Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 19:131-140

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Subduing Käliya and Extinguishing the Forest Fire

Chapter 19: Verse 131-140



131.By moving my eyebrow I can burn you to ashes in a moment. You may carry Lord Kåñëa, but that does not mean that we are all the servants of you.

132.If from this moment on you dare come to my lake, by my curse you will be at once burned to ashes.

133.Hearing the great sage's words, Garuòa trembled. Again and again remembering Lord Kåñëa's feet, and bowing before the sage, Garuòa left.

134.O king of brähmaëas, from that time on whenever he even heard the name of that lake, Garuòa trembled.

135.In this way I have repeated what I heard from the mouth of Dharma Muni. Now please hear something confidential, auspicious, and pleasing to the ears.

136.When after a long time Lord Kåñëa still did not emerge from the water, the boys on the Yamunä's shore became bewildered and wept in grief.

137.Some boys beat their chests in grief. Some fell unconscious to the ground now that they had lost Kåñna.

138.Some gopa boys, overcome by the thought of life without Kåñëa, wanted to drown themselves in the lake, but other boys stopped them.

139.Some lamented and tried to commit suicide. Other wise boys took care to stop them.

140.Some cried out, Alas! Alas!", and some cried out, Kåñëa! Kåñëa!" Some went to tell Nanda what had happened.



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