(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritamrta Part 4

Snana-yatra is described in the other biographies………..which says:

“The queens used to sit on the roof, right opposite of the bathing ceremony”.

And the king this year said:

“I’m giving it to Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates.”

The queens were very upset, but later they still saw everything from another roof…. just a little further away. They saw the amazing experience of Snaha-yatra of how people were pouring tonnes of water over Lord Jagannatha, and drops of water were flying in all directions….and they were glittering in the sun.

But there was more water coming from Caitanya Mahaprabhu who was dancing in front of Jagannatha, than compared to Lord Jagannatha….and the tears that was shooting in all directions, and that was more water than all the bathing water that was poured on Jagannatha. So everyone was just amazed!

Then it was Ratha Yatra, and He was just dancing and jumping so high! And spinning around so fast (just like when you have a glowing stick and you move it around very fast and it looks like a fire circle). He was moving so fast that his spinning hands looked like a closed circle! And He would dance so high and crash to the ground, and everyone just could not believe it!
He was calling out:

“Jaga….Jaga!”

So the Ratha Yatra was not an experience of preaching, since it was the most public display of the Lord’s ecstasy. Externally, the mercy of the Lord is freely distributed, but internally, it is about the viraha-bhāva of both Sri Caitanya and Lord Jagannatha!

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