Madhya-līlāChapter 12: The Cleansing of the Guṇḍicā Temple

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 12.210

darśana-lobhete kari' maryādā lańghana

bhoga-maṇḍape yāñā kare śrī-mukha darśana


darśana-lobhete — being very eager to see; kari' — doing; maryādā lańghana — transgressions of regulative principles; bhoga-maṇḍapein the room for offering food; yāñā — going; karedo; śrī-mukha darśana — seeing the lotus face.


Out of great eagerness to see the Lord, they all neglected the regulative principles and, just to see the Lord's face, went to the place where the food was offered.


There are many regulative principles of Deity worship. For example, one is not allowed to enter the room where food is offered to Lord Jagannātha. But in this case, being very eager because of not having seen the Lord for fifteen days, all the people overruled the regulative principles and entered the room.

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