Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya Book Compilation
By His Holiness Jayapatākā Swami Mahārāja on 18th January 2021 in
Śrīdhāma Māyāpur, India
mūkaṁ karoti vācālaṁ paṅguṁ laṅghayate girim
yat-kṛpā tam ahaṁ vande śrī-guruṁ dīna-tāraṇam
paramānandaṁ mādhavaṁ śrī caitanya iśvaram
hariḥ oṁ tat sat
Introduction: Today we are continuing with the compilation of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya book, today’s chapter entitled
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.49
dvārike kahila–āre śuna dvāribara
ye kichu kahiye–rājāra karaha gocara
Jayapatākā Swami: The cowherd spoke to the gatekeeper of the palace, “hey, Listen, dear gatekeeper, whatever I about to tell you, please inform the king, “whatever I have to say!”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.50
kahiba apūrva kathā—loke avidita
śuniñā āmāre rājā karibe pīrita
Jayapatākā Swami: I will tell you a wonderful story, which is unknown to the world, By hearing this the king will be pleased with me.”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.51
e bola śuniñā dvārī rājāre kahili
rājāra ājñāya puḍā gocara haila
Jayapatākā Swami: Hearing this, the gatekeeper told the King, and by his order Puṇḍraya was let into the palace.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.52
daṇḍavat kari’ kahe–saba vivaraṇa
ādyopānta yata kathā kaila nivedana
Jayapatākā Swami: Offering his prostrated obeisances to the king, he told all the history from the beginning to end and made an appeal to the king.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.53
śuniñā ta’ mahārāje vismaya lāgila
niścaya kariyā kaha–puḍāke kahila
Jayapatākā Swami: The king, he was astonished to hear the history. “Is this really true?” the King asked the farmer Puṇḍraya.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.54
punarapi kahe puḍā kariyā niścaya-
seikhāne cala rājā ghucāo vismaya
Jayapatākā Swami: Again said Puṇḍraya making it certain, “Yes, my Lord, dear Mahārāja, let’s go there king and remove all your doubts.”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.55
āmāre yemata ājñā karilā ṭhākura
seimata ājñā tumi pāibe adūra
Jayapatākā Swami: The way the Lord has given me His order, similarly you will also receive the order without delay.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.56
rājā bole-ājñā yadi karaye īśvara
ājanma haiba āmi tomāra naphara
Jayapatākā Swami: The king said, “If the Supreme Lord gives me His order, I will become your servant for the rest of my life.”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.57
e bola baliyā rājā calilā satvara
padavraje gelā yathā parvata-gabhara
Jayapatākā Swami: Saying this, the king quickly went by foot with the farmer walked to the mountain cave (where Lord Boar was staying).
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.58
vistara minati kare loṭāñā bhūmite
Jayapatākā Swami: By the mountain cave entrance, with single attention, the king offered various prayers and he rolled on the ground.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.59
dravilā ṭhākura-ājñā uṭhilā gagane
mithyā nahe śuna rājā puṅḍāra vacane
Jayapatākā Swami: The Supreme Lord’s heart melted, and His order appeared in the sky, ‘O king, listen, the words of Puṇḍraya are not false.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.60
dugdhasecana tumi kara eisthāne
dugdhera secane āmā pābe vidyamāne
Jayapatākā Swami: Sprinkle milk on this place and by the sprinkling of milk, you will attain My personal presence.”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.61
e bola śuniñā rājā haraṣita cite
ghoṣaṇā paḍila rājye dugdha ānite
Jayapatākā Swami: Hearing the Lord speaking, the king became joyful within his mind, the king ordered all to bring milk.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.62
prabhura ājñāya dugdha ḍhāle seikhāne
ācambite māthāra cūḍā dekhe vidyamāne
Jayapatākā Swami: By the order of the Supreme Lord, the king poured the milk in that place. Suddenly, from under the ground, a topknot of hair came into view.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.63
nānāvidha vādya bāje ānanda apāra
ānande bhāsaye sukha-sāgara-pāthāra
Jayapatākā Swami: Various instruments were played and the people became unlimitedly happy. Everyone was blissfully floating in the ocean of happiness.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.64
hari-haribola śuni’ codiga bhariyā
nācaye sakala loka dubāhu tuliyā
Jayapatākā Swami: Everyone could hear the transcendental vibration of Hari bol! From all sides and all the people present began to dance lifting their two hands.
