CC Madhya 1.22
- aṣṭādaśa-varṣa kevala nīlācale sthiti
- āpani ācari’ jīve śikhāilā bhakti
aṣṭādaśa-varṣa—for eighteen years; kevala—only; nīlācale—in Jagannātha Purī; sthiti—staying; āpani—personally; ācari’—behaving; jīve—unto the living entities; śikhāilā—instructed; bhakti—devotional service.
For eighteen continuous years, Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu remained at Jagannātha Purī and, through His personal behavior, instructed all living entities in the mode of devotional service.