19850606 Caitanya Caritamrita Adi Lila.15.16-29 Reading From Caitanya Bhagavatam Marriage Of Lord Caitanya Lakshmi Priya Murari Sevaka

eka-dina naivedya-tāmbūla khāiyā bhūmite paḍilā prabhu acetana hañā (CC Adi 15.16) Translation One day Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu ate betel nuts offered to the Deity, but they acted as an intoxicant, and He fell down on the ground unconscious.

āste-vyaste pitā-mātā mukhe dila pāni sustha hañā kahe prabhu apūrva kāhinī (CC Adi 15.17) Translation: After His father and mother sprinkled water on His mouth with great haste, the Lord revived and said something wonderful they had never heard before.

ethā haite viśvarūpa more lañā gelā sannyāsa karaha tumi, āmāre kahilā (CC Adi 15.18) Translation: The Lord said, “Viśvarūpa took Me away from here, and He requested Me to accept the sannyāsa order.

HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja:

Who knows who Visvarupa is? Who doesn’t know who Visvarupa is? You don’t know who Visvarupa is? His elder brother who left home and took sannyasa when Lord Caitanya was a small boy. When Visvarupa grew up, then Jagannath Misra thought that now let me find him a nice young girl and get him married. When Visvarupa heard that he hit the road. He took sannyasa. He wasn’t interested. So then they made Lord Caitanya ?, they were very upset that, they thought that maybe Lord Caitanya would take sannyasa. So Lord Caitanya said, no no don’t worry, I am going to stay and serve you both. I wont take sannyasa. Don’t worry! So then they felt comforted. And now you just heard what Lord Caitanya said. So this is going to be like a bombshell in the hearts of Jagannath Misra and Sacimata.

āmi kahi, — āmāra anātha pitā-mātā āmi bālaka, — sannyāsera kibā jāni kathā (CC Adi 15.19) Translation: “I replied to Viśvarūpa, ‘I have My helpless father and mother, and also I am but a child. What do I know about the sannyāsa order of life?

gṛhastha ha-iyā kariba pitā-mātāra sevana ihāte-i tuṣṭa habena lakṣmī-nārāyaṇa (CC Adi 15.20) Translation: ‘Later I shall become a householder and thus serve My parents, for this action will very much satisfy Lord Nārāyaṇa and His wife, the goddess of fortune.’

tabe viśvarūpa ihāṅ pāṭhāila more mātāke kahio koṭi koṭi namaskāre (CC Adi 15.21) Translation: “Then Viśvarūpa returned Me home and requested, ‘Offer thousands and thousands of obeisances unto My mother, Śacīdevī.’ ”

ei mata nānā līlā kare gaurahari ki kāraṇe līlā, — ihā bujhite nā pāri (CC Adi 15.22) Translation: In this way Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu performed various pastimes, but why He did so I cannot understand.”

HH Jayapataka Swami: If someone ask oh why did Lord Caitanya do this or why did He do that, He is not subject to our being able to understand why He does something. In other words He is not answerable to us. He does things with His own plan and someone may understand why He does something or someone may not understand. When Krishna ran away from the battlefield people were criticising why is He running away. One time He ran away therefore He is known as Rannchor – one who has left the battlefield. Ksatriya never leaves the battlefield. Lord Ramachandra He was obliged to follow the rules of the ksatriyas but Krishna He was independent. So sometimes He would follow rules and sometimes He would do what He pleased. He ran away from the battlefield. So people criticized whats this? He ran away from the battlefield. But it turned that just in the middle of the battle He got the message that goddess of fortune Rukmini sent Him to please save Her. So immediately He left the battle to save His devotee.

