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CC Madhya 14.120

Text

bāhira ha-ite kare ratha-yātrā-chala
sundarācale yāya prabhu chāḍi’ nīlācala

Synonyms

bāhira ha-ite — externally; kare — makes; ratha-yātrā-chala — an excuse to enjoy the car festival; sundarācale — to Sundarācala, the Guṇḍicā temple; yāya — goes; prabhu — Lord Jagannātha; chāḍi’ — leaving; nīlācala — Jagannātha Purī.

Translation

“Externally He gives the excuse that He wants to participate in the Ratha-yātrā festival, but actually He wants to leave Jagannātha Purī to go to Sundarācala, the Guṇḍicā temple, a replica of Vṛndāvana.