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CC Madhya 15.17

Text

kṛṣṇa-janma-yātrā-dine nanda-mahotsava
gopa-veśa hailā prabhu lañā bhakta saba

Synonyms

kṛṣṇa-janma-yātrā — observance of the birth of Lord Kṛṣṇa; dine — on the day of; nanda-mahotsava — the festival observed by Nanda Mahārāja, the father of Kṛṣṇa; gopa-veśa hailā — dressed Himself as a cowherd boy; prabhu — Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu; lañā — taking; bhakta saba — all the devotees.

Translation

The devotees celebrated the festival of Janmāṣṭamī, Kṛṣṇa’s birthday, which is also called Nanda-mahotsava, the festival of Nanda Mahārāja. At that time Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and His devotees dressed themselves as cowherd boys.