Madhya-līlāChapter 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 1.283

raghunātha-dāsa nityānanda-pāśe gelā

ciḍā-dadhi-mahotsava tāhāńi karilā


raghunātha-dāsaRaghunātha dāsa; nityānanda — Lord Nityānanda; pāśe — near; gelā — went; ciḍā — chipped rice; dadhi — curd; mahotsava — festival; tāhāńi — there; karilā — performed.


At this time, Raghunātha dāsa approached Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu and, according to His order, prepared a feast and distributed prasādam composed of chipped rice and curd.


There is a special preparation in Bengal wherein chipped rice is mixed with curd and sometimes with sandeśa and mango. It is a very palatable food offered to the Deity and then distributed to the public. Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, who was a householder at this time, met Nityānanda Prabhu. According to His advice, he executed this festival of dadhi-ciḍā-prasāda.

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