FROM SRI CHAITANYA CHARITAMRITA
ABOUT THE PASTIMES OF
THE GUNDICHA TEMPLE
sammarjayan ksalanatah sa
sva-citta-vac chitalam ujjvalam ca
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu washed and cleansed the Gundica
temple with His devotees and associates. In this way
He made the temple as cool and bright as His own heart,
and thus He made the place befitting for Lord Sri
Krsna to sit.
sammarjani bahuta cahiye
ajna dehaaji saba ihan ani diye
wash the temple, You need many waterpots and brooms.
Therefore order me. I can immediately bring all these
things to You."
jana sata ghate jala bhari'
prathamei lana ache kala apeksa
the temple was being swept, about a hundred men stood
ready with filled waterpots, and they simply awaited
the Lord's order to throw the water from them.
bali' yabe mahaprabhu kahila
tabe sata ghata ani' prabhu-age
as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu called
for water, all the men immediately brought the hundred
waterpots, which were completely filled, and delivered
them before the Lord.
prabhu mandira praksalana
urdhva-adho bhitti, grha-madhya, simhasana
way, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu first
washed the main temple and then thoroughly washed
the ceiling, the walls, the floor, the sitting place
[simhasana] and everything else within
bhariya jala urdhve calaila
sei jale urdhva sodhi bhitti praksalila
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Himself and His devotees
began to throw water onto the ceiling. When this water
fell, it washed the walls and floor.
karena simhasanera marjana
prabhu age jala ani' deya bhakta-gana
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began to wash the sitting
place of Lord Jagannatha with His own hands,
and all the devotees began to bring water to the Lord.
kare grha-madhya praksalana
nija nija haste kare mandira marjana
devotees within the temple began to wash. Each one
had a broom in his hand, and in this way they cleansed
the temple of the Lord.