So therefore because the Lord who promises that He will always protect His devotee had neglected His honor for staying in a battle to protect His devotee to show that that is His supreme promise. Therefore the devotees glorify Lord Krishna as Rannchor seeing that His greater mercy for protecting His devotee. So like this sometimes one may understand what the Lord is doing. At that moment people couldn’t understand. Why is Krishna leaving the battlefield. Of course His army was victorious in any case but He had a higher purpose. So sometimes the spiritual master does something, often Prabhupada would do things. Sometimes his disciples may understood why he was doing those things, sometimes they may not have understood. He is not obliged or he is not answerable to the disciples. Spiritual master is not answerable to the disciples in terms of performing devotional service. Although the spiritual master generally very kind and open if someone has a question which is not a challenging question then spiritual master will reveal.

Just like Bali Maharaja of course is a exception but its not really an exception, it also backs us up. His spiritual master always told him to surrender to Visnu. One time when Vamandeva personally came Sukracarya said don’t surrender to Krishna, don’t give Him anything. So then he said, my dear spiritual master, you all along told me to surrender to Visnu. Now you say, He has personally come, not to surrender. Why is that? When he wasn’t satisfied with the answer then he saw there was a contradiction, so he then disobeyed. That is, he didn’t challenge directly, he enquired in a submissive way but when he saw there was some contradiction on this most essential area then he surrendered to Krishna who had personally come present.

Apart from such very extraneuating circumstances where there is some obvious contradiction its not that the Vaisnava can always be understood. Actually because he has some special purpose in fulfilling the Lord’s desire generally materialists cannot understand what the Vaisnava is doing because the motives and the means everything are different from a Vaisnava and someone who is a karmi or who is not a pure Vaisnava. So this is of course very mysterious. Lord Caitanya’s pastimes are revealed that many of the things He did, people could not understand exactly why He was doing. Many of the things Lord Nityananda did no one else could understand what was happening. Many of the things Advaita Gosain did no one could understand.

Some of the things Srila Prabhupada did no one could understand but he definetly had his purpose whether it was assigning different devotees with specific purposes or whether it was Srila Prabhupada’s reactions to different activities or different situations he would often would reveal, seeing that disciples could not understand why, he would often reveal. Sometimes Lord Caitanya would also reveal this is why I am doing this. But sometimes they might not reveal. They may keep it to themselves. But the devotees they understand this is one other spiritual opulence.

So here this pastime is between Lord Caitanya, His mother, and father have many hidden purposes. Not necessarily what He is telling them at face value. That may be just some superficial reason. He may have some hidden purpose for what He is doing. Why He didn’t take sannyasa until He was twenty four and so on. We know that Lord Caitanya when He finally took up His sankirtana movement then He was joined by Lord Nityananda. He was able to bring all of the students with Him. After He became a professor of Sanskrit studies in His own university. All of His students He later brought to the path of Harinama sankirtana. Of course eventually He is already giving the hint that He will take sannyasa but superficially He is saying, no I am going to remain home. Its my duty to act as a grhastha. Which is what He did.

kata dina rahi’ miśra gelā para-loka mātā-putra duṅhāra bāḍila hṛdi śoka (CC Adi 15.23) Translation: After some days, Jagannātha Miśra passed away from this world to the transcendental world, and both mother and son were very much aggrieved in their hearts.

bandhu-bāndhava asi’ duṅhā prabodhila pitṛ-kriyā vidhi-mate īśvara karila (CC Adi 15.24) Translation: Friends and relatives came there to pacify Lord Caitanya and His mother. Then Lord Caitanya, even though He was the Supreme Personality of Godhead, executed the rituals for His dead father according to the Vedic system.

kata dine prabhu citte karilā cintana gṛhastha ha-ilāma, ebe cāhi gṛha-dharma (CC Adi 15.25)

Translation: After some days the Lord thought, “I did not take sannyāsa, and since I am remaining at home it is My duty to act as a gṛhastha.

gṛhiṇī vinā gṛha-dharma nā haya śobhana eta cinti’ vivāha karite haila mana (CC Adi 15.26) Translation: “Without a wife,” Lord Caitanya considered, “there is no meaning to householder life.” Thus the Lord decided to marry.

HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja: Its a sanskrit verse.

na gṛhaṁ gṛham ity āhur gṛhiṇī gṛham ucyate tayā hi sahitaḥ sarvān puruṣārthān samaśnute (CC Adi 15.27) Translation: “Merely a house is not a home, for it is a wife who gives a home its meaning. If one lives at home with his wife, together they can fulfill all the interests of human life.”

daive eka dina prabhu paḍiyā āsite vallabhācāryera kanyā dekhe gaṅgā-pathe (CC Adi 15.28) Translation: One day when the Lord was coming back from school He accidentally saw the daughter of Vallabhācārya on the way to the Ganges.

pūrva-siddha bhāva duṅhāra udaya karila daive vanamālī ghaṭaka śacī-sthāne āila (CC Adi 15.29) Translation: When the Lord and Lakṣmīdevī met, their relationship awakened, having already been settled, and coincidentally the marriage-maker Vanamālī came to see Śacīmātā.”

HH JPS: One devotee has the eternal pastime of being the match maker of the Lord. He comes every incarnation and arranges the marriage. Its called Ghaṭaka, Vanamālī Ghaṭaka, this Ghaṭaka means matchmaker. This is a special profession. They are expert at telling who is suitable, who is kind of interface able, in the modern language, have the compatible personalities, qualities and so on. And that was their total business. The brahmanas would do that Ghaṭaka, Ghaṭaka. If you want to find a suitable match go to the marriage placement services. They had special brahmanas who were expert in astrology, and seeing the qualities they would do that, we really need that in ISKCON to avoid the broken hearts club. (laughs).

But here this is very significant how each devotee has got a individual relationship with the Lord. I made this point many times that each of us has an eternal relationship with Krishna. Just like that one brahmana who offers his food to his Gopala deity and Lord Caitanya kept coming and eating. When he revealed he also came to Yasoda’s house and was offering his food there to Narayana and little Gopala would come and eat it. And he thought that this boy is breaking my offering. And every incarnation, he would go to the house of Dasaratha and then this would be a regular pastime. So here is another devotee. Some devotees have pastimes in the material world and some have their eternal pastimes in the spiritual world. So this particular devotee he has got fixed service and going everytime and fixing up the Lord’s marriage. Yes?

Devotee: (inaudible)

Maharaja: when they have a Broadway performance every actor has to practice the part, has to be perfectly synchronized. Even if the…

Devotee: (inaudible)

Maharaja: yes but rest of their life they are in bliss. (laughter) Some of them have more than one part. This is their main, this is the part they are playing, this is their main part. Not that he wasn’t already associated. Obviously he was friend of the family, came by, he was already associated. Just like the elderly gopas and gopis in Vrindavana. But this was, he was the star of this particular, he was the one who actually arranged the marriage. This was his starring role at that moment. Otherwise it wasn’t that he had no. In this particular case surely he was resident of Navadvipa, brahmana by caste, he was associated with the family. Must have been a pure devotee, nitya siddha.

śacīra iṅgite sambandha karila ghaṭana lakṣmīke vivāha kaila śacīra nandana (CC Adi 15.30) Translation: Following the indications of Śacīdevī, Vanamālī Ghaṭaka arranged the marriage, and thus in due course the Lord married Lakṣmīdevī.”

Shall we read some of the details from Caitanya Bhagavata of this? Just going to read up, Nityananda’s Vyasa puja but since we are on the subject here.

Lakshmi priya, alphbetically, according to the Bengali alphabet, Janaki, yeah, their indexes. There is index by person. Indexes are very wonderful the way they do it. And index by words. We just have index by word generally. They make it index by word and index by person. Sometimes they also have index, this is index by verses. Sometimes they have index by places, things, cities,rivers, any, there are all kinds of indexes, concepts, usualy word would cover that. Nandakumara, Nandanandana, Purushottama, Balarama,…..

Lakshmipriya, Adi lila 10.48. Whats that? A bird? What did I say 10.48?

