Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 13:41-50

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Sri Krsnanna-prasana-nama-karana-prastava

Sri Krsna’s Anna-prasana and Nama-karana

Chapter 13: Verse 41-50



41.I am Garga, for a long time the priest of the Yadavas. Vasudeva sent me here to do something no one else can do.

42.Then Nanda, hearing the news, came and bowed down, falling like a stick to the ground. He bowed his head before the great sage and his disciples, and they all blessed him.

43.Then Garga, the best of the wise, rose from his seat and, taking Nanda and Yasoda with him, went to a beautiful and secluded place.

44.Garga, Nanda and Yasoda carrying her infant son, sat down comfortably in that secluded place. Then Garga told them his secret.

45.Sri Garga said: O Nanda, now I will tell you something very auspicious. Vasudeva sent me here to tell you this. Please listen.

46.Your elder brother exchanged your children in their maternity rooms. Afraid of Kamsa, Vasudeva took your daughter and gave you his son.

47.He sent me to perform in secret the boy’s ana-prasana (first grains) and namanukarana (name giving) ceremonies here in Vraja.

48.This boy is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Responding to the appeal of Brahma, the demigod of creation, and aided by His Yogamaya potency, He has come to this earth.

49.He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna, the master of Sri Radha and the king of Goloka. In the world of Vaikuntha He is Sri Narayana, the beloved of Laksmi.

50.In Svetadvipa He is Sri Visnu, the maintainer. He is Nara-Narayana Rsi. Kapila is His partial expansion. He is never born.



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