TEXT 280
gokarne siva dekhi' aila dvaipayani
surparaka-tirthe aila nyasi-siromani
SYNONYMS
gokarne—in the place named Gokarna; siva—the temple of Lord Siva; dekhi'-seeing; aila—came; dvaipayani—to Dvaipayani; surparaka-tirthe—to the holy place named Surparaka; aila—came; nyasi-siromani—the best of the sannyasis, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
TRANSLATION
After seeing Pancapsara, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went to Gokarna. While there, He visited the temple of Lord Siva, and then He went to Dvaipayani. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the crown jewel of all sannyasis, then went to Surparaka-tirtha.
PURPORT
Gokarna is situated in North Karnarada It is about twenty miles southeast of Karwar. This place is very famous for the temple of Lord Siva known as Maha-balesvara. Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims come to see this temple. Surparaka (nowadays known as Sopara) is about twenty-six miles north of Bombay, in the Maharashtra province, in the district known as Thane. Surparaka is mentioned in the Mahabharata (Santi-parva, Chapter 41, verses 66-67).

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