Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 19:161-170

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Subduing Käliya and Extinguishing the Forest Fire

Chapter 19: Verse 161-170



161.Hearing Lord Balaräma's words and remembering Garga Muni's words, the men and women of Vraja ended their lamentation.

162.They all became enlightened. Only Yaçodä and Rädhä remained unhappy. Separated from Lord Kåñëa, they could not be peaceful at heart.

163.O sage, the next moment the happy men and women of Vraja saw emerging from the waters Lord Kåñëa, . . .

164. . . . who was handsome and smiling, whose face was an autumn moon, whose limbs and garments were not wet, whose sandal-paste ointment was not broken, . . .

165.. . . who was decorated with a peacock-feather crown and all ornaments, who shone with spiritual splendor, who was playing His flute, and who was not aware that anything was amiss.

166.Seeing her boy, smiling Yaçodä embraced Him to her breast. Her face and eyes effulgent with happiness, she kissed His lotus face.

167.Nanda, Balaräma, and Rohiëi, happily held Kåñëa in their laps. With unblinking eyes everyone happily gazed at Lord Kåñëa.

168.Blinded with love, all the boys embraced Kåñëa. With the cakora birds of their eyes, the gopis drank the moon of Kåñëa's face.

169.In a moment a forest-fire suddenly flared up and surrounded the people and their cows.

170.Seeing the fire big like a mountain, everyone panicked.



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