Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 17:21-31

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çri Våndävana-nagara-varnana

Description of Çri Våndävana

Chapter 17: Verse 21-31



21. . . . with great staircases, sandalwood pillars, wrought-iron gates, splendid silver domes, and beautiful diamond walls.

22.After building the gopas' homes, he built King Våñabhänu's home, . . .

23.. . . which was surrounded by a moat and a great wall with four gates, which had twenty jewel palaces with courtyard-gardens, . . .

24. . . . and which had in each beautiful palace many great pillars of the best of jewels, many beautiful stairways of gold and jewels, . . .

25. . . . many wrought-iron gates, colorful pictures and designs, and splendid golden domes.

26.-28-O sage, in a secluded part of the palace grounds, inside a beautiful grove of campaka trees, he built a very tall and beautiful jewel palace for Kalävati to enjoy pastimes with her husband, a palace with nine sapphire stairways and many sandalwood doors and pillars.

29.Çri Närada said: O master, who is Kalävati? Whose beautiful wife is she that Viçvakarmä took such care in building her beautiful palace?

30.-31.Çri Näräyana Åñi said: Born from the minds of the pitäs, Kalävati is a partial incarnation of Goddess Lakñmi. Her daughter is Rädhä, who is half of Lord Kåñna, who is Lord Kåñna's equal in glory and power, whom Lord Kåñna considers more dear than life, the dust of whose lotus feet purifies the earth, and sincere devotion to whom the great saints always yearn to attain.



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