Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 19:31-40

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Subduing Käliya and Extinguishing the Forest Fire

Chapter 19: Verse 31-40



31.O master of religion! O master of the pious! O master of the auspicious and inauspicious! O master of the Vedas! O master not described in the Vedas! O master of all! O Supersoul present everywhere! O friend of all! O master of all living beings! O master of life! Please protect my husband!

32.After speaking these prayers, the snake-queen humbly bowed her head. With awe and reverence, she touched the Lord's lotus feet.

33.One who at sunrise, noon, and sunset recites these prayers of the snake-queen becomes free of all sins and attains the feet of Lord Kåñëa.

34.In this world he attains devotion for Lord Kåñëa. When this life is ended he attains the four kinds of liberation, beginning with salokya. He becomes a personal associate of the Lord. He serves the Lord directly.

35.Çri Närada said: When He heard the snake-queen's words, what did Lord Kåñëa say in reply? O very fortunate one, please tell me His confidential and very wonderful words.

36.Çri Süta said: Hearing Närada's words, Çri Näräyana Åñi, the son of Dharma Rñi, spoke transcendental words that were sweet and pleasing at every step.

37.Çri Näräyaëa Åñi said: Hearing the words of the snake-queen, who with folded hands had fallen, frightened, at His feet, Lord Kåñna spoke.

38.Lord Kåñëa said: Rise! Rise, O snake-queen! Please ask for a boon. Give up your fears. Take your husband. By My blessing he is now free of old-age and death.

39.Child, take your husband and family, leave this lake in the Yamunä, and go to your own home. Go wherever you wish.

40.From today on you are My daughter and your husband, more dear to you than life, is My son-in-law. Of this there is no doubt.



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