Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 17:1-10

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çri Våndävana-nagara-varnana

Description of Çri Våndävana

Chapter 17: Verse 1-10



1.Çri Näräyana Åñi said: While at night the people of Vraja slept in Våndävana forest, Lord Kåñna, the master of sleep, slept on His mother's breast, . . .

2. . . . the gopis, their hearts attached to their youthful husbands, slept in beautiful beds, . . .

3. . . . some gopis slept with their children, some with their husbands, some on carts, and some on chariots, . . .

4. . . . while the full moon shone, its light making everything more beautiful than Svargaloka, while the breezes carried the scents of many kinds of flowers, . . .

5.-8. . . . and while all living entities were motionless at the fifth muhürta of the night, Viçvakarmä, the guru of all architects, who wore splendid fine garments, a beautiful jewel necklace, incomparable jewel ornaments, and beautiful shark-shaped earrings, who was in appearance youthful but in knowledge old, and who was handsome and glorious like Kämadeva, accompanied by thirty million expert artisans carrying gold, jewels, and iron tools, came there.

9. Many of Kuvera's yakña servants, their complexion the color of sandal paste, also came, carrying in their hands jewels from the tops of mountains.

10.Some yakñas had monstrous faces and forms, red eyes, big bellies, and broad shoulders, and wore red garments and crystal ornaments.



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