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CC Madhya 13.82 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


uddaṇḍa nṛtya prabhu kariyā huṅkāra
cakra-bhrami bhrame yaiche alāta-ākāra


uddaṇḍa—jumping; nṛtya—dancing; prabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; kariyā—making; huṅkāra—loud vibration; cakra-bhrami—making a circular movement like a wheel; bhrame—moves; yaiche—as if; alāta-ākāra—circle of fire.


When Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu danced and jumped high, roaring like thunder and moving in a circle like a wheel, He appeared like a circling firebrand.


If a burning cinder of a firebrand is whirled about very swiftly, it gives the appearance of a circle of fire. This is called alāta-ākāra, or a firebrand circle. This whole circle is not actually made of fire but is a single fire in motion. Similarly, Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is a single personality, but when He danced and jumped high in a circle, He appeared like the alāta-cakra.