TEXT 280
gokarṇe śiva dekhi' āilā dvaipāyani
sūrpāraka-tīrthe āilā nyāsi-śiromaṇi
SYNONYMS
gokarṇe—in the place named Gokarṇa; śiva—the temple of Lord Siva; dekhi'-seeing; āilā—came; dvaipāyani—to Dvaipāyani; sūrpāraka-tīrthe—to the holy place named Sūrpāraka; āilā—came; nyāsi-śiromaṇi—the best of the sannyāsīs, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.
TRANSLATION
After seeing Pañcāpsarā, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went to Gokarṇa. While there, He visited the temple of Lord Śiva, and then He went to Dvaipāyani. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the crown jewel of all sannyāsīs, then went to Sūrpāraka-tīrtha.
PURPORT
Gokarṇa is situated in North Karnaraḍā It is about twenty miles southeast of Karwar. This place is very famous for the temple of Lord Śiva known as Mahā-baleśvara. Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims come to see this temple. Sūrpāraka (nowadays known as Sopārā) is about twenty-six miles north of Bombay, in the Maharashtra province, in the district known as Thāne. Sūrpāraka is mentioned in the Mahābhārata (Śānti-parva, Chapter 41, verses 66-67).

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