Murāri Gupta Kaḍaca 3.14.26
dugdha-secana-mātreṇa bhagavān svam adarśayat
śrī-vigrahaà sajjanaà ca nivāraṇaà yathākarot
Translation: “Simply by the sprinkling of milk, the Lord showed Himself in His transcendental form to saintly persons but stopped (from revealing His feet).”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.65
yata dugdha ḍhāle-tata uṭhaye śarīra
uṭhaye śarīra dekhe e nābhi gabhīra
Jayapatākā Swami: As much milk as was poured, that much more of the Lord’s transcendental body appeared. The transcendental form was seen by the devotees with deep navel.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.66
adhika ḍhālaye dugdha manera hariṣe
prabhu-saba-abayaba dekhibāra āśe
Jayapatākā Swami: So, they poured more milk with a blissful mind with the desire to see all the limbs of the Supreme Lord.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.67
uṭhila śarīra jānu dekhe vidyamāna
nā ḍhālila dugdha-ājñā bhela pramāṇa
Jayapatākā Swami: The body of Lord Varāha-Narasiṁha kept rising and was visible up to the knee. The King did not pour any more milk – since the order of Lord was proved.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.68
bahuta ḍhālaye dugdha manera hariṣe
padatala duikhāni nā uṭhila śeṣe
Jayapatākā Swami: Though with blissful mind, they poured huge quantity of milk the two lotus feet did not rise.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.69
henakāle ājñāvāṇī uṭhila gagane
nā uṭhiba pada āra nā karyo yatane
Jayapatākā Swami: At that time, the order of the Lord came from the sky. “My feet will not raise further, so don’t endeavor further (to pour more milk).”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.70
e bola śuniñā rājā hariṣa-viṣāda
mahā-mahotsaba kare pāñā prasāda
Jayapatākā Swami: Hearing these words from the Supreme Lord, the king felt both bliss and sadness. He performed a great festival, mahā-mahotsava to obtain the Lord’s mercy.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.71
deula-mandira dila nānā bhoga-rāga
du-nayāna bhari’ dekhe hiyā anurāga
Jayapatākā Swami: He built for the Deity, a temple with various offerings, dresses, and pujas, ārati. With two unblinking eyes, he gazed at the Lord with great love within his heart.
Murāri Gupta Kaḍaca 3.14.27
kiyat kālāvasānena vārta-vittaś ca kaścana
āgato darśanārthī sa bhāryābhyāà samanuvrataḥ
Translation: “After some time passed, a certain wealthy man who was very devoted arrived in the company of his two wives, desiring to have the Lord’s darśana.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.72
eimane āche rājā ānanditacite
ḍiṅgā lañā eka sādhu āilā ācambite
Jayapatākā Swami: In this way, the King was joyful in his heart. Sailing a boat, one sādhu, saint suddenly came there.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.73
ṭhākura dekhite sei āilā saodāgara
dui nārī laiyā gelā mandira bhitara
Jayapatākā Swami: In order to see the deity, the merchant came and went inside the temple with his two wives.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.74
prabhu namaskari’ sādhu bhaigela bāhire
sādhu bāhira haila dvāra lāgila mandire
Jayapatākā Swami: After offering his obeisances to the Supreme Lord, that saintly devotee walked outside of the temple and the temple door closed behind him.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.75
leuṭiyā dekhe—dui nārī nāi pāśe
mandira-bhitare tārā prabhuke sambhāṣe
Jayapatākā Swami: Looking behind the merchant devotee saw that his two wives were not near him. They were in the temple talking to the Supreme Lord.
Murāri Gupta Kaḍaca 3.14.28
darśanānanda-mattaḥ śrī-mandiraà taà praviṣṭavān
prāpte śrī-caraṇāmbhoje dṛṣṭvā harṣam upāgataḥ
Translation: “When He received darśana of Śrī Varāha, that man became intoxicated with pleasure. He entered the temple, and when he saw that he had obtained the treasure of the Lord’s two lotus feet, he became jubilant.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.76
bujhiyā se sādhu stava kare ārttanāde
dravilā ṭhākura tāre kailā prasāde
Jayapatākā Swami: Understanding this, that saintly person offered his prayers with a humble voice. The Supreme Lord softened and gave him, His mercy.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.77
ghucila mandira dvāra—dekhe duijana
pāṣāṇa haiyā prabhura pāñāche caraṇa
Jayapatākā Swami: The temple door was opened and he saw the two ladies become a stone. And they were standing beside the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord. Now the lotus feet became revealed and the two wives became stoned.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.78
nija bhāgya māni’ pāye paḍi saodāgara
prasāda kari’ prabhu bole-māga vara
Jayapatākā Swami: Considering himself most fortunate, the merchant fell down at the Lord’s lotus feet. Showing the mercy, the Supreme Lord told him, “Ask for a boon”
Murāri Gupta Kaḍaca 3.14.29
bhagavān āha taṁ sādhum abhīpsata-varaṁ vṛṇu
jiyaḍeti hi me nāma gṛhāna jagad-īśvara
Translation: The Lord said to that godly man, “Choose from Me whatever boon you desire.”
