gauras cakre sa vaisnavan
nana-mata—by various philosophies; graha—like crocodiles; grastan—captured; daksinatya-jana—the inhabitants of South India; dvipan—like elephants; krpa-arina—by His disc of mercy; vimucya—liberating; etan—all these; gaurah—Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; cakre—converted; sah—He; vaisnavan—to the Vaisnava cult.
Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu converted the inhabitants of South India. These people were as strong as elephants, but they were in the clutches of the crocodiles of various philosophies, such as the Buddhist, Jain and Mayavada philosophies. With His disc of mercy the Lord delivered them all by converting them into Vaisnavas, devotees of the Lord.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's converting the people of South India into Vaisnavas is compared herein to Lord Visnu's delivering Gajendra the elephant from the attack of a crocodile. When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu visited southern India, almost all the residents were within the jaws of the crocodiles of Buddhist, Jain and Mayavada philosophy. Here Kaviraja Gosvami states that although these people were as strong as elephants, they were almost in the clutches of death because they were being attacked by the crocodiles of various philosophies. However, as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu in the form of Visnu mercifully saved the elephant Gajendra from the clutches of a crocodile, so He saved all the people of South India from the clutches of various philosophies by converting them into Vaisnavas.
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