The meaning of Mayapur-candrodaya temple
Posted on May 19, 2017
We have established this temple, Mayapur-candrodaya. So this is the idea, that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is just like moon. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He appeared in this land of Mayapur; therefore He is said here as "the moon." Therefore we say candra, Mayapur-candra. Now, as Sri Mayapur-candra is rising, rising means He is to distribute the moonshine all over the world. This is the idea, moonshine. Sreyah-kairava candrika-vitaranam. Sreyah-kairava. Caitanya Mahaprabhu personally said. Don't keep Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu compact in your room and take some monetary profit. This is not required. This is not required.
You must allow Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to rise more and more so that this moonshine may be distributed all over the world. That is wanted. Therefore this temple is situated. Of course, we shall try to construct a very nice temple for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So from this place, this moon, Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, will distribute. Sreyah-kairava-candrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam. The Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Hare Krsna movement... Param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. This is spoken by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself. Ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam sreyah-kairava-candrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam [Cc. Antya 20.12]. Vidya-vadhu-jivanam. This is real enlightenment. People all over the world, they are in darkness. The moonshine will enlighten them. They are all foolish, mudha.
They are not surrendering to Krsna. Krsna came, appeared, upon this planet in this universe to canvass that "You surrender." Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam [Bg. 18.66]. But they did not. Therefore Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, as a devotee of Krsna... He's Krsna.
namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te krsnaya krsna-caitanya- namne... [Cc. Madhya 19.53]
He's Krsna Himself. Krsna is so kind. First of all He came as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and He demanded as God's order, "You surrender." But people did not do it. Therefore Krsna has again come in the form of devotee, krsna-caitanya-namne, and now He is ready to give you not only Krsna, but love of Krsna, freely. Take it and distribute it all over the world. That is wanted.
From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila 1.6 — March 30, 1975, Mayapur