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So after saying that Sacimata saw, mother Saci saw that Lord Caitanya was getting into His full youth, so now it was time to think about marriage. So in that town in Navadvipa there was a very good brahmana known as Vallabhacarya who was equal to Janakaraja. Janakaraja is the father of Sita, one of the twelve mahajana’s, Janaka rsi. Gaur gana desa dipika 44 sloka says that previously Vallabhacarya was actually, the king of Mithiladesa.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So mother Saci already was thinking that the daughter would be, is very beautiful and She is very chaste, very suitable to be the wife of Lord Caitanya.

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One day Lakshmi rani She went to take bath at the Ganges. Just at that time it happenned that Lord Caitanya was there. Started to smile. Lakshmi immediately upon seeing Lord Caitanya just spontaneously offered Her respects at His lotus feet.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So after seeing each other then they went home. But immediatley there was. Saci ma didn’t reveal her mind, Lord Caitanya didn’t say these things are all happenning simultaneously.

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Just the same day Vanamali one bramana he happenned to come to the house of Saci devi.

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He offered mother please accept my respectful obeisences and then immediately mother Saci gave a nice seat, gave the brahmana a place to sit down with great affection.

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Then Vanamali asked the mother that why you are not thinking about the marriage of your son.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Lets see, Vanamali Ghataka, Gaura gana dipika says Visvamitra Ghataka Sri Rama, same thing that Prabhupada said, he was the Ghataka in Rama lila, also in other pastimes as well. So then he said, Vallabhacarya in his house, his house is very strict, pure vegetarian, pure brahmanas sadacari. And he has a faultless, and he is living here in Navadvipa without any defect in his family, his heritage, his behaviour. He has a daughter who is almost like Lakshmi, form almost like Lakshmi and what about trying to make an engagement with that family, with that girl if you think so in your mind. Then the mother said,

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Then the mother said, I am a, fatherless son of mine, let him grow and eat first, then we can see about all these household works. Mother Saci said that, in reply.

Its not, I read it, its not, its all right this way?

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

That brahmana did not find very much nectar in the words of mother Saci. He left a little dissapointed and sad.

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Just by the will of providence as he was walking down the road who did he meet? Lord Gaurachandra. And there seeing the Lord he embraced the Lord. The Lord embraced him, younger boy at that time, in affection he embraced him. Rasa, it gives the explanation, it says he didn’t get any rasa from talking to Mother Saci, so he left little, dissapointed.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

This is from the prakrta kavya alankare, definition of rasa. Want to go into the rasa? Rasa means something which is very very special, it gives a special loving feeling in the heart which is a permanent feeling, which is loving, which is nectar, and which is filled with emotion, these are the different kind of things which have rasa. And that which is increasing, increases ones taste, which gives happiness by hearing, its called rasa.

This was not the words that he got from Mother Saci. (laughter) and then it goes into the seven changing rasas and the five full rasas. Then it goes into the. Here in this place, after all these definitions the Ghataka, the head of all the Ghatakas, Vanamali acarya, when he suggested to mother Saci about the marriage and she just put him off. At that time, he didn’t get any juice, no rasa from her words. In other words in an esoteric way he saw santa rasa manifested in her words rather than higher levels of bhakti rasa. That’s why it says that in normal pure devotees poetry they consider santa rasa to be dry. And not really indicating the real exchange, counter exchange of loving relations which is symbolised by the word rasa which is avaialbe in other forms of devotional service. So

Devotee: (inaudible)

Maharaja: Well, santa rasa. They were not expanding his opportunity to do devotional service. They were not on, he considered them to be in santa rasa rather than in a serving. That she was reciprocating on a material logical thing without really going into the actual service that was needed to be done for Lord Caitanya. Anyway these things have depth. I was thinking it will be nice if we have Krishna book, one time we have Caitanya book. Kind of going through the pastimes in a flowing way with little you know purports like Prabhupada did. Right! People could read the whole life of Lord Caitanya. Like Prabhupada did Krishna book, there will be room in the future to translate all, the Caitanya Bhagavata, because it goes into such little detail so then you know but you have a flowing life of Lord Caitanya might help people to appreciate His life and pastimes and then they can always go into the detail.

