TEXT 218
sei rātri tāhāṅ rahi' tāṅre kṛpā kari'
pāṇḍya-deśe tāmraparṇī gelā gaurahari
SYNONYMS
sei rātri—that night; tāhāṅ—there; rahi'-staying; tāṅre—unto the brāhmaṇa; kṛpā kari'-showing mercy; pāṇḍya-deśe—in the country known as Pāṇḍyadeśa; tāmraparṇī—to the place named Tāmraparṇī; gelā—went; gaurahari—Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TRANSLATION
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu passed that night in the house of the brāhmaṇa. Then, after showing him mercy, the Lord started toward Tāmraparṇī in Pāṇḍya-deśa.
PURPORT
Pāṇḍya-deśa is situated in the southern part of India known as Kerala and Cola. In all these areas there were many kings with the title Pāṇḍya who ruled over Madurai and Rāmeśvara. In the Rāmāyaṇa the name of Tāmraparṇī is mentioned. Tāmraparṇī is also known as Puruṇai and is situated on the bank of the Tinebheli River. This river flows into the Bay of Bengal. Tāmraparṇī is also mentioned in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (11.5.39) Popup

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