Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 20:1-10

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Stealing the Calves

Chapter 20: Verse 1-10



1.Çri Näräyaëa Åñi said: One day, after eating and drinking at breakfast and anointing His limbs with sandal, Lord Kåñëa went to Våndävana forest with Balaräma and the boys.

2.There Lord Kåñëa happily played with His friends. As the boys' were absorbed in playing, the cows strayed far away.

3.Then, the demigod Brahmä, wishing to understand the extent of Lord Kåñëa's power, stole the cows, calves, and boys.

4.Understanding Brahmä's intention, all-knowing and all- powerful Lord Kåñëa, the master of all mystic potencies, with His yogamäyä potency created duplicates of the boys, cows, and calves.

5.Then happily playing Lord Kåñëa returned to his home, accompanied by Lord Balaräma and the duplicate boys and cows.

6.Thus, accompanied by Lord Balaräma and the duplicate boys and cows, for one year Lord Kåñëa daily went to the forest and returned.

7.The demigod Brahmä, finally understanding the greatness of Lord Kåñëa's powers, and his head now bowed in shame, approached Lord Kåñëa at the roots of the banyan tree.

8.There he saw, surrounded by gopa boys like an autumn moon surrounded by stars, Lord Kåñna, . . .

9.. . . who was sitting on a golden throne, happily smiling, dressed in yellow garments, and shining with spiritual splendor, . . .

10. . . . who was decorated with jewel bracelets, armlets, and anklets, whose cheeks were splendid with jewel earrings, . . .



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