viśvarūpa-siddhi-prāpti jānena sakala
dakṣiṇa-deśa uddhārite karena ei chala
viśvarūpa—of Viśvarūpa; siddhi—of perfection; prāpti—achievement; jānena—the Lord knows; sakala—everything; dakṣiṇa-deśa—South India; uddhārite—just to liberate; karena—makes; ei—this; chala—pretense.
Knowing everything, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was aware that Viśvarūpa had already passed away. A pretense of ignorance was necessary, however, so that He could go to South India and liberate the people there.
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