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CC Madhya 4.1

Text

yasmai dātuṁ corayan kṣīra-bhāṇḍaṁ
gopīnāthaḥ kṣīra-corābhidho ’bhūt
śrī-gopālaḥ prādurāsīd vaśaḥ san
yat-premṇā taṁ mādhavendraṁ nato ’smi

Synonyms

yasmai — unto whom; dātum — to deliver; corayan — stealing; kṣīra-bhāṇḍam — the pot of sweet rice; gopīnāthaḥ — Gopīnātha; kṣīra-corā — stealer of a pot of sweet rice; abhidhaḥ — celebrated; abhūt — became; śrī-gopālaḥ — Śrī Gopāla Deity; prādurāsīt — appeared; vaśaḥ — captivated; san — being; yat-premṇā — by his love; tam — unto him; mādhavendram — Mādhavendra Purī, who was in the Madhva-sampradāya; nataḥ asmi — I offer my respectful obeisances.

Translation

I offer my respectful obeisances unto Mādhavendra Purī, who was given a pot of sweet rice stolen by Śrī Gopīnātha, celebrated thereafter as Kṣīra-corā. Being pleased by Mādhavendra Purī’s love, Śrī Gopāla, the Deity at Govardhana, appeared to the public vision.

Purport

Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura annotates that this Gopāla Deity was originally installed by Vajra, the great-grandson of Kṛṣṇa. Mādhavendra Purī rediscovered Gopāla and established Him on top of Govardhana Hill. This Gopāla Deity is now situated at Nāthadvāra and is under the management of descendants of Vallabhācārya. The worship of the Deity is very luxurious, and one who goes there can purchase varieties of prasādam by paying a small price.