-pathe—on the way to Bhuvanesvara; yaiche—as; kaila—He did; darasana—visiting; vistari'-vividly; varniyachena—has described; dasa-vrndavana—Vrndavana dasa Thakura.
[In his book Caitanya-bhagavata] Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura has very vividly described the places visited by the Lord on the way to Bhuvanesvara.
In his book Caitanya-bhagavata, Antya-khanda, Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura has very nicely described the Lord's journey en route to Kataka (Cuttak). On that journey, the Lord visited a place known as Balihasta, or Balakaticati. He then visited the city of Bhuvanesvara, where Lord Siva's temple is located. The temple of Bhuvanesvara is situated about five to six miles from Balakaticati. The temple of Lord Siva is mentioned in the Skanda Purana in the narration about the Lord's garden and the one mango tree. A king named Kasiraja wanted to fight with Lord Krsna, and consequently he took shelter of Lord Siva to acquire the power to fight the Lord. Being pleased with his worship, Lord Siva helped him fight Krsna. Lord Siva's name is Asutosa, which indicates that he is very easily satisfied when one worships him, regardless of the purpose, and he gives his devotee whatever benediction the devotee wants. Therefore, people are generally very fond of worshiping Lord Siva. Thus Kasiraja was helped by Lord Siva, but in the fight with Lord Krsna he was not only defeated but killed. In this way the weapon known as Pasupata-astra was baffled, and Krsna set fire to the city of Kasi. Later Lord Siva became conscious of his mistake in helping Kasiraja, and he begged Lord Krsna's forgiveness. As a benediction from Lord Krsna, he received a place known as Ekamra-kanana. Later, the kings of the Kesari dynasty established their capital there, and for many hundreds of years they reigned over the state of Orissa.
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