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CC Madhya 9.310 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 310

tāpī snāna kari' āilā māhiṣmatī-pure
nānā tīrtha dekhi tāhāṅ narmadāra tīre


SYNONYMS

tāpī—in the Tāpī River; snāna kari'-taking a bath; āilā—arrived; māhiṣmatī-pure—at Māhiṣmatī-pura; nānā tīrtha—many holy places; dekhi—seeing; tāhāṅ—there; narmadāra tīre—on the bank of the river Narmadā.


TRANSLATION

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu next arrived at the banks of the river Tāpī. After bathing there, He went to Māhiṣmatī-pura. While there, He saw many holy places on the banks of the river Narmadā.


PURPORT

The river Tāpī is presently known as Tāpti. The river's source is a mountain called Multāi, and the river flows westward through the state of Saurāṣṭra and into the Arabian Sea. Māhiṣmatī-pura is mentioned in Mahābhārata in connection with Sahadeva's victory. Sahadeva, the youngest brother of the Pāṇḍavas, conquered that part of the country. As stated in the Mahābhārata:

tato ratnāny upādāya
purīṁ māhiṣmatīṁ yayau
tatra nīlena rājñā sa
cakre yuddhaṁ nararṣabhaḥ

"After acquiring jewels, Sahadeva went to the city of Māhiṣmatī, where he fought with a king called Nīla."