Ādi-līlāChapter 10: The Trunk, Branches and Subbranches of the Caitanya Tree

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 10.152-154

vārāṇasī-madhye prabhura bhakta tina jana

candraśekhara vaidya, āra miśra tapana

raghunātha bhaṭṭācāryamiśrera nandana

prabhu yabe kāśī āilā dekhi' vṛndāvana

candraśekhara-gṛhe kaila dui māsa vāsa

tapana-miśrera ghare bhikṣā dui māsa

SYNONYMS

vārāṇasī-madhye — at Vārāṇasī; prabhura — of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; bhakta — devotees; tina jana — three persons; candraśekhara vaidya — the clerk of the name Candraśekhara; āra — and; miśra tapanaTapana Miśra; raghunātha bhaṭṭācāryaRaghunātha Bhaṭṭācārya; miśrera nandana — the son of Tapana Miśra; prabhu — Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; yabe — when; kāśīVārāṇasī; āilā — came; dekhi' — after visiting; vṛndāvana — the holy place known as Vṛndāvana; candraśekhara gṛhein the house of Candraśekhara Vaidya; kaila — did; dui māsa — for two months; vāsa — reside; tapana-miśrera — of Tapana Miśra; gharein the house; bhikṣā — accepted prasādam; dui māsa — for two months.

TRANSLATION

The prominent devotees at Vārāṇasī were the physician Candraśekhara, Tapana Miśra and Raghunātha Bhaṭṭācārya, Tapana Miśra's son. When Lord Caitanya came to Vārāṇasī after seeing Vṛndāvana, for two months He lived at the residence of Candraśekhara Vaidya and accepted prasādam at the house of Tapana Miśra.

PURPORT

When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu was in Bengal, Tapana Miśra approached Him to discuss spiritual advancement. Thus he was favored by Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu and received hari-nāma initiation. After that, by the order of the Lord, Tapana Miśra resided in Vārāṇasī, and when Lord Caitanya visited Vārāṇasī He stayed at the home of Tapana Miśra.

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