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CC Ādi 15.29

Text

pūrva-siddha bhāva duṅhāra udaya karila
daive vanamālī ghaṭaka śacī-sthāne āila

Synonyms

pūrva-siddha — as it is already settled; bhāva — ecstasy; duṅhāra — of both of them; udaya — awakened; karila — was made; daive — also accidentally; vanamālī — Vanamālī; ghaṭaka — the marriage-maker; śacī-sthāne — at the place of Śacīmātā; āila — came.

Translation

When the Lord and Lakṣmīdevī met, their relationship awakened, having already been settled, and coincidentally the marriage-maker Vanamālī came to see Śacīmātā.

Purport

Vanamālī Ghaṭaka, a resident of Navadvīpa and a brāhmaṇa by caste, arranged the marriage of the Lord to Lakṣmīdevī. He was formerly Viśvāmitra, who negotiated the marriage of Lord Rāmacandra, and later he was the brāhmaṇa who negotiated the marriage of Lord Kṛṣṇa with Rukmiṇī. That same brāhmaṇa acted as the marriage-maker of the Lord in caitanya-līlā.