Ādi-līlāChapter 17: The Pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu in His Youth

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 17.20

tabe śuklāmbarera kaila taṇḍula-bhakṣaṇa

'harer nāma' ślokera kaila artha vivaraṇa


tabe — thereafter; śuklāmbarera — of Śuklāmbara Brahmacārī; kaila — did; taṇḍula — raw rice; bhakṣaṇa — eating; harer nāma ślokera — of the verse celebrated as such; kaila — did; artha — of the meaning; vivaraṇa — explanation.


After this incident the Lord ate raw rice given by Śuklāmbara Brahmacārī and explained very elaborately the import of the "harer nāma" śloka mentioned in the Bṛhan-nāradīya Purāṇa.


Śuklāmbara Brahmacārī resided in Navadvīpa on the bank of the Ganges. When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was dancing in ecstasy, he approached the Lord with a begging bag containing rice. The Lord was so pleased with His devotee that He immediately snatched the bag and began to eat the raw rice. No one forbade Him, and thus He finished the entire supply of rice.

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