So where did I leave? Oh, he was embracing, right? So now,

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Prabhu said, I mean Lord Caitanya said, tell Me my dear brahmana where had you gone? To whose house? Brahmana replied, I went to see Your mother, to discuss with Your mother.

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I went to discuss regarding Your marriage to her. I don’t know why she did not listen with faith to my words. Its heavy, don’t mess around.

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As soon as Lord Caitanya heard his words, He became silent. Then he laughing to him, saying some parting words he went to his own temple.

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When He saw His mother, smilingly He asked her, immediately why didn’t you accept the words of the brahmana in a good, in a good, you know, why didn’t you take the words in a good favorable attitude.

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Getting the message from her son, the hint from the son, Saci became happy, joyful and the next day called again for the brahmana to have discussions.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Today I am telling to you my dear brahmana whatever you have said yesterday now you may arrange it today quickly. See if there is any purports on those. Not yet.

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He took the lotus foot dust from mother Saci and immediately he went to the house of Vallabhacarya.

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As soon as Vallabacarya saw the brahmana come, immediately he offered him a nice seat, asana, and with all respect had him sit down.

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Ghatakas don’t mess around. They know how to present it. He said the brahmana said listen to my words. You should immediately in a most astrological moment arrange for the marriage of your daughter without delay. The son of Jagannath Misra, whose name is Visvambhara, is the greatest pandita and is the ocean of all good qualities, is the perfect person suitable for your daughter, my dear sir. If you, I have presented this to you and if you think it appropriate then you should immediately accept without delay.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So then when Vallabhacarya heard these words he became very happy. He said, who can get a husband for his daughter like that unless he is very very fortunate. If Krishna is very merciful upon me or if Lakshmi or Gauri are very satisfied with my daughther then it is possible that she can be married with such a bridegroom. I accept your suggestion. You do the needful immediately.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Of course to say everything in one word a person becomes bit shy. I am actually very poor and I don’t have anything that I can give. I can only give my daughter and as a dowry I will give five harithaki (?) pieces of spice. (laughter) So this is my offer. You can request whether this will be acceptable.

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So when the brahmana Vanamali Ghataka heard the words of Vallabha Misra he became very satisfied and he said, I will make everything perfect, I wil make everything succesful.

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He went and told mother Saci everything is arranged, everything successful. Now you can make all the arrangements at the auspicious time.

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So all of the relatives when they heard they all became very satisfied and happy and everyone started to come for the auspicious wedding occasion.

So now its going into the wedding details.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So what they do is that they have a wedding day and then before that it is called adhivas, it’s a prepatory day. So for that they found auspicious days and they had, special kirtana chanters came and they were dancing, there was songs. This time different kind, of professional artists, bands and artists preparing for that the day before.

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On four directions all of the brahmanas were chanting Vedic mantras.

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In the center of all of them was seated the jewel of all brahmanas, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

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So they gave the prasadam garland to Lord Caitanya at the auspicious moment and they all peformed the adhivasa, all of His relatives and other brahmana, qualified brahmanas.

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And all the brahmanas were also satisfied with sandalwood pulp and with tamboola and garlands and other scents and flowers. Then simultaneously at their house there was another adhivasa for Lakshmipriya.

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So they did the same kind of bathing, in adhivas they bathe the bride and the bridegroom seperately. All the brahmanas come with tumeric water and things they do abhishek of them. And they worship the brahmanas and ask for their blessings. We did this in South America once the night before. We had the, not bathing in the temple but we had them go before the brahmanas and there was four brahmanas and one brahmana puts rice with turmeric, puts on head, one puts flowers, one reads certain mantras and one sprinkles Ganges water. And they have to go down and offer respects to the brahmanas before to get their blessings so next day when they get married everything will be auspicious. People love it. The devotees chant Haribol with drums and everything and they go in. Just the one time they have to give daksina to the brahmanas.

