Ādi-līlāChapter 11: The Expansions of Lord Nityānanda

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 11.16

rāmadāsamukhya-śākhā, sakhya-prema-rāśi

ṣolasāńgera kāṣṭha yei tuli' kaila vaḿśī

SYNONYMS

rāma-dāsaRāmadāsa; mukhya-śākhā — chief branch; sakhya-prema-rāśi — full of fraternal love; ṣolasa-ańgera — of sixteen knots; kāṣṭha — wood; yei — that; tuli' — raising; kailamade; vāḿśī — flute.

TRANSLATION

Rāmadāsa, one of the chief branches, was full of fraternal love of Godhead. He made a flute from a stick with sixteen knots.

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