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CC Madhya 9.280


gokarṇe śiva dekhi’ āilā dvaipāyani
sūrpāraka-tīrthe āilā nyāsi-śiromaṇi


gokarṇe — in the place named Gokarṇa; śiva — the temple of Lord Śiva; dekhi’ — seeing; āilā — came; dvaipāyani — to Dvaipāyani; sūrpāraka-tīrthe — to the holy place named Sūrpāraka; āilā — came; nyāsi-śiromaṇi — the best of the sannyāsīs, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu.


After seeing Pañcāpsarā, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu went to Gokarṇa. While there, He visited the temple of Lord Śiva, and then He went to Dvaipāyani. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the crown jewel of all sannyāsīs, then went to Sūrpāraka-tīrtha.


Gokarṇa is situated in North Kanara, in the Karnataka state. It is about thirty-three miles southeast of Karwar. This place is very famous for the temple of Lord Śiva known as Mahā-baleśvara. Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims come to see this temple.

Sūrpāraka is about twenty-six miles north of Bombay. In the Maharashtra province, near Bombay, is a district known as Thānā and a place known as Sopārā. Sūrpāraka is mentioned in the Mahābhārata (Śānti-parva, chapter 41, verses 66-67).