jagannathera deula dekhi' avista haila
dandavat kari preme nacite lagila
jagannathera—of Lord Jagannatha; deula—the temple; dekhi'-seeing; avista—ecstatic; haila—became; dandavat kari—offering obeisances; preme—in the ecstasy of love of God; nacite—to dance; lagila—began.
After seeing the temple of Jagannatha from a distant place, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu immediately became ecstatic. After offering obeisances to the temple, He began to dance in the ecstasy of love of God.
The word deula refers to the temple where the Supreme Personality of Godhead is situated. The present temple of Jagannatha Puri was constructed by King Ananga-bhima. Historians say this temple must have been constructed at least two thousand years ago. During the time of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the small buildings surrounding the original temple had not been constructed. Nor was the high platform in front of the temple present during the time of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
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