Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 17:171-180

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çri Våndävana-nagara-varnana

Description of Çri Våndävana

Chapter 17: Verse 171-180



171.. . . and splendid with jewel lamps, glittering golden domes, gardens of blossomed flowers, and many lakes, ponds, and streams.

172.After building the räsa-dance arena, he went to another place. As he gazed at beautiful Våndävana forest, he became very happy.

173.-174.After carefully planning them in his mind, he built in the secluded places of Våndävana thirty-three very beautiful forest groves for Çri Çri Rädhä-Kåñna's pastimes.

175.-176.Then, in a secluded and beautiful part of Madhuvana, on the western shore of a lake, east of a campaka grove, and at the roots of a banyan tree in the midst of a ketaki grove, he happily built a jewel palace for Çri Çri Rädhä-Kåñna's pastimes, . . .

177.. . . a palace beautiful with four courtyards made of jewels a hundred times more precious than gold, . . .

178. . . . splendid with a hundred jewel columns and with nine wonderful jewel doors of colorful pictures and designs, . . .

179. . . . beautiful with thirty million colorful and artistic jewel domes rising above the enclosing wall, . . .

180. . . . with nine jewel stairways, and with many jewel roofs and domes, . . .



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