|Antya-līlā||Chapter 12: The Loving Dealings Between Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Jagadānanda Paṇḍita|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 12.37
peṭāńgi-gāya kare daṇḍavat-namaskāra
govinda kahe, — 'śrīkānta, āge peṭāńgi utāra'
peṭāńgi — shirt and coat; gāya — on the body; kare — performs; daṇḍavat-namaskāra — offering of obeisances; govinda kahe — Govinda said; śrīkānta — my dear Śrīkānta; āge — first; peṭāńgi utāra — take off your shirt and coat.
When Śrīkānta offered obeisances to the Lord, he was still wearing his shirt and coat. Therefore Govinda told him, "My dear Śrīkānta, first take off these garments."
One is forbidden to enter the Deity room or offer anything to the Deity while wearing a shirt or coat. In the tantras it is said:
vastreṇāvṛta-dehas tu yo naraḥ praṇamed dharim
śvitrī bhavati mūḍhātmā sapta janmāni bhāvini
"Anyone who offers respects and obeisances to the Deity while wearing garments on the upper portion of his body is condemned to be a leper for seven births."
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