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CC Ādi 10.65

Text

śrī-vijaya-dāsa-nāma prabhura ākhariyā
prabhure aneka puṅthi diyāche likhiyā

Synonyms

śrī-vijaya-dāsa — Śrī Vijaya dāsa; nāma — name; prabhura — of the Lord; ākhariyā — chief singer; prabhure — unto the Lord; aneka — many; puṅthi — literatures; diyāche — has given; likhiyā — by writing.

Translation

Śrī Vijaya dāsa, the twenty-seventh branch, another of the Lord’s chief singers, gave the Lord many books written by hand.

Purport

Formerly there were no printing presses or printed books. All books were handwritten. Precious books were kept in manuscript form in temples or other important places, and anyone who was interested in a book had to copy it by hand. Vijaya dāsa was a professional writer who copied many manuscripts and gave them to Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.