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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 10.76

gopīnātha siḿhaeka caitanyera dāsa

akrūra bali' prabhu yāńre kailā parihāsa

SYNONYMS

gopīnātha siḿhaGopīnātha Siḿha; eka — one; caitanyera dāsa — servant of Lord Caitanya; akrūra bali' — famous as Akrūra; prabhu — the Lord; yāńre — whom; kaila — did; parihāsa — joking.

TRANSLATION

Gopīnātha Siḿha, the thirty-eighth branch of the tree, was a faithful servant of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu. The Lord jokingly addressed him as Akrūra.

PURPORT

Actually he was Akrūra, as stated in text 117 of the Gaura-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā.

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