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CC Madhya 18.31

Text

aiche mleccha-bhaye gopāla bhāge bāre-bāre
mandira chāḍi’ kuñje rahe, kibā grāmāntare

Synonyms

aiche — in that way; mleccha-bhaye — because of fear of the Muslims; gopāla — the Deity of Gopāla Rāya; bhāge — runs away; bāre-bāre — again and again; mandira chāḍi’ — giving up the temple; kuñje — in the bush; rahe — remains; kibā — or; grāma-antare — in a different village.

Translation

Due to fear of the Muslims, the Gopāla Deity was moved from one place to another again and again. Thus giving up His temple, Lord Gopāla would sometimes live in a bush and sometimes in one village after another.