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CC Antya 12.15


śivānanda-sena kare ghāṭī-samādhāna
sabāre pālana kari’ sukhe lañā yāna


śivānanda-sena — Śivānanda Sena; kare — does; ghāṭī-samādhāna — management of payment of tolls; sabāre pālana kari’ — maintaining everyone; sukhe — in happiness; lañā — taking; yāna — goes.


Śivānanda Sena managed the payment of tolls at different places. Maintaining everyone, he guided all the devotees in great happiness.


Ghāṭī refers to the different toll booths used by the zamindars to collect taxes in each state. Generally, this tax was collected to maintain the roads governed by the various zamindars. Since the devotees from Bengal were going to Jagannātha Purī, they had to pass through many such toll booths. Śivānanda Sena was in charge of paying the tolls.