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CC Madhya 13.23 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 23

pañca-daśa dina īśvara mahā-lakṣmī lañā
tāṅra saṅge krīḍā kaila nibhṛte vasiyā


SYNONYMS

pañca-daśa dina—fifteen days; īśvara—the Lord; mahā-lakṣmī—the supreme goddess of fortune; lañā—with; tāṅra saṅge—in her company; krīḍā—enjoyment; kaila—performed; nibhṛte—in a solitary place; vasiyā—sitting.


TRANSLATION

For fifteen days the Lord had remained in a secluded place with the supreme goddess of fortune and had performed His pastimes with her.


PURPORT

The fifteen-day period of anavasara is also called nibhṛta, in honor of the solitary place where the supreme goddess of fortune lives. After living there a fortnight, Lord Jagannātha took permission from the goddess of fortune to leave.