We never had a adhivas in North America yet. Be good to have one. The thing is everyday in South America we have 400-500 people, 200 people. Its like Saturday night if you had the wedding on Sunday, I don’t know if anybody would be there We already have a lot of people who come for my lectures. So then you know right after the lecture, the last thing we have this little ceremony, it justs lasts about 15-20 minutes. First the men come in the bridegrooms, they get the blessings and they got to go. They cant see themselves after that till they get married. Then the bride to be come in and they have the. People are all bliss. Hare Krishna! Then they stop, they get the blessings, it’s a spontaneous thing.

Where am I? we did that one, we did that one. Where am i?

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So it says everybody was just in total bliss and they were all shouting Haribol and they were dancing and there was this auspicious kirtana and celebration at that time.

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So so many came from the fathers side, so many came, everyone was coming there, all meeting each other.

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They came and they were giving puffed rice, bananas, sindoor, what do you call it, kumkum, and other kind of presentations to mother Saci and satisfying her.

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Many of the demigods came down as well as the wives of the demigods in human form so that they could visit and participate in the wedding ceremony of Lord Caitanya. No one could recognize where all these brahmanas were coming from.

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So then according to the Vedic rules and regulations he did the ceremony, very happily of the giving of the as the father.

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Then at the auspicious moment of Godhuli time, Godhuli is just before sunset, when its very cool and nice at that time, that’s the time when Krishna came back with the cows. And there would be little dust in the air. That time is called Godhuli. Its before twilight, say in the afternoon. It’s a very nice time of the day. That’s also Vedically very auspicious time. At that time Lord Caitanya He proceeded on His journey.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So when the Lord He arrived with all of the gosti, the family members from the Misra family, that time everyone became filled in an ocean of transcendental bliss. At time they offered Him a very special seat according to the regulative, greeted the bridegroom just as we do greet. This is the next day just at four in the afternoon at the time of Godhuli. That time Lord Caitanya arrives, they give him the garland and a seat and there is a big reception. He comes not alone, He comes with the whole clan. The whole clan with all His relatives and kirtana party and dancers and all the things. And then they give Him the seat very respectfully, very joyfully.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Then at the end after having decorated Lakshmipriya with all kinds of beautiful ornaments and everything, totally decorated, then they brought Her next to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. At that time all the people started to yell Haribol! Haribol! Haribol! Haribol! In this way in the midst of loud chanting of Haribol all the ladies, uluka dhvani but it doesn’t mention, that time the father gave the daughter to Lord Caitanya. So Lord Caitanya lifted from the father’s responsibility Lakshmipriya. Then after that they exchanged their garlands.

In this way Lakshmi Narayana, the original Krishna and His goddess of fortune, they are again being married.

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Then Lakshmipriya offered flowers at the lotus feet of the Lord, paid Her obeisances and surrendered Her life in His service.

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And all of the directions there was a huge Haribol! Haribol! Jaya! Jaya! There was such a transcendental bliss surrounded everyone that you couldn’t hear anything but the shouting of Jaya jaya Haribol!

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So in that way Lord Caitanya took Lakshmi on His left side.

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First she was on the right, then goes to the left.

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What transcendental beauty from all of this, who can explain the happiness of the Misra family. Who can say, who can explain the transcendental ecstasy which was abounding there during this pastime.

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Oh! Actuallly what happened was Vallabhacarya gave his daughter, like presented to Lord Caitanya, then all these things happenned but according to this then in the end the final mantras where you say that - may this daughter on behalf of Radha Krishna may be given to, the final kanyadaan, was performed by Vallabhacarya.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

This is exactly the same mantras that we read out. He says the mantras that just as Shankara and Gauri, just as Lakshmi and Narayana, just as you know may this be fixed up like that saying these different mantras with clothings, sandalwood, and all kinds of gifts and everything, that now I am giving You my daughter.

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That according to the Vedic system I am presenting, I am surrendering my daughter to you, under your charge.

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This way he was himself in an ocean of happiness to be able to give his daughter to Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

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And whatever special little family traditions they had after that they all performed those things in the end.

