Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 19:101-110

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Subduing Käliya and Extinguishing the Forest Fire

Chapter 19: Verse 101-110



101.Hearing Lord Kåñëa's order, the snake wept. Filled with love, he said, O Lord, when will I see Your lotus feet again?"

102.Bowing before Lord Kåñna a hundred times, Käliya, overcome with unhappiness in separation from the Lord, with his wife and family traveled on the water path and went to Raman aka-dvipa.

103.O Närada, the water of that lake in the Yamunä then became sweet like nectar, and all living beings there became happy.

104.When Käliya came to his home, he saw that it was now as opulent as the palace of Indra. By the order of the Supreme Lord, who is an ocean of mercy, Viçvakarmä had made it that way.

105.Fearless, happy, and always rapt in meditation on Lord Kåñëa, the snake-king Käliya lived there with his wife, children, and associates.

106.O child, thus I have repeated Lord Kåñëa's wonderful, delightful, transcendental pastimes, which bring liberation. What more do you wish to hear?

107.Çri Süta said: Hearing the sage's words, Närada became happy. Then he expressed a doubt to the sage famous for breaking all doubts.

108.Çri Närada said: Why did Käliya leave his previous home and go to the Yamunä's shore? O guru of the universes, please tell me that.

109.Çri Näräyaëa Åñi said: O Närada, please listen and I will tell you the ancient account of this, which I heard from Dharma Muni's mouth in the Malaya Hills during the Sürya-parva festival.

110.As they were discussing Lord Kåñëa's pastimes on the western shore of the Suprabhä river in the assembly of sages, Pulaha Muni asked Dharma Muni to tell this story.



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