|Antya-lila||Chapter 10: Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Accepts Prasadam from His Devotees|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Antya 10.140-141
ei-mata nimantrana karena yatna kari
vasudeva, gadadhara-dasa, gupta-murari
kulina-grami, khanda-vasi, ara yata jana
jagannathera prasada ani' kare nimantrana
ei-mata -- like this; nimantrana -- invitation; karena -- execute; yatna kari -- with devotion; vasudeva -- Vasudeva; gadadhara-dasa -- Gadadhara dasa; gupta-murari -- Murari Gupta; kulina-grami -- the inhabitants of Kulina-grama; khanda-vasi -- the inhabitants of Khanda; ara -- and; yata jana -- many other persons; jagannathera prasada -- remnants of the food of Jagannatha; ani' -- bringing; kare nimantrana -- invite.
They would extend invitations to the Lord. Vasudeva Datta, Gadadhara dasa, Murari Gupta, the inhabitants of Kulina-grama and Khanda and many other devotees who were not brahmanas by caste would purchase food offered to Lord Jagannatha and then extend invitations to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
The inhabitants of Kulina-grama, such as Satyaraja Khan and Ramananda Vasu, were not brahmanas by caste, nor were the inhabitants of Khanda, such as Mukunda dasa, Narahari dasa and Raghunandana. Therefore they would purchase prasadam from the market where the remnants of Lord Jagannatha's food was sold and then extend invitations to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, whereas Acaryaratna, Acaryanidhi and others who were brahmanas by caste would cook at home when they invited the Lord. Caitanya Mahaprabhu observed the etiquette then current in society by accepting only prasadam cooked by members of the brahmana caste, but on principle He accepted invitations from His devotees, regardless of whether they were brahmanas by caste.
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