The man replied, “Jiyaḍa is my name. Kindly accept this name, O Lord of the universe.”
Jayapatākā Swami: This is how the deity become known as “Jiyaḍa Narasiṁhadeva”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.79
caraṇe paḍiyā sādhu kare praṇāma
vara māgo–mora nāme hau tora nāma
Jayapatākā Swami: Falling at the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord in obeisances, the saintly person said, “I ask the boon that let by my name be Your name.”
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.80
mā-bāpe thuila mora e nāma ‘jīyaḍa
āpanāra nāme prabhū-nāma māge vara
Jayapatākā Swami: “My mother and father have given me the name Jiyaḍa. So, my Lord, I desire that You take this name. I ask for this boon.”
Murāri Gupta Kaḍaca 3.14.30
om ity āha jagad-yonis tena ca khyāpito’bhavat
śrī-jiyaḍa-nṛsiàhaś ca bhakta-vaśyo hariḥ sadā
Translation: The origin of the cosmos then muttered, ‘Oṁ!’ indicating His acceptance. For this reason, this Deity has become famous as Śrī Jayaḍa Narasiṁha, thus giving evidence that Śrī Hari is always submissive to the will of His devotee.
Jayapatākā Swami: So, Lord Caitanya revealed how this deity has the name Jiyaḍ-Narasiṁha.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.81
‘jīyaḍa-nṛsiṃha’ nāma teñi prakāśa
ānande kahaye guṇa e locana dāsa
Jayapatākā Swami: The name Jiyaḍa-Narasiṁha was thus manifested and Locana Dāsa very gladly sings of these transcendental qualities.
Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.8
siṁhācale rātrivāsa :—
pūrvavat kona vipre kaila nimantraṇa
sei rātri tāhāṅ rahi’ karilā gamana
Translation: As usual, a brāhmaṇa offered Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu an invitation. The Lord passed the night in the temple and then commenced His tour again.
Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 8.9
prāte punarāya yātrā :—
prabhāte uṭhiyā prabhu calilā premāveśe
dig-vidik nāhi jñāna rātri-divase
Translation: The next morning, in the great ecstasy of love, Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu started on His tour with no knowledge of the proper direction, and He continued the whole day and night.
Jayapatākā Swami: So Lord Caitanya, He didn’t walk He didn’t have any idea where He was going, He was feeling great ecstasy of love of Kṛṣṇa and He just continued on his journey.
Caitanya Maṅgala, Śeṣa-khaṇḍa 1.82
tabe mahāprabhu jīyaḍa-nṛsiṃha dekhiyā
calilā ta paradine se dina vañciyā
Jayapatākā Swami: In this way Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu saw the Jiyaḍa Narasiṁha deity. Staying there that day, He travelled the next day.
Murāri Gupta Kaḍaca 3.14.31
etad ākhyan hariḥ sākṣāt śrī-gaurāṅgo mahāprabhuḥ
antardadhe hi tatraiva kena dṛṣṭaḥ kila svayam
Translation: After narrating this history, Śrī Hari in the person of Śrī Gaurāṅga Mahāprabhu disappeared from that very spot. Who is that fortunate person able to see that Supreme Lord as He is?
Jayapatākā Swami: Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, He naturally knew all the pastimes of the deity since the deity is non-different from Him. So, He revealed the pastimes of this deity. So, I have been very fortunate to be there on the day when the deity was uncovered and I had special pass to go up on the exit route because there were like hundreds of thousands of people were there on the entrance of the temple. When I got up on the top of the temple the police said that there is too much hassle, we are not letting you in. But then at that time one of the priests had mercy on me and let me into the temple and then I went behind the deity and in the front people are crowding up and having darśana and I was there with the deity for almost one hour, they did not look back, they were busy with the people in the front. So I had an opportunity to have a close up darśana and offer my prayers to the deity, the Bhu Narasiṁha deity, the Jiyaḍ-Narasiṁha.
Thus ends the chapter entitled, Lord Caitanya Describes the Appearance of Jayaḍa Narasiṁha.
Transcribed and Verified by JPS Archives team, 18th January 2021