TEXT 144
jagannāthera deula dekhi' āviṣṭa hailā
daṇḍavat kari preme nācite lāgilā
jagannāthera—of Lord Jagannātha; deula—the temple; dekhi'-seeing; āviṣṭa—ecstatic; hailā—became; daṇḍavat kari—offering obeisances; preme—in the ecstasy of love of God; nācite—to dance; lāgilā—began.
After seeing the temple of Jagannātha from a distant place, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu 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 Jagannātha Purī was constructed by King Anaṅga-bhīma. Historians say this temple must have been constructed at least two thousand years ago. During the time of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, 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 Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.

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