TEXT 218
sei ratri tahan rahi' tanre krpa kari'
pandya-dese tamraparni gela gaurahari
sei ratri—that night; tahan—there; rahi'-staying; tanre—unto the brahmana; krpa kari'-showing mercy; pandya-dese—in the country known as Pandyadesa; tamraparni—to the place named Tamraparni; gela—went; gaurahari—Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu passed that night in the house of the brahmana. Then, after showing him mercy, the Lord started toward Tamraparni in Pandya-desa.
Pandya-desa is situated in the southern part of India known as Kerala and Cola. In all these areas there were many kings with the title Pandya who ruled over Madurai and Ramesvara. In the Ramayana the name of Tamraparni is mentioned. Tamraparni is also known as Purunai and is situated on the bank of the Tinebheli River. This river flows into the Bay of Bengal. Tamraparni is also mentioned in Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.5.39) Popup

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