Ādi-līlāChapter 13: The Advent of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 13.115

bhakṣya, bhojya, upahāra, sańge la-ila bahu bhāra,

śacī-gṛhe haila upanīta

dekhiyā bālaka-ṭhāma, sākṣāt gokula-kāna,

varṇa-mātra dekhi viparīta


bhakṣya — foods; bhojya — fried foods; upahāra — presentation; sańge — along with her; la-ila — took; bahu bhāra — many packages; śacī-gṛhein the house of mother Śacī; haila — was; upanīta — carried; dekhiyā — seeing; bālaka-ṭhāma — the feature of the child; sākṣāt — directly; gokula-kāna — Lord Kṛṣṇa of Gokula; varṇa-mātra — only the color; dekhi — seeing; viparīta — opposite.


When Sītā Ṭhākurāṇī came to the house of Śacīdevī, bringing with her many kinds of eatables, dresses and other gifts, she was astonished to see the newborn child, for she appreciated that except for a difference in color, the child was directly Kṛṣṇa of Gokula Himself.


A peṭāri is a kind of big basket that is carried in pairs on the ends of a rod balanced over the shoulders. The man who carries such a load is called a bhārī. This system of carrying luggage and packages is still current in India and other oriental countries, and we have seen that the same system is still current even in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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