TEXT 225
tamāla-kārtika dekhi' āila vetāpani
raghunātha dekhi' tāhāṅ vañcilā rajanī
SYNONYMS
tamāla-kārtika—the place named Tamāla-kārtika; dekhi'-seeing; āila—came; vetāpani—to Vetāpani; raghunātha dekhi'-seeing the temple of Lord Rāmacandra; tāhāṅ—there; vañcilā rajanī—passed the night.
TRANSLATION
After visiting Mallāra-deśa, Caitanya Mahāprabhu went to Tamāla-kārtika and then to Vetāpani. There He saw the temple of Raghunātha, Lord Rāmacandra, and passed the night.
PURPORT
Tamāla-kārtika is forty-four miles south of Tirunelveli and two miles south of Aramavallī Mountain. It is located within the jurisdiction of Tovalai. At Tamāla-kārtika is a temple of Subrahmaṇya, or Lord Kārtika, the son of Lord Śiva. Vetāpani, or Vātāpāṇī, is north of Kaila in the Trivandrum district. It is also known as Bhūtapaṇḍi and is within the jurisdiction of the Tobala district. It is understood that formerly there was a Deity of Lord Rāmacandra there. Later the Deity was replaced with a deity of Lord Śiva known as Rāmeśvara or Bhūtanātha.

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