|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 9: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Travels to the Holy Places|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 9.14
ei śloka pathe paḍi' karilā prayāṇa
gautamī-gańgāya yāi' kaila gańgā-snāna
ei śloka — this Sanskrit verse; pathe — on the way; paḍi' — reciting; karilā — did; prayāṇa — going; gautamī-gańgāya — to the bank of the Gautamī-gańgā; yāi' — going; kaila — did; gańgā-snāna — bathing in the Ganges.
While walking on the road, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu used to chant this Rāma Rāghava mantra. Chanting in this way, He arrived at the banks of the Gautamī-gańgā and took His bath there.
The Gautamī-gańgā is a branch of the river Godāvarī. Formerly a great sage named Gautama Ṛṣi used to live on the bank of this river opposite the city of Rājamahendrī, and consequently this branch was called the Gautamī-gańgā.
Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura says that Śrīla Kavirāja Gosvāmī has recorded the names of the holy places visited by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu but that there is no chronological order of the places visited. However, there is a notebook of Govinda dāsa's containing a chronological order and references to geographical positions. Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura requests the readers to refer to that book. According to Govinda dāsa, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went to Trimanda from the Gautamī-gańgā. From there He went to Ḍhuṇḍirāma-tīrtha, another place of pilgrimage. According to Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, after visiting the Gautamī-gańgā, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went to Mallikārjuna-tīrtha.
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