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So then they stayed overnight there with the other programs. The next day Lord Caitanya went back to His house along with Lakshmipriya. When they were going

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So when Lord Caitanya was coming back with His bride, thousands and thousands of people they all gathered on the road to see Lord Caitanya with Lakshmipriya. They were running so they could see.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

That time Lord Caitanya was wearing garlands, and He was all decorated with a helmet and candana, with a you know head dress. And this way so they were very effulgent. Lakshmi Narayana were walking or were being transported. It says here dolai, I think dolai might mean they were carried on a palanquin but I am not sure what dolai means. We say jhulana dolai, dolai ki? (in bengali). Whats a dolai? It says here dolai? Prabhu chadiya dolai. Dolai is palkhi., chadiya means He got on something, He is riding. Dolai is a car or a palanquin. Palkhi, that’s what I think, palanquin. He is being carried back by.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

All the people are saying dhanya, dhanya you know very auspicious, very wonderful, they are all saying Haribol!

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

And when the women are seeing they are all making aupicious vibrations.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

And they are saying what a fortunate this girl.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

What a fortunate, what puja did She do to Shiva and Parvati to get a husband like that. (laughs)

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

With just a little fortune is it possible for a girl to get husband? Who can understand the mercy of Shiva and Parvati? Of Hara and Gauri. Like this they were talking the women you know.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Someone is saying that they look just like Indra and Saci. Or like Rati and Madan, like Cupid and Rati. Someone is saying they look like just Lakshmi and Narayana.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Someone said that they look ljust ike Sita and Rama. This way everyone was praising how they looked so transcendental, so beautiful!

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

This way so many of the women folk were speaking. They didn’t realise actually with auspicious vision they were actually seeing the original Lakshmi Narayana.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So by the time Lord Caitanya reached accompanied by chanting and dancing and various playing musical instruments He reached His own house just at the time of sunset, next, the day after the marriage.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So then mother Saci finally was very happy to receive her new daughter in law and her son back to her house. And it goes on.

All right that’s actually only three more verses. Lets see what you got by hearing this.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

So all the people that came along chanting and dancing and singing Hare Krishna kirtana she satisfied everyone of them giving wealth, clothing and sweet words.

Maharaja recites the verse from the Caitanya Bhagavata.

Whoever hears the auspicious transcendental pastime of Lord Caitanya’s marriage will never be tied down to the bondage of the material repitition of birth and death, the bondage of samsara ever. This is explained here. It’s a purport Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati says here. Normally in the material world the time the ties, the festivals between the bridegroom and the bride and the marriage people will always like to hear, it seemed that people liked to hear about these things anyway. But by hearing those things people in general become more bound to material attachments. But the Lord of maya, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu hearing about His marriage does not have the same kind of effect.

Actually Lord Caitanya’s whole pastime is for liberating the people from the material world. If somebody thinks that Lord Caitanya’s marriage is something like a material affair then that person of course is in maya, in the worst kind of maya. But actually one should know of course that the Lord is, all type of enjoyment is actually the property of the Lord and that actually to take shelter of Him as His servant or female servant and the transcendental variegatedness of His devotional service can never fall within any kind of inauspiciousness in their lives.

So that place where Bhagavan’s transcendental happiness is present, at that place there cant be any room for sense gratification. This is and he quotes many verses from the Bhagavatam which show that wherever there is any transcendental loving devotion for the Lord at that place there is no room for sense gratification.

So Bhagavan Sri Visnu Mayadisha, aprakrta vastu. So we should never think that the Lord is under the sway of Maya but He is always transcendental to maya’s influence. So someone who has this transcendental realization at the service of the Lord, in the service of the Lord, and who has a desire to serve the Lord, to use his tongue in glorifying the Lord those devotees are never bound by the chains of the material world. And they are always or in other words someone who is absorbed in the transcendental happiness of serving the Lord and hearing His glories, they are liberated from the bondage of the material attachments, the material world and they are never kept under the bondage of sense gratification and they don’t become materialistic enjoyers.

That’s about it. Hare Krishna.

Devotees: Jaya, Srila Acaryapada ki jaya!

Transcriber: Suvilasi Madhavi dd Date: 05 June 2015