TEXT 300
pratah-kale uthi' prabhu dekhi' hanuman
tanre namaskari' prabhu daksine karila prayana
SYNONYMS
pratah-kale—in the morning; uthi'-rising; prabhu—Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; dekhi'-visiting; hanuman—the village deity Hanuman; tanre—unto him; namaskari'-offering obeisances; prabhu—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; daksine—to the south; karila—made; prayana—departure.
TRANSLATION
After rising from bed the next morning, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu visited the local temple, where there was a deity of Hanuman. After offering him obeisances, the Lord departed for South India.
PURPORT
In almost all the cities and towns of India there are temples of Hanumanji, the eternal servant of Lord Ramacandra. There is even a temple of Hanuman near Govindaji temple in Vrndavana. Formerly this temple was in front of the Gopalaji temple, but that Deity Gopalaji went to Orissa to remain as Saksi-gopala. Being the eternal servant of Lord Ramacandra, Hanumanji has been respectfully worshiped for many hundreds and thousands of years. Here even Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu set the example in showing how one should offer respects to Hanumanji.

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