CC Madhya 18.58
- ‘pāvanādi’ saba kuṇḍe snāna kariyā
- lokere puchila, parvata-upare yāñā
pāvana-ādi—Pāvana and others; saba kuṇḍe—in every lake; snāna kariyā—taking a bath; lokere puchila—inquired from persons there; parvata-upare yāñā—going up a hill.
Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu bathed in all the celebrated lakes, beginning with Lake Pāvana. Thereafter He climbed a hill and spoke to the people.
The Pāvana-sarovara is described in the Mathurā-māhātmya:
- pāvane sarasi snātvā kṛṣṇaṁ nandīśvare girau
- dṛṣṭvā nandaṁ yaśodāṁ ca sarvābhīṣṭam avāpnuyāt
“One who bathes in Pāvana Lake by Nandīśvara Hill will see Kṛṣṇa there along with Nanda and Yaśodā and will fufill all his desires.”