Madhya-līlāChapter 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 1.64

mahāprabhu jagannāthera upala-bhoga dekhiyā

nija-gṛhe 'na ei tinere miliyā

SYNONYMS

mahā-prabhuŚrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; jagannāthera — of Lord Jagannātha; upala-bhoga — offering of food on the stone; dekhiyā — after seeing; nija-gṛheto His own residence; 'na — goes; ei — these; tinere — three; miliyā — meeting.

TRANSLATION

Every day Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu used to see the upala-bhoga ceremony at the temple of Jagannātha, and after seeing this He used to go visit these three great personalities on His way to His own residence.

PURPORT

Upala-bhoga is a particular type of offering performed just behind the Garuḍa-stambha on a stone slab. That stone slab is called the upala. All food is offered within the temple room just below the altar of Jagannātha. This bhoga, however, was offered on the stone slab within the vision of the public; therefore it is called upala-bhoga.

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