Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 13:1-10

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Sri Krsnanna-prasana-nama-karana-prastava

Sri Krsna’s Anna-prasana and Nama-karana

Chapter 13: Verse 1-10



1.Sri Narayana Rsi said: O great sage, please hear Lord Krsna’s peerless glories, which remove obstacles and sins and bring great piety.

2.One day Nanda’s wife, Sri Yasoda, sat on a golden throne and gave her breast to the hungry infant Krsna.

3.At that moment a great brahmana, splendid with brahmanical power and accompanied by a great host of disciples, came to her home.

4.Again and again he chanted the names of the Supreme Personality of Godhead on japa beads of pure crystal. He wore white garments and carried a staff and parasol. His teeth were splendid. He was like the sacred writings of astrology personified. He had travelled to the farther shore of the Vedas and Vedangas.

5.He had lotus eyes, an autumn moon face, matted hair, and a complexion fair like molten gold.

6.He was a disciple of Lord Siva. He was a leader of the yogis. In the posture of explaining scripture, he was happily teaching his disciples.

7.How many different ways could he easily and playfully explain the passages of the Vedas? He was like the glories of the four Vedas manifested in a single person.

8.Goddess Sarasvati stayed in his voice. He was expert at presenting the conclusions of the Vedas. Day and night he was rapt in meditation on Lord Krsna’s lotus feet.

9.He was liberated even while living in this world. He was the leader of the perfect souls. He could see and know everything. The moment she saw him, Yasoda stood up and bowed down to offer respects.

10.She offered him padya, ga, madhuparka and a golden throne. Happily smiling, she made her infant son, who is in reality the king of all the sages, bow down to him.



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