Madhya-līlāChapter 13: The Ecstatic Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yātrā

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 13.121

yaḥ kaumāra-haraḥ sa eva hi varas eva caitra-kṣapās

te conmīlita-mālatī-surabhayaḥ prauḍhāḥ kadambānilāḥ

caivāsmi tathāpi tatra surata-vyāpāra-līlā-vidhau

revā-rodhasi vetasī-taru-tale cetaḥ samutkaṇṭhate

SYNONYMS

yaḥ — that same person who; kaumāra-haraḥ — the thief of my heart during youth; saḥhe; eva hi — certainly; varaḥ — lover; tāḥ — these; eva — certainly; caitra-kṣapāḥ — moonlit nights of the month of Caitra; te — those; ca — and; unmīlita — fructified; mālatī — of mālatī flowers; surabhayaḥ — fragrances; prauḍhāḥ — full; kadamba — with the fragrance of the kadamba flower; anilāḥ — the breezes; — that one; ca — also; eva — certainly; asmiI am; tathāpi — still; tatra — there; surata-vyāpārain intimate transactions; līlā — of pastimes; vidhauin the manner; revā — of the river named Revā; rodhasi — on the bank; vetasī — of the name Vetasī; taru-tale — underneath the tree; cetaḥ — my mind; samutkaṇṭhate — is very eager to go.

TRANSLATION

"'That very personality who stole away my heart during my youth is now again my master. These are the same moonlit nights of the month of Caitra. The same fragrance of mālatī flowers is there, and the same sweet breezes are blowing from the kadamba forest. In our intimate relationship, I am also the same lover, yet still my mind is not happy here. I am eager to go back to that place on the bank of the Revā under the Vetasī tree. That is my desire.'"

PURPORT

This verse appears in the Padyāvalī (386).

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