Caitanya’s Sitting Place

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Kavita Chauhan
Vamsidharmohana dasa – Vineeth Gopinath
Jeannine Walter
Mahalaksmi devi dasi – Maria Esperanza Feliu Vidal

About Caitanya Baitaka

One day while on parikrama around Govardhana Hill, Sri Chaitanya arrived at a small village then known as Aristagram. The Lord inquired from the local people where the sacred lakes of Radha Kunda and Shyama Kunda were situated, but no one knew. Over the many centuries since Radha and Krishna had created them, the two sacred kundas were practically forgotten and somehow had become renamed as gauri meaning golden (the complexion of Radharani), and kari meaning blackish (the complexion of Krishna). These two kundas had been turned into paddy fields by the local farmers.

On the outskirts of the village, Sri Chaitanya sat in deep contemplation underneath a beautiful tamala tree. As the Lord sat there, his glance fell across the two nearby paddy fields that were fed by underground springs. By his divine spiritual power, the Lord could understand that these two paddy fields were non-other than Radha Kunda and Shyama Kunda. In great ecstasy, the Lord suddenly ran into the middle of the paddy fields and in whatever water was available there, took his bath, much to the astonishment of the onlooking villagers. Lord Chaitanya then took clay from the sacred kundas and applied Vaishnava tilaka marks to his transcendental body. The Lord then danced in great ecstasy around the two kundas while chanting the holy names of Radha and Krishna. When he felt fully satisfied, Sri Chaitanya offered his obeisances to the sacred kundas and continued his parikrama of the holy land of Vraja.

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