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CC Madhya 9.68

Text

śiva-kāñcī āsiyā kaila śiva daraśana
prabhāve ‘vaiṣṇava’ kaila saba śaiva-gaṇa

Synonyms

śiva-kāñcī — to the holy place named Śiva-kāñcī; āsiyā — coming; kaila — did; śiva daraśana — visiting the temple of Lord Śiva; prabhāve — by His influence; vaiṣṇava kaila — turned into Vaiṣṇavas; saba — all; śaiva-gaṇa — the devotees of Lord Śiva.

Translation

Arriving at Śiva-kāñcī, Caitanya Mahāprabhu visited the deity of Lord Śiva. By His influence, He converted all the devotees of Lord Śiva into Vaiṣṇavas.

Purport

Śiva-kāñcī is also known as Kāñcīpuram, or the Benares of southern India. In Śiva-kāñcī there are hundreds of temples containing symbolic representations of Lord Śiva, and one of these temples is said to be very, very old.