Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 17:141-152

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çri Våndävana-nagara-varnana

Description of Çri Våndävana

Chapter 17: Verse 141-152



141.At the time of the marriage, King Bhanandana gave a very opulent dowry of many jewel elephants, jewel horses, and jewel ornaments.

142.Meeting Kalävati again, Våñabhänu became very happy. He enjoyed with her in a beautiful secluded place. Filled with happiness, he did not know whether it was day or night.

143.An eyeblink's separation from her husband filled Kalävati with anguish, and a moment's separation from his wife filled Våñabhänu with anguish.

144.Kalävati, who remembered her previous birth, pretended to be a human being. Cheerful Våñabhänu, who also remembered his previous birth, was a partial incarnation of Lord Kåñna.

145.Day after day their love grew more and more. Their love was new and fresh at every moment. Youthful Kalävati passionately loved her husband. Youthful åñabhänu loved his wife with an equal passion.

146. In time they had a daughter, saintly Çri Rädhä, who came because of Çridämä's curse and Lord Kåñna's order.

147.Saintly Rädhä, who did not enter a mother's womb, was Kåñna's beloved, She more dear than life for Him and He more dear than life for Her. Simply by seeing Her, Våñabhänu and Kalävati became liberated.

148.Thus I have told Her story. Now please hear a story that turns sins into wood fueling a blazing fire.

149.After building King Våñabhänu's palace, Viçvakarmä, the best of architects, went with his workers to another place.

150.-152.After planning it in his mind, wise Viçvakarmä proceeded to build noble-hearted King Nanda's beautiful two-mile palace, which was more beautiful than all the others, which was ringed by four deep jewel-studded moats enemies could never cross, which had many flower gardens filled with beautiful blossoming flowers, . . .



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