Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 13:173-180

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Sri Krsnanna-prasana-nama-karana-prastava

Sri Krsna’s Anna-prasana and Nama-karana

Chapter 13: Verse 173-180



173.Hearing this, Nanda at once went to them, respectfully greeted them, brought them to the courtyard, gave them a place to stay, and worshipped them.

174.Placing his head to the ground, Nanda offered respects to the rsis and the others. He offered them padya with great care and attention.

175.In this way Nanda’s palace became filled with guests and gifts. There was such a great tumult the people could not even hear each other talk.

176.Then, to please Sri Krsna, Kuvera happily showered gold for two and a half hours, filling the land of Gokula.

177.Embarrassed to show their feelings of joy and wonder, the guests simply bowed their heads and gazed at King Nanda’s wealth.

178.Then King Nanda bathed, put on clean garments, and anointed his body with sandal, aguru, musk and kunkuma.

179.Placing their feet on a beautiful golden stool, Nanda washed the feet of Garga Muni and the many sages. Then he placed himself as their servant, ready for their command.

180.Then, after meditating on Lord Visnu, pronouncing the word svasti, and performing acamana, Nanda performed the anna-prasana ritual as described in the Vedas. Then he fed the infant Krsna.



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