CC Madhya 24.54

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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Madhya-līlā - Chapter 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Atmārāma Verse
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 54

kasyānubhāvo ‘sya na deva vidmahe
tavāṅghri-reṇu-sparaśādhikāraḥ
yad-vāñchayā śrīr lalanācarat tapo
vihāya kāmān su-ciraṁ dhṛta-vratā


SYNONYMS

kasya—of what; anubhāvaḥ—a result; asya—of the serpent (Kāliya); na—not; deva—O Lord; vidmahe—we know; tava-aṅghri—of Your lotus feet; reṇu—of the dust; sparaśa—for touching; adhikāraḥ—qualification; yat—which; vāñchayā—by desiring; śrīḥ—the goddess of fortune; lalanā—the topmost woman; acarat—performed; tapaḥ—austerity; vihāya—giving up; kāmān—all desires; su-ciram—for a long time; dhṛta—a law upheld; vratā—as a vow.


TRANSLATION

“‘O Lord, we do not know how the serpent Kāliya attained such an opportunity to be touched by the dust of Your lotus feet. For this end, the goddess of fortune performed austerities for centuries, giving up all other desires and taking austere vows. Indeed, we do not know how this serpent Kāliya got such an opportunity.’


PURPORT

This verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (SB 10.16.36) was spoken by the wives of the Kāliya serpent.


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