CC Madhya 18.55
- prastāve kahiluṅ gopāla-kṛpāra ākhyāna
- tabe mahāprabhu gelā ‘śrī-kāmyavana’
prastāve—in the course of the story; kahiluṅ—I have stated; gopāla-kṛpāra—of the mercy of Gopāla; ākhyāna—description; tabe—after this; mahāprabhu—Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; gelā—went; śrī-kāmya-vana—to Śrī Kāmyavana.
In the course of this story, I have given a description of Lord Gopāla’s mercy. After seeing the Gopāla Deity, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went to Śrī Kāmyavana.
Kāmyavana is mentioned in the Adi-varāha Purāṇa:
- caturthaṁ kāmyaka-vanaṁ vanānāṁ vanam uttamam
- tatra gatvā naro devi mama loke mahīyate
Lord Śiva said, “The best of all forests is the fourth of these, named Kāmyaka. O goddess Devī, any person who goes there is eligible to enjoy the glories of my abode.”
In the Bhakti-ratnākara (Fifth Wave) it is also said:
- ei kāmyavane kṛṣṇa-līlā manohara
- karibe darśana sthāna kuṇḍa bahutara
- kāmyavane yata tīrtha lekhā nāhi tāra
“In this Kāmyavana, Kṛṣṇa performed enchanting pastimes. Here you will be able to take darśana of many ponds and other transcendental spots. I cannot even describe in writing all the sacred tīrthas found at Kāmyavana.”