TEXT 223
malaya-parvate kaila agastya-vandana
kanya-kumari tanhan kaila darasana
SYNONYMS
malaya-parvate—in the Malaya Hills; kaila—did; agastya-vandana—obeisances to Agastya Muni; kanya-kumariKanya-kumari; tanhan—there; kaila darasana—visited.
TRANSLATION
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then went to Malaya-parvata and offered prayers to Agastya Muni. He then visited Kanya-kumari [Cape Comorin].
PURPORT
The range of mountains in South India beginning at Kerala and extending to Cape Comorin is called Malaya-parvata. Concerning Agastya, there are four opinions: (1) There is a temple of Agastya Muni in the village of Agastyampalli in the district of Tanjorean. (2) There is a temple of Lord Skanda on a hill known as Siva-giri, and it is supposed to have been established by Agastya Muni. (3) Some say that near Cape Comorin there is a hill known as Pathiya, which was supposed to have served as Agastya Muni's residence. (4) There is a place known as Agastya-malaya, which is a range of hills on both sides of the Tamraparni River. Cape Comorin itself is known as Kanya-kumari.

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