Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 21:141-150

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çryäga-bi Indra-haïjana

Breaking the Indra-yajïa

Chapter 21: Verse 141-150



141.All the kings and gopas that had come to the festival respectfully bowed down before Lord Kåñëa and departed.

142.-143.Hearing how his yajïa was stopped and he was insulted in many ways, Indra, the king of the demigods, his lips trembling with rage, mounted his chariot and, accompanied by many great winds and rainclouds, hurried to Nanda's beautiful city of Våndävana.

144.O Närada, angrily taking up weapons and mounting their chariots, all the warrior demigods followed behind.

145.The terrible sounds of the winds, clouds, and armies made the entire city of Våndävana tremble. Nanda was afraid.

146.Griefstricken Nanda, expert in the scriptures of right conduct, called his wife and associates, took them to a secluded place, and spoke to them.

147.Çri Nanda said: O Yaçodä, O Rohini, come near. Hear my words. O beloved, take Kåñna and Balaräma and flee Vraja.

148.The frightened women, boys, and girls should flee. The strong gopas should stay here with me.

149.Then we will follow you, fleeing from this great danger. After speaking these words, the frightened gopa-king Nanda placed his thoughts on Lord Hari.

150.With folded hands and humbly bowed head, Nanda then recited prayers from the Kaëva-çäkha Veda glorifying King Indra.



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