Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 16:31-40

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


The Killing of Baka, Kesi, and Pralamba, and the journey to Vrndavana

Chapter 16: Verse 31-40



31.Sri Narada said: Who were these divine persons, these devotees that had been demons? What wonderful story did you hear of them? O noble one, please tell their story.

32.Sri Narayana Rsi said: Please hear, O brahmana, and I will tell you the ancient story of their activities, a story I heard from Lord Siva’s mouth during the Surya-parva festival at Puskara-tirtha.

33.As we were discussing Lord Krsna’s glories, Brahma, Yama, the sages and I asked Lord Siva to tell their story.

34.O son of Brahma, O fortunate one, I will now tell you all the details of this story, which purifies the worlds. Please listen carefully.

35.A gandharva king name Gandhavaha, who was very austere and devoted to Lord Krsna, lived on Mount Gandhamadana.

36.O sage, he had four noble gandharva sons who, day and night, awake or asleep, always meditated on Lord Krsna’s lotus feet.

37.Disciples of Durvasa Muni, they devotedly worshipped Lord Krsna. Every day they worshipped Lord Krsna, offered Him lotus flowers, and the drank some water.

38.Their names were Vasudeva, Suhotra, Suparsva, and Sudarsaka. Performing austerities for a long time at Puskara-tirtha, they made friends with the siddhas there.

39.Studying yoga under Durvasa Muni, the eldest brother became the best of the yogis. He became a siddha and accepted a wife. He shone with spiritual splendour. 40.Leaving his material body behind, he became a liberated associate of Lord Krsna.



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