TEXT 141
kamalapure asi bharginadi-snana kaila
nityananda-hate prabhu danda dharila
SYNONYMS
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.
TRANSLATION
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.
PURPORT
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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