Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 17:41-50

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çri Våndävana-nagara-varnana

Description of Çri Våndävana

Chapter 17: Verse 41-50



41.He thought: Ah! She is very beautiful. She is dressed very nicely. She is in the full bloom of youth. Her form is graceful and delicate. She is playful and charming. Her face is an autumn moon.

42.Her graceful walking eclipses the graceful movement of the elephants and khaïjana birds. Her sidelong glances can bewilder the kings of the sages.

43.Her graceful thighs mock the graceful banana trees. Her raised breasts are very full and firm.

44.Her hips mock the graceful chariot wheel. Her hands and feet are pink. Her lips are ripe bimba fruits.

45.Her teeth are more beautiful than ripe pomegranate seeds. Her eyes rob the autumn midday lotus flowers of their splendor.

46.Her beautiful form is decorated with many ornaments. Still, it seems that the jewels she wears are decorated by the ornament of her beauty. Thinking in this way, and gazing at beautiful Kalävati, King Sucandra was grievously wounded by Kämadeva's arrows.

47.In this way he fell in love with her and she with him. Taking her with him on a splendid chariot, he enjoyed pastimes with her in many secluded and beautiful places.

48.In a valley of the Malaya Hills fanned by breezes scented with sandal and aguru, on a pastime-couch of beautiful campaka flowers, . . .

49.. . . in a garden of blossoming mälati and mallikä flowers, in a very secluded place by the lotus-filled Puñpabhadrä river, . . .

50. . . . by the Gaìgä's beautiful shore, in a cave on Mount Gandhamädana, by the Godavari's shore, in a ketaki forest, . . .



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