|Antya-līlā||Chapter 1: Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī's Second Meeting With the Lord|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 1.37
ei-mate dui bhāi gauḍa-deśe āilā
gauḍe āsi' anupamera gańgā-prāpti hailā
ei-mate — in this way; dui bhāi — Rūpa Gosvāmī and his younger brother, Anupama; gauḍa-deśe āilā — reached Bengal, which is known as Gauḍa-deśa; gauḍe āsi' — coming to Gauḍa; anupamera — of Anupama; gańgā-prāpti hailā — there was attainment of the shelter of mother Ganges (passing away).
In this way the two brothers Rūpa and Anupama reached Bengal, but when they arrived there Anupama died.
Formerly when a person died it was commonly said that he had attained the shelter of mother Ganges, even if he did not die on the bank of the Ganges. It is customary among Hindus to carry a dying person to a nearby bank of the Ganges, for if one dies on the bank of the Ganges, his soul is considered to reach the lotus feet of Lord Viṣṇu, wherefrom the Ganges flows.
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