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Return of Ratha Yatra

July 20

Hera Panchami & Return Rathyatra Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
Madhya 1.144
upavane kaila prabhu vividha vilasa
prabhura abhisheka kaila vipra krishnadasa
TRANSLATION
In the garden along the road from the Jagannatha temple to Gundica, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu performed various pastimes. A brahmana named Krishnadasa performed the bathing ceremony of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Madhya 1.145
gundicate nritya-ante kaila jala-keli
hera-pancamite dekhila lakshmi-devira keli
TRANSLATION
After dancing in the Gundica temple, the Lord sported in the water with His devotees, and on Hera-pancami day they all saw the activities of the goddess of fortune, Lakshmidevi.
Madhya 14.106
TEXT
‘hera-pancami’ra dina aila janiya
kasi-misre kahe raja sayatna kariya
TRANSLATION
Knowing that the Hera-pancami festival was drawing near, King Prataparudra attentively talked with Kasi Misra.
Madhya 14.107
kalya ‘hera-pancami’ habe lakshmira vijaya
aiche utsava kara yena kabhu nahi haya

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Date:
July 20