Summary: Rathayatra season is now upon us in America. This provides a very special opportunity to meditate again and again, as we participate in each Rathayatra, upon the very deep and profound moods of devotion which this lila of the Lord is exhibiting. Kirtana and dancing with great devotion before the Lord in His deity form is to be done for His pleasure. In fact, the Lord is very much pleased by this form of offering of our devotion to Him, even more so than offerings of the finest of ornaments, clothing, flowers, etc. The divinity of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is indicated in this section of Cc in a number of ways, particularly in His manifesting 7 simultaneous forms of Himself, one in each of the 7 kirtan parties.

Lord Caitanya at Ratha Yatra

Summary: Rathayatra season is now upon us in America. This provides a very special opportunity to meditate again and again, as we participate in each Rathayatra, upon the very deep and profound moods of devotion which this lila of the Lord is exhibiting. Kirtana and dancing with great devotion before the Lord in His deity form is to be done for His pleasure. In fact, the Lord is very much pleased by this form of offering of our devotion to Him, even more so than offerings of the finest of ornaments, clothing, flowers, etc. The divinity of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is indicated in this section of Caitanya caritamrta in a number of ways, particularly in His manifesting 7 simultaneous forms of Himself, one in each of the 7 kirtan parties.