Madhya-līlāChapter 9: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's Travels to the Holy Places

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 9.211-212

sītayārādhito vahniś

chāyā-sītām ajījanat

tāḿ jahāra daśa-grīvaḥ

sītā vahni-puraḿ gatā

parīkṣā-samaye vahniḿ

chāyā-sītā viveśa

vahniḥ sītāḿ samānīya

tat-purastād anīnayat

SYNONYMS

sītayā — by mother Sītā; ārādhitaḥ — being called for; vahniḥ — the fire-god; chāyā-sītām — the illusory form of mother Sītā; ajījanat — created; tām — her; jahāra — kidnapped; daśa-grīvaḥ — the ten-faced Rāvaṇa; sītā — mother Sītā; vahni-puramto the abode of the fire-god; gatā — departed; parīkṣā-samaye — at the time of testing; vahnim — the fire; chāyā-sītā — the illusory form of Sītā; viveśa — entered; — she; vahniḥ — the fire-god; sītām — the original mother Sītā; samānīya — bringing back; tat-purastātin His presence; anīnayat — brought back.

TRANSLATION

"When he was petitioned by mother Sītā, the fire-god, Agni, brought forth an illusory form of Sītā, and Rāvaṇa, who had ten heads, kidnapped the false Sītā. The original Sītā then went to the abode of the fire-god. When Lord Rāmacandra tested the body of Sītā, it was the false, illusory Sītā that entered the fire. At that time the fire-god brought the original Sītā from his abode and delivered her to Lord Rāmacandra."

PURPORT

These two verses are taken from the Kūrma Purāṇa.

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