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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 13.14

mahāprabhu 'maṇimā' 'maṇimā' kare dhvani

nānā-vādya-kolāhale kichui śuni

SYNONYMS

mahāprabhuŚrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; maṇimā maṇimāan honorific; kare — makes; dhvani — the sound; nānā — various; vādya — of musical instruments; kolāhale — by the tumultuous sound; kichui — anything; — not; śuni — can hear.

TRANSLATION

While the Lord was transported from the throne to the car, tumultuous sounds were made on various musical instruments. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was chanting "Maṇimā! Maṇimā!" but He could not be heard.

PURPORT

The word maṇimā is used to address a respectable person in Orissa. Lord Jagannātha was being respectfully addressed by Śrī Caitanya in this way.

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