mahaprabhu cali' aila tripati-trimalle
catur-bhuja murti dekhi' vyenkatadrye cale
mahaprabhu—Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; cali' aila—arrived by walking; tripati-trimalle—at the holy places named Tirupati and Tirumala; catur-bhuja—fourhanded; murti—Deity; dekhi'-seeing; vyenkata-adrye—to the holy place Venkata Hill; cale—began to proceed.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu next arrived at Tirupati and Tirumala, where He saw a four-handed Deity. Then He next proceeded toward Venkata Hill.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura has actually described the chronological order of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's visit. The Tirupati temple is sometimes called Tirupatura. It is situated on the northern side of Arcot in the district of Candragiri. It is a famous holy place of pilgrimage. In pursuance of His name, Venkatesvara, the four-handed Lord Visnu, the Deity of Balaji, with His potencies named Sri and Bhu, is located on Venkata Hill, about eight miles from Tirupati. This Venkatesvara Deity is in the form of Lord Visnu, and the place where He is situated is known as Venkata-ksetra. There are many temples in southern India, but this Balaji temple is especially opulent. A great fair is held there in the months of September and October. There is a railway station called Tirupati on the Southern Railway. Nimna-tirupati is located in the valley of the Venkata Hill. There are several temples there also, among which are those of Govindaraja and Lord Ramacandra.
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