Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 17:111-120

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çri Våndävana-nagara-varnana

Description of Çri Våndävana

Chapter 17: Verse 111-120



111.His was intelligent, all-knowing, a great yogi, handsome, generous, virtuous, and a friend of King Nanda. His heart and mind were placed at Lord Kåñna's lotus feet.

112.Without entering a mother's womb, Kalävati was born in the country of Känyakubja. Saintly, beautiful, and remembering her previous birth, she was a partial incarnation of Goddess Lakñmi.

113.At the end of a yajïa, powerful King Bhanandana found her in the yajïa-kunda.

114.-115.Holding to his chest the smiling, beautiful, naked infant girl splendid as molten gold, the great king happily gave her to his wife, Mälävati, who happily nursed the infant at her breast.

116.At the auspicious time of the child's anna-präçana and näma- karana ceremonies, a disembodied voice declared to the assembled saints, O king, name this girl Kalävati."

117.Hearing these words, the king gave her that name. Then he gave charity to the brähmanas, sannyäsis, and poets.

118.Then he celebrated a great festival and fed everyone sumptuously. In time his daughter grew to become a very beautiful young girl.

119.Very beautiful and charming, her complexion the beautiful color of campaka flowers and her face like the autumn moon, she could bewilder the minds of the greatest sages.

120.Her face always had a happy smile, Her eyes were blossoming lotus flowers, her hips were broad, her breasts were full, and she was saintly and virtuous.



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