Gaya – Srila Prabhupadas Book Speak of Gaya Dham

Published on Dec 11, 2014

Other references of Gaya from Books of Srila Prabhupad
a) Chaitanya Charitamrita Adi lila 17.8
tabeta karila prabhu gayate gamana
isvara-purira sange tathai milana

Thereafter the Lord went to Gaya. There He met Srila Isvara Puri.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went to Gaya to offer respectful oblations to His forefathers. This process is called pinda-dana. In Vedic society, after the death of a relative, especially one?s father or mother, one must go to Gaya and there offer oblations to the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu. Therefore hundreds and thousands of men gather in Gaya daily to offer such oblations, or Sraddha. Following this principle, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu also went there to offer pinda to His dead father. Fortunately He met Isvara Puri there.

Adi 17.9
diksa-anantare haila, premera prakasa
dese agamana punah premera vilasa
In Gaya, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was initiated by Isvara Puri, and immediately afterwards He exhibited signs of love of Godhead. He again displayed such symptoms after returning home.

When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went to Gaya, accompanied by many of His disciples, He became sick on the way. He had such a high fever that He asked His students to bring water that had washed the feet of brahmanas, and when they brought it the Lord drank it and was cured. Therefore everyone should respect the position of a brahmana, as indicated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Neither the Lord nor His followers displayed any disrespect to brahmanas.

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