|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 13: The Ecstatic Dancing of the Lord at Ratha-yātrā|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 13.82
uddaṇḍa nṛtya prabhu kariyā huńkāra
cakra-bhrami bhrame yaiche alāta-ākāra
uddaṇḍa — jumping; nṛtya — dancing; prabhu — Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kariyā — making; huńkāra — loud vibration; cakra-bhrami — making a circular movement like a wheel; bhrame — moves; yaiche — as if; alāta-ākāra — circle of fire.
When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu danced and jumped high, roaring like thunder and moving in a circle like a wheel, He appeared like a circling firebrand.
If a burning cinder of a firebrand is whirled about very swiftly, it gives the appearance of a circle of fire. This is called alāta-ākāra or alāta-cakra, a firebrand circle. This whole circle is not actually made of fire but is a single fire in motion. Similarly, Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is a single personality, but when He danced and jumped high in a circle, He appeared like the alāta-cakra.
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