TEXT 141
kamalapure asi bharginadi-snana kaila
nityananda-hate prabhu danda dharila
kamala-pure—to the place known as Kamalapura; asi—coming; bhargi-nadi—in the small river of the name Bharginadi; snana kaila—took a bath; nityananda-hate—in the hands of Lord Nityananda Prabhu; prabhu—Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; danda—the sannyasa staff; dharila—left.
When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu arrived at Kamalapura, He took His bath in the Bharginadi River and left His sannyasa staff in the hands of Lord Nityananda.
In the Caitanya-bhagavata (Antya-khanda, Chapter Two) it is said that when Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu arrived at Sri Bhuvanesvara, He visited the temple of Lord Siva known as Gupta-kasi (the concealed Varanasi). Lord Siva established this as a place of pilgrimage by bringing water from all holy places and creating the lake known as Bindu-sarovara. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu took His bath in this lake, feeling a great regard for Lord Siva. From the spiritual point of view, people still go to take a bath in this lake. Actually, by taking a bath there, one becomes very healthy even from the material viewpoint. Taking a bath and drinking the water of this lake can cure any disease of the stomach. Regular bathing certainly cures indigestion. The river Bhargi or Bharginadi is now known as Danda-bhanga-nadi. It is situated six miles north of Jagannatha Puri. The reason for the change in names is given as follows.

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