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CC Madhya 11.15

Text

rāmānanda rāya āilā gajapati-saṅge
prathamei prabhure āsi’ mililā bahu-raṅge

Synonyms

rāmānanda rāya — Rāmānanda Rāya; āilā — came; gajapati-saṅge — with the King; prathamei — in the first instance; prabhure — unto Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu; āsi’ — coming; mililā — met; bahu-raṅge — with great pleasure.

Translation

When King Pratāparudra returned to Jagannātha Purī, Rāmānanda Rāya came with him. Rāmānanda Rāya immediately went to meet Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu with great pleasure.

Purport

All Indian kings are given titles. Sometimes they are known as Chatrapati, sometimes as Narapati, sometimes as Aśvapati, and so on. The King of Orissa is addressed as Gajapati.