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CC Madhya 15.36

Text

ei-mata rāsa-yātrā, āra dīpāvalī
utthāna-dvādaśī yātrā dekhilā sakali

Synonyms

ei-mata — in this way; rāsa-yātrā — rāsa dancing of Lord Kṛṣṇa; āra — and; dīpa-āvalī — the day of Dīpāvalī, when rows of lights are lit; utthāna-dvādaśī-yātrā — the festival of Utthāna-dvādaśī; dekhilā sakali — participated in all of them.

Translation

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and His devotees participated in all the festivals, including Rāsa-yātrā, Dīpāvalī and Utthāna-dvādaśī.

Purport

The Dīpāvalī festival takes place on the dark-moon night in the month of Kārttika (October-November). The Rāsa-yātrā, or rāsa dancing of Kṛṣṇa, takes place on the full-moon night of the same month. Utthāna-dvādaśī takes place the day after Ekādaśī in the waxing fortnight of the moon in the same month. All the devotees of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu participated in all these festivals.